Your goal is the eat real food. It’s all about having real and not processed foods. It’s the chemicals used in our food supply that made you sick… removing it will help you heal yourself.
It is better to have real butter over margarine or spread.
It is better to have natural peanut butter over all the others.
It is better to have decaf herbal teas over green and black teas
It is better to have raw unprocessed honey over processed honey.
It is better to have 100% pure maple syrup over the cheaper versions.
It is better to eat organic whenever possible.
It is better to eat wild caught fish as much as possible.
Can you make a menu out of these options? It is important to consider the foods you enjoy eating and to find ways to improve them to make them a better option for your GERD symptoms. For example, perhaps you enjoy a nice mac and cheese dinner every now and then. In order to eat this and not have any harmful effects, look for ways to improve the meal. Use a low fat cheese and even use a different type of cheese than you are used to. You should also look for whole grain pasta to use as the noodles in the dish. Look for better oils and improved low fat dairy products.
As you can see, you can have good GERD diets that give you options. It does take some time to make changes in your diet to see the benefits. Understanding GERD causes, symptoms and the effects it has on your body is one of the best ways to feel good and improve your well-being. Take the time to understand how your body reacts to foods. Since each person will be different, having a bit of experience in your body’s reactions will be important. Still, nearly all means can be changed enough to make them a good option for those suffering from GERD. If you still feel limited, seek out a GERD forum where you can exchange diet suggestions with others who are going through the same thing you are.
If you are one of those who doesn’t believe in PPI and any other medicine then your only option is to go into a tough diet program.
Be patient and follow your diet for at least 6 months. The healing process takes time too. The road to recovery and healing is tough but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Just believe in yourself.