I have pretty simple advice on GERD.
- Go on a pure paleo diet for 7 days, no added fat, i.e., lean meats & veggies with a drizzle of olive oil (breakfast, lunch & dinner). We are going for no grains, low carb.
- Absolutely NO coffee, tea, alcohol, or tobacco during that pure paleo week. Water only.
- Supplement with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), about a level teaspoon mixed in water after each meal if you get heartburn.
You will probably notice some big relief within that week. Continue with the Paleo diet and it is usually OK to add back some gren tea or coffee, You just have to experiment with what your tolerance levels are with coffee, tea and alcohol.
Other recommendations that have helped clients are betaine HCL, probiotics, and digestive enzymes. I use UltraFlora DF from Metagenics. www.DrJeffreyTucker.meta-ehealth.com
One week of supplementation with the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis reduced crying time in colicky babies by 74%, compared with 38% with placebo, according to a double-blind study presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition in Istanbul, Turkey.
Probiotics are a safe treatment of infants with colic.
In this particular study the primary outcome was a reduction (by day 21) in average crying time to less than 3 hours per day, which is the limit of colic. In the beginning the crying time per day was 370 minutes in the probiotic
group and 300 minutes in the placebo group. On day 7, crying time had
been reduced to 95 minutes in the probiotic group and to 185 minutes in
the placebo group.
Some parents may see improvement after 1 week of therapy.
43rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. Presented June 2010.
I recommend UltraFlora Plus DF (dairy free) by Metagenics as as advanced probiotic supplement. You can open the capsule and mix it with baby formula. Order from www.DrJeffreyTucker.meta-ehealth.com
What can friendly probiotics bacteria do for athletes? Probiotics may not improve sport performance directly, but the secondary health benefits of probiotics, which include enhanced recovery from fatigue, improved immune function and the maintenance of a healthy gut, can improve general well being, which could in theory improve performance on the field of play.
The kind of probiotic you take, what you take it with and how much actual activity it contains is critically important. In addition, the health effects are very strain-specific, so while your breakfast yogurt might contain friendly bacteria, whether it gives you any actual benefits is another question. The good news is that new research suggests that the right amount of the right probiotic taken with the right food really can help athletes, especially when it comes to protecting immunity and also in the prevention of overtraining. I recommend Metagenics UltraFlora DF. DF stands for dairy free. Order UltraFlora DF @ www.DrJeffreyTucker.meta-ehealth.com