I am not allowed to promote my new book or mention my web site, but I think it's alright to mention that I have found and documented evidence that excess that it it the consumption of excess carbohydrates is the root cause of GERD and by reducing your carbohydrate consumption you can completely eliminate acid reflux. This is the only dietary approach that I am aware of, that really works and it only takes a couple of days. Has anyone tried this and, if so, have you had any luck?
Have you noticed that many of the trigger foods you mention contain carbohydrates. coffee (most add sugar), alcohol (often with sweet mixers or carbs in beer, wine or the alcohol itself is not a trigger). fried food is often breaded, milk (lactose), etc.
The answer is under our noses. Give a try to significantly lowering your carbs. It really works. Just try it for two days. I would be interested in your experience with this approach.