I've had GERD for several years now and so does my husband. In fact we both have Barrett's esophagus, too. I've taken an active interest in the foods that cause problems with this condition and thought I'd pass along some of them to you...
I think we've all heard the obvious ones, like alcohol, citrus foods and juices, fried, fatty, greasy foods, spicy foods, chocolates and coffee, tomato products and peppermint. There are some others that I wasn't aware of (in some cases) and thought I'd add them here, in case you've never come across these either...
Whole milk, chocolate milk, sodas, mint tea...or how about sweet rolls and doughnuts? Pies, cookies, cakes, ice cream?
Gravies, heavy cream, meat drippings and butter? Potato Chips, pasta with cream sauces, cream soups, cream style veggies?
I guess when I look them over now, it makes sense that these could aggravate the symptoms of GERD as well!
I hope this helps someone - Hugs, Teri http://healthology.healingwell.com/webcast_transcript.asp?f=heartburn&c=gi_myths