I decided the only way I would find a solution to managing GERD was to carefully note what was happening before, during and after any experience of acid reflux…
I began trying every “alternative” remedy I could learn about
sometimes a food would trigger the acid reflux and sometimes it would not
Initially I believed I should follow the advice of the several physicians I had consulted or read, and take a few simple actions: lose weight, exercise regularly, quit smoking and avoid foods which are overly acidic. Sound advice I’m sure, but I failed miserably at making even one of these changes
I began searching for an alternative. I tried “natural” remedies such as licorice root and orange oil; dietary “cures” like apples, shredded carrots, and whole juices. I tried ignoring it; I tried using positive affirmations, prayer and pleading, and even hypnosis
Then the side effects began to manifest: the ever-present “pit” in the stomach, headaches, diarrhea, and more.