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Old 06-13-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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I'm limiting whole grains right now in my own diet but when I went lower carb before and avoided highly processed foods, I had more complex carbs in my diet (brown rice, quinoa, etc.) and I still did not experience any heartburn - even when I drank tea or coffee which were always big triggers for me. Right now, I'm limiting complex carbs simply to cut back on calories, not because I think brown rice is necessarily bad for me.

I think the heartburn/reflux/GERD comes from having too many simple carbs in your diet. What constitutes "too many" probably varies a lot among people.
I think the simple carbs are contributers and all the sodium and in packaged foods. I know the acidity in coffee gets me and ibuprofin especially. I try and take Tylenol instead. I get a lot of headaches (I have since I was a small child) so sometimes ibuprfin is the only thing that relives them.
Stress is also a huge component in acid reflux.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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I mentioned that I have acid reflux too and you took a jab at me with your spicy foods and junk comments.
Again, not about or directed at you.
That just reminded me that a lot of people associate certain foods (spicy, salty, acidic, whatever) with acid reflux. It may be the final trigger to the symptoms, but many times the overall diet/eating habits is the underlying cause.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I eat clean and I don't have GERD or acid reflux.

For me, eating clean means:

Washing my hands before I eat.
Making sure the supper plate is washed before loading it up with Kraft Mac & Cheese.
Making sure the pot has been rinsed well before boiling water in it to make the Kraft Mac & Cheese.
Checking the Kraft Mac & Cheese for bugs before dumping the noodles into the pot of boiling water.

I also sometimes eat a salad. But I cheat and I don't rinse it first. So for salad, I eat dirty. Ewwww. Dirt.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Please stop the bickering back & forth. This is a forum for people to help each other and offer advice on dieting, not a place where people should be subjected to insults.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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Significantly cut down on your alcohol consumption or cut it out all together. Alcohol definitely is correlated with acid reflux. If you drink coffee and must have it, try using a cold brewing method to make your coffee, which significantly cuts down on acidity and bitterness. Heck you might like it even better.

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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Significantly cut down on your alcohol consumption or cut it out all together. Alcohol definitely is correlated with acid reflux. If you drink coffee and must have it, try using a cold brewing method to make your coffee, which significantly cuts down on acidity and bitterness. Heck you might like it even better.

Toddy T2N Cold Brew System: Amazon.com: Kitchen & Dining
That is my whole problem! I really need my coffee. I have gone for periods of time without out it. I once made it a year, but that was once upon a time. It also helps a lot with my headaches. If I feel one coming on I can drink a cup and keep it at bay. I will look into the cold brewing method. I tried tea, but for some reason it upsets my stomach, especially green tea, which is a bummer.
I have a true passion for wine so I will not be giving that up anytime soon. So I have just decided to treat my acid reflux as needed. Luckily it is treatable and is just more of a nuisance than anything else at this point. If it ever gets worse I guess I will have to make some hard changes.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:47 PM
 
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Significantly cut down on your alcohol consumption or cut it out all together. Alcohol definitely is correlated with acid reflux.

Toddy T2N Cold Brew System: Amazon.com: Kitchen & Dining
I used to get heartburn after drinking wine. But once I took out the processed foods from my diet, I found that I no longer get heartburn when I drink wine (I drink it approx once a week). I think taking off belly weight - by cutting back on starchy/sugary carbs- really helped to get rid of my heartburn.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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I'll echo what several people have said. When I was eating a "normal" diet, spicy and fatty foods seemed to trigger my heartburn and reflux. But once I went very low carb, I could eat all the spicy and fatty foods I wanted. The heartburn completely went away. If I cheated, it would come back that very night. I've gone on and off low carb a few times over the past 3 years and have had exactly the same experience each time.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:17 PM
 
Location: fluid
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Significantly cut down on your alcohol consumption or cut it out all together. Alcohol definitely is correlated with acid reflux. If you drink coffee and must have it, try using a cold brewing method to make your coffee, which significantly cuts down on acidity and bitterness. Heck you might like it even better.

Toddy T2N Cold Brew System: Amazon.com: Kitchen & Dining
Thanks for the cold brew suggestion
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Also try Kava coffee, which has reduced acid and comes in a jar and you add it to hot water, but it tastes like regular coffee.
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