View Full Version : Acid reflux and fruit, please help!
07-29-2009, 08:11 PM
I am a 26 year old female suffering from severe acid reflux and indigestion. I can barely drink water sometimes. I was wondering if anyone else has healed acid reflux with raw, and what you have primarily eaten?
I'm not sure how much fruit I should be having, as it is very easy to digest (a huge pro), but the sugars might be worse for my already very imbalanced gut...If you have any tips for great raw foods for reflux, as well as how you balanced your diet to recover from reflux (was it mostly green smoothies, a lot of chia, etc?) I would greatly appreciate it :)
Thank you so much!
07-29-2009, 09:00 PM
i'm not the candidate you're looking for, but i've had heartburn before and was curious so i just googled and found this..
The best heartburn treatment is to drink celery juice, and eat digestive enzymes.
When drinking celery juice, you should make a juice blend with 30% celery, 30% cucumber, 30% leafy greens, and 10% carrot. This blend supplies almost every nutrient and amino acid your body needs. The sodium in the celery will calm down the heartburn and help you make hydrochloric acid.
another site said to juice celery, raw potato and cabbage
so celery seems to be the main key. i'd just avoid all peppery foods and hot spices or whatever you know triggers. i haven't had it in a long time but know how i get mine.
also when i got heartburn i found that laying on the left side realy did help!
07-29-2009, 09:04 PM
Agree with Pixie. Also, this sounds crazy but Apple Cider Vinegar, preferably organic. Mix 1tbl in 8oz water each am. It's suppose to calm the acids in the degestive tract.
Keep a journal of what you eat & how it effects you..good or bad. THis way you can tell which is bothering you. I like zuchinni but when I put in the juicer with my standard daily mix, I feel like I'm going to vomit. It only happens then. So I eat it by itself. I also have to peel it, same with yellow squash.
07-29-2009, 11:11 PM
Hi, there, going raw totally cured my frequent heartburn! I think the reason is that you digest the food much more quickly so it moves out of your stomach faster. Give it a try and you will be happy with the results. On the rare occasion that I eat right before bed, I might get it a little bit, but I just chew on a super papaya enzyme plus tablet instead of tums and that does the trick. But that only happens once every few weeks instead of every day like before. I wouldn't worry at first too much about what you eat. Just eat raw and eat to be satisfied and see if that does the trick. If it helps but doesn't completely cure it, then you can start messing about with it. Good luck!
07-30-2009, 02:23 AM
RAW is a Natural Healer and soon you will have a Good Report to Share. I wish you All My Best............
07-30-2009, 12:51 PM
I used to get heartburn when my weight went way too high. It seemed that when the waist bands on my jeans got too tight, the stomach got pushed up and acid had an easier time backing into the esophagus. Once I lost some weight, it went away. Also, it's important not to eat easily digested foods (fruits, salad) after those that take a long time to digest (nuts, fatty foods, etc.) to avoid fermentation of those lighter foods. Eat frequent small meals instead of "3 squares".
07-30-2009, 09:42 PM
have you tried Ayurveda? Maybe you're eating the wrong foods for your body type ... ;)
07-30-2009, 11:05 PM
My husband and I both suffered with heart burn. We were both on Nexium(the purple pill) for heart burn. It got so bad I once went to the ER because I thought I was having a heart attack! I healed my acid reflux with the raw diet. My husband still eats SAD and he still suffers with the acid reflux. He is slowly trying the following technique to cure the acid reflux. Here is what I did:
1. stop taking the Nexium (acid supressing drug). the body is trying to digess those hard to digest food and it needs acid to do it! The more you surpress it the more it tries to make more acid.
2. Drink a green smoothie when you fill the burn. It willstop the heart burn in its track.
3. take Whole husks psyllium 3 times a day. This will help asorb the acid and keep it from refluxing. 1 tsp in 8 oz of water at first. Then increase as you get use to the fiber. The thicker the drink the better.
4. Eat chia seeds if you get tired of the psyllium.
5. Take digested enzymes with your meals.
6. reload your gut with friendly bacteria. You can buy lactobacillis at the health food store. (That's cost a lot of money) or you can learn to ferment your own foods and get it that way.
7. At first eat mostly a veg base diet. Avoid nuts, and chocolate. When you heal add the other groups.
I was cured and feeling better within a month. Off medication and not having any attacks.
If you have a acid attack. Drink psyllium seed or chia first then drink the green smooth. This is real important! Don't allow it to burn you. The greens will nuk the acid because it is alk. The psyllium or chia will absorb the acid and preventing it from refluxing up into your throat. Hope this helps. Good luck.
07-30-2009, 11:31 PM
I had acid reflux so bad I couldn't even drink water. This was last year in April.. It first started out as major gas/burping then progressed to chest pressure which I went to have a heart scan to see what was wrong. Nothing. I find out later it was acid so I thought it is my diet when I found this website. I am glad I found raw food b/c it helped everything go away fast. :)
Celery, carrots, greens and the cucumbers is great for it b/c it has some kind of sodium to replace your sodium balance in your stomach that your stomach is lacking right now.
I ate cucumbers like crazy and it went away fast.
Another thing is the apple cider vinegar. Any brands of organic apple cider vinegar is good. It isn't too expensive at all. Brush your teeth though afterwards, it's strong. :)
07-30-2009, 11:47 PM
Thank you all so much! Great advice! :)
07-31-2009, 09:56 AM
A helping of sauerkraut or other fermented food daily seems to help me, although while just eating raw this last week and being out of sauerkraut, my reflux has not been a bother. An HCL supplement with pepsin may help if your not producing enough stomach acid is the cause. Low acid leads to improper digestion and a weak signal to the esophigeal sphincter to seal tight, thus allowing stomach contents to rise during normal stomach contractions, bending over, straining., etc. DGL or deglycerinated licorice helps also. You can get chewable tablets.
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