I know it sounds totally opposite of evething you read about Gerd and Garlic being a trigger but I have experienced amazing success since taking Garlic supplemants daily.
In my research for some relief I found a few aritcles stating that Garlic is a natural antibiotic and is the only natural way to kill the H pylori bacteria that an estimated 80% of reflux sufferers have.
Over Christmas during a bad bout of reflux related symptoms I ate two raw cloves and once my mouth cooled off I was surprised to note that my symptoms had subsided.
Its been almost 3 months and I have been taking Garlic supplemants daily ever since. I found eating the raw garlic too powerful and it was definitely noticeable to others. I have since started using Garlic supplements in capsule form. Initially I did experince a little more Heartburn but this was always the least of my symptoms and eventually this has subsided as well.
I no longer have the constant "lump in throat" sensation, excessive globulos and mucus in the back of throat, burning behind the breast bone, excessive throat clearing, chronic indigestion etc. Garlic is said to regulate bowel acitivity and though I didnt think I had a problem in this area its now apparent that I did.
I'm hoping others can find the relief I did and if so spread the word. I will post back in 3 months or so to hopefully report that this is still working..