I have suffered from the most horrendous reflux for many years, and my old Doctor was convinced that it overflowed into my lungs and exaggerated my sports induced asthma.
I have also been hospitalized a dozen or more times with a nasty vomitting/diahorreah condition. We worked our that these bugs were not actually bugs, but my body was rejecting something. Maybe the reflux was my body trying to tell me something ? but I didn't listen, and it progressed to the next defensive line ??? I do not know.
I have been living the primal life for 9 weeks now, and I cannot believe the change. I have not had one episode of reflux, not one vom/Diah episode, and all sorts of other conditions have cleared up.
I initially cut out grains, sugar/processed food, but still drank alcohol and dairy.
I have been dairy free now for 2 weeks, with only two relapses, and both caused an excess of mucous in my throat. Not sure if this could have been a trigger - way back in the day ?? But definately the grains and sugar.
Experiment with foods, (one at a time) and keep a journal. I actually have Marks 90 day journal, and its great to jot down observations etc...
"never let the truth get in the way of a good story "