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    I foundout today what's been causing my cough, acid reflux. The doctor just prescribe me nexium and told me to sleep sitting up. Anybody else on here have reflux, I was wondering if you guys ever run into any trouble training. I heard lifting heavy can increase reflux.

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    So many things can cause it. Stress, over acid eating, and over training. Look into more alkaline eating(the alkaline diet).
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    Interesting train of thought in functional medicine that the majority of reflex is caused by under productive of stomach acid and can be alleviated through properly dosed betaine hcl supplementation.

    Not something I will go into in a lot of detail as it is a medical issue. Definitely worth looking into though.
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    How is your physician concluding that you are producing too much stomach acid? Symptoms of under production of stomach acid can resemble over production. I had this issue when I first started CKD, switching to a high fat diet. Started taking betaine and felt fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerickVonD View Post
    I foundout today what's been causing my cough, acid reflux. The doctor just prescribe me nexium and told me to sleep sitting up. Anybody else on here have reflux, I was wondering if you guys ever run into any trouble training. I heard lifting heavy can increase reflux.
    add glutamine to the diet.

    eat smaller meals

    wait 1 hour after eating to lay down.

    Be careful with certain foods like capsaicin, peppermine, and even sometimes things with caffeine. they relax the muscle in the throat(forgot the name of the flap) but this should all help.

    Even eating Cheeses sometimes with a spicy meal can help.
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    This may sound crazy to some. Drink a spoon full apple cider vinegar. Do this once in the morning and once in the evening. Let me know when it works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Power Chews View Post
    This may sound crazy to some. Drink a spoon full apple cider vinegar. Do this once in the morning and once in the evening. Let me know when it works!
    yea that absolutely works! a little trick of the trade do it before meals.
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    I went to an ear, nose and throat specialist and she looked at my throat and up my nose. She said I've been coughing for months because my throat is irritated and I have reflux. I've been snoring too. In fact I noticed one of my nostrils closes as I sleep.
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    I think you'd be surprised how much your situation would improve if you just make a conscious effort to take in higher alkalinity foods in your meals. Like for instance if your going to eat something acidic, include something like spinach or red skins along with it to bring the PH down.
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    I have it. I take 1 40mg nexium every morning as soon as iI wake, religously! I sleep how I want and eat what I want. I tried to do these other tricks but in the end if you forget youll be suffering the rest of the day. I also have no issues training. I suggest at least trying it if you dont like it stop. it takes the worying about what you eat and when you eat it. Just my thoughts
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    My dad had it to the point where he was going to have surgery. Sucks because pretty much his two favorite things to eat (chocolate and tomato) would set off the fires in his eso****us. Two things seemed to help him.

    First he started taking licorice root pills before eating. This helped with everyday stuff. Still couldn't eat completely normally but helped him control symptoms and heal his throat.

    Second he started drinking milk kefir daily. I gave him some of my grains and ever since he's been an eating machine. Tomato, chocolate, coffee, greasy Mexican food; anything goes now.

    He was wary of being put on a prescription, so he opted for the more "holistic" approach, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dale davis View Post
    I have it. I take 1 40mg nexium every morning as soon as iI wake, religously! I sleep how I want and eat what I want. I tried to do these other tricks but in the end if you forget youll be suffering the rest of the day. I also have no issues training. I suggest at least trying it if you dont like it stop. it takes the worying about what you eat and when you eat it. Just my thoughts
    I'm taking AC Reducers and they do help a lot, IF you take them before eatting. If I take them after I eat they take an hour to kick in at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerickVonD View Post
    I foundout today what's been causing my cough, acid reflux. The doctor just prescribe me nexium and told me to sleep sitting up. Anybody else on here have reflux, I was wondering if you guys ever run into any trouble training. I heard lifting heavy can increase reflux.
    Try a product with cissus quadrangularis- it will get rid of it completely- I used to have it really badly (in my sleep, after spicy food, stress, etc.), but once I started taking cissus, I never got it again.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rms80 View Post
    Try a product with cissus quadrangularis- it will get rid of it completely- I used to have it really badly (in my sleep, after spicy food, stress, etc.), but once I started taking cissus, I never got it again.....
    Cissus?

    Hmmm did you think works with reflux caused by Capsicium?
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    I was getting heart burn and reflux badly. Did tons of research and experiments myself.
    After scrutinizing my recent changes to my diet and supplements, I discovered it was the fish oil I had recently added to my Supps that was causing it. After eliminating it, it takes about one week to clear up.
    Things like wine, coffee, spicy foods etc can irritate and trigger it but for me, the fush oil was the culprit. I think everonecis going to be different however.
    Here are a few more things I learned;

    A) vinegar triggers the valve to shut better but is not a cure.
    B) holistic industry sells you that it's not enough acid so they can SELL you more supplements.
    C) the valve does not shut properly because certain foods can relax it such as coffee and alcohol.
    D) I was told cheap fish oil was the cause but I find all fish oil caused the rancidness in the stomach
    E) as a bandaid I would take a tablespoon of Milk of Magnesia when I fealt it coming on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAxximal View Post
    Cissus?

    Hmmm did you think works with reflux caused by Capsicium?
    Seems to kill it- I used to not even be able to look at spicy food b/c of acid reflux, now I love it- I can eat just about any type of pepper and still be ok
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    stop eating grains and other inflammatory foods
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    stop eating grains and other inflammatory foods
    Why bother making trolling statements with nothing to back it up. Yes, we know some people are allergic to gluten and or grains but why does this cause acid reflux or heartburn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by luclyluciano View Post
    Why bother making trolling statements with nothing to back it up. Yes, we know some people are allergic to gluten and or grains but why does this cause acid reflux or heartburn?
    most grains like oatmeal and brown rice are highly acidic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luclyluciano View Post
    Why bother making trolling statements with nothing to back it up. Yes, we know some people are allergic to gluten and or grains but why does this cause acid reflux or heartburn?
    well im not gonna be able to provide you clinical studies since the government is heavily invested into grains and therefore doesnt fund research that would show negative effects of their consumption. i will tell you this though, as more and more people switch to a paleo grain free type diet they see their IBS symptoms cease completely as well as other disorders. the anti nutrients in grains damage the intestinal tract, just the insoluble fiber itself scrapes the intestines forcing a mucous release according to scientists. i mean i am speculating but isnt everyone else in this thread? throwing out different ideas or supplements that could help?

    i myself used to experience horrible acid reflux after grain heavy meals, big bowls of pasta, sandwiches, oatmeal. ive eliminated these things from my diet a little over a year ago and i havent had a single taste of my own stomach acid since then. im just an open minded troll who experiments with food to try to achieve optimal health. eliminating grains has gotten rid of my seasonal allergies, any constipation/runs issues, trimmed all unwanted body fat, gave me more energy. its really something worth trying if suffering from any kind of ailment.

    you've never wondered that maybe its something you are eating thats causing acid reflux? there is no way thats possible!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon View Post
    most grains like oatmeal and brown rice are highly acidic.
    there is also that. if you look up the acidity of foods (mineral composition) you would see that grains and meats are highly acidic and if eaten by themselves they could very easily lead to different issues.

    here is a list:

    Relative pH of Common Foods

    this is why its important to consume vegetables with meals to achieve a more alkaline balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    well im not gonna be able to provide you clinical studies since the government is heavily invested into grains and therefore doesnt fund research that would show negative effects of their consumption. i will tell you this though, as more and more people switch to a paleo grain free type diet they see their IBS symptoms cease completely as well as other disorders. the anti nutrients in grains damage the intestinal tract, just the insoluble fiber itself scrapes the intestines forcing a mucous release according to scientists. i mean i am speculating but isnt everyone else in this thread? throwing out different ideas or supplements that could help?

    i myself used to experience horrible acid reflux after grain heavy meals, big bowls of pasta, sandwiches, oatmeal. ive eliminated these things from my diet a little over a year ago and i havent had a single taste of my own stomach acid since then. im just an open minded troll who experiments with food to try to achieve optimal health. eliminating grains has gotten rid of my seasonal allergies, any constipation/runs issues, trimmed all unwanted body fat, gave me more energy. its really something worth trying if suffering from any kind of ailment.

    you've never wondered that maybe its something you are eating thats causing acid reflux? there is no way thats possible!!!
    I have no earned income right now. I just finished college. So my diet is some what limited, although I have been trying to eat greens with dinner. I've been eatting alot of kale and spinach.
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    I got it too but mine is from a hiatal (spl?) hernia, which deals with the eso****eal sphincter. My doc said it was from pressure from heavy intense lifting. I tried a few different antiacid medications but the best by far was Prevacid. 1 cap a day and don't notice it, however if I miss a dose, I'll starting getting it again the following evening. He said that eating right before bed will also contribute to it, which I always did with a casein shake. I now wait half an hour after I take my shake to go to bed and that helped too.
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    I think you'd be surprised how much your situation would improve if you just make a conscious effort to take in higher alkalinity foods in your meals. Like for instance if your going to eat something acidic, include something like spinach or red skins along with it to bring the PH down.
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    I Don't know if this makes sense to anyone but I have been taking NP ALCAR and it has gotten rid of a bad case of heartburn I have been dealing with for the past 6 months. I know it is an acid but not sure why no one else seems to have mentioned it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luclyluciano
    I Don't know if this makes sense to anyone but I have been taking NP ALCAR and it has gotten rid of a bad case of heartburn I have been dealing with for the past 6 months. I know it is an acid but not sure why no one else seems to have mentioned it.
    Interesting observation. Methyl donation has been show to decrease hcl output so maybe it's working in a fashion similar to that. I know msm works great for easing heartburn thru methyl donation as well. Just something to note.
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    my wife has a hiatal hernia too i do the test with her one month taking cinnamon and cissus bye bye Omeprazole AMAZING!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by luclyluciano View Post
    I Don't know if this makes sense to anyone but I have been taking NP ALCAR and it has gotten rid of a bad case of heartburn I have been dealing with for the past 6 months. I know it is an acid but not sure why no one else seems to have mentioned it.
    Doesn't work for acid reflux for me. I'm doing 2 g of ALCAR every day for the last couple of months and if I forget to take my Prevacid...BAM it hits later on in the evening regardless of when or how much ALCAR I take. Granted, ALCAR does have a host of benefits, however, I haven't notice a reduction of any sorts in regards to acid reflux.
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