Re: Acid/Alkaline diet ?s
Hi, this is my first post... I have GERD non-diagnosed as of late but I have all of the symptoms w/ Gastritis and some mild colitis & that's what the docs wrote in my files. It is possible I may have a hiatal hernia though I don't know as of yet cause despite my ability to be able to reduce acid reflux, I have a lot of chest pains sometimes... Anyhow, I get relief from eating a more alkaline based diet & by avoiding certain foods. I haven't tried eating raw tomato yet but it's supposed to be alkaline as opposed to cooked tomato which turns highly acidic and is an absolutely NO for GERD sufferers. Lemon despite being a citrus fruit and tasting acidic is also said to be alkaline & can help relieve symptoms, I would squeeze some in water if I were you. The same goes for pineapple and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar which helped relieve many of my symptoms. Next time you might want to mix 2 tbsps of ACV with 1/2 a tsp of Baking soda in 2 ounces of water. The solution will turn more neutral & shouldn't cause as much problems. If that doesn't work, just add a tsp of Baking Soda in some water at least an hr before meals or before bed.
Last edited by ill; 06-12-2007 at 10:32 AM.