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lobstahguy
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   Posted 3/3/2014 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive seen this information and even followed most of it, but ive never done all the steps necessary to give it a chance. Ive had it with doctors and pills and there is no way i can take a stomach surgery. THis is my last chance. This book is free but the site would appreciate donations. Im going to follow it to the letter. If anybody else wants to join me, let me know. It might help to have some inspiration. Here is the link, just right click on the book and it willl download to a pdf http://www.natural-reflux-cure.com/acid-reflux-donate.html

Alcie
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   Posted 3/3/2014 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Some of the book is pretty good if you are only at the very basic level of studying, but read the disclaimer first (at the very bottom).

He's got a handle on the idea that sometimes chemical sensitivity triggers reflux (not his terms), but eating only raw vegetables is not the only solution, or even always healthy. Eating only locally grown foods is not sensible once you know that lots of soils are either poor in required nutrients or planting for so many years has depleted them.

I agree with not eating junk food, but many fast food places offer healthy options now.

How you treat your stomach problem depends totally on the cause. Neither juicing nor pills are going to repair a bad LES. If it worked there would be all sorts of journal articles.

While you may get some value from following this book, it is not your last chance. I sincerely hope you will get some relief from trying this. Please let us know how it works out!

lobstahguy
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   Posted 3/3/2014 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
It is my last chance. I have tried all the pills and i am not a candidate for surgery.

javery
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   Posted 3/4/2014 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I skimmed through the ebook and it is basically what I am and have been doing for the past few months. I don't eat anything man-made anymore most of the time (only once or twice a week such as icecream or chocolate), only drink water, and make everything from fresh, non-processed foods. I don't even eat anything canned anymore. Each week I buy fresh fruits and vegetables and fresh meat that hasn't been frozen or seasoned. I do all the preparation and cooking myself. I also juice every morning with fresh fruits and vegetables. I will say that in the beginning it was hard and I didn't think I'd be able to keep up with it because it added 30-45 minutes to the amount of time it takes for dinner each night and 15-20 minutes for getting ready for work in the morning. But after doing it for awhile I got used to it and couldn't imagine going back. I believe that our bodies have the ability to heal if we provide it with the right things and give it time.

I went from getting heartburn and 3-5 tums wouldn't help at all to 1 tums is more than enough. It used to take my body 5+ hours to digest foods and now food never stays in my stomach for more than an hour or two depending on what I eat. I get heartburn much less frequently and it is still continuing to get better. I have more energy on less sleep and enjoy my life much more. I know that everyone's source of heartburn is different, but given time and the right nutrients, your body has the ability to heal itself.

I hope you have the success I have had so far with this lifestyle and I am here to answer any questions or help you along your way. I am happy that I made the choice and will never look back. I'm even working on a daily basis to get my kids to eat the way I am so they don't have to go through all of this. They are only 1 and 4 years old so they don't understand any of it right now, but I will be sure to educate them more as they get older so they can make the right choices. I wish I would have known more when I was younger.

I went from 40mg of Protnix once a day in September of last year and I am down to half a Pepcid Complete tablet twice a day now from following these eating habits and am slowly decreasing the medication. Some days I feel as though I'll never get off some sort of medications but other days I feel that when enough time passes, then I'll be free from all medications. In any case, I'd rather keep on what I'm taking now than go back to the PPI's as I know I feel much better now than I did then.

lobstahguy
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   Posted 3/4/2014 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Javery, that is really great to hear. God speed to you. My story is a little different. I woke up with a lump in my throat and a hoarse voice when i had a Bravo capsule place in my esophagus. That was exactly one year ago today and i have been put on every horrible medication every made. I have at least 20 different prescriptions. All of them have made me sicker. I had my gallbladder out before Christmas and i had hope that this would help me, but it has actually made things worse. I can feel the food sitting in my stomach now as well. I see no way i could handle any surgery, so this is pretty much it for me. Any tips you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Im about as sick as you can get.

javery
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   Posted 3/4/2014 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry about the longer post but there is a lot of information that can help.

If you haven't already, I would suggest giving Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead a watch. You can get more details on how to watch it here: http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/. To sum it up, it's about a guy from Australia who was able to get off his medications by going on a juice fast. Although it worked for him, a juice fast may not be the best route for you, but supplementing with juicing would be a great help. I believe the things he states about phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables with how they help the body heal itself.

Unfortunately, as you have found out, most modern medical professionals know a lot about what different medications are supposed to do, but don't know much about finding the source of the problem and fixing that. Through many hours of research, I have found that a lot of our illnesses tend to stem from our digestive system. I think you are on the right track with changing your lifestyle to help get your digestive system on track and help get you to living a better life.

If you are dependent on certain types of foods, then it may be a little harder. The way I think about food is that it is necessary in order to live and I don't need to eat certain things in order to enjoy life. The way I see it is you can say either one or the other about yourself: "I live to eat" or "I eat to live". I can say "I eat to live" about myself but many people tend to fall under "I live to eat". I interpret "I live to eat" as "I eat what I want, when I want, because I love food". I interpret "I eat to live" as "I eat in order to survive and not feel hungry". If your state of mind is not in the "I eat to live" state, then the first step is to get there so you won't be tempted by all of the processed foods that taste good but aren't good for you.

If you you can find a naturopathic doctor around your area, I would also go and see them as they tend to work with you in finding the root cause of your problem and fixing it from the inside out. It may take awhile to see some results at first, but as you continue to stick with it and let your body heal, you will slowly get better. The biggest thing is to never give up. If you have hobbies that make you happy, then it is also good to spend time doing these as well to fill up your time. It gives your mind less time to wonder and puts you in more of an overall happier state of well being.

If you are on PPI's, or any type of acid suppressing medication, then you will also need to start getting off of them. I cut off cold turkey at first, but I would not suggest that as it was the worst few weeks of my life. I would slowly decrease the amount as you change your lifestyle. Supplementing will also help. I haven't tried everything that is suggested and not sure which works better, but I know that different items will help. A naturopathic doctor would know which ones to do based on your symptoms.

I'm not sure how much you know about how acid secretion works in the stomach or not but I'll give a high level view. The body will determine the amount of acid to produce based on the foods you eat. When taking acid suppressing medication, your body doesn't think it's producing enough, so it will create more gastrin (which is what tells the body how much acid to produce), but the acid suppressing medication prevents the acid from getting produced, so your gastrin levels build up. This is what makes it difficult to get off the medication because when you stop, your gastrin levels are way too high and you are producing too much acid. This is why you need to taper down gradually. Once you start to allow your body to produce acid again, it can start to break down foods as it is designed to and the healing process can begin. Without allowing your body to produce acid, you will have very little success in helping your body heal so you can live a better life.

I hope this information helps you in your journey. I can help you find more information on anything specific if you want. Just let me know. I tend to research almost every food I eat and determine if it is really helping me in my goals or not. I also do a lot of research on any supplements I have taken as well as different parts of the body to understand what each part of the body is essential for in order to make sure I am taking in what my body needs in order to work correctly. One of the biggest things is to understand how your body works in order to know what to take in so your body can do what it is designed to do.

javery
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   Posted 3/4/2014 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
One more thing as I have it in my mind. If you can get a chance to and haven't alreay read it, "Fast Tract Digestion Heartburn: Clinically Proven Diet Solution to Treat and Prevent Acid Reflux and GERD without Drugs" is a good read as it explains a lot about the digestive system. A lot of it makes sense to me but I don't agree with some of the things in there as I tend to go more with the Paleo lifestyle where it limits your eating habits differently than the Fast Tract diet. But the explanation of things is done really good by the author and it helps the reader understand what may be the underlying cause(s).
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