Due to the fact that my silent reflux has turned into constant painful burning reflux - and Prevacid is barely taking the edge off, sometimes not even THAT- I have felt the PULL to gain more information into this GERD/Reflux stuff
I read a book "No More Heartburn" by Dr. Sherry A Rogers, MD. Frankly it scared me quite badly. Her STRONG advice is to NOT TOUCH H2 blockers or PPI's for this AT ALL (or for hiatal hernias, LPR, etc. - she is completely against those drugs) - as she feels they only cause more problems (with mal-absorbtion, mineral and vitaming deficiencies, etc.) down the line and do not correct the underlying problem. She went into GREAT detail of digestion, how our systems work and why these drugs so dangerous to take for it - it really scared me BAD.
She abdecates using ALL NATURAL methods to determine what is causing the problem and fixing it through diet and natural supplementation (i.e. low carb, no sugar, no processed foods, no junk, and aloe vera capsules, garlic capsules, and probiotics) - that is just one example.
I am curious now that I am TERRIFIED to continue on my PPI - even MORE TERRIFIED TO STOP and am considering trying this route - has anyone ever attempted this type of DRASTIC PROGRAM (completely eating natural, organic, and raw and using only natural supplements) for at least a month or more and what were your results?
Thank you so much.