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by 0 · September 25, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Hi tried ground beef cooked in 10g of fat in the morning, with vegetables. I really like the taste and how quick it is to cook. The only problem is that I get heartburn. I haven't had heartburn for years, it surely is the breakfast. I see that... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 23, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Sounds like you're not producing enough stomach acid. If so, you might need to supplement with Betaine HCL, and some minerals such as zinc, potassium, magnesium, etc. which are needed to produce stomach acid. There are several reasons this can... (more)

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by 84 · about 8 hours ago

Hi! Recently i've been having some of stomach cramps and in the last 2 weeks i've been feeling a lump in my throat. It's almost gone in the mornings but gets worse throughout the day. I can swallow food normally, i think, but it feels kinda... (more)

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JenJen 0 · November 03, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Silent acid reflux is a real possibility. Lump in throat is very common symptom. See here for some details on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laryngopharyngeal_reflux Follow usual stuff for fixing GERD to get relief - e.g. fixing the gut,... (more)

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by 197 · about 8 hours ago

I'm a little bummed out and need to hear some pick-me-up success stories. Heartburn really sucks and I've been fighting it for years. I've tried many things to no avail, but still have a few more to look into before I decide 1. whether to go... (more)

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BobK 0 · October 22, 2013 at 7:50 AM

I had heartburn on & off for YEARS...like going back more than 25 years. I "discovered" fruit flavored TUMS. I used to keep a bottle at home, in the car & in my office. I popped them like candy. I'd go through at least two large... (more)

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by 197 · about 8 hours ago

Any ideas what could be going on? I get mild heartburn after some meals. It's usually a dull burning sensation in my upper abdominal area, just below the sternum. If antacids are suppose to immediately counteract the acidity in heartburn, then... (more)

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VivianMichaels 0 · October 19, 2013 at 6:21 AM

See if youhave acidic reflux there are two natural ways to get out Off the situation... Drink Warm water every night dont drink water exactly after meals. keep some gap in between. maximum acidic reflux are due to extra gas which are... (more)

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by 197 · about 8 hours ago

I occasionally get bloated and gassy from eating fatty foods, especially pot roast and slow cooked meats. It's confusing why this may happen because from what I could research, gas production is usually associated with consumption of... (more)

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cheval 0 · October 18, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Another possible thing, you may have a sluggish digestion and lack stomach acid which is needed to digest well proteins & fats. Do you feel like the food sits in your stomach after eating these fatty meats? If you only have problems... (more)

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by 84 · September 29, 2014 at 4:03 AM

Hi, I have been on paleo for the last 3 years or so. It has been a great experience! I've lost 50 pounds, 3 year long case of heartburn went away, stopped taking antidepressants, etc. In the last 4 weeks i've been getting more and more... (more)

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JenJen 0 · October 16, 2013 at 4:23 AM

Gah, can't reply directly to your comment. Daz says gallbladder, that could be an issue. But bear in mind that gas can feel very uncomfortable. Gas can be easily caused by many common paleo foods such as cruciferous veg (think cabbage, broccoli,... (more)

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by 0 · September 27, 2014 at 4:01 AM

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 55 · September 28, 2014 at 4:03 AM

I have been strict Paleo (Whole 30 rules) and am finding in the end of week three I am getting headaches and having bad heartburn. I would have expected these symptoms in the beginning, during withdrawal, but not now... Any thoughts? I was not... (more)

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SkylerM 0 · August 15, 2013 at 8:52 PM

That is odd, I had severe heartburn until I started paleo. Whole30, so you aren't consuming alcohol? Where do you get your water from? What is your typical diet like? Any bananas or tomatoes by chance?

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi all: I am experimenting with intermittent fasting and I have no problems with skipping breakfast and other meals and going without food. However, it is impossible for me to skip the coffee, especially in the morning. I need at least 1-2... (more)

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SuzieQ 0 · August 14, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Have you tried a bulletproof coffee? Black coffee blended with grass fed butter and MCT oil. I have been informed by several sources that proteins and carbs break a fast but fats don't. There is lots more info on bulletproofexec.com You need... (more)

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by 458 · about 8 hours ago

I'm 7 months pregnant (yes, the paleo fertility rumors are true) and have been successfully treating my pregnancy-induced heartburn with a very strict paleo diet and some other tools, like small meals, etc. However, I've found that unfiltered... (more)

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by 53 · about 8 hours ago

Something keeps giving me Acute Gastritis (Inflammation of the Stomach Lining). I'm pretty sure it's from a super papua enzyme I've been taking, but it also could have something to do with my High fat/moderate protein/ Lower-ish carb diet.I'll... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · July 09, 2013 at 8:46 PM

I'm actually dealing with this very thing at the minute. I had very mild symptoms of gastritis but barely noticeable until i had an upper GI (think it aggravated symptoms but also other factors are involved). I think in terms of paleo causing (or... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi all: Before I started paleo about 3 months ago, I was having severe heartburn problems. I had been on HB medication for nearly two years. Before starting paleo I had an upper endoscopy and the Doc found severe inflammation and irritation of... (more)

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GrassFedGinger 0 · August 21, 2013 at 12:01 PM

If you're unlucky, like me, it could be genetic and there's not a thing your diet can do about it. I've been dealing with it since my young teens, it runs in the family, and I have tried all sorts of crazy diets to help combat it (I even tried... (more)

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by 0 · September 28, 2014 at 4:01 AM

I started doing paleo after having severe gastrointestinal problems, and have been doing well with it for quite a while. I will usually switch between a few different diets, mostly just a modified paleo friendly vegetarian diet (homemade almond... (more)

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Klod 0 · June 04, 2013 at 6:31 PM

I for a long time experienced what I thought was heartburn from bananas as well as some other foods (canned tuna, raw fish, beer, wine, kombucha, melon etc.) but started to realize it may be eosinophilic esophagitis. It's not quite the same as... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I am about a week into the Paleo diet. I am not overweight and am generally very healthy. I'm trying it out to stop my bread/cereal dependency and overall improve my diet. I've been feeling so much better, except for the fact that I've been... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I started paleo because I had bad acid reflux, and it temporarily made it worse,until I took out not just grains, but also cow dairy. Turns out both grains and dairy were triggers for me, and even now, if I get cow dairy, I can get a mild form of... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

I am 2 months into a paleo diet but this past week I have developed severe indigestion issues. I don't know if my body isn't agreeing with the high fat content of my diet or if there is something more serious going on. Hoping to see a GI doctor... (more)

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Mimi_1 0 · April 07, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Well, I've added so many comments I might as well write a full answer (now that I'm in front of my laptop instead of my cell phone). What are you eating now? Could you give a one day example, and when you got the pain that day? If you tell me... (more)

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by 986 · about 8 hours ago

I'm currently 20 weeks pregnant, and even though I stick to paleo, I'm getting HORRIBLE heartburn. I've never had it before. Any hacks? Baking soda in water really doesn't taste very good.

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Dragonfly 0 · March 15, 2013 at 2:54 AM

Believe it or not, a lot of pregnant mamas I work with get relief with a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a small amount of water. Counter-intuitive, but effective. Kombucha may work just as well and is tastier! Here's a link... (more)

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by 1042 · about 8 hours ago

For the past 10 years I was in the habit of popping a couple Tums (Antacid Supplement) whenever I experienced heartburn, indigestion, or an upset stomach. Is there a good alterative that would offer a better reprieve? If so, what would you... (more)

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Sioux 0 · January 02, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Apple cider vinegar, the organic kind. You can also get it in tablet form. It will cure indigestion better than tums without skewing the acid balance in your system.

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by 259 · about 8 hours ago

I love canned fish - tuna, sardines, salmon. But whenever I eat it I can get heartburn. Just wondering if anyone has the same experience. It is interesting also to discuss why this might happen. BPA? Oxidized PUFA? Adding a bit more info: This... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · December 10, 2012 at 4:25 AM

I've never had this happen. More info would help. Does this happen with frozen/fresh fish? What do you eat them with? On its own? With a salad? What is it packed in? Soybean oil, water, tomato sauce, mustard sauce, etc. I doubt it is BPA if... (more)

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by 832 · about 8 hours ago

gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo (with rice)... I figured I'd finally be able to go off Nexium for reflux so I weaned off Nov. 1. Reflux returned. First heartburn, then the stomach aches returned. Antacids didn't help much. Read on Paleohacks... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · December 04, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I was grain free except for rice for 3 months prior to Paleo and I still had acid reflux. After going full Paleo, reflux went away. I had a cup of rice last night (first time since Aug) because I made some for my son and it looked too good to... (more)

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by 78407 · about 8 hours ago

I've had acid reflux for 4+ years. It started after a course of antibiotics (doxycycline) for acne. I don't recall ever having a normal stool, yet lately I've ALWAYS been getting a rocky stool. I've had a rocky stool for quite a while. I've been... (more)

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primalpat 0 · November 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Chris Kresser has an entire series on acid reflux/heartburn here: http://chriskresser.com/heartburn Ah, yeast overgrowth. Since I too have been dealing with this for quite some time, I feel like I'm a bit of an expert, as irritating and life... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Long time lurker of paleohacks, I am not quite paleo, but have transitioned to meat-eating recently after years of happy vegetarianism. I have been a conscious eater for many years keeping my dairy and wheat levels low, and not discriminating... (more)

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Maria_E_ 0 · November 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I suffered from GERD for a long time. Mine was bad, becoming a serious issue at one point because I couldn't keep any food down. I also have had all the tests available done with no major findings oher than chronic gastritis and some biliar... (more)

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by 45 · about 8 hours ago

I've been Paleo since the start of July now, which I started mainly to address my 5 year history of chronic heartburn. I've reaped all the benefits the diet has had to offer, but I really was never in a position where I needed to lose weight. My... (more)

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Stefanie 0 · October 23, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Agree check out the previous threads. In my experience adding white rice back into my diet worked. (Check out Marks Daily Apple post on rice - most people agree now it's ok) Didn't matter how much extra fat I added. But I have a small appetite so... (more)

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by 1720 · about 8 hours ago

I occasionally eat potatoes, corn, and white rice. I mostly eat meat, eggs, veggies, fruits, and nuts. When I was eating SAD, it seemed I had no problem eating "safer" grains. Yesterday I had some organic potato chips, 1 corn on the cob... (more)

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August 0 · August 01, 2012 at 5:10 PM

In some cases there are enzymes that our bodies rapidly cease to make to deal with stuff not continuously present in our diet. I found this to be the case with good stuff- Omega 3s. It took me a while to be able to take any sort of decent dose... (more)

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by 30 · about 8 hours ago

I know a lot of people have had paleo "cure" or at least really help their GERD, but I seem to be one of the unlucky ones that goes in the opposite direction. I've been hovering around 50-60 carbs/day for the last two weeks, and my heartburn is... (more)

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Thrak 0 · July 10, 2012 at 6:34 PM

If you are coming off any meds there is usually a rebound period. When I went off my PPIs it was an... interesting couple of weeks. I was pounding back antacids when it got really bad but it settled eventually and is now completely gone unless I... (more)

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by 864 · about 8 hours ago

Hey guys, I've been paleo for 1+ year, and around the one year mark, I developed GERD/Heartburn. It started after having a weird reaction to a food (i think coffee). In the process of finding out it was the coffee, I must've done something to... (more)

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Molly_5 0 · April 22, 2012 at 4:12 PM

I had pretty severe heartburn (never spoke to my doctor about it) before following a mostly strict paleo diet (no dairy except butter, no sugar, no grain, minimal nightshade). In the last few months I've figured out a few things. Coffee:... (more)