Even though this thread was started in 2010 I see that there have been some recent replies. I thought I should shed some light about
Since there are many different causes of GERD, cabbage juice will help some people and in others it won't work at all. Cabbage juice, if your body tolerates it, is specifically for stomach ulcers and/or people that have the H. Pylori bacteria.
If you have GERD only and no stomach ulcers than cabbage juice is NOT recommended. I fell for the cabbage juice solution back in 2011 and all it did was give me diarrhea, but it did nothing for my GERD and it irritated the crap out of my esophagitis and other parts of my digestive tract. It did seem to help with my gastritis though, but I didn't find it worth the problems it caused me.
Cabbage juice has been shown to be effective against stomach ulcers, I have yet to see any credible research that shows it's effective against GERD. There are also some people who cannot tolerate cabbage juice and it could make their GERD symptoms worse, which is what prompted me to write this post. I think as with anything that's out there, you should try cabbage juice only if you have a stomach ulcer and even then start off in small amounts.
At least for my body, I have found organic peeled red apples far more effective than cabbage juice at keeping my stomach alkaline and alleviating my GERD symptoms. This is why I eat half an organic banana and half a peeled red apple for breakfast everyday. All of our bodies are different, which is why it's important to keep a food journal. I see a lot of people who skip this very important step to the road to recovery because it's too much work.
I couldn't imagine knowing what I know now about
which foods I can eat if it wasn't for my food journal. I think anyone who has problems with GERD should have one. And if GERD has caused you damage such as gastritis or esophagitis, I think you should definitely have a food journal.