Just a note on sweeteners. Rather than buying Splenda (there's lots to be said against it) or any other "fake" sweetener, please try all natural Kal brand Stevia. Stevia has no calories, sweetens and tastes like sugar, is made from a plant and contains no chemicals. I buy the 3.5 oz. jar for $20. It lasts several months and I use it in my low acid coffee in the morning and in my decaf iced green tea in the afternoons. Much better for your health than the artificial sweeteners or real sugar.
Dr. Norm, how can I get your diet for GERD? I have the report from Duke University on the study they did with 5 GERD patients and a 20 mg. a day low carb diet. All of them were well within a week and the LES started working again. They surmise some hormone was released with eliminating carbs and caused the LES to function properly, thus eliminating GERD. This happened to each of them in one week. They slowly raised the carb rate to 70 mg. a day and all remained well.
I was diagnosed with GERD/ulcers in esophagus/and gastritis 7 months ago. I was put on two Nexium a day and Sucralfate for a month. I'm still on two Nexium a day and still have pain right below the sternum and sometimes in the upper intestinal area. I never have had problems with chest pain from reflux, it's always felt like I had a duodenal ulcer... The side effects of the Nexium are problematic as well. Besides not being able to eat anything I love, I am fearful of traveling and fearful of being with people because of the side effects of the Nexium. Not to mention that after eating clothing is uncomfortable. I've added DGL Licorice before every meal, which helps somewhat.
I'd sure like a copy of your diet or where I can find it.