Barrett’s esophagus-friendly diet

Posted by riflemanz64 @riflemanz64, Mon, Aug 5 4:01pm

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

@contentandwell

@riflemanz64 WHAT? You do not mean no food, just water, do you?
KK

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@contentandwell , I will let @riflemanz64 reply to you for himself, but wanted to put your mind at ease in the meantime, that according to the same book and diet that my mom is following, no, it's not an only water diet. I think he just meant that he's starting the 28-day food/drink diet, but, as far as drinks go, will only be drinking water 😉

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@graceandpeace

@contentandwell , I will let @riflemanz64 reply to you for himself, but wanted to put your mind at ease in the meantime, that according to the same book and diet that my mom is following, no, it's not an only water diet. I think he just meant that he's starting the 28-day food/drink diet, but, as far as drinks go, will only be drinking water 😉

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@graceandpeace @riflemanz64 Phew! I have heard of people fasting with water only for short periods, but that really alarmed me. I do drink coffee, but most of the day I drink water.
JK

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@contentandwell

@graceandpeace @riflemanz64 Phew! I have heard of people fasting with water only for short periods, but that really alarmed me. I do drink coffee, but most of the day I drink water.
JK

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@contentandwell I'm so glad we could put your mind at ease! I absolutely love the genuine concern people give to one another in this forum – and especially in our "little" thread!

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@contentandwell

@graceandpeace @riflemanz64 Phew! I have heard of people fasting with water only for short periods, but that really alarmed me. I do drink coffee, but most of the day I drink water.
JK

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I can drink unsweetened silk almond milk too. I switched from skim milk to this.
I put it in my coffee (healthwise low acid) and this should neutralize it totally.
I can also have blueberries as long as I neutralize them in a blender with almond milk.
I can't wait to try that smoothie from the book. Grace and peace, have you tried the smoothies?

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I checked the Acid Watcher book out of the library. Haven’t read it all in detail but in looking at the diet info, I can see that for me (and anyone else with IBS who follows the Low FODMAP diet) this would be the “dueling diets” scenario. Some foods that the author recommends (eg avocados, watermelon and honey) are triggers for IBS. And vice versa—some of the foods allowed on the IBS diet are not on the acid watcher regimen. Most of the obvious things like tomatoes, caffeine and carbonated beverages are well known reflux triggers and anyone with GERD would already know to avoid them. The book presents an interesting approach but I won’t be following the diet.

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@riflemanz64

I can drink unsweetened silk almond milk too. I switched from skim milk to this.
I put it in my coffee (healthwise low acid) and this should neutralize it totally.
I can also have blueberries as long as I neutralize them in a blender with almond milk.
I can't wait to try that smoothie from the book. Grace and peace, have you tried the smoothies?

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I have not tried the smoothie. I was already being helped by another acid diet that I was on, plus, I have other diet restrictions that I have to follow due to my IBS-C&D, and pelvic floor dysfunction, so I had just bought this book for my Mom who also suffers with BE (although since she started this book, as you also found out, she is not having any more symptoms as of yet; hopefully it stays that way for you both!). She has not tried the smoothie yet. Let me know how it is; I might be able to try that one myself. I can only have a certain amount of almond milk and only a certain amount of an unripened banana, bc of the IBS.

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@jackiem95

I checked the Acid Watcher book out of the library. Haven’t read it all in detail but in looking at the diet info, I can see that for me (and anyone else with IBS who follows the Low FODMAP diet) this would be the “dueling diets” scenario. Some foods that the author recommends (eg avocados, watermelon and honey) are triggers for IBS. And vice versa—some of the foods allowed on the IBS diet are not on the acid watcher regimen. Most of the obvious things like tomatoes, caffeine and carbonated beverages are well known reflux triggers and anyone with GERD would already know to avoid them. The book presents an interesting approach but I won’t be following the diet.

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@jackiem95, thank you for your input on the book! I understand your dilemma bc I also have IBS- C&D, along with IC, and BE. Thankfully, @riflemanz64 , and other's on this thread who were previously interested in the book, do not have IBS, and were strictly speaking of it towards the sole benefit of improving their BE symptoms. And, for that, alone, I know it works bc it's working for my mom, @riflemanz64, and a couple of other BE sufferers that I personally know, which was why I first recommended this book. So sorry it won't work for us, though, due to our IBS.

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@graceandpeace

I have not tried the smoothie. I was already being helped by another acid diet that I was on, plus, I have other diet restrictions that I have to follow due to my IBS-C&D, and pelvic floor dysfunction, so I had just bought this book for my Mom who also suffers with BE (although since she started this book, as you also found out, she is not having any more symptoms as of yet; hopefully it stays that way for you both!). She has not tried the smoothie yet. Let me know how it is; I might be able to try that one myself. I can only have a certain amount of almond milk and only a certain amount of an unripened banana, bc of the IBS.

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I tried the blueberry and raspberry smoothies and I like the raspberry the best.
I’m going to try the turkey burgers next. I’ve changed my bread to brownberry 100% whole wheat with no additives or preservatives.

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@riflemanz64

I tried the blueberry and raspberry smoothies and I like the raspberry the best.
I’m going to try the turkey burgers next. I’ve changed my bread to brownberry 100% whole wheat with no additives or preservatives.

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I tried the turkey burgers and really liked them. I’ll add them to my regular menu. Very easy on the stomach.

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I just heard that singer Eddie Money ( two tickets to paradise) has stage 4 esophageal cancer at age 70.
I feel bad for him finding it so late and hope he can fight it!

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Eddie Money passed away today. May he RIP!

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@contentandwell

@graceandpeace I think I’m a real anomaly. My BE never seems bothered by any food, the only sign of it that I have ever had is hoarseness! That was the first indication. The omeprazole has kept that in check for a long time and my endoscopes have been good but I am getting a little hoarse recently so I am a bit anxious for my endoscopy scheduled in September.

If my endoscopy indicates I need to be more cautious, I will buy that book. Thanks for the info.
JK

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I also was diagnosed with BE but had no symptoms. Wondering if the BE could have been caused by bile reflux rather than acid reflux since I had my gall bladder removed years ago? Did your Dr. say anything about bile being a potential source of the problem?

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