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Could one of the moderators put in a suggestion to a GI doc to put together a Barrett’s esophagus friendly diet we could download or print off this site? It sure would be nice! Thanks
Thanks for the tip on the book, I will order it today because it sounds like a lot of great info.
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That's wonderful @riflemanz64 !! I hope it can really prove beneficial for you like it's been for my Mom! Did you ever try that Fig Newton?
No fig cookies until i read book.
Good for you! I think that's a very wise decision 😊
@contentandwell I am so glad to hear that about your BE! Mine hardly bother's me anymore as well, but that's just bc I've been on 2 restrictive diets for so long for the IC and IBS that I don't have problems anymore with it, for the most part. Not only has a lot less food and food portioning helped, but just being off of almost all acidic food/drink/ingredients hav been the most helpful. I was never able to stay on the Omeprazole for more than a few days bc it aggrivated my IBS-C . It did help my mom at the beginning of her's, but eventually it started coming back to where her GI was talking about surgery. So, like I had mentioned to @riflemanz64 , I bought her this book, and, so far, it's done wonders for her!
@graceandpeace The bad part about nothing appearing to bother me is that maybe it is actually causing a negative effect on my esophagus. Frankly I have not adhered to low-acid as well I should. I would love to get off omeprazole though.
I understand your concern. My mom was able to get off of the Omeprazole after she changed her diet, but then had to go back on it when she started eating problematic foods again. That book I mentioned has really helped her, though, one, just bc it's very informative and educational, and second, bc of the 28-day elimination plan it puts you on. And, she's not on omeprazole or anything else now. So, I think the book speaks for itself. Maybe you can just get the book, since it's not that expensive, to at least skim through it, and then take it from there. As I'm sure you already know, since prolonged acid can go undetected sometimes and cause damage and cancer to the esophagus, it might be worth the time to look into it. But, either way you decide to go for now, I wish you well, and will be praying for good results on your upcoming Endo!
@graceandpeace Thank you. I know I have not been a good patient in this but I have so many restrictions for various reasons that I have been resistant to adding more. I do try to keep my coffee acid low. I bought the healthy coffee on Amazon that someone suggested. When I don't have that I drink dark roast since that is lower in acid.
I don't eat many tomatoes or citrus but I do eat a lot of salads and they, of course, have vinegar in them.
I did 1 day delivery for my book and can't wait to get it!
I can definitely sympathize with you there….. adding just one more restrictive plan, or medicine, or Dr visit/procedure can really weigh any person down. Which coffee is it that you get off of Amazon? I recently ordered some from a company called Lifeboost that I had heard about, but it's still sitting in my coffee pantry, unopened, bc I'm a big chicken and afraid to try it. You have to understand, I've been off of it (and everything else acidic) for almost 2 years now, so, even if it is low acid, my body – in particular- my bladder, may go into shock. But, I know I need to at least try it, a little at a time.
Yay!! I love it; that's great!! Keep me posted on how it goes and how you're doing 🤗
The coffee is healthwise with a ph of 6.18.
If you buy that coffee remember that you only need 3 talblespoons for a 10 cup pot like on my bunn coffee maker.
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