Newbie here....paleo helps heartburn?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 04, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Just wanted to drop a quick "hi!" to everyone.

I started about 4 days ago and let me tell you, I'm already feeling like a million bucks! I haven't had to take a single one of my prescription pills to assist with heartburn - which is a HUGE thing for me! I was getting pretty nasty heartburn almost daily. Plus, I have more energy with every day that passes. Losing 1.5lbs in 3 days wasn't a hardship either!!!

Looking forward to learning more from the site!

~ Heather ~



on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I have been on Dexilant for a year! After starting paleo 8 days ago I have had heartburn only once with no Dexilant. That was probably caused by the enormous amount of spice I put in the chilli I had made. Amazing to not have heartburn or pills anymore isn't it?



on April 05, 2012
at 02:36 AM

Yup same here, no heartburn in the absence of soda/diet, corn/wheat/sugar. Works like a charm.



on April 04, 2012
at 08:36 PM

Yes, after 15 years on stuff like Prilosec I was totally off it within 3 weeks. When I went on a neo-binge, though, it came right back and took a few days to go away again.



on April 04, 2012
at 08:32 PM

ender - you betcha!!! :)



on April 04, 2012
at 08:26 PM

I wanted to get the howdy out of the way first, but you need to edit this into a question we can answer in order to keep it open. Otherwise, it will be closed soon as "not a real question." Regards,

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on April 04, 2012
at 08:20 PM

Well howdy there! Welcome. I suffered years of GERD so I know exactly what you're talking about. Nowadays on the very rare occasions that I feel an instant of mild burn a sip of water is all I need. Keep up the good work!


on April 05, 2012
at 02:34 AM

I too was on omeprazole (prilosec) daily for GERD. I didn't get traditional symptoms so much as tightness in my throat and this very uncomfortable and annoying "frog" noise which is hard to explain. Since going paleo, I have been completely off medication. I never have the symptoms unless I slip up and eat a meal of heavy processed carbs..... not even when I eat something acidic or spicy like traditional wisdom dictates. If you haven't already, you should check out: http://chriskresser.com/heartburn Opened my eyes a lot.

Good luck!

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