Foods that set off GERD

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Joan M
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   Posted 2/13/2006 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you find that any foods set off your Gerd.  I like spagettti and meat balls but am afraid that too much tomato sauce will start my Gerd to act up.  I never drink orange juice.  Both of these (orange juice and tomato sauce) have a lot of acid in them.  I try not to eat at night before retiring, nothing for 2 or 3 hours before sleeping.  I also use a special pillow.  I am not real successful with my Gerd.  Do you have any tips? I use nexium 45 mg each day.

Nikib5
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   Posted 2/14/2006 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   

Pizza is a big one for me. I can have a couple slices, but more than that and it sits in my stomach forever. Spaghetti bothers me too, but I'm convinced it's not the so much the sauce that bothers me, but the pasta. That's another thing that just seems to sit in my stomach. Fried foods are  bad for me too.

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CathyA
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   Posted 2/14/2006 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Madthumbs.....are you serious about how all that spicy pepper stuff helps???
Carbs and fats seem to be the worst for me. Butter especially.
Quantity seems to make all the difference for me....... If I'm behaving myself with the amount, I can eat lots of stuff.......but I usually can't control the amount!

Norm1
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   Posted 2/14/2006 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Guys,
It's the pasta, the pizza crust and all those other carbs that are causing your symptoms. I am sure of it. I have written a book providing clear evidence that consumption of excess carbohydrates is the root cause of GERD do to gas production and pressure by gut microorganims consuming all those excess carbs. It is really that simple.

Dr. Norm Robillard

Nikib5
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   Posted 2/15/2006 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Dr. Norm. I appreciate your reply. I've seriously cut back my carbs and feel much better. Now I'm going to have to watch everyone else eat pizza on Friday as our office is having a going away party for someone. Pizza and cake, good grief. I have to say I'm not even tempted, but peer pressure is great.

CathyA
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   Posted 2/15/2006 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   

Madthumbs.....

    I would have never guessed that something like that would work.  Would you have a recipe for your "coctail"?  I knew that stuff cleared out your sinuses, but I never would have thought it would be tolerated by GERD sufferers.  I'll have to try it........and have some mylanta on standby!

  


gpalmos
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   Posted 2/15/2006 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
It's very interesting. I am new to this forum, and I am learning that carbs is bad for GERD. typically when I'm acidic I eat a banana or a small piece of bread.

The foods that set off my gerd are: chocolate, milk, tomatoe based foods, spicy foods, oily foods, and tangy foods. Any citrusy fruits will set it off.

CathyA
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   Posted 2/15/2006 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi gpalmos...........boy, a banana is the worst thing for my GERD! I guess we're all a bit different.

Joan M
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   Posted 2/15/2006 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Dr. Norm: Are you a "real" doctor. I find your carbs thoughts to be interesting and maybe next week I'll lower my carbs and see if I feel any better. Got to keep trying, right?

CathyA
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   Posted 2/15/2006 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I think Dr. Norm is a microbiologist who has GERD himself and sort of discovered along the way that too many carbs gave him GERD symptoms.

lerie
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   Posted 2/15/2006 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Great advice Jennifer.I sometimes share Diet tips to but I always say to ask your Dr. Sometimes lowering carbs can mean your energy levels etc. may be lowered. Please check before doing this one. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. God Bless.
"There is at least one good thing in each and every day we just have to find it and if we look hard enough we will.Somedays we just have to look a little harder than others,but its alway's there."
 
 
lerie


Nikib5
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   Posted 2/16/2006 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the recipe. Would it also help to sprinkle the cayenne on my food? I did that with my lunch.

Popcorn is one of my trouble foods (and yes, it's loaded with carbs). Maybe it's because I also have IBS-D. It creates gas which seems to aggravate things. Rice has lots of carbs too. I can usually tolerate it except if I eat too much.

CathyA
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   Posted 2/16/2006 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the recipe Madthumbs.

Yes, Rice and Popcorn are high in carbs.....but people who have trouble with wheat seem to do okay with rice and/or popcorn. Corn really can mess up my GI tract....but in a different way than wheat. Rice seems to be pretty gentle.
But.....if you're talking about total carbs and if your intestines are getting overloaded with them, and not processing them and creating tons of gas, I think rice and popcorn can contribute just the same.

missie1227
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   Posted 2/16/2006 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
i catch it from the D part if i eat anything with ANY TYPE of acid, orange juice ( only can have it once in a while or in the AM) tomatoes, any peppers spicy caffine choclotae etc.
 
i find thatif i eat early enough in the after noon for dinner, i can squeak by sometimes at night w/o big problems i cant eat late at night-anything
yogurt seems to calm it down
milk cream some puddings and soft cheeses, eggs, some nuts.
i cant take the acid in my system anymore
9-02 crash w/ C-5-6-7 anterior/posterior fusion in neck w/11 screws and 4 metal plates. multilevel HNP at T & L section. FMS, PA in dec 05. SSI approved after 2.5 yr wait. sezuires, CTS, etc. on norco, xanax etc. i dont know what else is wrong with me and neither does anyone else!!!


Nal
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   Posted 2/17/2006 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Its true!!  Cayenne pepper is supposed to be very healing to the stomach!  I know it sounds weird but my homeopathic dr recommends it even.  Low carb is also a good idea.
 
I was told to avoid sugar, caffeine (even decaff coffee can cause problems!!), chocolate, high fat foods and tomato sauce. 
 
Im also coming off of acid blockers.  For some people, they can actually make things a whole lot worse!
 
Nancy

teaman
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   Posted 2/21/2006 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   

Mexican food does me in.

If I eat too much, I pay big time for it, especially if it has some spice to it.

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