Wow, you did a great job of putting everything I've ever read about acid control into one post, Boni! Great job!! (Although I had never heard of the Baking Soda trick--good to know!) I've been an acid reflux sufferer, so I know that this is all great advice.
All the things you listed do give me heartburn, so those scientiest and doctors who figure this stuff out, know what they are talking about. If I do mess up and have a late meal, I try to remember to chew gum for like 30 minutes to an hour before bedtime--this seems to work amazing well for me.
I've also found a little trick that works: instead of taking three or four Tums for acid, chew up only one and then drink some water with it. I think they mildly encourage folks not to take it with water...but it may be because they know that it works and folks will use less of their product. I believe the water itself works as an antiacid, and with the tums too, it seems to work very well for me.
The best thing by far (for those overweight, like me) is to lose weight. A few summers ago when I lost that 25 pounds, I was surprised that my acid reflux had totally gone away--and I do mean totally! I plan to get back to that place--it's a good place to be!
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