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Flashback Friday: Diet and GERD Acid Reflux Heartburn



Which foods should we eat and avoid to prevent and treat acid reflux before it can place us at risk for Barrett’s esophagus and cancer?

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This is another one of those fundamental topics, like my How to Prevent High Blood Pressure with Diet video (

I did do a video about esophageal cancer, though, on the extraordinary reversal of the kinds of precancerous changes that lead to the devastating condition with nothing but strawberries: Strawberries vs. Esophageal Cancer (

Since this video came out in 2015, I have a few more videos on GERD:
• Diet & Hiatal Hernia (
• Coffee & Mortality (
• Treating Reflux in Babies with Diet (

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22 Comments

  1. Ruud Van Der Schrier

    hello to all people on youtube if you have a problemen whit heartburn take a look and listen to what they have to say listen please till the end I wash bigg surpriced about that becous I have this to and noting works but this goodluck shorturl.at/zGN18 or this https://tinyurl.com/y4hw75g8

  2. John Del Gaudio, Jr.

    I have a friend, age 66, and diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Any dietary studies specific to this condition? Thanks

  3. Wendi Froedge

    Derek Simnett of Simnett nutrition just put out a fabulous video on this very topic. Easy interventions anyone can put into place right away. It starts working very fast too!

  4. eat more plants

    Eat more plants to keep that acid reflux away🌱🌱🌱check out how to cook a VEGAN INDIAN FEAST, VEGAN JAMAICAN CURRY CHICKEN, AND MORE on eat more plants🔥🔥🔥

  5. jstock2317

    Cholecystokinin is promoted by protein and polyunsaturated fats (the more unsaturated the more CCK). Saturated fats do not induce CCK, nor do carbs. CCK also prevents stomach emptying in the first place, keeping the stomach fuller longer.

  6. xxx xxx

    Heartburn can also be a heart attack in disguise
    My mom had a symptom of acid reflux for years, she had a very pale face suddenly, and she died within minutes , on the way to the hospital.
    I found out that symptoms in women for heart attack can be nothing but heartburn. My mom did indicate that it was related to heart and I did tell her that heart attacks have sudden pain or abnormal heartbeats and made her sleep, only that she couldn't speak anything and died.

    Don't take acidity lightly. It can indicate heart attack in many cases.

  7. Glynn's Clips

    I have been wfpb for 18 months lost 55 lbs, bloodwork great. No more reflux at night but still taking prilosec! Everytime I try to get off of it I make it to about day 10 and my stomach really hurts so I go back and start taking it again. Any suggestions?

  8. Dutchess' lips

    I have GERD, especially in the morning. If I eat at night and went to sleep right after it's worse. When I ate animal products, it would hurt to the point where I couldn't breathe for several minutes. A WFPB without oil helped instantly. When I have acid reflux it's WAY less acidic. If it's constant, 1tsp baking soda to 1 cup water helps. Like instant cure. acid+basic=neutral+gas (so drink it slowly). Basic chemistry 🙂

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