I've been suffering from GERD for a few years now and while at times it lessens, other times is quite bad. I have heartburns and throat burns, and balls in my throat...you know the symptoms. I keep it in check (or not) with Nexium and Ompranit (Omeprazone) but it's quite bad actually. Plus I have halitosis due to this so I am really self-conscious particularly that hubby can feel it when I have it (mostly in the night).
I've read all over the place on the internet that raw cabbage juice was supposed to help with GERD, ulcers and generally heart burn so as I bought myself a juicer today, I bought also a cabbage and gave it a try. First I made myself a glass of other various mixes (carrots, celery and parsley) and that was quite yiummy. But then I made a mix of cabbage, a bit of ginger root and some parsley. As soon as I started drinking this, my back throat started to hurt like crazy. I said to myself it must be the ginger. So after a few hours I made a pure cabbage juice, and again, after a few sips even now I have so strong pain in the back of my throat like when I have the worst of GERD attacks. I thought cabbage juice was supposed to help with GERD? I tried to find any page on the net confirming what happened to me, but all pages and sites out there swear by cabbage juice as been the miracle cure for GERD and ulcers.
Did anyone who tried it had the same symptoms? I can't even drink this one glass, I'll stick with carrot and celery from now... And I was having so high hopes for this one