I understand, recently diagnosed with silent reflux and inflamed esophagus. I was so sad and cried since I too, like all of us here, I believe, had to give up so much of our favorite foods. I'm Italian. Try telling an Italian that she can no longer eat tomatoes, sauce, garlic, onions- I think I cried for weeks. However, check with your doctor. Look into Dr. Koufman's Dropping Acid Reflux Cookbook and Cure. The fist few weeks you really need to eliminate pretty much everything acidic from your diet and eat relatively bland, but, after that you can slowly reintroduce more foods into your diet. Of course, you really do need to stay away from major acidic foods, but slowly liberalize your diet. Keep a food diary. Only add one or two new things at a time and see if they affect you. It usually will affect if it will, within an hour or two. Check with your GI Doc first about
any changes you make. Check out this link: www.refluxcookbookblog.com
. This will give you an extensive list of foods that are good and bad for reflux. Also, I got Dr. Koufman's book at amazon and it came very quickly. Good Luck, I think most of us "feel your pain."