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Burgess wrote:My understanding is that the McDougall Program diet is a general one. Each person needs to decide which foods are best for his particular condition. For example, I eat a very narrow subset of the McDougall Regular diet ...
http://anti-itisdiet.blogspot.com/2010/ ... i-eat.html
... but that is because I had an unusual set of medical problems, which included acid reflux: http://anti-itisdiet.blogspot.com/2007/ ... ation.html
Eating my subset has almost completely solved my inflammation problems.
As another example, I have seen many individuals here benefit from a total elimination of wheat (or even all grains). You might consider that if you are having acid reflux problems.
WeeSpeck wrote:I think it is awesome that you are exploring your nutritional options first before choosing prescription drugs. I honor and respect that a doctorâ€™s first obligation is to his/her patientâ€™s immediate challenge, but I think â€śDo No Harmâ€ť needs to be reevaluated from the doctor/patient relationship. Sometimes the â€ścureâ€ť is more harmful than the disease.
The great thing is that we have a choice to heal ourselves when armed with knowledge. You are definitely educating yourself and everyone else here. Thank you for sharing your nutritional path as you work through this health issue. I respect the choices you are making.
Erbse wrote:Hi Becky,
reading a little in your thread here reminded me about Katydid who also had a problem with her esophagus. She went on an elimination diet and found out quite a few foods she has reactions to. Just thought I mention it in case you want to have a look in at her journal.
I've book marked your 1000 vr blog. I've had that book out from the library before but never tried out anything. Should have another go at it, maybe in winter when I have more time (summer here in NZ).
Hope you are well on the road to healing.
Riva wrote:Hi Becky. Thanks for all the sharing of your thinking and researching and personal experimenting.
I have been up and down and all around with the same thing. I have avoided going to the gastroenterologist because I don't want the thing down my nose...but now am starting to get curious about what they could see in there.
Becky- I can be completely pain free if I eat the following and anything else causes acid and the lump thing. (HATE that):
lentils and other beans
potatoes and sweet potatoes
cooked vegetables except:peppers,tomatoes
Oatmeal (original without stuff added)
Salt and sugar
mild herbs like marjarom and basil etc.
So....if it is not on the list above it causes me problems.
Meaning I don't or shouldn't eat:
Essentially any processed food including Tofu
Bread even heart healthy whole grain no oil
flour products (and stuff with baking powder or soda)
pasta even whole wheat
tomatoes are killers for me
ketchup (tomatoes of course)
vinegars and lemons
Basically it is the McDougall MWL plus plus plus...ha ha!
You can figure out your own list but just for kicks you might eat off my approved list for 3 days and see what happens. When I am in a bad phase and then move to my approved list I feel a lot better that first day. In other words those foods do not aggravate the sore in the esaphagus AND no acid comes back up the lazy valve.
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