I havent had as much experience as most of the forum pals - but when you mentioned that you did not have heartburn . a little bell tinkled somewhere in my brain. I was diagnosed with Gerd -but never ever had heartburn, told I had too much stomach acid and was put on a PPI which made me worse, so did research and found that a lot of people with Gerd actually have low stomach acid. The way I see it ... Gerd is a reflux disease .. which means your stomach flap/valve doesnt work properly .. and your stomach will release anything from pure acid if you have too much acid, or phlegm or half-digested food up your gullet if you have low acid. If I'm wrong .. you guys out there, help out please. The phlegm will stick in your throat, or run down your bronchial tubes and you'll cough, amd even develop lung problems as I did, or the half-digested food with a bit of acid will also push up and irritate your throat, or even work its way up your nasal passages. After realising I had low acid, concentrated on enzymes which solved my problem ... posted a message about this. My husband never coughed or didnt have heartburn, but he was for-ever clearing his throat, felt bloated and belched all the time. Now that I'm taking enzymes, he does too .. and what do you know .. he is much better!
We don't want to take enzyme capsules all the time, so busy with research to take in natural enzymes. Found that papaya, or as we know it, paw-paw works well, especially if eaten after meals. We also found out that dates contain a lot of enzymes and assists with digestion, so we have a jar of dates handy and chomp them all the time. Also found out that turmeric has so many healing powers .. also assists with digestion = so I think there must be oodles of natural stuff out there which we can take. Its easy to google these products ... you'll be surprised!!
Found this website very informative:
Wishing you well, Cecelia
Post Edited (Cecelia) : 12/5/2010 8:52:17 AM (GMT-7)