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    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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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    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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    I used to have awful reflux. Now it's gone. Can even drink a good amount of coffee and alcohol.

    Don't eat 3 hours before bed.

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    It is simple... go buy some really good digestion emzymes take 2 before each meal and 2 more at bed.
    In about 2 weeks it will be gone if not sooner. When signs of the acid has gone take as needed.

    It is from your gut, when your gut has what it needs to digest there will be no issues

    Throw out all you tums ,gavascon and all prescriptions that have to do with acid reflex you will no longer need them

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    Don't drink anything with you meals. Seriously. It helps keep the stomach acid undiluted so it will work on the food. Many people don't produce enough stomach acid, and that's why they have reflux. Sounds weird, but it is true. I can't digest gluten at all, and I have low stomach acid - that's why the reflux always happened.

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    I battled reflux for a long time. Avoid moo juice, as it can actually make things worse (even though it seems to calm them down). What really helped me was acidophilus tablets, exercise, and changing my diet. We went from drinking 6 gallons of milk per week, to drinking almond milk. I still enjoy cheese & greek yogurt, and ice cream, but moo juice has gone buh bye
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    From the couple of books I've read on Acid Reflux, the main cause of reflux is not TOO MUCH acid but TOO LITTLE. Apparentely, 9 out of 10 cases of reflux is down to low acid production.

    I started taking a over the counter tablet called Betaine Hydrochloride which puts acid into your stomach. I take one before my main meal in the evening and never get reflux anymore. However, since going primal a few weeks ago, I've started to cut them out and not noticed any reflux. I had a big Angus steak the other night and would normally suffer without my Betaine Hydrochloride, but felt no ill effects without taking the tablet.

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