Oh please, stop complaining about DGL licorice not tasting good!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cured myself with DGL and I didn't give a darn what anything tasted like. I tried just about everything ever mentioned on this site and elsewhere. DGL does work but you have to take more than one at a time (dissolve slowly in mouth with saliva 20 min. before eating anything and at night - don't drink after taking it at night and don't drink alot during meals either). I took 3-4 at the beginning and then tapered down to 2. It took me one month to heal my esophagus.
Think about it, it's common sense, you are using something that coats the esophagus so that the food going down doesn't cause more damage. Very important at night also since it helps to heal the esophagus.
As far as apple cider vinegar, it's a good vinegar to use after you heal. It actually reduces acid in the stomach just like lemon juice does (these are two very alkaline liquids BUT alkaline in the stomach NOT going down thru the esophagus). Check out all my postings on alkaline way of eating while you are healing. Basically it's going totally vegetarian - no dairy - no caffeine - no alcohol - no acid anything (tomatoes, orange juice etc.) not much of anything other than extremley nutritious foods such as ----- tofu (for protein), quinoa grain (fed south americans for 5,000 yrs), millet (you can buy puffed one in supermarkets, sustained middle east for 4,000 yrs), poached/steamed white chicken meat, steamed fish fillet. Eat alot of watermelon - the most alkaline of fruits.
I would have done ANYTHING to get rid of the horrible GERD symptoms I had......and I only had them for a little over a month. I don't know what you people are doing living the way you do with this horrible disorder.
Try the DGL......nothing to lose other than GERD!
Everything I did I posted on this site, you have to check back on my postings. I read this whole site when I got GERD to get information.
Good luck, and I will check back every few months since I see many of you do not go back and check earlier postings.