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   Posted 8/18/2011 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
My restricted diet saw me go from 180 lbs to under 160, so I made a concerted effort to gain weight do activities I used to do. I don't get heartburn lifting weights (not even when laying down, i.e. bench press), so I took it up. Since I am a vegetarian I decided to take whey protein as a supplement, since it is supposedly healthy and also fills my protein needs.

Long story short, anyone taking this or had problems w/ heartburn with it? I guess it is extracted from cheese, but I wonder if that actually makes it dairy or if it is just a protein molecule or what. Anyone taken it as a supplement and had reflux problems from it?

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   Posted 8/18/2011 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I put it in my oatmeal sometimes and it's never given me a problem, but dairy isn't one of my triggers (knocking on wood as we speak). Hope it's okay for you too :)


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   Posted 8/19/2011 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
milk, cheese, sour cream, whipped cream, yogurt whey etc..all usually (usually) ok by me as long as i take lactaid

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   Posted 8/21/2011 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   

I am a weight lifter / aerobics instructor and I start my day with a whey protein shake each morning. I am lactose intolerant but I AM able to tolerate whey protein without difficulty. It does not cause me reflux but everyone's triggers are different as I'm learning.

Good luck,

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   Posted 8/21/2011 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
Sorry, what is whey protein again?
I also have been looking for a way to gain weight in a healthy and safe way without making my GERD worst.
Is Whey, wheat?
Is it gluten free?
What is it? Is it just proteins? I was under the impressiong that our body needs good carbs before we even take large amounts of protein? Correct me if I am wrong, I am still learning about foods, carbs, proteins, fats?

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   Posted 8/22/2011 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Whey is a milk product, a byproduct of cheese manufacture. Whey protein, I think, is a milk protein extracted from the whey. It is supposed to have anti inflammatory properties but I don't know if that has been proven.

New stuff: GERD. Interstitial Cystitis
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies, eczema, asthma

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   Posted 2/9/2012 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been able to drink Gayelord Hauser hyperprotein shakes (funny name..) without a problem , and its great for days that due to work or whatever reason I don't manage to have a decent lunch.
Before, I would just have had a big dinner to make it up for it, but now eating when arriving in the evening at 8 or later is not an option anymore). So then is when this shakes come handy.

Today (as I'm typing actually) I'm trying Stacker 2 whey protein... back to my pre-gerd regime in the hopes of putting some muscle mass. 24grs protein per serving.
Less see if I'll come back later tonight advicing against it or not :P

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   Posted 2/9/2012 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Whey protein with my smoothie of fat free yogurt, skim milk, papaya, strawberries, and banana. I don't get heartburn or gastritis pain from whey protein.

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   Posted 2/10/2012 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Update: whey protein didn't result in a trigger for me *relief*
ps: that smoothie sounds marvelous ~_~

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   Posted 7/5/2012 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Taking proteins (whey, soy, egg, chicken, fish) actually helps heartburn by building and strenghning muscles (this includes LES muscles). Just ensure its low fat high protein.

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   Posted 7/9/2012 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
^The whey doesn't actually strengthen your muscles, it just gives your body the building blocks to maintain muscles. You have to work them out to make them grow and I wouldn't suggest working out your esophagus :p

I take whey and it's fine. It is dairy, it's made from milk just like cheese. I've also used powdered egg whites and hemp protein powder for protein shakes and they were fine (but the hemp doesn't taste great).

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   Posted 7/9/2012 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   

correction - Hemp doesn't taste great - it is absolutely HORRIBLE. lol

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   Posted 7/10/2012 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hahaha fair enough smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 7/10/2012 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Did anyone try whey protein drinks? Any brands which is good for gerd?
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