Is GERD & LPR a scam?

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   Posted 6/23/2011 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
As I was in my kitchen thinking of what to eat, something just came into my head. I thought to myself..."what if this disease has to do with the quality of the food? What if the food industry cares more about its profits than the health of the people?"

I mean, a lot of people start eating "healthy" but they still experience GERD or LPR. So...I did some reaseach and found this article, its a MUST READ:

I was half shocked. I mean, I know the monetary system is kind of evil...but is it that much?

We should start asking our grandparents if they had acid reflux when they were young.

But then a weak LES related to the food quality or not?

Post Edited (Jeronimo) : 6/23/2011 11:26:33 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/23/2011 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that a hiatal hernia is a birth defect according to my surgeon.

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   Posted 6/23/2011 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
My mother has told me that my grandmother did have heartburn and used baking soda daily. In a book I am reading now The Fire Inside, Extinguishing Heartburn and Related Symptoms the history of heartburn is discussed and dates back to ancient Sumeria where coral calcium was used to treat it. Also, according to this book in the 2nd century a Greek physician Galen gave heartburn it's medical name and definition. It was actually rather interesting reading, but I have not researched any of it further to validate.

All this being said, I do think more could be done with food to prevent and eliminate heartburn for most. I unfortunately have esophagitis so bad that I will have to take the pills until it is healed. I am already making my plan for how I hope to get off the pills in the future by changing completely my diet. I have been looking at the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for this purpose. I can not take apple cider vinegar because right now it burns too much. cry

Thanks for sharing the article, it was interesting. :-)

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   Posted 6/24/2011 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Diet and modern lifestyle plays a part - generally we are all heavier, which is no good for hernias, and are less active than our ancestors. We eat food which is overrefined and sugar is freely available which alters lots of things, in particular the microflora we are host to. In addition people used to die much younger of other diseases or infection, so in some ways managing chronic disease is still an experiment. If it wasn't an experiment then every person in every developed country would get the same treatment for the same illness!
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   Posted 6/24/2011 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
My Grandmother had heartburn too and the old Baking Soda solution was brought out.
Could it be that medicine has come a long way since my grandmother's day?
JMHO :-)
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   Posted 6/24/2011 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
PS; In the article he claims we are sick because we don't eat "living enzymes". This is something I've already looked into and I just don't think it holds water. Any natural enzymes in food are of insignificant levels and are destroyed by cooking or stomach acid. You'd have to eat tremendous quantities of particular plant foods to get these enzymes. I just don't think the science is there to back it up.
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