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.
asked byAmyLea (30)
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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.
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:
- RAW FOOD WITH EVERY MEAL. BITE FROM THE WHOLE, CHEW VERY WELL.
- raw freshly squeezed cabbage juice four times per day.
- 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.