Thank you for your post. Your thinking seems to be that if you give your body some rest it can heal. Very interesting. Have you found any research supporting this?
In terms of the esophageal tissue some reflux wont wont bother you. The problem is the repeated and prolonged exposure that makes it burn bad due to tissue irritation getting worse and worse. I realize that my situation was my own there are many and worse that probably can only be fixed with medications/surgery right now. I know for a fact though that diet mastery is key to restoring digestive health. You have to learn how to eat with reflux. For me this meant cutting out dairy as well as bread for the most part though today I can eat anything. I ate a lot of oatmeal when my situation was worse and I highly recommend it as a gerd food with any flavoring you like really.
- Fat sits in the stomach the longest
- Protein is the only thing the stomach acid actually breaks down so try to only eat lean proteins with veggies.
- Eat carbs as you see fit but try to stick to carbs without skins like corn or beans unless you puree them. The skins will claw at irritated tissue through out your digestive tract. Quinoa , oatmeal , rice, Steamed veggies(softens them). Stay away from flax seed and hard shelled anything that will hurt. Citrus and spicy will hurt as well.
- Do not drink water with meals, I wouldn't drink for like 1 30 min after a meal or at least 30 min before.
-Never Fill the stomach always leave it at least 1/4 empty.
As for the sphincter strengthening theory is based on this known fact which is explained the quote below.I'm not saying it will fix everyone's sphincter, but it cannot hurt it to do some exercise. I do not mean go nuts on exercise either. Start slow and work your way up steady and comfortably, it is not a race.
"Exercise will trigger the generation and release of human growth hormone by the pituitary gland to stimulate the body to increase its production of bone, muscle, or connective tissue cells. Human growth hormone was synthesized for use as a muscle-building supplement as a direct result of the desire by some athletes to become bigger and stronger. The pituitary gland also regulates the function of two other glands whose hormones are released in response to exercise—the thyroid gland and the adrenal gland."
Post Edited (droper) : 6/27/2012 6:24:17 PM (GMT-6)