With any luck, Melissa from (HGL) can answer this one.
Here's a current list of supplements I'm taking:
Wild Salmon Oil
HCL + pepsin
That's all (yes, sarcastic paleo people, I know that's a lot). My main issue is with GERD/LPR. Could any of these supplements (or all of them) be stalling the healing process?
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 other meat and chew it well, it should help stimulate stomach acid.
Your doctor is wrong about the Zantac. Very few people with GERD ever get off Zantac because the science shows that GERD is not caused by "acid damage" anyway.
I was taking nexium before paleo. It didn't take long after not eating wheat products for all my IBS and GERD synptoms to disapear. You could also try a GAPS protocol. I'm not a herbalist so I can't answer your question directly, but just stick with paleo and find what works for you. You should be fine in no time.
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?
raney, a lot of people swear by home made kefir. I drink multiple cups of home made kefir every day, and I think that it is paleo, but I do not have GERD. But many people swear that it has helped all manner of gastrointestinal problems.
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