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    Hey folks,
    A week into eating primally I was officially diagnosed with reflux. It got horrible while I was pregnant with my sone..and then it just stuck around. Ok, no real biggie except that it causes me hell with my asthma while I am sleeping.
    Anyhoo, so the Doc gives me a list of foods to avoid and it is a pretty big list:
    Fatty foods (and fat in general)
    Red meats
    Dark chocolate (which I only indulge in sparingly)
    Caffeine (I only have 1 cup of coffee a day)
    Raw veggies (especially at night)

    Basically a ton of what i eat now. Any advice? Anyone btdt? I haven't modified what I eat...I just try to make sure I eat early enough.

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    My major problem going into paleo style eating was allergies/IBS and reflux. The reflux was so bad that it made it very difficult to sleep. After paleo it all stopped and just got better. I have read many different stories about reflux stopping after going paleo/primal. Have you completely removed gluten and lactose? If so you also want to try having less tomatoes/tomatoe sauce, wine, and caffeine. Also, try not to drink a lot of water with your meals. Only drink water when you are actually thirsty. Another tip is to watch your eating posture and make sure you aren't sitting or laying down funny post meals. That's all I can think of for now. But all of those things should help clear it up. Good luck!
    "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

    People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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    • #3
      PB fixed my reflux so much that I'm off prescription Prevacid and over the counter antacids (fu Pepcid!). It's fixed my reflux 99% - there might be a bit of pain if I eat certain foods, but a good burp relieves any pain immediately and I'm fine the rest of the night.

      I eat 69-76% fat everyday (since November). Fat is not the problem. Unless you have gallstones, too much fat was a trigger for a gallstone attack (for me) and that pain felt like horrible indigestion for years.

      OH, and it took a little while to adjust for me, about a month before I was completely off everything.

      There are still a couple triggers for me - balsamic vinegar (sadface) and raw red bellpeppers. Spaghetti sauce and coffee are no longer problems AT ALL.
      Last edited by jandge; 03-06-2011, 09:35 PM.

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      • #4
        Read this:
        http://thehealthyskeptic.org/get-rid...e-simple-steps

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        • #5
          I had terrible reflux before starting PB, mine also started when I was pregnant and then stayed. The secret for me has been getting off gluten. I still take a tsp of Gaviscon some nights but I used to take 2 full doses a night before and still be miserable. Dairy is an issue for me too.

          You can also try taking digestive enzymes. Also some people with reflux actually have low stomach acid so taking HCl tablets can help (didn't work for me but others have found it to make a big difference).
          Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

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          • #6
            Mine is a silent reflux...so I don't have all the heartburn and stuff that comes along with it. All gluten and alcohol is out. Lactose hasn't been yet. I would have thought that dairy would neutralize acid. My biggest problems are that my asthma is getting triggered at night and I have a very sore spot in my throat. I was at the ENT for my throat (my brother had tongue cancer at age 32... And he was not a smoker). So I was worried. While he did an endoscopy, I gagged and acid came up...hence the diagnosis. But my asthma has never been that big of a deal...brought on by extreme physical stress. The only horrible attacks I have had have been the birth of my kids and when I got H1N1 while pregnant. Now, I am having horrible attacks 3-5 times a week. It sucks!

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            • #7
              Maybe I have to cut out the dairy too...I only really use cheese, not milks.

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              • #8
                I have actually ditched my Tums. I got acid very badly with both my pregnancies and it never went away. Since going Primal, don't have any acid issues any more.
                I still get the asophageal cramps occasionally, but that is only if I am stressed and chowing down too fast on food.
                Forces me to really slow down at meals, and put my fork down between bites.
                Julia
                Starting Weight 235 - Dec 1, 2010
                Started Primal Mid January 2011
                Current Weight 183
                Goal 160



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                • #9
                  Carbs are the number one source of acid reflux. Since you're only a week in your body may not have fully adjusted yet but if it doesn't get better soon try the low-carb primal variant (NO FRUIT).
                  "You can demonstrate the purpose and limits of human digestion with a simple experiment: eat a steak with some whole corn kernels, and see what comes out the other end. It won’t be the steak."
                  -J.Stanton

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                  • #10
                    Reflux and asthma can be connected. My asthma (was needing ventolin 4x a day) went almost completely when I stopped eating gluten. If I keep dairy out as well I am 99.9% wheeze free.
                    Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

                    Eat food. Mostly real. Enjoy life.

                    Health, energy, wellbeing, vitality, joy, LIFE! Health At Every Size

                    "Do not ask what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
                    Harold Whitman

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                    • #11
                      i have come off my very strong reflux meds since going PB. It is amazing not have pain all the time.

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                      • #12
                        Reflux was the first thing to disappear when I went Primal. Happened pretty quickly -- less than two weeks. Sometimes it had been so bad in the middle of the night that I'd sit bolt upright with actual acid in my mouth.

                        Once I was Primal, I did have flare-ups when I ate tomatoes. It was uncomfortable enough that it made me think twice when I had some. Now I am completely nightshade-free for autoimmune reasons.
                        "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                        • #13
                          Got rid of the grains/sugar, and got rid of a 10-year horrible acid reflux problem. Went to many doctors, had many tests. When I told one specialist that I felt better if I skipped bread, he told me that was a coincidence, bread doesn't cause reflux. 10 years of suffering and meds, and all I had to do was get rid of grains/sugar...

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                          • #14
                            Its so funny. This board. Post a topic, thinking you are alone, and look at the droves of people with similar issues! Another testament to the crap we are being fed (literally AND figuratively) in CW lifestyle.

                            I , too, suffered from bouts of reflux on CW. It got so bad I had kept TUMS in my car, my desk at work and a stash at home! My stomach, or should I say abdomen because it went from my chest to below my navel, was constantly bloated. I always felt full except for those hunger pains from the spikes of insulin & blood sugar.

                            Anyway, on PB....all of that is gone. Now, the only exception is when I get truly hungry ....like after 16 hours of fasting...instead of feeling hunger pains I get a small amount of reflux. This is how I know my stomach is empty and I need to EAT. Now. But again, this is only after long periods of fasting and NOTHING near as bad as it was when I ate grains.
                            If you can just get your....mind together....then come on across to me.....
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                            • #15
                              I am sorry, let me clarify....I am 5 weeks primal now. Since day 1, I gave up all grains, sweeteners (I have actually been off these for almost 6 years), and legumes. I keep my carbs between 60 and 75g per day.

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