Eat what you Want (according to Head of Stanford's Esophageal and Small Bowel Disorder Center)

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theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 1/17/2013 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I came across this article from 2006. It is pretty interesting. I have the discipline of a saint with my diet but maybe I'll eat chocolate a bit now. Still no spicy or fried for me, though.

Chocolate, wine and spicy foods may be OK for heartburn

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2006/june21/med-heartburn-062106.html
 
livened up the link...

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   Posted 1/17/2013 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ARM,
Well that's happy news! yeah yeah yeah I think what it comes down to is know your own triggers.  Eliminating specific foods that are on a list of possible triggers is pretty arbitrary.  We all know that one person's safe food is another's trigger!
 
OJ and coffee is pretty radical!  Still, it's "outside the box" thinking, and definitely worth considering.  If someone is not eating all those typical GERD trigger foods, why not try them one at a time and see what does and does not trigger reflux!
 
Thanks for sharing!
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   Posted 1/17/2013 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
It is very interesting but medication alone doesn't help a lot of us on here. A lot of us need to cut certain foods out. Maybe some foods in moderation for some people. I can tolerate coconut rum with water in moderation but as soon as I take a bite of chocolate I am in pain.
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theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 1/17/2013 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I basically get the same symptoms no matter what I eat. For a while I would eat Pizza Hut pizza when I could without shame because I never ever got heartburn after eating it. And I ate way too much at each time.

In tribute to this article I ate chocolate and haven't had any problems. I can't think of any food that gives me heartburn in any notable way, as in a correlation that I have noticed.

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   Posted 1/18/2013 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow. Good for you, I wish it was the same for me. There are some days that I get more symptoms than other days without changing my diet but I get the worst symptoms if I eat things I know I should not.
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   Posted 1/19/2013 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Before I had the accident that caused my GPEH I found out from keeping my food journal as recommended by my allergist, that avoiding certain foods eliminated my spasms of reflux and other symptoms. I still had some acid but my trigger foods were causing my serious problems. Just staying on my PPI was all I needed.

All my trigger foods happened to contain sulfites, but I don't even pretend I have a cure-all for everyone. My gastro doc didn't believe me when I reported I was having no problems, but it was true. I journaled all my foods, drinks, meds and symptoms. Of course all this went out the window when my stomach was pushed into my chest, but I'm mostly normal post-op as long as I watch the diet now. The surgery stopped the acid but still does nothing for the tachycardia and chest pain if I go on a junk food/high preservative binge.

I agree to a point with the author of the article. That point is where she doesn't consider that some of us have specific trigger foods. I could demonstrate by just eating barbecued spareribs or a large grocery store chocolate chip cookie.
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