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aciphexo
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   Posted 11/14/2011 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been getting tempted to buy Jeff Martin's "Heartburn No More" ... however, I am quite certain that there will be nothing in there that I already don't know ... so I am not quite yet. I'd rather trust your judgment here over others on the internet.

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Adam77
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   Posted 11/14/2011 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Heartburn No More title is little misleading because the book mostly discusses the overall health of the digestive system rather specific details on heartburn. I find Natural Alternatives to Nexium, Maalox....by Martie WhittenKin more helpful...my two cents...

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 11/15/2011 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I did buy Heartburn No More when my GERD first kicked off last year. In brief, it is instructions on how to follow a naturopathic diet, combined with some advice on how to heal your LES. So on top of the diet he advocates using honey, not eating any food which is sharp or rough, and I think one other agent which I forget (but I can dig it out if you like). The diet is very similar to other naturopathic diets which you can read for free on the Internet - along the lines of no processed food, no fatty food, no stimulants, low carb, no sugar, lots of veg - you know the kind of thing.

The book offers a three day symptom relief thing, which I did try to do some of, but the honey made no difference and I just felt miserable at the thought of further dietary restrictions.

I would say that these type of "cures" work great for people who have had a poor diet, lots of fatty food, fast food, alcohol and coffee - but for those of us who have already tidied up our diets, I don't think you're going to see any great changes. If I was going to try any new diet I would try the low pH one, but with two small kids and the existing dietary restrictions I already have, I just can't face it :-(

Hope that helps,

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

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 11/15/2011 4:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Just had a quick flick through my copy - ACV was the other agent to use alongside honey.

The diet is low fat, no spice, low dairy, lots of fibre, reduce beans, legumes, broccoli and anything else "windy", low calorie, low sugar to get rid of candida, low in refined grains, use only good fats, no yeast, no fermented food, no alcohol, no coffee, lots of fruit ....... And there's some instructions regarding red meat too. So lots of fibre and fruit - I'm too ladylike to discuss how disastrous that would be for me!!! A life without GERD but locked in the bathroom doesn't appeal .........

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

aciphexo
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   Posted 11/15/2011 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks MMM - so, looks like there really is nothing new in there. I'll save my money and not buy it.

My diet has been pretty healthy - even before I got acid reflux. So, these diet cures don't quite work for me. I've tried various kinds of diets - including kaufman's low pH.

I find myself in quite a unique situation:
- Acid reflux not severe enough to rush to surgery
- Can't take PPIs/H2s as they give me side effects
- Supplements, diet etc. don't quite work well enough to keep the symptoms away

So, I am left with these mild to moderate - yet annoying symptoms - that go up and down in severity. My throat has gotten better over time .. but not the hearburn (uncomfortable feeling in the chest area .. seems like something warm/cold rises up .. almost wet constant wet feeling)

Breathing exercises help .. I've been doing them for 5-6 weeks now ... but I haven't found any lasting relief yet ...

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 11/16/2011 3:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not dissimilar - had withdrawn all tea, coffee, alcohol and spice due to my bladder condition when the GERD took off! My scope/pathology show mild inflammation only and the tiniest spot of Barretts with mild gastritis. Surgery is not on the cards and the consultant discharged me quick. I just about cope with a ppi but it's not easy. I keep trying little diet tweaks and supplements but nothing helps, though I do find lots of things that make it worse :-(

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