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Hack my GERD please

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 10, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I know a lot of people have had paleo "cure" or at least really help their GERD, but I seem to be one of the unlucky ones that goes in the opposite direction. I've been hovering around 50-60 carbs/day for the last two weeks, and my heartburn is out of control. Please talk me down from popping a whole pack of Prilosec. I'm almost two months into paleo and I'm just not seeing the relief I hoped for. Am I one I'd those who actually has too much acid and not to little? Enzymes don't seem to help. Boo hoo.

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on July 11, 2012
at 10:03 PM

I used DGL (without fructose) and had very good results. Then I discovered a product called Aloecran that has aloe vera in it. From day ONE I stopped having reflux pain. I was on Prilosec for 10 years+, too, with terrible heartburn all the time. I love the Aloecran. Hope you find what works best for you.

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on July 10, 2012
at 10:43 PM

Please describe what exactly you eat. Otherwise, there's no way to tell if you're doing something that may be easily tweaked. My own reflex is non-existent when I completely avoid FODMAPS. That's hard to do and my guess is that you're still having plenty despite being low carb.

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on July 10, 2012
at 07:42 PM

Thank you! That sounds promising! Cabbage juice though? Lol that's a new one. ;)

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on July 10, 2012
at 06:21 PM

Despite Paleo, I can't get off my Reflux meds. (sorry, no help)

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on July 10, 2012
at 06:34 PM

If you are coming off any meds there is usually a rebound period. When I went off my PPIs it was an... interesting couple of weeks. I was pounding back antacids when it got really bad but it settled eventually and is now completely gone unless I relapse with my eating. It makes for a good negative reinforcement.

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on July 10, 2012
at 07:05 PM

I have an answer! I am not a doctor but since I started hating all doctors recently, I am proud I not one.

I just got off PPIs and I am doing much much much better.

This is MY PERSONAL THEORY (there is absolutely no research behind it - just my gut feeling).

As soon as a person who is gluten sensitive (there is a huge difference between a celiac an a gluten sensitive person) goes gluten-free, his/her immune system goes haywire. And it produces autoimmune response in a weird way. Your acid production has an autoimmune nature.

So here is my solution:

  1. RAW FOOD WITH EVERY MEAL. BITE FROM THE WHOLE, CHEW VERY WELL.
  2. raw freshly squeezed cabbage juice four times per day.
  3. DGL (I use Nature's Best) - take out of a capsule and chew very well 500 mg twice per day

DGL works like Tagamet, but it is so much better for you.

Good luck!

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on July 10, 2012
at 07:42 PM

Thank you! That sounds promising! Cabbage juice though? Lol that's a new one. ;)

3c86170af93926dc8b7a03a98ad12bc9

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on July 11, 2012
at 10:03 PM

I used DGL (without fructose) and had very good results. Then I discovered a product called Aloecran that has aloe vera in it. From day ONE I stopped having reflux pain. I was on Prilosec for 10 years+, too, with terrible heartburn all the time. I love the Aloecran. Hope you find what works best for you.

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