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12-25-2006, 01:19 PM
I am prone to heartburn or at least I was prior to going raw. I have been 100% raw for 3-4 days now and this morning I had a snickerdoodle - not something that has ever given me heartburn in the past - and boy did I get a case of immediate heartburn! Is this a sign of my body getting used to the good stuff and rejecting the bad stuff? Just curious.
12-25-2006, 02:56 PM
Yes, and I think it is a little more complex than that. I just know that my whole digestive system has been messed up from top to bottom for years. I had horrible horrible heartburn for years and there was no medication that relieved it more than a little bit. First going raw - every time I slipped the heartburn came back full-force. Now that I have been transitioning for awhile I can slip with little or no ill effect. I don't know what a snickerdoodle is so don't know what common triggers are in it - possibly chocolate? or the bad fats used to make SAD chocolate?
12-25-2006, 05:18 PM
I am one who used to have terrible heartburn. I'd wake up choking on the reflux, I'd be scared to go to sleep. I'd carry heartburn relief everywhere I went, and needed one (bottle) in every resting zone of the house.
Now, nary a bottle is in the house. You'd NEVER know I suffered so badly in the past. I used to go to message boards and lurk all the time, nodding my head at all the pain and suffering the regular posters endured constantly and how they relieved it. I thought I was a severe case who'd end up needing an operation.
But now on raw, and not ONE bite of cooked, I have no need of even the milder relievers... I feel great! And I can eat ANYthing, spicy, or not. Even overindulging doesn't result in heartburn.
This is just my story.
12-25-2006, 09:00 PM
I had the same experience with the choking at night and not breathing...but not like that for years. Still, I think that it has got to be the non-raw food that triggered it. Chocolate would definitely trigger it.
I am having such a problem with feeling like CRAP, though. I have definitely got some dumb icky whatever that is making me feel like all things yucky. We have all been hurling here at my house...and how I dearly want to sink into a bowl of warm broth (and then probably hurl it 10 minutes later). The bad thing is that I still have to work. I work at home, which is a blessing but I have to function and I am so miserable. I have gotten such good advice from everyone here in the past about what to do when I feel icky so I dont expect any miracle remedy to do the trick...but I am so tired of feeling icky...I think I just need to whine about it right now. Thanks for listening. :(
12-26-2006, 08:18 AM
I was reading today on Dr Mercola's newsletter that it may be caused by low stomach acid.
If you read the book "Green for Life" then you would find that more greens will fix the low acid problem (if that is the cause).
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