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Adam77
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   Posted 12/11/2011 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I was reading about the Manuka honey on Dr. Jamie Koufman's blog. I googled Manuka honey and a lot of results came back with Manuka and relief in acid reflux. Have you tried Manuka honey?

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 12/12/2011 4:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it's quite soothing but I think any honey would have that effect. The "Heartburn No More" author also strongly recommends honey. I have to say it gave me no symptom relief at all and after a couple of weeks the taste started to turn my stomach . . . I must try and finish the second pot, as it's meant to have other health benefits, but as for GERD, nothing doing for me sadly!!

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belljar1995
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   Posted 12/12/2011 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
that's too bad. I was going to try it--my throat is killing me :(

Adam77
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   Posted 12/12/2011 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Belljar,

I am going to try it anyway. Everyone is different, so it might not hurt in trying.

WJF
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   Posted 12/13/2011 4:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Manuka honey has helped me. It soothes my esophagus, coats it, forming a barrier of protection from acid.

sunbeam48
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   Posted 12/13/2011 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
A study came out that found honey is more effective than cough syrups for easing a cough. But for actually treating acid reflux, I don't know.

Dr. Koufman also encourages use of aloe vera for acid refulx. I am trying that to see if it will make my tender stomach feel better. I am using gel caps, some say the juice is kind of yucky.

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   Posted 12/13/2011 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Your right it is worth a try and some use it and others don't.
 
When my kids were young and had bad seasonal allergies their Dr. recommended I give them honey from bees raised in our state.  So I did and at the time I felt it helped with allergies.
 
If you try it good luck and let us know what you think.
 
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Adam77
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   Posted 12/13/2011 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
WJF said...
Manuka honey has helped me. It soothes my esophagus, coats it, forming a barrier of protection from acid.


WJF,

How do you take the honey? Do you put it in a liquid, such as tea, or do you take the raw honey with something?

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 12/13/2011 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I read that you should take it with a small piece of bread to deliver it to the LES, rather than smearing it down your gullet. I tried that and I've tried just swallowing a spoonful - it has no impact on my reflux symptoms either way, even though it is quite pleasant on a sore throat.

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Bruce Gerd
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   Posted 2/27/2018 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had Gerd for a year now, and tried the Manuka honey after a flight medical doctor suggested it. I am now completely off Nexium.

The key to Manuka honey is a rating called the "UMF factor". Avoid anything that says Manuka that does not have this rating. There was a UK government statistic I saw that said more fake Manuka is sold every year than has ever been produced in history.

The brand I am using right now is "comvita", however, I have an order in for a bulk batch of honey from ebay which is made by "Mossops".

The trick is making sure that the UMF rating on the honey is approved by the rating agency. They have a website, so it's easy to check.

Also, real Manuka honey with active ingredients has a very distinctive tingle going down your throat.

Dr suggested a dosage of UMF 15 or higher three times a day (anything over UMF 18 means it has undergone a man made process to concentrate the active ingredients)

I have had good results with only UMF 10+ honey. Although, to be fair, I probably take it 5-6 times a day

Hope that helps.

If anyone knows of other, non pharma GERD treatments please let me know. I suffered badly from the nexium and Gaviscon side effects
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