I have been trying to go the natural route (DGL, ACV, acid/alkaline diet) along with a very strict diet. I don't think my diet can get any better except maybe if I started juicing or going completely raw. I don't drink or smoke and I exercise regularly....I am a normal weight.
Anyway, I have been doing my darndest and I STILL need to rely on the occasional Pepcid, sometimes for a couple days. My reflux is far from severe but I still notice it so it's not gone. I think I may always have to rely on this, but it's better than PPI's, which I had been on for 8+ years. I would love to do all natural and not have to rely on any OTC but some days it just doesn't work.
Anyone do really well with diet and lifestyle and the occasional Pepcid or Zantac thrown in there when you have a flare up?