No, Lucy007, the natural route did not work for me to control GERD. However, you're correct that it's a case of "everyone is different". The issue with my lower esophageal sphincter was a mechanical one and natural remedies were not able to resolve it nor were natural remedies the solution for the hiatal hernia. But now that the problems have been fixed surgically, I am working closely with the ND to ensure future good health. I'm extremely happy about the surgery as it has been a life-altering procedure - in a positive way. Even the ND agreed it was a worthwhile procedure to have done.
I'm fortunate to have MD's and an ND that respect each other and can work together for my benefit.
I hope you have good luck with the homeopathic doc you are seeing. Maybe if I had done the same thing a long time ago it would not have gotten to the point that surgery was necessary.