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I am following the low acid diet based on the book of Dr Koufman and it is working very well. I still have some questions though and I would love to have other people's opinion on some foods and natural complements.
I read different things about cucumber. I seem to be ok with it but I am a bit afraid to eat it or make a juice with it as sometimes it can be irritating for some people (it does not seem to irritate me). What is your experience?
I know that onion and garlic are trigger food, however some people seem to be doing ok with cooked onion. I was wondering if you eat cooked onion or even cooked garlic.
I was wondering also which herbs and spices one can safely add to the diet. I seem to be ok with parsley and bay leaf in my stew. Dr Koufman wrote on her blog that cumin is ok with two other spices but I forgot which (paprika and curcuma maybe?). Which spices do you use safely?
And finally I am very conflicted about milk. I love milk but it seems to trigger my symptoms even if it is lactose-free and skim. I am not lactose intolerant though and the Ph of milk is 7 which is great. So I wonder why I can't tolerate it. I read on the internet that the Calcium in milk might provoke the production of acid by the stomach but Dr Koufman wrote in her blog that this is not true. I do feel that my stomach is producing excess acid after I drink it though, or maybe the pain is because of something else, I don't know. What is your experience with milk? Do you think I will be able to drink it or yoghourt when I get better or should I avoid it forever?
Regarding natural supplements, I heard a lot of good things about Manuka honey so I tried it and it hurts my stomach very much. I tried a supplement from gaia as well called "reflux relief" but it did not do anything and it contains spearmint, which is not good. PPI and after I stopped, DGL licorice, are the two things that worked well for me. I drink alkaline water Ph 8.8 as well, I think it helps but I am not sure. What works well for you in addition to the diet?
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