I've been doing pale for 2 months and recently removed heavy cream from my diet due to a weight loss stall. I'm not eating any other forms of dairy except for the occasional pastured butter. As a consequence my relatively high fat intake has been reduced to about equal that of my protein, leaving me with 10% carbs and roughly 45% of fat and protein. Since doing this I have developed acid reflux for the first time in my life. The only thing that I am doing different is the fat ratio, and I have been doing well on paleo in all other aspects. Is this heartburn due to the reduction in fats relative to protein? Do high protein diets in general lead to stomach issues?
asked byJessica_4 (135)
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on May 26, 2011
at 04:24 AM
on January 10, 2013
at 01:39 AM
For what it's worth, as a lifelong heartburn sufferer, I find it very hard to believe that my esophagus is burning like mad because of not enough acid.
Baking soda fixes it pronto. Here's a tip: after you take it, dance around a bit and see what happens. All that belching it definitely NOT caused by buffering excess stomach acid.
On the upside, I pretty much know now what causes heartburn for me, at least in general. Overeating. People say grains, fat, this or that but the fact is, if I eat like an Asian, I don't get heartburn no matter what I eat. I can even eat a slice or two of pizza, no prob. But the normal 5-6 slices? Nuclear.
on May 26, 2011
at 04:40 AM
You follow Todd's links to Richard and Chris and your gerd will be gone.
Basically, your problem is not enough digestive acids in your gut...which is exactly opposite of what the TV ads for Nexium, Prolosec want you to believe. Those acid soppers will just exerbate the problem.
Haven't had gerd in years since getting my gut flora fixed.