Standard medical advice for GERD:
1. Cut back on caffeine.
2. cut back on alcohol.
3. don't eat within 3 hours of going to bed.
4. Try to sleep on a wedge or something to elevate head.
5. Some people react bad to spices.
6. Smaller meals.
7. Lose weight.
For me personally I have to limit myself to 2 16 oz coffee's a day or I can get GERDy.
But also, Eric Westman has an interesting small article about very low carb (20 gm/day) causing rather rapid improvement in GERD in a significant number of patients.
For me, personally, going low carb a year and a half ago helped tremendously with GERD and also snoring, within two weeks.
Many people do very well for prolonged periods on very low carb diets (you will find loud voices saying otherwise on this board) but long term use of PPI's isn't great either; can lead to calcium malabsorption.