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   Posted 3/4/2013 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
LIN99OUE said....


I have been suffering with Gerd off and on. Mostly because I don't adhere to a proper diet. I got thinking of how our ancestors never even heard of acid reflux or even yeast infections. The difference I believe is that they didn't have the junk food or additives we have today. They also had natural drinking water like well water or spring water. So, I saw a few sites on ph balance and looked up what ph is. Its a proper balance of alkaline and acid. I've heard that we can have too much of either. I went to my local health store and bough ph strips to see where my ph is at. No surprise I was very low. Then , I saw an alkaline stick and asked what it was about. You put it in your water and it makes your water alkaline. So, I got it and am going to give it a go. Also, I found eating a banana or some canteloupe very soothing on my acidic stomach. Another thing I did was take a teaspoon of raw honey 3 times a day to soothe my sore oesophagus/throat especially the one at bedtime. I'll keep you posted on how this stuff works. I also heard that if you have large doses of alkaline forming foods you can have small amounts of acid forming foods. I hope my sharing this will help anyone. This reflux is the pits.

I started a new thread for you. The old thread is closed.
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#3 on 8/24/11

opnwhl4
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   Posted 3/4/2013 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Lin.

The thread you found is very, very old. You can post your own and probably get more answers. Just hit "post new topic."

As was said there aren't really any natural remedies that will cure GERD. However, you may be able to reduce your symptoms if you find you have specific food triggers. You are right in suspecting additives, not that they necessarily are your problem.
Alcie said...

I was able to get rid of most of my reflux by keeping a food journal - natural and free. My allergist got me doing this and later doing some food challenges. I still had a bad lower esophageal sphincter and needed acid reducers to keep the fluid that flowed into my throat at night. I also got rid of my heart arrhythmias that were triggered by my esophagus and stomach not tolerating specific foods. My problem turned out to be sulfites - a common additive but also natural in a few foods like wine and beer. You may not have a similar problem, but it's worthwhile to spend a couple of months writing down everything you ingest to see if it helps. The commonly cited "GERD Diet" didn't do anything for me. I tolerate many foods in it and cannot eat other foods.

Do you have any reflux when you go to bed after eating? The would be an indication of a possible lower esophageal valve not working properly.

In any case, seeing a gastroenterologist is my best advice. We're not doctors here on the forum. We can only tell our own experiences.
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#3 on 8/24/11
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