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This book can change your life!!!
on October 17, 2016
I am a 33 year old male and suffer horribly from acid reflux. Someone recommended this book and I bought it from Amazon. It is GREAT!!! I already kinda knew the risks of acid reflux, but didn't really know what type of diet to follow. This book offered me some awesome insights in terms of what to eat, or more importantly, what NOT to eat. It really takes a while to settle into the diet that works for you, as some people react differently to various foods. Plus, you will "relapse" from time to time (such as when you go to a fair). I have been on 60mg Dexilant for several years. It works to take away the severe acid reflux, but the problem is the side effects. Fairly recently, I started having these side effects every night. Headaches in the morning when I woke up, anxiety at night that would wake me up, chest pains, tiredness/lack of energy during the day, etc. So, I finally said "enough is enough" and started really following this diet for the most part. I do not use the menu items in the book, but I follow the main narrative. Eat/drink foods high in alkaline (high pH) and avoid drinks/foods high in acidity. Let me tell you, this is much harder than you think. I pretty much stopped eating fast food altogether. Simply because they are highly processed (bad for reflux sufferers) & mostly fried (bad for reflux sufferers). I also had to eliminate spicy foods too. Soda is gone (very acidic), tea is gone (caffeine), coffee is limited to one cup a day, candy is gone (especially chocolate), etc. Here is something to put in your head, if it is bad for your health......eliminate it. That will take out most foods that cause reflux. Then add in things like lemons, oranges, strawberries, blue & black berries, grapefruit, highly processed meats....all of which are leading causes of acid reflux. Also, stop smoking & drinking, because those are bad too. I am telling you! Buy this book! It can change your life. I am down to taking about 1 pill every week or two & I have not had a severe acid reflux episode in over a month!!! I am NOT kidding!!! As someone that has experienced severe acid reflux, I am awestruck. Mainly because I have come to the realization of just how bad the food we eat has become. A huge portion of what Americans eat is absolute garbage. I realize that now because of what I have to avoid on a daily basis. My wife will ask me "where do you want to eat" & we automatically eliminate 95% of the restaurants in town because of the bad food served at those places. I was at a corporate gathering recently & a coworker asked why I wasn't drinking. I said it was due to my new diet. He told me that he just "takes a pill for it" & at least three other guys at the table said they were on medication too!!! This is an EPIDEMIC!!! Like I said, this book WILL change your life if you are serious about stopping your acid reflux & getting off the medication.