Get Lean Tip 5:  Improve your gut health.

  • Stop eating grains.  They contain gluten and gluten causes GI stress and inflammation.  It is linked to Celiac’s, Crohn’s, Colitis, IBS, and Cancer.
  • Stop taking NSAIDs (motrin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.).  They are horrible for you.
  • Add HCL, Probiotics, Vitamin D3 and fiber.  Your gut needs these things to be healthy.  You need your gut to be healthy so you can be healthy.


HCL: The Starting Point
Many of you know I talk abou the five supplements everyone needs.  With each nutritional consult and BioSig we do, we address “the 5” first.  They are HCL, EPA/DHA (fish oil), V-D3, Zinc, and Magnesium.  Unless supplementing aggressively, everyone you know is deficient in each of these and everyone you know will get healthier (not necessarily completely healthy) if they supplemented with each.

I base all my nutrition and supplementation recommendations around health first.  I get improved performance from my athletes by improving their health first.

This week we will highlight each, beginning with HCL, to illustrate their importance to your health.  The articles below comprehensively explain the supplement, who will benefit from it and how to take it.

“A Simple Solution to Digestive Disorders”

Indisputably, health bulletins from such governmental organizations as the Centers for Disease Control are valuable, but you can tell a lot about the state of the nation’s health just from watching television commercials. That’s because major corporations spend millions of dollars airing commercials about health care products. One of their biggest investments is digestive aids, and among the best sellers in this category are those that deal with acid reflux.
Read entire article here. 

“Maximize Your Progress with Hydrochloric Acid”

Are your muscles getting all the protein contained in that 12-ounce steak? Does your immune system enjoy all the antioxidant protection from the vitamins and minerals in organic fruits and vegetables? Do your supplements work as well as the manufacturer promises? There’s a 50/50 chance that the answer is “No.” The reason is that it’s not so much what you eat or what supplements you take, but how much you assimilate.  Read entire article here.


The bottom line with HCL is, not having optimal amounts means the nutrients in all the healthy foods you eat and all the expensive supplements you take are not getting into the body.  A few weeks or months of HCL supplementation can fix that.

Chrissy leads the Saturday 9 am class through the kettlebell complex, ensuring proper technique on each of the lifts.

Power Snatch 3r x 6
OHS 6-8r x 5
Deadlift  8-10r x 5
[Front Plank 1 minute + Rest 1 minute] x 3

6 thoughts on “Low Stomach HCL

  1. Dawn says:

    Reminder to the Olympic lifting class please arrive at 545 and start warming up. We are starting learning the snatch promptly at 6am!!!

  2. Jen S says:

    Thanks Tony! I really appreciate all of the help and guidance. VERY informative posts!! 🙂

  3. Gloria says:

    So after 6 miserably ugly sets of Power Snatch at 85#, my confidence/motivation was nil!
    Muddled through OHS w/ 95# x 6r for all sets and called it a day (disclaimer: I promise I don’t “call it a day” ever). I should’ve come down for this one. Can I come early tomorrow morning?

  4. Allie says:

    Tony, I love getting to hear your input in all these educational posts. I look everywhere for research and advice, and your stuff is always on point. Thanks for putting it all right here for us!

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