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Dietary Tips for Digestive Distress

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Losing some weight and cutting sugar and wheat carbs and all the reflux is gone ... Report
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I was told by a Professor with a doctorate and works with hundreds of different families of chiles all day, that the capsaicin in capsicums actually fight the stuff that produce ulcers and help your digestive health. Your receptors might be firing, but it isn't physically doing damage. Report
Wouldn't it just be easier to say "don't eat"?? Report
Yikes, I eat all but 6 of the items on the list. Report
If you stop eating all the foods on the list, what is there left to eat? Report
Ditto what Woubbie said.
I have had GERD for more than 20 years.
I can eat all kinds of fatty or spicy foods without heartburn, but a few bites of bread will bring on the pain.
As my GI recommends, eat a "no white" diet Report
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if you have a little heartburn eat 1/2 banana Report
No starch, no sugar, no GERD. Report
Drinking water can cause my Gerd at night. If it is really bad at night even though I took my morning meds a tablespoon of vinegar will help the burning in your throat. Took me awhile to try this as it seemed so strange but it did work. Report
A tbs of juice from a jar of pickles can relieve indigestion very quickly. Report
Helpful, but the list is only a very general guide. Many foods that bother me aren't on the list. Other helpful foods are. For example, I have found that peppermint is actually good for my belly. Nuts are good, too, in moderation and chewed thoroughly, especially for those of us trying to keep our fiber intake up. I think you have to keep a food diary and just figure it out for yourself what bothers you and what doesn't Report
To Princessdi62, I have heard of LINX, but it is fairly new technology. Last year I had Nissan fundoplication for severe GERD. It's major surgery and not for everyone, but I am pretty much reflux free after having reflux since I was a small child, so I am pleased with the outcome. Report
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What amazes me is that nobody is mentioning the importance of drinking plain ordinairy water.Quite often the acidity felt is due to the body being in need of water.Many people fail to drink enough water throughout theday,perfering to drink tea,coffee, carbonated drinks ,fruit juice when in fact all of these can affect the gut.Strong tea and coffee can cause indigestion.....Many people say they are unable to eat breakfast first thing because they feel sick,drinking a glass of water can prevent that. Report
Hello there,

Has anyone considered the LINX procedure at Hoag Hospital? I have heard it does wonders. Report
Please go to an Allergist. They found out in 2 visits that I have intolerance to foods. I was a mess the next day. I went to the office and said now what? They stuck me with an Epi Pen and had me sit in the office for an hour.

Also; older adults who never knew they had food intolerance or knew but food didn't bother them that bad, (when they were younger) may experience a more often episode of acid reflux, indigestion/heart burn or in my case a sensitive mouth/ lip, or tongue, hives or swollen eyes. Report

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