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Best food for gastric reflux sufferer(adult)

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hollyisalovelyname Sun 25-Jan-15 11:17:27

Just that please.
Foods that are fine to eat.

2fedup Sun 25-Jan-15 12:56:00

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BuzzardBird Sun 25-Jan-15 13:03:43

It differs I believe for sufferers.

My personal discoveries are:

No chillies, garlic, red onions, chocolate, biscuits, cake, wheat, oily fish and red wine. (or limited strictly and never eaten alone). No chardonnay under any circumstances.
Nothing too high in fat as the body usually produces more acid to cope with the fats. (I have GERD).
Absolutely no citrus fruit or fruit drinks.
No eggs (the worst for me) or Indian food. (Chinese ok)

Safe foods are;
chicken, salad, veg, pasta (if not greasy), rice. Any meat. Potatoes.

Basically lots of 'clean' food is ok, steering clear of processed, spicy or greasy food and egg (for some reason).

Avaline Sun 25-Jan-15 13:11:30

dandelion coffee
Decaf tea
No cigarettes
No tomatoes

Fish pie is an ideal dinner. Eggs and spinach an ideal breakfast. Oatcakes a good snack.

In fact...just check out 'alkaline diet''s the same protocol.

Taking Apple cider vinegar will help, as will green smoothies.

IHeartKingThistle Sun 25-Jan-15 14:38:44

Scrambled eggs on toast always calming for me.

Jackie0 Sun 25-Jan-15 14:46:02

That's interesting about the apple cider vinegar. You would think it would be acidic and therefore make the problem worse.

hollyisalovelyname Sun 25-Jan-15 15:32:05

Thank you for your replies.
A couple of years ago I started taking a few drops of apple cider vinegar in hot water first thing in the morning.
I sometimes wonder did it do 'damage' to my digestive tract because I have suffered from silent reflux since - i think it was around the time. I never had indigestion problems before. I never actually got a heartburn.
A mad theory perhaps ?
I had a feeling of something in my throat and was diagnosed with silent reflux. I have done the triple antibiotic thing for Hpylorii which I was diagnosed with.
Many of the things you have said to avoid are things I eat /do.
Will change my habits.

Avaline Sun 25-Jan-15 20:01:46

Holly, hi. Acv won't have damaged you. Why did you take it, at that time?

hollyisalovelyname Sun 25-Jan-15 20:25:35

I had raad it was good for you. smile

Avaline Sun 25-Jan-15 20:40:31

It is! smile

There are some really high strength acv tablets in Holland and Barrett, also Boots. They are pricey But often those shops have supplements on offer. They're in a light bright apple green box. They are really good for balancing the acidity in the body.

Bottled vinegar is cheaper, but if you can afford the tablets, they are super easy, and super effective. And no taste!

If you give up stimulants (tea,coffee,cigs,alcohol), limit your sugar, and ignore spices, add acv and some probiotics, you'll be amazed at how much more comfortable you'll feel.

Personally, I can't do cooked tomatoes in the evening. Oh, also, don't eat late in the evening, if you get it when you lie down at night! Eat earlier, or if you can't, you may find it better to sleep propped up.

But basically as soon as you get more alkaline you'll be fine.

hollyisalovelyname Mon 26-Jan-15 19:52:36

I didn't even know I had reflux- just this uncomfortable feeling in my throat. I can count, on one hand, the number of times in my life I've felt I had heartburn

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