Is there anyone who is able to do keto diet with reflux. I have been doing it for two weeks now but I feel that my reflux is worsening. Any experience from anyone? Any recommendations? Thank you
Most cases of acid reflux are not really caused by an excess of stomach acid. It’s actually the opposite. Too little stomach acid lets the food sit there undigested for too long to the point where fermentation starts to happen creating that bubbling up sensation. So the last thing you want to do is add any kind of acid blocking drug or alkaline tablets such as Tums to the mix. Not sure if this is something that you may have been doing since you seem to have a history with this condition.
In any case, the best way to get your food to digest without fermentation is to add some apple cider vinegar to the tummy.
I had bad reflux, in fact I had been taking prilosec and then nexium for a total of 20 years. I started this way of eating in part to try to get off of the nexium. I tried to start tapering off of the medicine too soon and I had a lot of trouble for a couple of months. We started eating this way on Jan. 2, 2017 and I have been off of the medicine completely for about two months now. I eat my main meal about 2:00 and then only have a small snack in the evening if I am hungry or if I start feeling that my stomach is acidic (almonds, cheese or sunflower seeds). This has worked for me.
I have to add that the apple cider vinegar made things worse for me to the point of vomiting about 30 min after taking it each time I tried it, so I know that my problem was too much acid. Obviously everyone is different so just be careful as you try things and monitor your bodies reaction. I am now able to eat pickles with no issues. Also, peanut butter is a sure trigger for reflux for me, I have to stay away from it any time of day. I hope this helps a little. Blessings!
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