That's probably true. I think it's part of the point behind the low carb diets as well. There are way too many processed carbs in our food. I don't know if carbs are really the source of a lot of acid reflux, but cutting down on the carbs may certainly help many individuals' health. My wife was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a few years ago and adopted a low carb lifestyle. Not only has the diet cut out acid reflux (she had a mild case) and lowered her blood sugar, but her cholesterol has declined.
I've been having serious acid reflux since August. I have not adopted a stricly low carb diet but I have cut out a lot of the carbs. I've eliminated most bread products, pasta, etc. I'm still eating some high fiber carbs, such as high fiber wraps instead of bread. I have been feeling much better for the last couple of weeks. Well, at least until yesterday when I cheated. My wife and I are considering going on the South Beach Diet, which allows the high fiber carbs. Unfortunately it suggests some spices and tomato sauces, which I've had problems with in the last several weeks.
My gastroenterologist thinks my symptoms are the result of a bad gallbladder. THe problem is that I don't have many of the classic symptoms although a CT indicates it's contracted and has multiple gallstones. A test of the efficiency of the gallbladder indicates it's at 27% but the lab said it was hard to see my gallbladder and the results aren't certain. I still haven't decided whether I should have it removed. Of course, the bad gallbladder is probably the result of our modern diet.