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Old 05-24-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Acid reflux and paleo

Hi everyone, I could use some help.

So i have IBS, which sucks. But it's been getting much better. Recently, I would say I've been almost 100% better. I put this down to a very clean paleo diet, exercise, fish-oil, vit-d and a proven medically prescribed probiotic (VSL#3 if you are interested).

Diet was very clean paleo with macros of about 30% protein, 50% fat, 20% carb.

I have, unfortunately, developed really bad acid reflux which has totally wiped me out. Not training, not sleeping, getting stressed etc etc.

It seems to be badly triggered by eating fat. Everything I read online is about how low-carb and paleo cures acid reflux. But I already do these things...and really don't want to not be able to eat fat as it can be very difficult to get lots of carbs on a paleo diet. There is no chance of me going back to grains etc as this will mess with IBS.

The doc has put me on PPIs for a couple weeks to see if this helps. But I think it is due to having a loose valve on top of my stomach (runs in my family). I don't want to be on PPIs forever, as I think that is a bad idea.

I just want to get back to where I was a few weeks ago...this is all very sudden.

Anyone got any advice?

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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Re: Acid reflux and paleo

If fat is making it worse, then don't eat so much fat.

Eat more vegetables, fruits, and safe starches like sweet potatoes.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:13 AM   #3
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Re: Acid reflux and paleo

What foods are you getting your fat from?
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:30 AM   #4
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What foods are you getting your fat from?
Meat, coconut milk and oil, avocado, eggs, nuts, butter, olive and avocado oil
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #5
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Re: Acid reflux and paleo

Hi Ben, I have GERD (acid reflux) due to a loose valve as well, and suffered from IBS pretty severely most of my life. I've had to go to hospital in several countries while travelling! Fun stuff.

Paleo made a HUGE difference for me. I no longer take a pill daily to manage my acid reflux. Going without medication = awesome in more ways than one - but it also means you have to be pretty disciplined and VERY aware (I found the only way to build my awareness was to journal foods & how I was feeling for a month straight)


Alcohol and coffee consumption can wreak havoc if you have acid reflux. I'd recommend reading up on Ph of foods (meat and fats are acidic, veg and fruit not acidic). There's a good chart online with measurements. Try to keep your veg as dark greens. Consider including more alkaline foods in the meals where your reflux tends to strike, be mindful of alcohol and coffee consumption.

You will simply have to play around with the macronutrients quite a lot and try switching up your fat sources. I've done really well with using coconut oil for most of my cooking.

I have no idea why, but I've found Hemp protein AMAZING in regulating my IBS issues. I have no idea what it is about it...but I take a scoop in the am along with some greens powder, my daily multis and a light breakfast (pre wod).

I do go through flare ups every now and then and had some amazing results getting treatment with an osteopath on my organs, particularly the pancreas (as long as you don't mind feeling like your insides are being poked and moved around!) You should check that out if you tend to go through phases or find your GERD is cyclical.

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Old 07-26-2012, 01:06 PM   #6
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Re: Acid reflux and paleo

Ever been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia ?
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #7
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:53 AM   #8
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Re: Acid reflux and paleo

Well hemp does have a lot of fiber in it. Perhaps that is what helps.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:46 AM   #9
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Refrain from eating too much fat and feed yourself lots of vegetables instead. I used to have an acid reflux but it's not as "serious" as yours.
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