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Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure Hardcover – September 1, 2010
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Ramon A. Franco Jr., M.D.
Director, Division of Laryngology
Harvard Medical School
"Dropping Acid is a culinary masterpiece with the potential to transform the treatment of reflux disease. It is another breakthrough from Dr. Jamie Koufman, one of the most innovative minds in medicine."
Peter Belafsky, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California Davis
"Dr. Jamie Koufman has rekindled for us the physiologic link between the stomach and throat. Her contributions have redirected science and benefited the care of millions."
Clarence Sasaki, M.D.
Director, Head & Neck Unit
Yale School of Medicine
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Top Customer Reviews
Within a couple of days of meeting Dr. Koufman, my husband was on the strict phase of the diet. It wasn't easy since he was previously working in the wine trade and had to completely stop drinking wine, coffee, pretty much everything except water, milk, aloe juice and camomile tea. She also changed his medications to better control the condition over 24 hours. Within about 3 weeks, he started feeling noticeably better. After a couple of months, he went back for more tests and his condition had improved dramatically.Read more ›
Dr Koufman mentions early on about packaged foods generally being a problem and containing alot of acid but, I wish she would have gotten more specific about what to look for. Elsewhere I read that in the 1970's the FDA approved for preservative use in food things like: citric acid, malic acid and absorbic acid. (and who knew 35 -40 years ago that we would eventually consume SO MUCH packaged food. Almost everything in the grocery store is canned, bagged, jarred, boxed, frozen, etc.)
Once I realized this I became vigilant about looking at the ingredient contents of the food I buy. Well folks, you're going to be shocked because this is where you're getting alot of your acid intake. These preservative acids are in many canned veggies, crackers, cookies, cereals, yogurts and frozen meals....oh boy! It's crazy.
Listen, I had been taking 30mg of prescription Prevacid for almost a decade.
Here's what I did, starting Jan 2011:
1) Switched to acid-free coffee (Folgers has one called: Simply Smooth)
2) Eliminated all carbohydrated beverages (never drank much but, realized soda is poison)
3) Consume alcohol moderately. Maybe total of 3 or 4 glasses of wine per week.
4) Bought NOTHING that had any of those preservative acids in them. Clearly, this means more fresh food and only packaged w/o those acids!
5) Eat chocolate and tomato-sauced foods in small amounts (tomatoes themselves have alot of water in them so aren't a problem for me but concentrated things like pasta sauce and chili are an issue.Read more ›
Brilliant in structure, the book starts with what every patient wants to know, "How can you fix me, doc?" The "Cure" is then presented through the journey of discovery that these physician-scientists completed over many decades. This book is written with the patient, the layperson, in mind. The authors ably explain the complexities of how acid reflux from the stomach results in tissue damage and symptoms not only in the stomach and esophagus, but all up and down the airways, causing a variety of conditions one would not ordinarily associate with a "GI" disease. Asthma, sinusitis, vocal symptoms and chronic cough, to name but a few, all can be caused by acid reflux.
Several important new discoveries are highlighted and tied together early on, making the case for following the dietary recommendations made less onerous with delicious appearing, albeit slightly sophisticated, recipes.
The critical role of pepsin was discovered by Dr. Koufman; and it is unfortunately poorly understood by many physicians treating these patients.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Order this for my husband who was having issues with a lot of phelm in his throat and coughing. Just seen the Gastroenterologist he did not think He had acid Reflux or Gerd. Read morePublished 13 days ago by DJM
Many thanks for this book and the authors' knowledge and work! I had a cough for 5 months, then a hoarse morning voice and then terrible heartburn. The Dr. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Marcia Daszko
Okay, here is the thing... I am trying to go full force into the Induction Reflux Diet. I have Laryngeal Reflux and it really bothers my voice and not having a voice makes me... Read morePublished 17 days ago by pen
Outstanding book! It cured by acid re-flux (called Silent Gurd) by my following the directions of the author. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Jonathan Coron
Had no idea food that I like and prefer were NOT the ones I should be eating. Book brought about changes in my selection of foods and haven't had an occurrence of reflux since... Read morePublished 20 days ago by G. Penny
"Dropping Acid" more than met my expectations. It is so educational and informative. Totally turned my acid reflux problem around!Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very interesting book with up-to-date studies. I have passed this book on to several people who suffer from this problem.Published 24 days ago by PDH