Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Acid Reflux: Nutrition You Can Live With
Heartburn isn't just a minor inconvenience--it is very painful and can inhibit your sleep, affect your work, and make you feel miserable. Of course, if you are one of the 60 million Americans who get heartburn at least once a month, you already know this.
Heartburn happens when the lining of the esophagus comes in contact with too much stomach juice, which can produce a burning pain and injure the esophagus. There is a valve that connects the end of the esophagus with the stomach, which normally functions to keep the stomach acid where it belongs--in the stomach. But in people with frequent heartburn, this valve relaxes too frequently, allowing the stomach acid to splash up into the esophagus.
Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Acid Reflux begins with an overview of acid reflux. Readers get a detailed yet completely understandable explanation of how and why this condition begins--an explanation that is based on the latest medical information. The majority of the book is dedicated to all the ways that diet and lifestyle can bring relief and decrease heartburn, including an entire section with specific tips and recipes to help you during the worst times of the year for heartburn sufferers--the holiday season.
Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Acid Reflux offers dozens of healthful, practical, tasty recipe options for foods you never thought you could enjoy again, plus heartburn-savvy tips on navigating the supermarket, cooking in your kitchen, and eating out.
It DOES tell you which food/drinks to avoid!
By A Customer - September 13, 2003
I cannot believe a previous reviewer mentions that this book doesn't tell you what to avoid for acid reflux. There is an entire chapter dedicated to the subject not to mention a couple of chapters that are all about answering common Q & A on acid reflux in general and diet and acid reflux. Plus chapters on eating out and getting through the holidays.My gastroenterologist gave me a copy of this book and told me that it was the best and easiest read on the subject and he was right!
Help at Hand
By A Customer - June 16, 2002
I have just been diagnosed with Acid Reflux and realised that I had to make drastic changes to my diet and lifestyle. I bought Tell Me What To Eat If I Have Acid Reflux and have found it very informative. Elaine Magee covers everything I needed to know and more. The recipes are useful as are hints such as chewing gum after meals and raising the head of the bed. I also didn't know what I should and shouldn't eat, but I do now and it has helped immensely. It is also great to know that I'm not alone and that there are millions other suffers out there.
A thoroughly enjoyable read!
By Clarissa - February 20, 2002
Believe it or not I actually enjoyed reading this book on acid reflux. My husband has had this for a couple of years now and I loved the way this book put it all together for us. It told me exactly what I needed to know, in terms we could easily understand, in the order I needed to read them in. The 10 Food Steps To Freedom lay out the diet recommendations in a very simple way. Then there are several supporting chapters on holiday eating, eating out in restaurants, and recipes you can't live without, that help you more easily follow the food steps. My husband is already feeling better and we've only been practicing the food steps for a couple of weeks! Lots of good information, and I enjoyed reading it.