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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 7/25/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds odd, but I was dared to try something for my Severe Acid Reflux. I only was taking 6 prescriptions for it and eating an entire big bottle of rolaids every two weeks. So I figured what the heck, I'd try anything to get it better. The dare: Stopping all medications OTC and Prescription and Drinking 2oz every day of aloe vera juice (taste nasty and I used honey to sweeten it). Do this for at least a month and half. By a month I had such a great improvement. I wasn't getting acid reflux over silly things like my vegetables and fruits. I don't take anything for it except the aloe vera juice now. Just thought I'd share it with you guys. I took to ording my aloe vera juice through market america, because you can get it flavored and much more tasty like kolaid. Sure, its a tad spendy, but well worth it to me.
 
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Moo'sMum
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   Posted 7/25/2010 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Aloe vera juice too. It makes my tummy feel so soothed.

GERD11
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   Posted 7/26/2010 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   

I think it depends on how severe your GERD is.  It was a waste of time for me.

My TIF failed too.

Good for you.

GERD11


coreysmom
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   Posted 7/26/2010 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I really love the aloe vera juice! The brand I've been using actually tastes fine to me - it's sold at Walmart and is $7.00 and some change for a big jug.
 
Unfortunately, I don't seem to get as much benefit as I would like from just the aloe vera juice, and I drink about 1/2 to 1 cup a day of the stuff. I also have to take acid blockers and chew DGL licorice, and still have problems... Anyway, great job!!

Moo'sMum
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   Posted 7/27/2010 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Coreysmom have you tried digestive enzymes? I've been taking these for the last 2 weeks and wow are they making a big difference. They are worth a shot since they don't do any harm.

coreysmom
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   Posted 7/27/2010 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Moo'sMum - yes, I have been taking some digestive enzymes, as well as chlorphyll and an Omega 3 capsule, all prescribed by my naturopathic doctor/chiropractor. She determined those were needed based on the type of testing she does, which has been spot-on for other things, but she said that she hoped my valve (I guess the LES) wasn't too damaged that I might need surgery. I wasn't too happy to hear her say that... Anyway, I'm doing these for another few weeks and hopefully it will help heal it up!
 
I'm glad to hear the digestive enzymes are helping you! I have actually taken them before for GERD - a year or so ago - and I believe they did help. It was a different brand than I'm taking now. It's hard to say because I was doing a lot of things to try and get rid of it - the aloe, enzymes, DGL licorice, etc.
 
Another thing I stumbled onto a couple of days ago was the idea of proper food combining. I had known about it and applied this way of eating way back in the 80's when I read a book called Fit for Life, but had forgotten about it. Anyway, I thought I'd try it out, starting today, and I believe my digestive tract is liking it, so far. There are several principles involved, but the main things are not to eat proteins and starches at the same meal, and also to eat fruit by itself. I' ve also read how drinking a sufficient amount of water can help, so doing that also.

Moo'sMum
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   Posted 7/27/2010 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay that all sounds great. I live in NZ and DGL Licorice is almost impossible to get here. The only way I can take it is as a tea. Must get round to trying it soon as my naturopath recommends it for tummy problems.

rijssel
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 91
   Posted 8/16/2010 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I used aloe vera from Wal Mart, it tasted fine to me. It had to be kept cold so that was the way I drank it, I did not find any difference between that and cold water.

Catlady3
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   Posted 8/19/2010 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried it and it burned all the way down - a friend suggested it but burned almost as badly as apple cider vinegar in water. This was the point where I started considering surgery.
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