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by 0 · 1 minute ago

I have IBS, Acid reflux, Anemia, Gastritis and a family history of Crohn's disease. (though I have not been diagnosed with Crohn's myself) I listed all these things because I wonder if they are related. Within two years, I've put on close... (more)

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Methodician 0 · February 25, 2014 at 8:43 PM

I have found my own personal brand of paleo that works well. Feeling better, able to be more active, and generally digesting better and experiencing better bowel regularity and less digestive distress. One thing I've noticed is that too much... (more)

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by 0 · 5 minutes ago

I came across paleo while i was looking for a medecine free way to rid myself of chronic acid reflux. I have had it for 18 years, it started when i was 12. I Also have been so tired every day for as long as I can remember that I could always... (more)

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samc 0 · October 03, 2013 at 2:10 AM

Your body is saying thank you for giving it a chance to work on the fuel you gave it before shoving more in. Quality beats quantity in this case - no more sugar and bad carbs. I don't know the timing on "fat adapted", seems like a week is awful... (more)

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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 4:00 AM

I know this isn't the right procedure to make the diagnosis, but today when receiving an echocardiogram my doctor thought he may have seen a hital hernia. I just had an upperendoscopy a few months ago for reoccurring mild gastritis, but was told... (more)

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by 115 · 10 minutes ago

It seems I get a bet of nausea and acid reflux right after a drink cream on an empty stomach. I use ecological cream and I take lactrase enzymes with it so that the lactose won't be a problem. Why do I get this symptoms?

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Michele_7 0 · April 24, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Lactose may not be the problem. Lots of people cannot tolerate casein, which is a protein found in milk. There is no pill to reduce casein, like there is for lactose. A big dose of fat on an empty stomach may cause reflux.

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by 150 · September 30, 2014 at 3:58 AM

First off, I used the search function but could not find anything related. If anyone is aware of a similar topic, do kindly point me in the correct direction. I've always had a history of gastric attacks. You know, the usual symptoms: skip a meal... (more)

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by 75 · September 30, 2014 at 3:56 AM

I have had chronic acid reflux for 10 years and am trying to figure out if I have any food sensitivities that might be causing it.

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UncleLongHair 0 · February 27, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Yes you can get a pretty full spectrum if nutrients from such a diet. I would be generous with the greens and over time try to include other vegetables. You can type everything into fitday.com or similar to get the nutrients. You might find that... (more)

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by 40 · 14 minutes ago

For about two/three weeks now I've been feeling a strange emptiness sensation around my stomach area 10 minutes after eating. I was wondering if anyone ever experienced this as well? I'm having trouble figuring out where it could come from... (more)

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Elisaar 0 · February 20, 2013 at 8:45 PM

The suspected acid deficiency and the empty feeling could very much be an H.Pylori infection. Please have it checked out (Stool test by ur doc) because this problem you're describing is exactly how my problems started. Until I got rid off... (more)

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by 1042 · 17 minutes ago

When I was 16 years old I was diagnosed with acid reflux and IBS. I am now 25. Before I went Paleo a few months ago, whenever I experienced a bad reflux attack I learned by trial and error to eat some Cheerios to soothe the pain during the... (more)

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George_Brodie_1 0 · January 07, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Acid reflux is typically too little stomach acid, not too much. When you ate the highly acidic "Cheerios", it balanced the acidity temporarily.

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by 1626 · 19 minutes ago

Someone I know has the following question for you all... What are some good foods to eat for someone who is pregnant and has severe acid refux? Before I resort to Zantac I want to find out what foods to eat and what to avoid to see if I can cure... (more)

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PaleoDel 0 · December 02, 2012 at 3:10 AM

I had this problem big time while I was pregnant. I had to really limit my carbs to mitigate the problem. Also eating more fat really seemed to help.

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by 202 · 19 minutes ago

95% of the dinners cooked by me for our family is Paleo. I've been trying to convince my kiddo that Paleo would be better for him. He can't have cow milk, but some products like yogurt seem to be fine. he's been forgoing cheese lately (by my... (more)

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primalpat 0 · November 21, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Oh honey, I feel for you and your son. I have food intolerances too, but nothing that bad! Coconut oil is great and all, but I feel animal fat is king for digestion. Can you find lard or duck fat in your area? They taste so much better, I find.... (more)

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by 0 · 23 minutes ago

I've been on Paleo diet for 3 months and for past two months have been lightheaded and having trouble digesting. Dry heaves sometimes after lunch, feel the need to burp but can't. I'm thinking that I should cut back even more on meat and go more... (more)

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CD 0 · September 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

The Greek diet follows many of the paleo principals. The primary "bread" that is eaten is sprouted barley loaf and the sprouted, unleavened flat breads. If you are actually sprouting and rolling your own breads, then you can probably continue... (more)

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by 1017 · September 30, 2014 at 3:46 AM

I don't typically eat grains, but every once in a while I'll try something gluten and dairy free that my girlfriend makes (i.e. gf/df corn bread, gf/df banana bread, quinoa, etc). The last few times I tried I had horrible acid reflux all day. I... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · September 09, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Yep...every time. Therefore, I no longer consume grains. My only exception, and I don't suffer for it, is occasionally eating fresh, non-GMO corn-on-the-cob. I ALWAYS had heartburn pre-Paleo and haven't needed antacids since going Paleo and... (more)

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by 20 · 25 minutes ago

Does anyone have any experience stopping the use of acid reflux medication after a long period of use? I was diagnosed with GERD 12 years ago (at age 18), and doctor's have had me on different acid reflux medications since. I'm currently taking... (more)

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HuntingBears 0 · August 21, 2012 at 8:04 PM

oil on your face to stop oil/acne fat in your belly to stop fat diluted cider vinegar (acid) in your belly to reduce acid

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by 1307 · 27 minutes ago

Everyone on here (myself includes) seems to be under the impression that you should exercise. But, can exercise (especially intense, heavy lifting) cause GERD or aggravate symptoms? I ask because everything was going swimmingly with digestion up... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · January 05, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Do you eat or drink just before you workout? I generally do my workouts fasted, having not eaten anything for 4-6 hours. I also try to limit my water intake for the 30-45 minutes before the workout too to make sure I don't have a stomach full of... (more)

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by 0 · September 30, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Me and my girlfriend were doing Paleo together for the first time and gave it a good try but now I really don't feel right. The past 2 days I've had a tight feeling in my chest/esophagus, pressure in my upper stomach. It started 2 days ago where... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 22, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Get some Magnesium Citrate. Take 200-600 mg before bed. Many low-carbing Paleos are deficient and it will really help with constipation. Google FODMAPS. You may be having trouble digesting all those vegetables if your gut flora is out of... (more)

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by 1307 · September 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

So I think I need to give up on the HCL for right now. http://pureformulas.com/betaine-hcl-180-caps-by-pharmax.html Here's the betaine I've been using. I was using this http://www.healthegoods.com/betaine-plus-hp.html I was up to 2 pills per day... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · June 08, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I used ACV for a while and noticed mild benefits. Lemon juice not so much. Sauerkraut juice is superior to both of those.

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by 704 · 30 minutes ago

There have been a few threads about cheats and popcorn, but I am curious about the 'best' way to do it. Not so much about alternatives, or the psychology of cheat days. One of my pleasures when going to the movies is popcorn. I know it is bad for... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · June 05, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Popcorn has been so hard to give up. I had some at a movie a while ago, and I did a calorie deficit and followed it with a long walk. Was it optimal? Probably not, but the point is to make overall beneficial changes, not torment ourselves.

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by 1307 · 30 minutes ago

With any luck, Melissa from (HGL) can answer this one. Here's a current list of supplements I'm taking: Chelated Magnesium Wild Salmon Oil Licorce extract Probiotics Multi-vitamin B-vitamin complex Digestive enzymes Niacin Digestive Bitters HCL... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · May 28, 2012 at 3:59 AM

Yikes. In my opinion that's just too much and makes it hard to ID what's even going on. WHy not try going off them and doing a very low carb diet? Also I'd ditch the HCL. It didn't help me very much. Have a protein rich breakfast of steak or some... (more)

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by 1495 · 33 minutes ago

I'm trying to get off PPI's after 15+ years of being on them, but I feel like I'm having a lot of reflux. I know sometimes there's a "rebound effect" going off these drugs, but I'm not sure if I'm feeling that or a normal amount of stomach acid.... (more)

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Aril 0 · April 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM

A normal stomach is like a WILD ANIMAL, so... Pay attention. Have a sense of humor. Like a wild animal, it's forgiving, but don't make too many mistakes. Praise be when it's quiet and happy! Disrespect it, and it will surely turn on you. Let... (more)

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by 2504 · 37 minutes ago

Hi friends: I've been juicing cabbage and celery for my nausea/gerd, but now that I'm doing the FODMAP elimination diet, I'm wondering if I can make a juice from cabbage (which is on the "NO" list for FODMAP sensitive folks). It's great for my... (more)

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MeepsIsWellfed 0 · February 14, 2012 at 4:34 PM

You can either take it out and see if your GERD improves and then reintroduce it later or continue using it to treat your GERD. That's what's tricky about food sensitivities. You never know what's triggering what. That's why people say to take... (more)

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by 2504 · 37 minutes ago

Hi all, thanks to your wisdom, I'm exploring the possibility that my continued/increased dietary discomfort on the paleo diet is related to FODMAPS sensitivity. I went through the archives here, and reviewed a few of the linked articles. I... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · February 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

HA, I eliminated the FODMAPs all at once, except for a bit of lactose in cream, and felt immediately better. I limit the amount of cream I use, and mostly use it in yoghurt, which I incubate 24 - 48 hours to reduce the rest of the lactose. Here... (more)

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by 2504 · 37 minutes ago

Hi Paleo wizards: I've been struggling with my transition to a more highly compliant paleo lifestyle, and found that giving up Diet Coke and sugar (my main cheats) have actually led to an increase in nausea and acid reflux. I'm still playing... (more)

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by 3742 · 39 minutes ago

Paleo diet helps with acid reflux but in my case it doesn't eliminate it. In fact, neither do any of the PPIs (even Dexilant + Zantac + Domperidone). I tried D-limonene, though, and it does seem to help. What are your thoughts on whether this is... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Chris Kresser has good articles on GERD. Have you seen this one? Or this one? There's pretty good stuff there. (more)

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by 3 · 40 minutes ago

Basically, I'm looking to help out my mother. She had a heart attack 3-4 years ago, eating a standard american diet although she never ate junk food or fast food. I really believe the cause was stress (she is a very high-stress, high-energy... (more)

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Corben_ 0 · December 29, 2011 at 12:13 PM

I had GERD so bad, I would wake up at night choking on acid. Not a pleasant experience. For me completely removimg wheat from my diet "cured" me. I used to take Nexium, but within a week of cutting out wheat I was off of it. It is hard trying... (more)

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by 2291 · 41 minutes ago

My step dad has gradually (and mysteriously) lost his voice over the last couple of years. He can barely talk at all, and it is extremely frustrating to him. He's been to many doctors who all tell him there is nothing wrong, except for on his... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 15, 2011 at 6:45 PM

I had a very hoarse voice for years, particularly in the morning, from sinus drainage and GERD. After less than a month of ancestral eating, both problems disappeared. The stuffy sinuses and throat drainage--with chronic hacking cough--were... (more)