Dr. Jamie Koufman is a, if not THE, pioneer in treating laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Those types of patients need advanced strategies. What helps them is to get a deep understanding of LPR. It enables them to experiment with different diet and treatment approaches. You will not get that in the Dropping Acid books. The book doesn’t say anything about avoiding acid reducers or other medications while on the diet – they can be part of the healing process. I have been on the Induction Reflux diet for 10 days. I have been really strict and have lost 3 pounds already. I would not mind loosing maybe 5 more but I am small and in shape so that would be my limit. To date I have seen no change but I’m continuing with a positive attitude. I did go off the nexium and I’m wondering if I should have continued on it. Please advise. Thanks.
It’s a trigger food for some people. Follow the other non-food guidelines for reflux (no tight clothing, don’t eat before exercising or going to sleep, etc.), and see if you can find any relaxation techniques that help you be less stressed about the reflux as that in itself may be a trigger. The authors say that chamomile tea is the bets tea for refluxers, but most other herbal teas are not okay (Induction Reflux Diet – The Best Foods List). They’re not specific about which other herbal teas might be okay.
Heartburn is not the most common symptom of acid reflux. We now recognize that airway reflux (involving the nose, throat, sinuses, and lungs) may be every bit as important, maybe more important. the smart balance butter Omega-3 blend has Canola, palm, fish, flax, olive oil and soybean oils pea protein, sunflower go to this web-site 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.
If you’re using water as a cooking medium (e.g. boiling vegetables), water from the faucet should be fine. If you’re using it as an end ingredient (e.g. soup), check the pH level of the water from the faucet to see whether it’s acidic, and if so consider how to get un-acidic water. I don’t think it needs to be alkaline. You don’t want to drink a lot before lying down because that will fill you up and could cause the same issues as lying down after eating, but if you have a glass of water or a cup of ginger tea over the course of the evening that should be fine.
spasms are gone, but in October I got the acid induced sore throat. My throat can feel good for four or five days, but if I eat certain foods it comes back. Yesterday I ate canned beets with no listed acidy ingredients and my throat is killing me again. I’m going to do the induction diet and see if the soreness goes away for good following the protocol in this book. According to the FDA Approximate pH of Foods and Food Products (2007) , the pH of ginger is 5.60 – 5.90. That’s above 5, so it should be okay even on the strictest version of this diet. Unless, of course, it’s a trigger food for you (ginger isn’t a trigger for most people).