How I recovered from Gerd

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2012
Total Posts : 178
   Posted 3/24/2014 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
2 yrs ago I had gerd/acid reflux problems so bad that it sent me into depression..thinking its going to consume my entire life but I recovered from it.

What worked for me:

- medication from my specialist
- alkaline water
- probiotic drink ( yakult)
- slept elevated
- vegetarian n no fried, hard to digest foods
- relax your mind n body

I made a full recovery in 2 months. Thou sometimes I still experienced acid reflux but its much much more manageable.

I know how depressing it is to have gerd so I wish everyone here can have a speedy recovery

Prairie ranger
Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2014
Total Posts : 36
   Posted 3/24/2014 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
What medicationp

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 3/24/2014 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing.

Did you have proven GERD via testing, heartburn as a symptom, or both?
If you had been diagnosed as having GERD, did any of the testing verify the causes (i.e. hernia, dysmotility, blown LES, etc?)

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2012
Total Posts : 178
   Posted 3/24/2014 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes I went for endoscopy, diagnosed as gerd, my stomach was inflamed so it gives me pretty bad symptoms then. I couldn't digest any food well as it makes me bloated.

I started drinking alkaline water which makes me let out a lot of smelly gases which I felt relief.

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2013
Total Posts : 88
   Posted 3/25/2014 12:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks.   I am also in a process of recovery and saw someone amazing - and although I cannot confirm if I am fully recovered yet, I no longer have chest pain or tightness, acid reflux, Gerd, bloated brping to relieve chest pressure... no more disturbing esophageal spasms (that were prolly affecting my heart). 
yesterday and today I finally noticed real improvement for the first time in 2 years.   I have seen a world-renowned naturopath in Toronto - all merely based on coincidence as it was not really my intention to see a naturopath after the first one I saw at IHI Toronto which had a very young and inexperienced one and helped only minimally.
The clinic was just an allergy clinic which also had a naturopath doing the consultation.  And I just went there for the allergy test after having a serious episode of chest pain/spasms from rye bread.  Which made my upper stomach twist on itself and I couldn't breathe.   (anyone had that before?).
Anyways it involved a free consultation.  And this guy was the first guy in all the medical or natural medical profession who knew what he was talking about.  He did some very intricate fiddling around with his hands and a lot of fiddling around the gallbladder area and also the liver area. Right away he knew the problem and show me a picture of what he had to clear out of the previous persons gallbladder.  That guy who saw him with the exact same conditions as I.  Sludge-like stuff and deposits to come out of the gall bladder.
He said the problem is caused by that messed up gallbladder and a poorly functioning liver which all causes "referred pain" and the deep bupring and further caused by an abnorally enlarged cross section of I think the upper cross colon or intestine or whatever the one going across is -pushing the stomach upwards, and also the gallbladder and liver referring pain to the esophagus causing the spasms, burping also in combination with this.   Also caused inflamed stomach and possibly a bit of esophageal inflammation which could have led to more acute gastritis.
The reason for this was all the sugar I ate in life, and from drinking this processed milk we all drink and having whey protein shakes for sports, as well as all the other crap and fast food and msg-based foods I ate.  Combined with stress, anxiety, and other poor habits. But mostly the dairy and the whey and especially the sugar and fried food.
He said my gallbladder needs to be cleansed and has its good juice depleted and my liver is also poorly functioning at the moment because of this.  He apparently fixes people with this chest pain/gerd/reflux all the time.
He said in one month I will not have these issues anymore after he fixes me.  I am now in week 2 and feeling symptom-free already.
-All prescription Medications to be tossed.  Including my prevacid, motilium.  And non-prescription Zantac.
With the supplements he gave me, (some from Germany) and one month protocol and diet booklet:
Upon waking up, and at 4pm and at night before bed - immediately put 10 drops of R37 tincture from germany in an oz of water held under the tongue for a minute before ingesting 
-15 minutes before all three main meals - 2 Pure Encapsulations brand digestive enzymes 15-30 minutes before a meal and same with pascoflair passionflower extract for the anxiety.   With lemon water.
15 minutes to 30 minutes after all meals  - Pure Encapsulations brand Probiotics (1 of them) and one Douglas laboratories brand Caprylex capsule
-25 drops of peppermint oil in water - can take after one of the meals and once at night
1 hour before dinner - a couple times a week, half a lemon squeezed into a half ounce of olive oil - drink, and lie down and on my right
And for one month (but preferably one year and preferably for good):
No Sugar except for some fruits (absolutely none, no cookies, no muffins, no cake, NOTHING) - can cheat on sunday a bit after first 2 weeks, I cheated first week
No Dairy or milk (except only a very pure form of kefir if I have to cheat, and just a few spoons)
No Coffee (the toughest one for me, I cheat once a week on sunday)
No Beer or Barley based -
No Fried or processed food at all
No Spice or heavy flavors - bland as can be
Eggs are ok but if possible not chicken ones (forget which, its in the booklet)
-Almond Milk allowed, and almond yogurt allowed. 
Soy is bad.  Whey is bad.  (will get me on a vegetarian protein for gym in a month)
-Boxed cereals usually bad - labels usually explain.
-Boiled organic oat-bran for breakfast with some cooked organic oats in almond milk one day, next day hardboiled egg with a bit of whole grain toast
And to avoid the things I became completely intolerant to when having a non-functioning stomach such as:
-avoid rye
-avoid sulphites
-avoid quinoa 
-avoid garlic 
-avoid vinegary sauces and dressings
-avoid creamy sauces and dressings
-stay away from 99% of restaurants because of MSG
If I must have gluten during the recovery month then, Only Whole grain bread, preferably toasted lightly
-Sweet potato emphasized, regular potato acceptable, short grain brown rice acceptable
-Some fish (forget which types)
-Lean chicken allowed and pork allowed
-Fat to be gotten from olive oil and after treatment, a bit of  of pork, duck or chicken fat allowed to be reintroduced
-incorporate lots of vegetables except cucumber
-heavy on fruits except for melons (go blueberries - wild only, apples, a little bit of strawberries)
-easy on bananas
-raw tomatoes slowly reintroduced in later weeks
-a very clean and not heavily refined pasta sauce is ok later after treatment with rice-based pasta
-do not combine too many types of foods at one sitting, keep it simple
-only Condiments - mustard or a bit of dijjon mustard is allowed, NO ketchup
-NO mayo during treatment month
-easy on beans, chickpeas very little, re-introduce later
And said to stay away from supplements found in pharmacies.  They have lots of fillers and additives. 
He also looked at all my supplements, and said Natural Factors Supplements is about the only mainstream brand that is acceptable and to throw every other one I got from shoppers drug mart and rexall in the garbage.
To try to get to bed at 10:30, and before 11. 
Said symptoms will be a bit aggravated for the first week of treatment, especially if i stray off the course of the diet, and to NOT over eat. Keep the meals small. And can lose some weight.   Its a heavy treatment.

Post Edited (7Stringer) : 3/25/2014 7:35:29 AM (GMT-6)

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2013
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 3/25/2014 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
7stringer, can u post his or name I would like to contact this person and see him via internet.
Sounds like I have exactly what you are talking about. I have made some great improvement but I would like to talk with this person. Maybe he or she could recommend someone in my area. Thx

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2013
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 3/25/2014 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
7stringer, where were your symptoms. I get a bloated pinch sometimes below my ribs along the large intestines. It's a horizontal path below the rib cage. Not really behind the rib cage but below it. Barely.
I used to eat so much dairy, sugar and whey protein . Lots of sugar and dairy. I have always thought this was my issue. Because of Barrett's I have made a lot of the changes you mentioned have had success. The probiotic that has helped the most is one that MOS in it. You can google MOS and probiotic. But it has helped along with no sugar and dairy. I can always send you my email if you don't want to post his or her name. Thanks a HUGE amount.

New Member

Date Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 3/25/2014 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Please, can u post naturopath's name or adress in Toronto. I' been looking for good one but with no luck....
Just recently had been diagnosed with GERD and doctor prescribed Nexium but just don't wanna go down that road. If u don't wanna post it I can send you my e-mail.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, September 24, 2018 11:51 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,329 posts in 329,327 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161827 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, a8166008.
153 Guest(s), 0 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details