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I've been doing a lot of research and reading about different ways to try and reduce the symptoms of GERD without medication, I have looked on different websites ranging from changing our eating habits to such as the Paleo diet (Cave Man diet) where we eat similarly what cavemen used to eat back in the day, chicken, fish, beef, etc and cutting out processed foods such as honey buns, pop tarts, soup, frozen dinners and have been eating foods such as salmon, chicken, salads. Even cut back on eating oatmeal even though I love it. Where I am going with this is from what I have read and even watched on youtube about ways to reverse GERD symptoms, with acid reflux its not that we have more acid in our system but less and because we have less acid in our stomach, it allows the bad bacteria to build up and we belch often because of the gases that the bacteria creates eating up the carbohydrates that we eat. Taking PPI pills or any meds for that matter will worsen the affects to our bodies. The fact that we have acid reflux / GERD is meant to tell us that something is wrong, taking meds pacifies the symptoms but to effective deal with it we have to do something different. I don't mean eating more acidic foods to try and balance the stomach out, but eating more than foods that are just gentle on the stomach. You want to get your stomach acid back up. With less stomach acid, it creates more problems. I would recommend going on youtube and typing in "ways to cure gerd" and check out the many different videos they may have posted on it. I also ordered some probiotics which are good for the stomach. I'm waiting on them to arrive but I can say that I have gone from feeling aweful and having to deal with constant acid reflux and throat issues to not feeling it so much anymore. I've even tested myself and did eat a honey bun, I felt some indigestion from it so I ate some baked chicken and I felt better instead of reaching for tums or any meds. I then tried eating some cookies, my stomach didn't like it too much, I grabbed an apple after that and ate it and felt better. It's kinda weird but so far I haven't had any problems with my throat or stomach and feel like I could be on the path of recovery. But I would recommend doing research on ways to deal with this and listen to the videos on youtube.
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