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    Old 12-25-2003, 08:05 AM   #1
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    Hi..I'm a newbie to the boards. I've just been diagnosed with GERD and haven't been a happy camper since. Does anyone have a "foods allowed" list for GERD? My doctor says to avoid fatty foods, chocolate, peppermint, tomato-based foods, etc. My voice has become quite "baritone-ish" and hoarse and the reflux keeps me from sleeping well and I feel like I have a constant cold because of the sore throat feeling. Any information, help, advice from those who has this disease is greatly appreciated. I'd like to start feeling better.

     
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    Re: Newbie: Is there a GERD diet of allowed foods?

    Your Doctor is right but you could add try a more natrual diet. One that the food is mostly alkaline producing. All meats, beans, milk eggs, pasta produce acid and mostly all drinks except water-- coffee, tea, sodas are all acidic.

    As you know your stomach produces acid but alot of foods also produces acid and just adds to the problem when you belch.
    As a rule you should eat 80% alkaline forming foods and drink daily. 20 % acid-forming foods

     
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    here check out this chart

    [url]http://www.godsdirectcontact.com/vegetarian/alkalineoracid.html[/url]

     
    Old 12-26-2003, 10:07 AM   #4
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    Re: Newbie: Is there a GERD diet of allowed foods?

    I was also told no orange juice.
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    Old 01-18-2004, 01:23 AM   #5
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    here check out this chart

    [url]http://www.godsdirectcontact.com/vegetarian/alkalineoracid.html[/url]
    Thanks for the chart. Hawaiian Gerd

     
    Old 01-19-2004, 07:35 AM   #6
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    Re: Newbie: Is there a GERD diet of allowed foods?

    Also, I think it's a trial and error type diet. Some foods that are listed as being able to cause flare ups may not for everyone. However, I would stick to the foods that would most likely not cause problems for awhile before I go experimenting with foods that may cause problems. With all that said, some days anything that goes into your body may cause problems, even water. Good luck!

     
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    Re: Newbie: Is there a GERD diet of allowed foods?

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    Hi..I'm a newbie to the boards. I've just been diagnosed with GERD and haven't been a happy camper since. Does anyone have a "foods allowed" list for GERD? My doctor says to avoid fatty foods, chocolate, peppermint, tomato-based foods, etc. My voice has become quite "baritone-ish" and hoarse and the reflux keeps me from sleeping well and I feel like I have a constant cold because of the sore throat feeling. Any information, help, advice from those who has this disease is greatly appreciated. I'd like to start feeling better.
    I have never offically been diagnosed with GERD, although I really think I have it anyway. I find that it acts up when I eat certain foods including fatty meats like bacon, chocolate, tomatoe based items and things with high acid like orange juice. Basically most of the things that your doctor told you to stay away from. Sometimes when I do have these things I get this really sour taste in my mouth, usually meaning it didn't agree with me. I think you are also supposed to sleep with your head elevated to help with the acids not coming up. I personally don't get heartburn too much but get other symptoms of GERD like a heaviness on my chest that I used to think was shortness of breath until I realized I felt this way generally after I ate something I shouldn't have.

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