Over the past several years, I've become aware of how so many of our society's medical problems are probably a result of our unhealthy eating habits. There's been suggestions made by some posters that GERD is caused by fermentation of undigested carbs......which sounds really quite possible to me. Sometimes people can find out what they're doing wrong, nutrition-wise, and change it, and thereby become much healthier people who feel really good.
Maybe I'm just weak or something, but gosh........it is sooooooooo hard for me to cut back on carbs. I do know that carbs beget carbs, and the more you eat, the more you want. It is truly a type of addiction. But for me, even though I go through really healthy spells, and eat in a way that makes me feel good and stay healthy, I find it pretty much a daily battle most of the time to not eat the "bad" stuff. I think alot of how we eat depends on the biochemistry we inherited. For some, it's easy to pass up deserts and carbs.........like my husband. He just doesn't have a problem saying no to deserts, and second helpings. His whole family is like this. I know there's alot to be said for nature vs nurture, but I do think some of us have some bad luck, genetically. Anyhow......I was wondering if some of you also struggle to quit eating those things that give us conditions like GERD.
It just never made sense to me that our bodies would crave things that were bad for it. But mine sure does.........and I wish it would stop it!! I think a big problem is that our bodies ARE primitive. They sense when we might find a "food" that would sustain us for days at a time (high fat), and give us a huge search of energy (sugar). But in today's world.......there's an endless supply of it out there, and our bodies haven't figured out that we can't just keep eating and eating that stuff..........unless we're going out every day to hunt a wooley mammouth or outrun a tiger! Sorry to ramble. I just get tired of this seemingly endless struggle to not want to eat things that give me pain.