What I have learned is most conditions can be resolved by food and the proper supplementation. I’ve also found that even healthy foods can wreak havoc on an inflamed acid reflux condition if they are not timed right. It’s not just important to eat healthy, but to know what foods to eat when and what supplements to take when and how much.
It is with that in mind that I tell you about my first week of treatment.
Upon entering The Natural Cure, Dr. Darar handed me a comprehensive list of symptoms from various systems in the body. Although I presented with acid reflux, she assessed my emotional state, my stress level and other information about me as a whole person. It reminded me of something that I heard. The body does not differentiate, it regards itself as a whole being. So although my chief complaint was acid reflux, the response had to be one that would be acceptable to my entire body.
She asked for the 3 top areas of discomfort. For me, they were acid reflux, osteopenia and menopausal symptoms. She said to me, “Let’s take care of your acid reflux first and then we’ll move to those other areas.” She rattled off various items that I would need and what I needed to eliminate from my diet for the first week:
DIET: NO grains, no dairy, no corn, no fried, spicy foods, no sugar, no cabbage, no beans, no fruit.
Breakfast: yogurt with fruit, eggs with ghee or coconut oil, omelet with fresh veggies, gluten free crackers with cheese (this she decided to allow so I wouldn’t lose heart the first week…lol)
Lunch: bone broth, cooked vegetables and chicken or turkey or fish
Dinner: same as lunch but variety of veggies
Her instructions: For one week you will follow a bone broth diet, which consists of bone broth and any cooked vegetables of your choice and chicken or turkey or fish.
Carrot juice: 2 glasses daily freshly juiced
Yogurt daily. You may add maple syrup and some fruit (apples, berries)
Flaxseeds- 3 tablespoons daily. Drink plenty of water after taking flaxseeds.
Drink 8 glasses of water daily.
Enzymes: take 2 capsules with each meal.
Liquid chlorophyll: 1 tablespoon before meals
Chamomile tea, ginger tea 3-4 cups a day
Glutamine 500 mg 4x per day
Probiotics; 2 capsules with each meal
Apple cider vinegar: 1 tablespoon every morning on an empty stomach
Oxygen therapy: (blue bottle) 3 drops in 8 ounces of water on an empty stomach 2x a day. Increase 1 drop every day.
Detox pills: 2 before bedtime at least 2 hours after any supplements.
Eat smaller meals, do not lie down after eating, elevate head 6-8 inches off bed, do not eat within 2 hours of bedtime, avoid nuts, seeds.
Massage therapy once a month
Chiropractic adjustment as soon as possible.
Let me interject that I am not a doctor and none of this should be initiated without checking in with your doctor or a medical professional. Dr. Darar’s recommendations took into consideration my medical history and how I answered her questionnaire. Also some remedies were her custom blends.
In my next blog post, I will tell you the rationale behind each item and the aspects of acid reflux they were targeting.