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Question From Personal Experience: Gluten, Acid Reflux, Cheerios

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 07, 2013 at 3:46 PM

When I was 16 years old I was diagnosed with acid reflux and IBS. I am now 25.

Before I went Paleo a few months ago, whenever I experienced a bad reflux attack I learned by trial and error to eat some Cheerios to soothe the pain during the attack, and eventually the pain was would subside.

Why did the pain and attack subside since gluten irritates the gut? What, if anything in the Cheerios could have possibly soothed the pain?

These questions are purely for educational purposes. I do not eat Cheerios or anything related anymore.

Thank you for your insight and information.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

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on January 07, 2013
at 07:51 PM

I havfe noticed that as well. Since I went Paleo, my reflux attacks are not as intense, and do not happen as often.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

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on January 07, 2013
at 04:33 PM

Your question about Viglink you posted is exactly what I am talking about. For the past two weeks many of my questions ended up with these links that I did not add myself.

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on January 07, 2013
at 04:19 PM

Or you could have inadvertently installed a browser plug-in (when installing something else unrelated) that is adding the links

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on January 07, 2013
at 04:19 PM

Could be this: http://paleohacks.com/questions/168961/meta-paleohacks-using-viglink-is-this-new

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

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on January 07, 2013
at 04:13 PM

Any idea who keeps adding links to my posts? This person was doing this to my posts last week. Is it a spammer?

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

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on January 07, 2013
at 04:12 PM

Hmm.. in terms of food, let me think back: water, milk (I was under the impression it had a coating affect), bread (I was under the impression it would soak up the acid), carbonated water, crackers (see bread). Those are the only onces I can remember. This was before Paleo. When I was in HS my attacks were very painful and could last a lengthy amount of time.

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on January 07, 2013
at 04:04 PM

can you list some of the other foods you tried during your trial and error that did not soothe the pain?

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on January 07, 2013
at 04:16 PM

Acid reflux is typically too little stomach acid, not too much. When you ate the highly acidic "Cheerios", it balanced the acidity temporarily.

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on January 07, 2013
at 07:47 PM

I found that any food soothed the pain for a short while. I also found that unless I ate something every two hours, the pain would start. Now I have cut the gluten, grains and dairy I don't get any heart burn, acid reflux, bloating or pain.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

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on January 07, 2013
at 07:51 PM

I havfe noticed that as well. Since I went Paleo, my reflux attacks are not as intense, and do not happen as often.

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on January 07, 2013
at 05:40 PM

You should get great relief from reflux by eliminating ALL grains and dairy. Dairy feels good going down because it does feel like it soothes the throat but it feels awful coming back up--that's been my experience! The sugars in milk, and perhaps the casein too, are the worst reflux trigger for me.

Removing grains has been the best treatment ever for reflux, and I stay VLC, too.

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