Eating for Acid Reflux: A Handbook and Cookbook for Those with Heartburn

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Da Capo Press, Jun 5, 2003 - Cooking - 288 pages
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease—a digestive condition characterized by a surplus of gastric acid that backs up into the esophagus and damages fragile tissues—causes burning pain, nausea, and vomiting for millions of people each day. Now, in Eating for Acid Reflux, authors and fellow acid reflux sufferers Jill Sklar and Annabel Cohen offer an invaluable resource for all those seeking relief from acid reflux symptoms. Split into two user-friendly sections, Eating for Acid Reflux first provides essential information on the nature of the condition, mainstream and alternative therapies, essential lifestyle modifications, personal stories from others with the condition, and much more. The next section offers over 100 healthy, tasty, low-fat, low-acid recipes, ranging from American culinary favorites to exotic Thai, Mexican, and Italian dishes, and suggests simple substitutes for seemingly forbidden foods such as desserts and salad dressing. Complete with an extensive resource section, Eating for Acid Reflux is perfect for everyone newly diagnosed with acid reflux as well as for those who have struggled with the condition for years and are seeking new tips and diet ideas.
 

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Many people are surprised to discover that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is more than just a little heartburn. It is often life altering and, if it advances to Barrett's esophagus or ... Read full review

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Contents

Why Not You?
7
What is GERD?
8
The history of GERD
9
The epidemiology GERD
11
Personal lives private pain
12
THE DISEASE AND ITS DIAGNOSIS
14
Signs symptoms and possible causes
19
Common causes
21
What to expect from the hospital experience and recovery
71
Diet tips for the weeks following surgery and endoscopic procedures
74
ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS
77
Herbs that may help
78
Herbs that can hurt
80
Pain stress reduction techniques
81
REFLUX IN PREGNANCY CHILDHOOD AND SENIOR ADULTHOOD
85
Reflux in Pregnancy
86

Taking the complaint to the doctor
25
Arriving at the diagnosis
30
So now what?
32
Lifestyle Changes
35
Stopping Smoking
36
Reducing or Eliminating Alcohol
37
Losing Weight
38
Exercising but not too vigorously
41
Dressing sensibly
43
Sleeping on angle
44
Changing meals
46
When traveling or eating out
50
MEDICAL MANAGEMENT
52
Antacids and acidreducing medications and how they work
53
Medications that can help
60
Medications that can hurt
61
ANTIREFLUX ENDOSCOPIC AND SURGICAL PROCEDURES
65
Reasons for surgery and endoscopic procedures
66
Types of antireflux surgery and endoscopic procedures
67
Risks of antireflux surgery and endoscopic procedures
70
Reflux in Childhood
91
Reflux in senior adulthood
95
THE COOKBOOK
99
Introduction
101
Solving GERD food issues
103
Change your ways
105
Great Starters
107
Satisfying Soups
123
Salad Days
141
Sideshow
163
Main Event
185
Grand Finale
221
Brunch Table
237
Glossary
253
For Further Reading
259
Resources
261
Acknowledgments
262
Index
264
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