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Posted by: 9962 (Guest), Thursday, August 12, 2010, 9:02pm
This is my VERY FIRST post on ANY blog!!!   I recently had an endoscopy and biopsy done that indicate acid reflux.  Not really being bothered by heart burn (except on a rare occasion). the doctor said mine is "atypical".  My cardiologist and I are thinking that my heart arrhythmia issues are related to acid reflux or cardio spasms (also having to do with digestion).  In an effort to try a "quick fix" for 2 months to see if my heart symptoms disappear, I reluctantly agreed to take Dexilant (proton pump inhibitor).  After two days of Dexilant, my feel swelled.  Thinking it was due to tight high heel shoes that i wore to a wedding, I didn't think much of it.  It wasn't until day 6 of swelling that i thought it might be a reaction to the Dexilant.  Then on the morning of the 7th dose, my tongue and mouth tingled with some swelling, I had wheezing and palpitations.  The pharmacist agreed that it was an allergic reaction to the Dexilant; the doctor dismissed the idea of it being an allergic reaction, and told me to continue the medication.  I had already stopped it and have no intentions of going back on it.  

My situation is further complicated by the fact that i am following Dr. D'Adamo's ARTHRITIS diet with positive results BUT, as far as i can tell, some of the foods that are good for arthritis ARE NOT good for acid reflux...onions, cayenne pepper, ginger, etc.  

Bottom line is...I want to control my acid reflux NATURALLY!!!!!  Does any one have any advice, experience with this?  

Sandraluski  ??)
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, August 12, 2010, 9:11pm; Reply: 1
The first thing we need to know is what your blood type is...  Dr. D.'s information is based on blood type or that mixed with blood type...
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, August 12, 2010, 9:20pm; Reply: 2
Quoted Text
.I want to control my acid reflux NATURALLY!!!!!  Does any one have any advice, experience with this?  


yes, follow your guidelines...Dr D has digestive formulas to help you heal your compromised gut and flora ecosystem.
they are anti inflammatory by excellence and will restore your issues....
compliance is key
check out the protocols, available from the drop down menus above
Posted by: 9962 (Guest), Thursday, August 12, 2010, 9:46pm; Reply: 3
my blood type is O.  
Posted by: kauaian, Friday, August 13, 2010, 1:55am; Reply: 4
Hi,
Welcome sandra, I would like to chime in on this one.  When I first started the blood type diet (BTD) I had reflux, but no pain or burning just the sour taste when sleeping @ 2 am.  I went on BTD & stopped all supplements that I was taking from my ND.  I do not have reflux except for the rare occasion when i slip up & I do eat lots of onion, garlic, etc. just not late @ night. I try to have dinner @ 7pm or earlier.  I also eat a smaller meal @ dinner time.  I love onions & eat it daily, lots of it.  I do not take any meds so that made it easier, meds can cause reflux.

My doctor wanted me to go on prilosec & I refused to do it.  By suppressing your stomach acid you will make your digestion problems worse.  I would not take any acid suppressors longer than 2 weeks.  I recommend you be very compliant on the diet & make sure not to eat later than 7 pm.  I think you're definitely having a reaction to the Dexilant & was right not to continue taking it.

Try the diet & not be scared into taking the meds.  Did they check for heart problems?
Posted by: 9962 (Guest), Friday, August 13, 2010, 2:07am; Reply: 5
i have had every imaginable heart test...most recent was a calcium score that indicated that i have NO coronary artery disease.  In other words, my coronary vessels are totally clear and normal.  I have a strong heart in every respect.  tachycardia and arrhythmias plague me.  I'm thinking that if i can get my acid reflux under control, the arrhythmias and tachycardia will disappear... my cardiologist is inclined to think my problems are due to acid reflux as well.  He is going to be disappointed to hear that I am off the Dexilant and that i don't want to take a medication to control my ARD.  

Does anyone know how soon after eating a food, one might experience heartburn or discomfort?

Sandraluski
Posted by: Lola, Friday, August 13, 2010, 3:23am; Reply: 6
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He is going to be disappointed to hear that I am off the Dexilant and that i don't want to take a medication to control my ARD


you do need to follow his prescription or find another doc, to avoid conflict
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, August 13, 2010, 12:50pm; Reply: 7
Grass fed beef..not organic corn fed..... grass fed, might have to buy it on line.
Give that acid something to do besides irritate your stomach.

Gastro D.... polyflora O....are a good start for you. Drop down menu above reads "products."

Find a support group we have a few around the country.
Posted by: deelight, Friday, August 13, 2010, 1:25pm; Reply: 8
One of the ways that I am managing it is drinking a lot of seltzer water...it has been a blessing.  I also know that while I heal I am more sensitive to starches and sugars, even if they are not avoids.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, August 13, 2010, 1:40pm; Reply: 9
Seltzer helps with acid production.
Posted by: deelight, Friday, August 13, 2010, 1:59pm; Reply: 10
Really?  I have found that my acid reflux has disappeared since I started drinking it.
Posted by: amynell2693, Friday, August 13, 2010, 2:34pm; Reply: 11
I didn't have acid reflux until getting pregnant (3yo & 2yo).  I feel the effects almost immediately with most foods - sometimes not until hours later.

Avoiding wheat and dairy makes my symptoms almost non-existent.

I also eat every 2 hours.  If I let myself get too hungry I get the nasty acid taste in my mouth and my throat/chest is on fire.

A friend's doctor told him that acid reflux/heartburn immediately after a food was a sign of an allergic reaction to it.  Don't know if that's entirely true or not though.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, August 13, 2010, 5:01pm; Reply: 12
again, individuality and seen through bt/gt physiology lenses....
seltzer or other acid building aids may in fact do the opposite in As and ABs.....
just follow the lists accordingly and you ll be fine
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, August 13, 2010, 7:29pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from deelight
Really?  I have found that my acid reflux has disappeared since I started drinking it.


Helps decrease it in an O ( exactly what you want in an over producing O, A's don't want to drink it, it will decrease an already low supply.

Posted by: deelight, Saturday, August 14, 2010, 3:22pm; Reply: 14
Thanks, that explains it!
Posted by: MileHighRob, Sunday, August 22, 2010, 11:16pm; Reply: 15
I suffered from acid reflux problems for nearly 20 years.  I was given every antacid ever marketed dating back to when Pepcid was prescription only up to the new purple Nexium pill and everything in between.

Remaining compliant on my BTD has completely eliminated my reflux and indigestion issues all together.  

I can't say avoiding this or that or adding a specific food "cured" me.  IMO it is a combination of doing all the things recommended by Dr. D for my blood type and adhering to his advice with 100% compliance that healed me.

I haven't taken any medication since beginning the BTD.  Stick around, find out your beneficials and avoids and stick to your guidelines as well as you can.  You'll be fine and healed in no time.  

My gut was in terrible disarray from the decades of antacid abuse and I healed rather quickly.  Best wishes to you!  
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, August 23, 2010, 12:31am; Reply: 16
I suffered from acid reflux and heartburn most of my life.  Eating for my blood type took care of most of it.  The Genotype diet improved it even more.

Finally I eliminated gluten a year ago, and that did wonders for solving the problem

The only time I get it now is if I eat fruit during the day.  Heartburn within an hour.

If the Arthritis diet contains foods that create acid reflux, Sandraluski, it's fine to eat less of them.  A large amount of garlic will do it to me, also, especially raw garlic.  But a little eaten cooked on a regular basis is fine for me.  Same with Onions.  Cooked is definitely easier on my digestion.
Posted by: 11080 (Guest), Thursday, August 26, 2010, 5:43pm; Reply: 17
Sandraluski,

I am a type O+ non-secretor and suffered with acid reflux for more than five years until recently.  I had been on Prevacid for four years and just stopped taking it this past June 2010.  I was diagnosed a year ago with an auto-immune disorder that manifested itself as rheumatoid arthritis.  In addition, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and have suffered for years with acid reflux, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, skin problems, and chronic sinusitus.  I also had many other unexplained symptoms including numbness in my hands and feet, heart arrhythmias, dental problems, extremely low energy, constant diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, chest pain, high blood pressure, and night terrors.

In June 2010, after my doctor had no answers and wanted to send me BACK to a rheumatologist (who offered no treatment) I instead told my doctor I was going off of all prescription medications (high blood pressure, prevacid for acid reflux, cholestyramine for diarrhea) and all pain relievers (I had been taking high doses of either Tylenol or NSAIDs every night for four years to help me sleep through constant pain).  I did research on arthritis cures and found the gut connection to rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune disorders (like Lupus).  I also found the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, the Paleo Diet, and Dr. D'Adamo's Eat Right 4 Your Type Diet.  They are all similar with the most compelling similarity being the avoidance of gluten, dairy, and processed sugars.  I specifically follow Dr D's ER4YT diet because it is more specific to my blood type and my condition than the others.  Also, Dr D has published a book about using the ER4YT diet to treat arthritis and other inflammatory and auto-immune diseases.  It sounds like you already have this book.

So, here are the results!  After one day on the ER4YT for Blood Type O, I had absolutely no acid reflux after eating a meal.  This was the first time in six years I could recall not feeling bloated and feeling like I had thumb tacks in my esophogas after eating.  After three days on the plan, my arthritis pain reduced to a level 1-2 from a daily level 7.  After a week, the intestinal pain and diarrhea had cleared up.  Within 10 days after starting the diet I had lost 5 pounds.  The first week, I was hungry quite a bit but I realized it was because I overloaded on fruit and fruit juices (100% natural), which was kind of a carbohydrate overload and my insulin levels went haywire.  After that I cut out the fruit juices and just drink water and I have whole fruits which don't have as much concentrated fruit sugars and also provide fiber.

It is now August 2010 and I've lost a total of 10 pounds.  I'm really not trying to lose weight (although I'm not complaining as I have a little too much still).  I'm eating as much as I want of lean meat protein, vegetables, and a few servings of fruit and nuts per day.  I have a ton of energy, I exercise a lot, I don't feel hungry and I'm nearly pain-free.

For blood type O's, Dr D says that onions, cayenne pepper, and ginger are good for us.  I wanted to let you know that I eat onions about 4-5 times per week and cayenne pepper also 4-5 times per week.  Also, I take supplements daily that contain ginger.  None of this has caused my acid reflux to return.  I have learned to be careful and distinguish between what the popular media says about my conditions (acid reflux, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.) and what Dr D says in the Arthritis book for Blood Type Os.  The popular media often makes generalizations across the entire population, which includes Blood Types A, B, and AB, which all react totally differently to the same foods.

The key for me was cutting out gluten, dairy, and processed sugars, with gluten being the most important, I think.  Two weeks ago, I accidentally had gluten in a restaurant meal and I knew it right away and for the next 10 days.  Within 1/2 hour after the meal, I was bloated and had acid reflux.  Later that day I was a little dizzy and nauseated while the gluten was passing out of my stomach.  Two days later, the gluten leaked into my blood stream and settled into my joints (which is where gluten goes in the body) and triggered my immune system to attack my own joints, causing severe arthitis pain.  This pain slowly subsides over the course of 8-10 days.

Good luck curing your acid reflux and healing your intestines before it turns into an auto-immune disorder!
Posted by: Lloyd, Thursday, August 26, 2010, 8:41pm; Reply: 18
Nice testamonial.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, August 26, 2010, 8:41pm; Reply: 19
great testimonial!
thanks for sharing! :)

think I already congratulated you, yesterday.....no worries!
Posted by: +Aan, Saturday, September 4, 2010, 7:21pm; Reply: 20
I'm still a believer in food combining. Mine tends to disappear when I do this. I'm kinda doing the BTD & food combining together. There is more to food combining but basically you don't mix carbs with proteins...
Posted by: Easy E, Monday, September 13, 2010, 1:30pm; Reply: 21
I have experienced GERD and take prilosec at times.  I find it is very helpful and improves my digestion, and i feel better all the way around.  Are there any good explorer supplements that normalize acid production?  A Ph reading noted that my overall stomach acidity is on the higher end regardless of diet i hav eaten.
Posted by: Easy E, Monday, September 13, 2010, 1:37pm; Reply: 22
I try not to take it too much though.  I have noted certain foods and drinks that really upset it.   Sodas, too much tea, excessive fatty greasy foods, hot foods (spicy or temp.), potatoes, fatty meats.

Chicken, lean beef, lettuce, onion, pineapple, rice seem to really help it.  I recently ended a round, and will go a mth or two before taking anything again.  Will modify some things and see how it works.
Posted by: MileHighRob, Monday, September 13, 2010, 2:32pm; Reply: 23
Taking Prilosec blocks absorption of essential nutrients.  I was on every imaginable antacid for 20+ years.  Discover the offending items and eliminate them from your diet.  Continuing to consume things that make you produce too much acid does a lot of damage to your gut.  The medications have horrific side effects too and does absolutely nothing to heal you.  All they do is allow you to eat things which would normally cause you digestive distress.  The sooner you eliminate the meds and offending foods the quicker reflux will be an issue of the past!
Posted by: Lola, Monday, September 13, 2010, 7:23pm; Reply: 24
Quoted Text
Are there any good explorer supplements that normalize acid production?


following your GTD will gradually balance out your digestive issues

check all there is available for digestion up at the DPN store
Posted by: kauaian, Monday, September 13, 2010, 9:32pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from Easy E
I try not to take it too much though.  I have noted certain foods and drinks that really upset it.   Sodas, too much tea, excessive fatty greasy foods, hot foods (spicy or temp.), potatoes, fatty meats.

Chicken, lean beef, lettuce, onion, pineapple, rice seem to really help it.  I recently ended a round, and will go a mth or two before taking anything again.  Will modify some things and see how it works.


The above sounds like NOT what an A should be eating.  
Posted by: kauaian, Monday, September 13, 2010, 9:34pm; Reply: 26
Quoted from MileHighRob
Taking Prilosec blocks absorption of essential nutrients.  I was on every imaginable antacid for 20+ years.  Discover the offending items and eliminate them from your diet.  Continuing to consume things that make you produce too much acid does a lot of damage to your gut.  The medications have horrific side effects too and does absolutely nothing to heal you.  All they do is allow you to eat things which would normally cause you digestive distress.  The sooner you eliminate the meds and offending foods the quicker reflux will be an issue of the past!


Read this.....it is the truth!  Low stomach acid can cause reflux too.  If A's consume red meats, etc. they can cause reflux.  In your case I think it's too much so use the seltzer @ room temp. & avoid your avoids.
Posted by: Easy E, Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 5:10am; Reply: 27
My acid reflux was usually not noticable and would have sudden raging flares that would last 5 or so minutes maybe longer, and then go back down into my stomach again right after the wrong thing started its way down.  
Posted by: MileHighRob, Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 5:39am; Reply: 28
Damage is occurring when there is excessive acid in the stomach/esophagus whether or not you notice it.  Anything that "rages" can't be healthy regardless how long it lasts.

I also agreewith kauaian. Sounds like you've been the culprit here.  You aren't following the basic guidelines for an A BT diet.  
Posted by: 10809 (Guest), Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 1:55pm; Reply: 29
Quoted from Easy E
I try not to take it too much though.  I have noted certain foods and drinks that really upset it.   Sodas, too much tea, excessive fatty greasy foods, hot foods (spicy or temp.), potatoes, fatty meats.

Chicken, lean beef, lettuce, onion, pineapple, rice seem to really help it.  I recently ended a round, and will go a mth or two before taking anything again.  Will modify some things and see how it works.


Are A non secretors allowed beef? That would make my life alot easier. If so, I cant wait to find out my status.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 3:28pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from 10809
Are A non secretors allowed beef? That would make my life alot easier. If so, I cant wait to find out my status.

Remember, Typebase is the way to find the answer to these questions...

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?469
Posted by: charlie2, Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 3:42pm; Reply: 31
Thank you spinnakertech,, just sent a copy of your statement to my O daughter who has Systemic Lupus.  Maybe I can get her to try.  Thank you. :)
Posted by: 11080 (Guest), Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 7:25pm; Reply: 32
Hi charlie2,

You're welcome.  I really hope that the improvements I've seen in my auto-immune rheumatoid arthritis condition would translate to improvements for Lupus sufferers also.  Lupus obviously a very complex disease but if the source is the same and if the source can be removed, maybe there's hope that the damage can be reversed.  If the whole diet is too much of an adjustment for your daughter, I can say from my experience that cutting out the gluten from my diet was the one most important thing.  I'd love to hear an update if she does try some of Dr. D's recommendations.

Regards.  :)
Posted by: Easy E, Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 1:42pm; Reply: 33
I just use my feeling as a gauge to see if something is okay for me or not...i don't have the spare change to spend on swami as of now.  If you read D'adamo's work about explorers, it states that A explorers benefit from some red meat, explorers just make sure it is lean meat.

.
Posted by: 10809 (Guest), Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 1:56pm; Reply: 34
Quoted from Easy E
I just use my feeling as a gauge to see if something is okay for me or not...i don't have the spare change to spend on swami as of now.  If you read D'adamo's work about explorers, it states that A explorers benefit from some red meat, explorers just make sure it is lean meat.

.


Thank you.
Posted by: Easy E, Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 2:07pm; Reply: 35
But i find it is important for me to not eat red meat more than 2 or 3 times a week max.  And this is lean beef.  Lamb is a superfood for explorer A's, but again, probably should only eat it 3 times a week at the very most.  
I used to drink beer and smoke cigarettes every day, as well as eat poorly for any blood type or genotype.  I think this also contributed a lot to the reflux.  I no longer smoke and only occassionally drink a few drinks.  I feel much better overall.

I was the culprit in my reflux.
Posted by: Easy E, Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 2:11pm; Reply: 36
But D'adamo says if you are a BT A teacher or warrior, you would be wise to still avoid all red meats.
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 2:55pm; Reply: 37
Quoted from Easy E
But D'adamo says if you are a BT A teacher or warrior, you would be wise to still avoid all red meats.

By the book Teacher has Goat and Mutton as Superfoods - granted, the frequency is 0 to 2 portions per week, so pretty low, but still recommended.

Warrior - Yes, we have no recommended red meats.
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 3:01pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from Easy E
I just use my feeling as a gauge to see if something is okay for me or not...

This is good for a symptom like acid reflux, but it is hard to sense blood agglutination or the propensity to develop breast cancer until much damage has been done...  These are the big reasons for following this lifestyle...  
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 7:23pm; Reply: 39
I just happened to swami an A explorer, and there s no sign of red meat anywhere to be found, sorry! ;)
Posted by: Easy E, Thursday, September 16, 2010, 3:40pm; Reply: 40
How do you use swami?  Is there a way to do it free?
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, September 16, 2010, 3:56pm; Reply: 41
swami express can be purchased here
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED070

tweak to your hearts content forever, once yours!!!

if you analyze this, it really is a bargain! :)
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Thursday, September 16, 2010, 5:58pm; Reply: 42
I recently posted a question about reflux as mine had suddenly become chronic and I was feeling pretty bad. Since then I have improved out of sight. I have never taken any medication as I believe it just masks and exacerbates the problem. I have been on a strict detox diet (few grains, lots of veges and fruit, no meat, sugar, alcohol, caffeine etc) along with adhering to my blood type foods. I started taking aloe vera juice and slippery elm powder a week or 2 ago and I have improved out of sight in the last few days and am feeling soooo much better now.
Posted by: Easy E, Thursday, September 16, 2010, 6:28pm; Reply: 43
Mine seems mostly to stem from consumption of rich and fatty foods.  I found recently that most condiments and sauces are a prime culprit for me as well.  I am BT A, so I limit eating meats, but i feel eating them a few times a week helps me, lean only though.  Also, negative feelings seem to really make a difference as well.  Eating too much when preoccupied with excitment or negative thoughts is not good for me.  Eating too much period also induces acid reflux in me.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, September 16, 2010, 7:05pm; Reply: 44
yes LH,
get a secretor test asap :)
Posted by: DoS, Thursday, September 16, 2010, 7:39pm; Reply: 45
It would probably be more likely that your issues outside of acid reflux are caused by what is causing the acid reflux. They happen in conjunction and the acid reflux may add to the situation. That is the issue with modern doctors... they are not going to ask what causes the acid reflux, just treat it.

Onions, garlic, and cayenne are probably killing the bacteria that has manifested due to poor digestion. I imagine it is slow as well. A just below par thyroid can cause constipation. Animal protein and exercise with no wheat ought to fix that if it has been happening.

Once movement starts the onions, garlic, and cayenne negative effects should pass.

I think Gastro D is the best choice to help. Get off the medications from the doctor especially if they are not helping. My grandfather went downhill to death from that stuff even after he got better from BTD. The mental affects play a big role in that. Polyflora O would be wise too.
Posted by: 11402 (Guest), Friday, September 17, 2010, 6:51am; Reply: 46
I have experience on Generic Prilosec. After took medication, can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach pain, and rash. But relieve symptoms of gastro esophageal reflux disease. This medication works by reducing the production of stomach acid.


Posted by: Lola, Friday, September 17, 2010, 6:52am; Reply: 47
You can help the other members of the forum help you by choosing a blood type shield to display beneath your name.

how to
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Posted by: Lola, Friday, September 17, 2010, 6:56am; Reply: 48
Ammycin,
by following the guidelines you might just balance out your digestive system and end up not taking that strong medication eventually.

check all there is available for digestion up at DPN
http://www.4yourtype.com/products.asp?dept=12

and the protocols
http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/index.htm

let the right food become your medicine :)
Posted by: Easy E, Saturday, September 18, 2010, 3:53pm; Reply: 49
I don't wish to take prilosec in the long term.  I have noticed that acid reflux for me tends to increase when i feel angry, irritated, or overly stressed or anxious without prilosec.  So is it the anger/irritatbility and stress that causes the acid reflux, or is it the acid reflux making me more irritable and anxious?

It also relates to foods and bevarages.  D'adamo says A's can have red wine, but it burns my stomach up bad if i am not taking prilosec.  I love coffee, but it too can give me that sourness in my mouth.  

I feel great when taking prilosec.  It would be nice to not need to take it.  I want to protect my throat and teeth from the acid, because long term acid exposure aint good for them!
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, September 18, 2010, 4:07pm; Reply: 50
Quoted from Easy E
I have noticed that acid reflux for me tends to increase when i feel angry, irritated, or overly stressed or anxious without prilosec.  So is it the anger/irritatbility and stress that causes the acid reflux, or is it the acid reflux making me more irritable and anxious?
It can be circular...  Stress, whether caused by wrong diet, environment, overwork, or lack of sleep or (too much or not enough or correct) exercise can cause reflux, then the reflux also adds an amount of stress as the body has to deal with the pain, etc. from the reflux...  You have to break the stress cycle to reduce it and allow the body to heal...  Reducing all stress factors together helps the most...  

Maybe you need the Prilosec while you practice stress reduction and learn to eat mostly beneficial foods, then as the gut and body heals, the reflux will be eliminated and therefore the need for the drug will be gone...

Posted by: Lola, Saturday, September 18, 2010, 7:51pm; Reply: 51
work on your stress management.....nostril breathing and other positive forms, EE. :)
Posted by: MileHighRob, Friday, September 24, 2010, 2:57pm; Reply: 52
Quoted from Easy E
...

I feel great when taking prilosec.  It would be nice to not need to take it.  I want to protect my throat and teeth from the acid, because long term acid exposure aint good for them!

Again, just because you're felling great while taking Prilosec does NOT mean you aren't doing damage.  Also, if you're really concerned about exposure to acid on your teeth and in your throat then you should be more compliant with your BT/GT diet.  Consuming the right kinds of acid will actually help heal your gut.  Taking Prilosec while continuing to eat the wrong acids will only do more harm.  
Posted by: 11080 (Guest), Friday, September 24, 2010, 7:55pm; Reply: 53
Hi EasyE,

Quoted from MileHighRob

Again, just because you're felling great while taking Prilosec does NOT mean you aren't doing damage.  Also, if you're really concerned about exposure to acid on your teeth and in your throat then you should be more compliant with your BT/GT diet.  Consuming the right kinds of acid will actually help heal your gut.  Taking Prilosec while continuing to eat the wrong acids will only do more harm.  


I agree with MileHighRob about Prilosec possibly doing more harm than good.  I had a lot of acid reflux and bad reactions in my stomach and intestines for years and my MD put me on Nexium then Prevacid.  They controlled the acid in my stomach and I thought all was fine except that, being a Type O non-secretor, I actually need the acid to help control the growth of the bad bacteria in my intestines.  I believe that taking the Prevacid actually enabled the Candida bacteria to grow and cause my leaky gut syndrome (bacteria burning holes in my intestines allowing bad food lectins, such as gluten and corn for me, to leak into my bloodstream, triggering my immune system to attack my tissues where the lectins landed).  This opened a floodgate of autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, sinusitis, headaches, heart arrythmias, to name a few.

If I had just controlled the acid through proper diet, i.e., by not eating foods that triggered the reflux and gas, I believe the leaky gut never would have developed and I would not now be suffering from so many painful and debilitating diseases.  But the MDs will never tell you that you can cure yourself through diet--they just know to throw medicine at specific symptoms.  Your condition may be totally different than mine, but I just wanted you to know what I went through.
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