Carbohydrate Restriction - The Ultimate Cure for Acid Reflux?

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Norm1
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   Posted 10/24/2005 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
Due to the length of the previous post by the same title, I have been asked to start a new thread what will link to the previous thread. Here is the first original post.
 
"Has anyone tried carbohydrate restriction for relief from GERD? I would very much be interested in hearing from people who have tried this approach and what their results were.
 
I have found and documented, in my new book, evidence that the consumption of excess carbohydrates is the root cause of GERD and by reducing your carbohydrate consumption you can completely eliminate acid reflux with out drugs. This is the only dietary approach that I am aware of, that really works and it only takes a couple of days. I believe this approach will soon be well recognized as the ultimate cure for heartburn. I am curreltly in discussions with Will Yancy, the primary author on a small clinical study showing that reducing carbs can cure heartburn. My book (that I cannot list here) explains why this works and tailors low carb dieting to the treatment of GERD.

If you tried this approach, please share your experiences."

Thanks,

Dr. Norm


diamond911
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   Posted 11/3/2005 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been low carbing to control my blood sugars, since I am diabetic.  I had no idea that it would help the GERD, but I haven't had any heartburn since low carbing.  It used to be a daily problem.  I would vouch that it definately does work.

Norm1
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   Posted 11/3/2005 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Diamond,
Thanks for sharing your positive experience. It really does work. I started low carb to loose weight two years ago and had the exact same experience. I have total control over my symptoms now. What a relief. I also suffered from intestinal gas pain and irregularity. That vanished as well.

Norm

smagee
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   Posted 11/4/2005 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi!

I too suffer tremendously when I eat starchy carbs.  As long as I stay away from grains (that means anything bread related), pasta, rice and potatoes, I am fine.  I have to be careful with the amount of wine I drink, but other than that I am heartburn free as long as I do what I stated above.  I know others may find that certain fruits, milk and chocolate bother them, but they do not bother me. 

Sherryl


Norm1
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   Posted 11/4/2005 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
HI,
It might be a critical mass issue. I can cheat once I have my carb level at a generally low level. Eventually the foods you mention as bad (grains) but also sugar, chocolate, milk (much lactose) and sweet fruits (other than berries) will give me reflux if I consume to many over a couple of days.

Norm

hearty
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   Posted 11/4/2005 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Norm...when you first tried the low carb to lose weight..i assume you were on ppis....how did you know it was the carb restriction and not the meds that made you better....did you just stop the ppis cold turkey....i heard that could result in a nasty rebound of excess acid.
 
 
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Norm1
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   Posted 11/5/2005 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hearty,
I was taking the PPIs and tums, etc. on an irregular basis depending on the severity of my symptoms. I just stopped needing them, like so many others. How are you doing these days?

Take Care,
Norm
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