The Traditional Path to Manage GERD

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

My Search for a Solution

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

My experience with GERD, frequent heartburn and acid reflux disease

The burn of acid reflux

I was 15 years old the first time I remember feeling the burn of gastric juices racing up my throat. The acidic liquid from my stomach rose quickly into my esophagus, causing me to gasp. In a moment it filled my mouth and exited from my nostrils.