ok so a lot of the old timers, and those who have been searching endlessly for cures around the net know that the alginate in UK and canadiian preparations of gaviscon are stronger than that found in the usa
evidently, alginate forms a seal or a "raft" at the top of the stomach, helping the LES to keep things sealed down there.
many months ago i tried to make this stuff up in my kitchen, but without much success
i had read that alginate comes from sea weed
but after giving up
ive just taken to eating wakame (seaweed) at the end of each meal
an low and behold, sometimes, often,not always, its seems to kind of put a lid on my tendency to reflux
i dont know for certain if this is true
the more i struggle with my illnesses ... the more i realize how complicated things are and how difficult it is to prove that "this" does "that"... and i struggle to figure out cause and effect
so hay...im not promising anything, and im not selling anything
but the sheets of sea weed , that the japanese use to roll up sushi...ive been eating one 8 by 11 inch sheet of the stuff after dinner each night and noticed that i seem to reflux less at night.
so since everybody agrees that sea weed is good for you ..all those nutrients and stuff...and its cheap
i just thought id share with the board what it is im trying lately as i struggle with LPR
Post Edited (mock turtle) : 7/30/2011 10:56:15 PM (GMT-6)