I found this:
"Acid reflux, sleep apnea and heart palpitations can all be traced in some way to the food we eat. Hydrogenated fat, refined table salt, mono sodium glutamate, sugar, chocolate, corn syrup, refined oils, baking powder, fried foods, junk foods, carbonated soda and alcohol are all toxins that will cause problems in the human body. Replace these poor health choices with natural foods and you may begin to notice a change in your overall health and you may be able to sleep better at night. Fruits and vegetables have plenty of fiber and natural enzymes that balance the acid-alkaline ratio in the body.
Acid reflux can cause chest pain because stomach acid causes the esophagus to become enflamed and can lead to chest pain. This pain may feel quite similar to pain associated with angina, which is felt by people with coronary heart disease. Acid reflux does not directly cause heart palpitations but it may cause a person to feel extremely anxious which in turn may cause palpitations. Another scenario may be that the person may actually be experiencing a heart related attack of pain of some sort. In this case, the palpitations may be the result of a heart attack. Other symptoms of heart disease that could rule out acid reflux include nausea and shortness of breath."
The full article can be read here...
I have definitely experienced some relief from changing my diet, I've switched from Pizza hut, Curry, Italian foods, carbonated drinks, tea, milk etc. To salads, veggies, white meat, soya milk, water and fruit juices. (The milk is not out of choice, I can no longer tolerate Cow's or Goat's milk.)
It hasn't cured my GERD but it does help reduce the symptoms along with my Nexium, Colpermin and Probiotic tablets.