Dr. Jamie Koufman is a, if not THE, pioneer in treating laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). I came across the book on the internet and after I’ve read all the above comments, decided to carry on buying it. My silent reflux even resulted in asthma!! Hopefully I will get better in the near future – will give myself talks about it at least 6 months as I think it’s a reasonable time to make sure if it works or not. Praying that starting to eat differently will help. Now to wait for the book to reach me. When it comes to lemons, this nutritionist is incorrect. Consuming acidic fruits will only worsen reflux, and should be avoided.
1. You can make low-fat versions white sauces like the White Clam sauce featured in the book, or simply enjoy enjoy pasta with a table spoon of good olive oil and fresh herbs. Getting a neutral party to do a study and providing the necessary funds for a dietary treatment approach is close to impossible. There are no parties with a monetary interest in the diet and deep enough pockets involved. You cannot put a patent on a diet or specific foods. This book is an overview of what to eat if you have GERD and some recipes. If you suffer from occasional heartburn this book would help; that said, I’d just cut back on the usual culprits and not convert to these extremely bland recipes before you had too. Bo-ring.
Many people are writing to me that they do not manage to get better with reflux treatment. When I ask them to describe their symptoms, they sometimes sound much more like neuropathy than reflux. TJ, I hope you are eating organic tofu, otherwise you are just feeding your body GMO’s and toxic substances. Soybeans soak up the most aluminum from the ground of any bean, I avoid all soy and soy derivitives in food when I shop, too much controversy over soy and breast cancer, thyroid problems, memory loss, etc. Below is a description of the food recommendations in the diet. Induction Maintenance Foods to avoid or limit There’s a lot more in the book.
Cocoa itself can be a trigger food, whether it has fat or not – you should see how you personally react to it. White chocolate doesn’t actually contain any cocoa powder, but it’s fatty in itself can be a trigger – the book says that dark chocolate is less of a trigger than high-fat milk chocolates, so white chocolate is more likely to set off your reflux than dark chocolate. the smart balance butter Omega-3 blend has Canola, palm, fish, flax, olive oil and soybean oils pea protein, sunflower lecithin it also says it hasLactic acid in it, and it is 9G per tablespoon. I am looking for something that could be spread on toast etc. I can’t remember if the book said to avoid butter or is just in the induction period. Do you think that this blend is doable on the diet. I wish I could test the PH of it.