"minty heartburn" - ugh, yes I got that as well! Now I remember why I stopped. It helped but that after taste if I took it w/o food, shudder.
For heartburn (not to heal but to treat symptoms) I really liked this stuff, which i went to after the Pepogest:
Amazon.com: Enzymatic Therapy DGL Ultra German Chocolate -- 90 Chewable Tablets: Health & Personal Care
It really made me much more comfortable. Then was able to take a breath and consider what it was exactly that was causing my HBurn and try to address it. I'm going to look up your Fast Tract book. I have a food-combining based book (while it might be total hooey) that really healed my leaky-gut. A dose of L-glutamine in the a.m., with a green drink from the book was so helpful.
I just had to reply before I ran out the door. And I covet your apartment a little. My landlord never redid the wood floors and yours looked so nice, and with built-ins. sigh. Have a good day, don't overdo the prune juice. I'll feel so guilty!
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