How To Get Rid of Acid Reflux

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how-to-get-rid-of-acid-refluxHello and welcome. I have been a long term sufferer of acid reflux, or GERD (or GORD in the UK – gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)  as it is often called, and in an attempt to finally find out how to get rid of acid reflux I’ve set up this website to document my ongoing efforts, and share those with visitors to the site. If you are reading this, I assume you will be looking for a solution to your own, or someone you know’s, discomfort. I hope that you will share your own experiences and understanding, and possibly between us we can conquer this debilitating disease.

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According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Digestive Diseases, sixty million people experience heartburn at least once a month and twenty five million experience symptoms daily. That’s a lot of people. As a result, an industry has grown up around finding relief and even a cure for the condition. But much of that industry is devoted to easing the dollars/pounds/(substitute your own currency) out of your hands in exchange for, at best, dubious advice, and at worst dangerous and addictive drugs.

I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with stumbling across “miracle cure” websites which promise to reveal how to get rid of acid reflux  with only 3 (substitute your own number) common household ingredients in 3 (substitute your own timeframe) days? Websites which involve long, repetitive, videos, or interminable “squeeze” pages which require lots of scrolling down, “delighted” customer testimonials and “buy now before the price goes up” statements? Have you bought any of these products? If so it would be great if you could share your experience here.

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I should say straight away that I cannot offer a “miracle cure” for acid reflux. From what I have read, what works for one may not work for another, but the more knowledge we can accumulate and share, the better the chance of finding relief for each one of us. If you’re looking for a place to start, please join me by signing up for the newsletter to get updates as they occur and get to read the exclusive, subscriber-only post ”68 Ways to Get Rid Of Acid Reflux or Reduce the Symptoms”.

Please do comment on the posts wherever you can with your own experience or just to share thoughts. Hopefully with a shared approach we can all find out how to get rid of acid reflux.

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2 thoughts on “How To Get Rid of Acid Reflux

  1. Tonya

    I shared this on another site and agreed to share here with you as well. I have excessive phlegm every single day. I have to clear my throat for at least 2 hours after every meal. It is really annoying. I was diagnosed with GERD in 2010 and for 6 months used Prilosec as the doctor prescribed. After 6 months I just had to quit using them because my problems got worse and worse. I couldn’t digest food at all. Food would just sit uncomfortably in my stomach for far too long. So I thought I had low acid. I took HCL supplements for a while and it helped a little but I still got persistent heartburn. I have had all kinds of tests done. So I went to a nutritionist and did an elimination diet. I cut out dairy, eggs, and wheat/gluten. ALL of my problems went away completely in just a few short days! I did this elimination for a full 12 weeks. It was hard, but I needed to get better. Boy did I get better!! Well after 12 weeks at the direction of the nutritionist, I slowly added dairy back first. I immediately got phlegm. Then I added back eggs, and I also got phlegm and coughing. Then I added back wheat/gluten. OMG! I thought it was going to be the death of me. Gastro distress, gas, pain, indigestion, heartburn, etc. Just plain awful. I have had tests done for celiac and it came back negative. But I do know for a fact that I am sensitive to dairy and wheat/gluten. I have no problems when I eat rice or cereals like rice chex and no problems with potatoes. Rice contains no wheat/gluten and neither do potatoes. I highly recommend you try a “complete” elimination diet. You have to be patient and follow through in order to truly know. So many foods have hidden wheat/gluten. Things like BBQ sauces and Soy Sauces. You have to be persistent for 12 weeks and read everything. It has changed my life eliminating the things that truly irritate my system. I miss dairy quite a bit, but I substituted milk with almond milk for rice cereals and for some reason frozen yogurt does not irritate me as much, so I only have that once in a while.

    1. Post author

      Thanks for the info, Tonya, this is really helpful. I have tried a primal diet – ie low carb – and significantly reduced dairy, but not given it up. None of that has helped me (though I know it has others). Since I had a bit of a health shock ( I had tests for Pancreatic cancer – now clear) I’ve been largely free of acid reflux, with just the occasional bout of reflux. I’m not sure why – I’ve written about it here. When (as I have had it on and off for many years) it returns I’ll go for the elimination diet.


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