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Old 03-20-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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A pear ??

Well, I have had GERD for 7 years now, tried most of the meds, both OTC and prescription. I know how bad GERD can be; I wish it did not have to be a life-long battle/concern, but that is just the way it is for most of us. Most of the meds do help, none of them are a cure of course, and some only work for a (short) period of time only, I found.

One thing I did find out though about 6 months ago.....

When my heartburn gets bad, I eat a pear. Yes, a pear.
A pear is quite alkaline and this is a relief to the body. The pear acts like an antacid, I find. (Cucumber slices work okay too, but a pear is more convenient, if at work for example). Eating a pear is not a cure-all of course, but I find it does help alot, especially if I don't want to swallow one of those blasted pills.

Sounds simple, but give this 'experiment' a try with a pear.

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Old 03-21-2005, 09:44 AM   #2
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I'm getting a bag of pears in

 
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Re: A pear ??

Good advice, it really does help

 
Old 03-28-2005, 08:28 AM   #4
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Re: A pear ??

Try mastic gum..Its been 4 days since i'm off of prilosec....I have been taking this for 12 years..Lately i haven't been digesting well and have been bloated and in discomfort..I found this mastic gum at a local health food shop...so far its working for me..No Gerd Yet !!!

 
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