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Keeping a Heartburn Journal

A Simple Way to Find & Avoid Your Triggers

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  • I'm avoiding fruits/veggies from the Birch and Alder family. For other veggies/fruit I cook, steam, place in microwave for 3 minutes before eating.
  • Gosh, this "random" article is perfect timing. I've been experiencing a lot of heartburn lately. I upped my calories at doctor's request, but my body doesn't seem to be adjusting well. I'm going to start paying more attention to this, and try to avoid the patterns and/or foods causing it. Thanks for the info. I'm already participating in several challenges, incl. sleep and diabetes, so I'm doing a fair amt. of health journaling already. But maybe I can make quick observations on my nutrition notes on the tracker.
  • Gosh, this "random" article is perfect timing. I've been experiencing a lot of heartburn lately. I upped my calories at doctor's request, but my body doesn't seem to be adjusting well. I'm going to start paying more attention to this, and try to avoid the patterns and/or foods causing it. Thanks for the info. I'm already participating in several challenges, incl. sleep and diabetes, so I'm doing a fair amt. of health journaling already. But maybe I can make quick observations on my nutrition notes on the tracker.
  • LAURIEDIARY
    Nothing triggers my GERD like stress! Seems like one day I can eat the food that bothered me the week before. I take a omeprozole (20mg) everyday to keep it in check. Seems to be working. Now that the holidays are upon us, I will have to watch the party food & question what ingredients are in some foods...or not eat them at all.
  • ELONBRO
    Omeprazole is supposed to help but I still get it from stress. Stupid people and computers that don't work properly give me heartburn. :-)
  • I have terrible acid reflex but Ragu tomatoe sauce does not bother me. So weird
  • It's funny but when I eat a fresh tomato it doesn't bother me but let me eat tomato based sauce and it often causes my acid reflux to act up.
  • I noticed that tomato based foods make it worse however when i take my
    Omeprazole i dont usually have any symptoms.. not that i have noticed
  • Definitely going to put this into practice, wish me luck!
  • WDEWYSE
    Tomato based foods really make my acid reflux bad..yikes..but fresh tomatoes do not ..which is good..
  • I am certain I read elsewhere that spicy foods DO NOT cause heartburn. However I do know that the only times I get heartburn is when I am upset at work.
  • this is a great idea
  • I've found that 2 things help mine a lot - one is losing weight, and the other is avoiding carbohydrates. Last year when I lost 25lb on a low carbohydrate diet, the heartburn vanished entirely. When I started eating "normally" again, including carbohydrates, and regained all but 4lb, the heartburn returned with a vengeance.
  • Good advice- I have GERD symptoms at various times of the day and after eating a variety of food. Noting times and foods will help me pinpoint what is causiing my GERD.
    Allie
  • Food allergies also contribute to GERD. My GERD largely abated after my celiac disease diagnosis and eating gluten-free. I control it with eating smaller meals more often - and I eat more alkaline-based foods (ie fruits and veggies). The food diary is SUCH a great tool. IgG antibody tests might be helpful too! - thanks for the article.

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