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Have spent some time trying various ways to resolve my acid problems. following the medications route i decided to go down the eating path. Its taken a while but generally seem to now be seeing results. Started with Jamie Kaufman Book, Dropping acid which is a good book to get you started but I found the american recipes a bit limited. So following a lot of research on low acid foods and recipes have managed to find simple foods that work for me. Lots of veggies lean meats and chicken and fish .Another thing i found out was how to test my foods and bottled water which was 7.2 ph, Tap water was 7 ph bought some ph sticks to test my saliva and water which helps me keep on track, I add a very small pinch of bi carb to glass of water and the ph went up to 8 ph which use from time to to find that if i eat someting that restarts the acid reflux in my throat I take one ranitidine at night and it settles me but not on a regular basis as when on it twice a day i had a skin reaction with a very itchy skin . I kept my Ranitidine as back up and now only take it if I have a flare up I did not milk before but now I drink goats milk and find it acceptable I can now have the occasional small glass of wine with my dinner which i have missed for some time.Even a little choc biscuit on occassions . I drink coconut water for a change instead, a little expensive but I have saved on the bottles of wine, And if i do a stir fry I use a little coconut oil season with herbs instead of garlic and onions which I used to use a lot. Its taken a while but it works for me , No food after 7 pm and a night cap of cammomile tea, hope this is helpful for anyone else trying to manage this frustrating disorder be positive and don't give up . The harders part is being strong about finding a new lifestyle diet. My friends now know I can only go out for lunch or an early supper so socalising is limited and its sometimes difficult finding a menu to eat that suits but I find here that a small starter and and light pud works. When i go out for supper I always take my own large bottle of water and do the driving and one ranitidine before bed.Overall I do feel better so there is light at the of the tunnel folks so hope Xmas is not to bleak for everyone .Good luck on your own journey.
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