Get rid of GERD for good
Is your heartburn making you dread meal times? No matter how delicious a feast is before you, the prospect of that burning pain, nausea, and even vomiting can be enough to make you turn away. Heartburn is a symptom of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, commonly called acid reflux, and the pain is caused by stomach acid damaging the tissue in your esophagus. It’s more than a minor annoyance—GERD is a precursor to esophageal cancer, and it affects over 50 million Americans. There are medications to treat GERD, but what most sufferers don’t realize is that a few simple lifestyle changes can help your medication work better—or get you off medications completely.
Acid Reflux Diet & Cookbook for Dummies is your roadmap to ending GERD for good. In it, you’ll find lifestyle and diet modifications that prevent symptoms from occurring in the first place, as well as explanations about the mechanism of the condition and how and why these modifications help. The book contains over 70 practical recipes, plus tips on navigating grocery stores, restaurant menus, and the holiday season. You’ll gain valuable insight on the small, easy changes that can make a big difference, and get answers to questions like:
- Is your posture and sleep position working against you?
- Can chewing gum really help or hurt?
- What supplements may work just as well, or better than, prescriptions?
- How does eating more often help prevent symptoms?
Whether you’ve tried every treatment available and still haven’t found relief, or are hoping to avoid prescription medication completely, Acid Reflux Diet & Cookbook for Dummies is a clear, comprehensive guide to getting rid of GERD.
From the Back Cover
Learn to: Make delicious meals that are easy on your system Treat the causes and get relief Simplify grocery shopping and decipher nutrition labels Make simple substitutes for forbidden foods Put an end to acid reflux—and take your life back Want to get rid of GERD for good? Whether you’ve tried every treatment available or are hoping to avoid prescription medication, Acid Reflux Diet & Cookbook For Dummies outlines the lifestyle and diet modifications that prevent symptoms from occurring, as well as explanations of the condition and how and why these modifications help. Know your triggers — keep track of what you eat, grasp how certain foods cause your reflux to flare, and make life-changing alterations to your diet Get on the road to a reflux-free lifestyle — find the latest information on acid reflux, understand what it is and why it’s bad, and discover how you can revamp your diet and lifestyle to beat it Acid Reflux 101 — understand how your digestive process works, identify what causes acid reflux, and find out how acid reflux is diagnosed Any way you slice it — find trusted and compassionate guidance on surgical procedures that treat acid reflux Make special considerations — handle reflux when you’re pregnant, help your child cope with acid reflux, and successfully manage reflux as you age Open the book and find: More than 70 healthful, tasty, reflux-friendly recipes Savvy tips on navigating the supermarket and eating out How and why acid reflux begins The diet and lifestyle changes that can bring you long-lasting relief Complications associated with acid reflux Ten simple ways to change your eating habits How changing your sleeping position can offer instant results
About the Author
Patricia Raymond, MD, FACG, is one of the most respected voices in patient education on digestive health, including acid reflux. Michelle Beaver has served as editor-in-chief or associate editor for magazines that serve surgeons, endoscopic nurses, nephrologists, and primary-care physicians.
Love the Dummis books they are easy to read and understand. Can’t go wrong.
Very helpful. Great ideas and recipes for treating GERD.
there are many recipes and suggestions for the alkaline diet and the book is not large and light.
- Title: Acid Reflux Diet and Cookbook For Dummies (For Dummies Series)
- Autor: Michelle Beaver
- Publisher (Publication Date): For Dummies; 1 edition (September 2, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1118839196
- ISBN-13: | 978-1118839195
- Download File Format: EPUB, PDF