Thanks so much for the info on smoking and GERD. I was wondering about the effect of heat?? In a sweat lodge, even with no smoke, water is poured on very hot rocks, creating a lot of steam (hence, sweat!). Does steam/sauna like conditions (with some non tobacco herbs and so on on the rocks with the water) cause problems, loosen the LES, as well? I was thinking there must be something about saunas and gerd but if there is I can't find it. Just something about how saunas help heart patients...
This is so depressing, being told that it seems I can no longer attend church functions.
thanks so much