Okay, paleo people. Here's my GERD-B-Gone plan for the next two weeks.
1.) VLC (20g or less a day per what I read in one of the reports Melissa posted)
2.) Eat plenty of seaweed, grass-fed beef, wild caught fishes, carrots, spinach, bok choy...any other FODMAP friendly suggestions? (OH, and bone broth with every meal!)
3.) Discontinue all supplements for two weeks except: Vit-D (I tested low for this, and I simply do not get enough sun time), L-glutamine (I cannot imagine this is doing any harm, and I've read to many reports about it rebuilding the gut lining/healing an inflamed gut), the salmon oil (Omega-3) and probiotics (needed for gut rebuilding, right?) unless someone can give me specific reasons why any of those should go. When things settle down, I'll reintroduce supplements one by one.
4.) Start every breakfast protein heavy.
5.) Eat more liver and...eggs gulp (I thought those where against the auto-immune protocol?)
6.) Can I eat sauerkraut while doing this? Cabbage is a major FODMAP apparently, but people recommend fermented foods...
Just a few questions left though: The guy who runs Free The Animal (sorry that I cannot remember his name) says he uses baking soda to quell his GERD while getting everything under control. Melissa says to use AVC. I'm confused. People keep saying, "if it makes it worse don't do it!" problem is, sometimes you can't tell if it's making it worse or not. For instance, did the AVC give me heartburn or did the meal, or did the universe?