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FelF
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   Posted 3/26/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys, how’s it going? First I’d like to introduce myself: I’m a German student and I’ve been suffering from laryngopharyngeal reflux since August 2007. I was prescribed Omeprazol (a proton pump inhibitor). This stopped my reflux completely – but only from a dosage of 8 capsules of 20mg a day! Then I found this article [ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0ISW/is_2001_Oct/ai_78900837 ] about the incredibly unhealthy impacts of hypochlorhydria (= low stomach acid which is often intentionally established by proton pump inhibitors). Proton pump inhibitors can cure reflux but damage the body in many other ways. I decided that I didnt’t want to take such a risk and stopped taking Omeprazol. My reflux came back 2 days later. I had to find other ways to cure it.
I bought the book “Why Stomach Acid is Good for You” by Jonathan V. Wright. This book changed my thinking about reflux completely. J. Wright almost only treats people who suffer from reflux. He claims that more than 90% of these people suffer from reflux because their stomach does not produce enough acid. Now this sounds totally paradoxically! However, it is easy to solve this paradoxon:

Acid receptors are found in the lower end of the stomach and they control the function of the Pyloric Sphincter. The Pyloric Sphincter controls how fast or slow the stomach empties. If the acid level in the stomach does not reach the right level, the Pyloric Sphincter will not open. The food is trapped in the stomach and will start to ferment. The fermentation causes gas and creates a different kind of acid that the acid receptors are not sensitive to, and the gas wants to go up. The stomach wants to empty, and the peristalsis will increase in an attempt to force the food out of the stomach. The sphincter at the top of the stomach is weaker then the Pyloric Sphincter and will give way first, letting the food and gas go up into the esophagus. This causes heartburn.
(this is a quote from a website which is unfortunately offline meanwhile)

This is extremely important for everyone to understand and has a lot of impacts! A lack of stomach acid is almost always the root cause of heartburn and other reflux diseases! Unfortunately less than 1% of all doctors know this. By the way this theory solves another paradoxon: older people suffer more frequently from heartburn although the stomach acid production decreases with age.

I spent a few more days on the internet (...)and finally found out that a lack of stomach acid is actually pretty easy to treat. You only need to take a few capsules of the micronutrients which are necessary for the production of stomach acid.
With treated I mean treated permanently. If you treat reflux by using proton pump inhibitors, you become dependent on them. You need to keep taking the capsules daily in order to prevent reflux from coming baack. Isn’t that perfect for this industry?! They make millions of dollars a year only because people don’t know better.
In most cases these micronutrients are Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin) and B6 (pyridoxine).

Case:
In 1994, I was diagnosed with gastro-esophageal reflux. Each experience would last from hours to days with no incidence of nocturnal occurrence. The typical symptoms experienced were bloating of the abdominal region (...)Since I have been taking niacin I have not experienced any reoccurrence of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms.
(source: http://www.orthomolecular.org/library/jom/2001/articles/2001-v16n04-p225.shtml)

I took a high dosage of these vitamins and within 4 or 5 days I had 80% less reflux.
These of you who don’t have a white coated tongue can stop reading now. Your reflux can very probably be treated just by taking high dosages of these vitamins (about 100mg/day and even more of the niacin). If your reflux only becomes better but does not fade, try the other B-vitamins. All of them are necessary for the production of stomach acid.


Now these of you who have a white coated tongue very probably suffer from a candida infection. Like I did. For some reason which I don’t completely understand, Candida is responsible for reflux. If this is the case, restoring the stomach acid production can increase your reflux but will not heal it completely. In this case it’s candida which is the root cause and has to be treated. I know there are hundrets of approaches to cure candida and I don’t want to discuss this. If you want to know how I cured it, feel free to write me. I don’t want to advertise any products here. I just want to say that it took me 6 months of candida treatment til my reflux was completely gone and 1 more month til my tongue was no longer coated. Now I’m completely healthy again.
I want to sum everything up: I had reflux due to a candida infection. Restoring my stomach acid production improved it but didn’t cure it until my candida infection was gone. If you don’t have a white coated tongue (which is one of the best indicators for a candida infection), you can very probably be cured from your reflux just by taking the vitamins which are necessary for the production of stomach acid. If you try this, you should not be taking proton pump inhibitors of course.
I’m very excited to hear your opinions and experiences.

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   Posted 3/26/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome FelF,

If you read through the threads you will find many of the comments you have made already in the forum.  Also if you use our search feature at the top you will find articles and posts about the pros and cons of PPI meds.

Thank you for your post. Glad to see you have found something that works for you.

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rawmaven
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   Posted 3/27/2009 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Felf,

Thanks for the interesting info...

Can you expand upon the info regarding candida and what it took to kill it?


Thanks!

FelF
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   Posted 3/27/2009 4:03 AM (GMT -6)   
hi,

First I was on a very hard candida diet (the standard treatment for candida since candida feeds on sugar – but not on milk sugar) for about 8 weeks. I think didn’t eat any sugar and unfortunately I didn’t achieve ANY improvement. My diet was:
- breakfast: natural yoghurt
- lunch: full grain rice, tuna, meat, potatoes
- dinner: full grain bread with butter, cheese and sausages
sometimes I ate rolled oates with milk.

On the same time I was on Nystatin.

I know that people were healed from candida because of this diet. I probably had a very progressed candida infection and so I needed a more “agressive” treatment.
I tried different probiotics. Not even the very expensive VSL #3 with 450 billion probiotic bacteria/dosage gave me any improvement.
Finally I found some impressive testimonials about Threelac. I also found one from a guy who got his reflux problems healed by it.

“I have had Acid stomach problems as long as I can remember, it is so bad that a recent endoscopy had shown that my acid reflux had caused Barrett’s Oesophagus. I had been taking a one a day acid inhibitor twice a day and was still getting acid problems. It seems that after a month on ThreeLac I have been able to come of the acid inhibitor entirely. This has only just kicked in so it’s early days but if the improvement holds it may have saved my life as the Barrett’s is pre cancerous.”
MF. W.A. Australia

So I bought Threelac. In some countried like Germany it’s not available. I ordered it from the UK. Unfortunately it is very very very expensive (despite the fall of the pound). I took 5 saquets every day. After about 1,5 months – when I was about to give up - I noticed a great improvement. Since then I only had laryngopharyngeal reflux the 30 minutes after eating. However it took another 4 months of ups and downs til it faded completely. I needed hell a lot of money but finally I’m healthy =)

You can find more information about Threelac on http://www.candidayeastinfection.com/
And more info about candida on http://www.candida-albicans-cure.com/index.html
This page also explains the traditional methods to cure candida.
Since Threelac is very expensive you might want to try the candida diet first.

Felix

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   Posted 3/27/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
The diet probably didnt work for you because you were still eating carbs.  Potatoes turn into sugar and feed the yeast.  A strict candida diet is just green veggies and meat, no dairy, no cheese, no starches.  Yeast feeds on any type of sugar, milk sugars too - unless it is fermented such as in kefir or yogurt.  Threelac is no different than buying a really good probiotic.  I would suggest Primal Defense.  Threelac has sugar in it too and it is very bitter
 
-Gabbs

FelF
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   Posted 3/27/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Gabby123 said...
Yeast feeds on any type of sugar, milk sugars too - unless it is fermented such as in kefir or yogurt

where did you get this information from? I read several books about candida and I never stumbled over this information.

Gabby123 said...
Threelac is no different than buying a really good probiotic

That's wrong.
ThreeLac is a Probiotic, but no ordinary probiotic. It consists of three specially selected and cultured organisms that are one-pointedly assertive against fungi and yeast.
Japanese scientists needed several years to develop Threelac. They also developped a microencapsulation process which allows 80-90% survivability of organisms passing through the stomach acids. Traditional manufacturers put the billions on there to let you know they have put a lot in, even though the percentage that survived the transit through the stomach could be as little as 1 to 5%.
Gabby123 said...
Threelac has sugar in it too and it is very bitter

Isn't that a contradiction?
There's a bit sugar in Threelac to keep the bacteria alive.
I started eating a bit sugar again since I was on Threelac and I still got healed.

rawmaven
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   Posted 3/29/2009 5:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Felf,

I was diagnosed with Gerd a little over 6 years ago and thanks to your info and a little more research on the internet I just realized what started the disorder called GERD.
about 7 months before I was diagnosed with GERD i had a routine physical with blood-work. My blood-work came back very low in Folate and B-12...at the time my Dr. was concerned, but I wasn't. I felt fine and figured I would just make better food choices. (didn't last long...as I LOVE FOOD) about 7 months later I was diagnosed with GERD. I think genetics played a part as well as food choices throughout life.....I first experience IBS as a teen...and then various gastro-intestinal problems as the aging process took place. : - )


Sure would like to find a Gastroenterologist who researches GERD and does more than perscribe PPI's.

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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
If you research it you can find it, acidophollis bacteria and other types good bacteria eat the fungi and yeasts in your body.  Google candida diet on the web and u should find info about the strict candida diet, absolutely no carbs or sugars of any kind.  I think its great threlac worked for you.  Im just saying a good Probiotic should do the same thing, as long as you are not feeding the yeast in the mean time.  Cheers
` Been living with gastroparesis for 6 years, nothing helps.
` Reflux/bile from a motor disorder in my esophagus, surgery 2008 nissen fundoplication and did not help.
` My diet consists of bananas/blueberries blended in almond milk with protein powder.  Sometimes I eat avocados.  No junk food, no meat, no bread.
` Take 2 probiotic pills every morning, drink tons of water.  My weight is normal.
 
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robray
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   Posted 4/5/2009 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I has some questions about the low acid theory. I don't mean to dispute anything you say I am just trying to understand and hopefully end my suffering without taking a lifetime of harmful drugs.

If it is low acid causing the food to ferment and then produce more acid and gas, then wouldn't taking PPI's lower the acid further and worsen the problem?

I was taking parriet and it definitely helps my symptoms. Prior to the parriet I have experimented the low acid idea by taking ACV and at one time I took some acid, but I can't remember what. Neither of the acids helped at all. In fact it made matters worse.

I will likely give niacin a shot because I figure it can't hurt anything, but I would really like to understand this a bit more.
UC (Pancolitis) diagnosed in 1992.
   Medications: Dipentum, Salofalk Enemas, prednisone (Stopped 2008), entocort enemas (Stopped 2008), Cortenema (Stopped), Asacol (Stopped 2003)
   Other therapies: Spinach & Sunflower Seeds, gluten free, dairy free (except for aged cheese and SCD yogurt), rice free, HPI (2008), SCD (Stopped, but still make yogurt), Vitamine E enema
Osteoporosis diagnosed in 2008.
   Medications: None yet, but they want me to take fosamax
GERD diagnosed 2008, but had it forever.
   Medicaitons: Parriet (Stopped)

Post Edited (robray) : 4/5/2009 10:41:59 PM (GMT-6)


FelF
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   Posted 4/6/2009 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
hi robray,

robray said...
If it is low acid causing the food to ferment and then produce more acid and gas, then wouldn't taking PPI's lower the acid further and worsen the problem?

In a few cases it can. But most people have such a low stomach acid production that 1-3 capsules a day completely stop any acid production. So you have no stomach acid - and no heartburn. But probably some other serious health issues soon.

Somebody said...
I was taking parriet and it definitely helps my symptoms. Prior to the parriet I have experimented the low acid idea by taking ACV and at one time I took some acid, but I can't remember what. Neither of the acids helped at all. In fact it made matters worse.


There's a simple test to figure out if you have a lack of stomach acid. However you need the supplement "Betaine HCL".

Quote:

How do you test for low HCl? Here are a few ways:

1. From your blood chemistry screen values, or by a urine test

2. A string test where you swallow a string in order to measure your stomach pH ? not a pleasant test, incidentally

3. An examination of the reflex point on your abdomen, an inch below the bottom of the breastbone on the edge of the left rib cage

4. Presence of a zinc deficiency; an insufficient amount of this mineral is associated with hypochlorhydria

5. Presence of vertical ridges on your nails

6. Stool testing

7. Amino acid profile tests

Finally, there is a simple test you can do at home, but I suggest you talk to a physician qualified in nutritional medicine before you try it. Nutritionally oriented physicians often prescribe this test along with a zinc challenge test. It requires a bottle of Betaine HCl, at 200 mg potency per capsule. Here is how it is performed:

Step 1
Have a high-protein solid meal (no shakes). Let's say for illustration purposes a 12-ounce steak and vegetables.

Step 2
Eat half the protein, roughly 6 ounces of the steak.

Step 3
Swallow a 200mg capsule of HCl.

Step 4
Eat the other half of the steak and the vegetables.

Step 5
Wait 15 minutes.

Step 6
If your stomach acid is normal, you will feel like you just drank a hot cup of tea. If you feel nothing, you need HCl as a supplement. So what do you do next? At every meal repeat steps 1 to 6, upping the dose one capsule per meal until you feel the burning sensation. So if it takes five meals to get a burning sensation, you need on average four capsules per meal. If you get to seven capsules and you have no burning, stop the test ? you are achloridic!

At our Phoenix center alone we have been doing over 250 tests a year for the last four years, and in that time I have never seen one person not need at least one capsule; the average person tested could feel it after five capsules. You are getting better when you start feeling a burn at your initial determined dosage. For example, if you found that five capsules was your initial need, you may find that three days later it starts to burn, so then you would cut back to four capsules with a typical high-protein solid meal. And so on.

(...)

robray said...
I will likely give niacin a shot because I figure it can't hurt anything, but I would really like to understand this a bit more.


I'm glad you will try it and I'm pretty sure the B-vitamins will help you. But please be aware that it may be just one vitamin you lack - usually it's either Vitamin B2, B3 or B6. In a few cases it might be B1 or Folate (B9/B11). I didn't get any improvement after taking B1,B3 and B6 but finally after adding B2.

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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your information and I am glad you have found something that is working for you.  However I would caution all members to remember that each person is different and what works for one may not work for another.
 
The sharing of information in this forum is a wonderful things as long as it remains sharing and members do continue to follow-up with their physicians before making any drastic changes in there treatment modalities.
 
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Post Edited (stkitt) : 4/7/2009 6:55:19 AM (GMT-6)


robray
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   Posted 4/6/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
So the quote below from your initial post is the case where you have low stomach acid and GERD. I believe this to be my current situation.

FelF said...

Acid receptors are found in the lower end of the stomach and they control the function of the Pyloric Sphincter. The Pyloric Sphincter controls how fast or slow the stomach empties. If the acid level in the stomach does not reach the right level, the Pyloric Sphincter will not open. The food is trapped in the stomach and will start to ferment. The fermentation causes gas and creates a different kind of acid that the acid receptors are not sensitive to, and the gas wants to go up. The stomach wants to empty, and the peristalsis will increase in an attempt to force the food out of the stomach. The sphincter at the top of the stomach is weaker then the Pyloric Sphincter and will give way first, letting the food and gas go up into the esophagus. This causes heartburn.


But the case when I am taking parriet (PPI) still confuses me. If I have no stomach acid I would expect my food to come out looking like it was more or less just chewed up, but it doesn't. When I am on parriet or not it looks basically the same. I also have ulcerative colitis and I know I don't digest food very well. I guess I will think about this some more.

Ok, I think I finally understand why my stool looks the same whether I am on PPI's or not. It is because with low acid or no acid I am still not digesting my food properly. It all seems to make sense now. My GI is going to roll his eyes when I tell him this stuff. In fact, I have told him that my stool has lots of undigested food in it even when my UC is not completely flared up. I think he said that is not possible because the acid in my stomach is so strong. Basically, he said I am lying. mad

Last night I was searching away trying to find a solution for me and I came across a post about how low carb diets help GERD. I have been concentrating on getting my UC under control by following various diets that I forgot about low carb. Now I read the simple test and it looks like they are recommending a low carb dinner, just meat and veggies, for that test. Is that correct?

I am going to eat low carb for a few days to see if I can relieve my GERD. If so, then I will likely give your test a try after I check with my doctors. It seems to make so much more sense that I am under producing stomach acid.

Thanks again for posting this information. There are so many posts about failed surgeries and drugs in this forum that I was getting really depressed. I was beginning to think that was my only option.

I also forgot to ask, what your diet is like? Do you eat carbs and anything else you want?
UC (Pancolitis) diagnosed in 1992.
   Medications: Dipentum, Salofalk Enemas, prednisone (Stopped 2008), entocort enemas (Stopped 2008), Cortenema (Stopped), Asacol (Stopped 2003)
   Other therapies: Spinach & Sunflower Seeds, gluten free, dairy free (except for aged cheese and SCD yogurt), rice free, HPI (2008), SCD (Stopped, but still make yogurt), Vitamine E enema
Osteoporosis diagnosed in 2008.
   Medications: None yet, but they want me to take fosamax
GERD diagnosed 2008, but had it forever.
   Medicaitons: Parriet (Stopped)

Post Edited (robray) : 4/6/2009 10:51:09 AM (GMT-6)


FelF
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   Posted 4/7/2009 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Somebody said...
Last night I was searching away trying to find a solution for me and I came across a post about how low carb diets help GERD. I have been concentrating on getting my UC under control by following various diets that I forgot about low carb. Now I read the simple test and it looks like they are recommending a low carb dinner, just meat and veggies, for that test. Is that correct?

Yes, you often hear about the success of lowcarb diets. However I don't have a clue why it improves heartburn.
I think it's just a coincidence that they recommend a low carb dinner for the test. The test is by Charles Poliquin, one of the world best strength-trainers. I guess he recommends meat because it contains much protein - he wrote the test for athletes.

Somebody said...
I also forgot to ask, what your diet is like? Do you eat carbs and anything else you want?

I don't eat any more sugar since I found out that I had candida and I will stick to that.

robray
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   Posted 4/7/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I am going out to buy B2, B3 and B6.

What dose did you take?

One of the papers you listed mentions 1g three times per day for the Niacin. I don't think I would take that much at the start. I think I will start out at 100mg and work my way up. I am seeing my GI today for UC, but I will ask him if there is any risk in taking high doses of Niacin to see if it helps with the GERD.

I was tested for candida in October and I don't believe I have it. I haven't eaten sugar for weeks and have really reduced my sugar intake for months. Yesterday, I stopped eating carbs all together. Basically I stopped rice and sweet potato because those were the only carbs in my diet right now. Today my GERD is completely gone. Honestly, Sunday night I thought I was going to die from the GERD. It was so bad my throat was completely raw the next day. I was trying not to eat anything like Gaviscon because I didn't want to risk upsetting my UC. I finally gave in a ate some or 8.

I don't know why more people don't try low carb. I really don't want to eat low carb because it just seems unhealthy to eat too much meat, but it is working for now. Hopefully, the Niacin will fix the underlying problem.
UC (Pancolitis) diagnosed in 1992.
   Medications: Dipentum, Salofalk Enemas, prednisone (Stopped 2008), entocort enemas (Stopped 2008), Cortenema (Stopped), Asacol (Stopped 2003)
   Other therapies: Spinach & Sunflower Seeds, gluten free, dairy free (except for aged cheese and SCD yogurt), rice free, HPI (2008), SCD (Stopped, but still make yogurt), Vitamine E enema
Osteoporosis diagnosed in 2008.
   Medications: None yet, but they want me to take fosamax
GERD diagnosed 2008, but had it forever.
   Medicaitons: Parriet (Stopped)


FelF
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   Posted 4/8/2009 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
hi robray,

Since the B-vitamins are water-soluble, they are pretty save
I know that for vitamin b2, there are no known overdosages.
I think that I took 100-200mg / day in the beginning from all of them.
Please don't be surprised if your urine is yellow. That's a side-effect of vitamin b2 if the body doesn't completely absorb it.
And do you know about the flush you might get from niacin? Usually from a dosage of 200-400mg. Just don't be surprised. It's actually a bit funny :D

I'm glad you will try it, keep us up to date!

rawmaven
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   Posted 4/8/2009 3:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Robray,

Low-carb doesn't mean eat more meat.... you should be eating more veggies, especially leafy-greens.
( for now skipping corn, legumes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, etc...)

robray
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   Posted 4/8/2009 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
So last night I took my first B3. I knew I would have to start this stuff slowly, so I went with B3 first and then I will add the other B's later. I took 100mg of B3 after I had finished half of my dinner to make sure I had lots of food in my stomach. Then I continued eating and about one minute later I felt very strange. It is difficult to describe the feeling, but at first it seemed to affect my breathing, like a shortness of breath. I have a cold with a very sore throat that gives me a constant urge to cough so it could be due to that. A few seconds later my face felt very warm and I had a little bit of sweat forming. After about 5 minutes it passed, but I guess that was the flush feeling that is listed as a B3 side effect and FelF you had mentioned it. Actually, my GI mentioned it to me as well when I had asked him about taking B3. I am so glad I started with just 100mg. 100mg was the smallest dose that I could find. I was tempted to buy the 500mg dose.

My GI didn't really say to take the B3 or not, which is very typical. I then asked specifically whether B3 will affect my UC and he said no, so I took that as a green light. He looked it up in a book and it says the max dose is 4g per day. If the flush feeling increases with the dosage I think my head would turn bright red and spin around if I took that much!

I asked my GI about food digestion as well. I explained again that my food does not get digested and I don't think my stomach acid is doing the job. He said that you do not need stomach acid to digest food and that the digestion happens in the small bowel with enzymes from the pancreas. The reason my food is not digested is my large bowel is moving food through too quickly and because the GI tract is a continuous pipe the food moves through the small bowel too quickly.

I know that the small bowel does do much of the digestion, but I have read that the stomach acid does start the breakdown of the food so that certain vitamins and minerals can be absorbed in the small bowel. I didn't get in to it with him.

Anyway, I am going to stick with 100mg of B3 at dinner for tonight and tomorrow to make sure there are no ill affects and then add in another dose at breakfast.

rawmaven, thanks for the low carb advice. I know that low carb doesn't mean more meat and I shouldn't have said that as a general statement for low carb dieting. It is specific for me and I am very limited in my vegetable choices because I have Ulcerative Colitis. I do eat lots of leafy greens in fact I eat well cooked spinach, swiss chard etc. with lunch and dinner everyday. It is tough to feel full on that stuff alone, so for me it always requires a protein. Last night I introduced pureed cauliflower and that really helped fill me up. I still find breakfast to be a tough meal. I currently off eggs, but I hope to add them in soon.
Are you following a low carb diet for GERD?
UC (Pancolitis) diagnosed in 1992.
   Medications: Dipentum, Salofalk Enemas, prednisone (Stopped 2008), entocort enemas (Stopped 2008), Cortenema (Stopped), Asacol (Stopped 2003)
   Other therapies: Spinach & Sunflower Seeds, gluten free, dairy free (except for aged cheese and SCD yogurt), rice free, HPI (2008), SCD (Stopped, but still make yogurt), Vitamine E enema
Osteoporosis diagnosed in 2008.
   Medications: None yet, but they want me to take fosamax
GERD diagnosed 2008, but had it forever.
   Medicaitons: Parriet (Stopped)


chambershex
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   Posted 4/16/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Felf, thanks for your thoughts and ideas. But I also have a question; if low stomach acidity is the problem how does one explain gastritis (not caused by helicobacter pylori)?

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   Posted 4/16/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Isn't the tounge usually white?
 
Not to be Mr. Negativity, but isn't Threelac just another thing I am going to try and not work and end up wasting money on?
 
 

Post Edited (kevinla) : 4/16/2009 10:04:10 AM (GMT-6)


FelF
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   Posted 4/17/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
chambershex said...
Hi Felf, thanks for your thoughts and ideas. But I also have a question; if low stomach acidity is the problem how does one explain gastritis (not caused by helicobacter pylori)?

This is my translation of the German gastritis-wikipedia entry:

The Type A Gastritis is an autoimmunity, the pathogenesis of which has not yet been fully clarified and in which the autoantibodies attack the acid-producing parietal cells. It represents about 5% of all gastritis-diseases.

Die Typ A-Gastritis ist eine Autoimmunkrankheit, deren Pathogenese noch nicht völlig geklärt ist und bei der Autoantikörper die säureproduzierenden Belegzellen (Parietalzellen) angreifen. Sie macht etwa 5 % der Gastritiden aus.

I think that also supports my theorie.

kevinla said...
Isn't the tounge usually white?

Uhm I guess a healthy tongue is supposed to be red?! It usually has a small white coat in the back. Check these pics:
http://images.google.de/images?hl=de&q=healthy%20tongue&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi


kevinla said...
Not to be Mr. Negativity, but isn't Threelac just another thing I am going to try and not work and end up wasting money on?

Well, I can only say that I made great experiences. You can also find some other testimonials. However, I cannot tell whether YOU will end up wasting money on it.

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Thank you moderator. I am so interested in these acid-reflux posts because like most other people, I thought acid-reflux was caused by too much acid in our bodies. My sister seems to have acid-reflux and now her doctor prescribed Prolesec and she's never been big on medicine so she really didn't want to take medicine but she wants to get rid of the burping, etc. I will let her read these posts.
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