Exhibit #1. It seems all reflux treatment documentation’s clearly recommend raising the head of the bed and to only use for 14 days.
Exhibit #2. Recently I went to see Dr. Steven Park, an ear, nose and throat doctor, as a patient at Montefiore Medical Center. I met him many years ago at a seminar on writing books, at the time he was still working on “Sleep Interrupted”, which I highly recommend and have given to Reflux Guard© customers.
Our conversation turned to the relationship of Acid Reflux, sleep apnea, and lifting the head of the bed with a Reflux Guard. Dr. Park pointed out that whether you sleep with a Reflux Guard and/or bypap machine (a more sophisticated version of a CPAP) it is only some of what needs to be done to eliminate Acid Reflux if you should also have sleep apnea.
Many of our customers reported all they needed was a Reflux Guard©, other had relief but needed additional help such as Mrs. Goldberg who wrote us a beautiful letter thanking us.
So if you’re experiencing Acid Reflux, it means your body is sending you a message that something must change in the way you are going about your daily life.
An inexpensive and truly beneficial way to reduce symptoms associated with Acid Reflux requires a change in diet and thus a change in one’s lifestyle. Sure, taking medication can help, but do you want to rely on medication? Why not knock out two birds with one stone by eating the right foods? Just as the wise Hippocrates stated long ago, ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.’
A change in diet will not only reduce the pain that comes with Acid Reflux, it will also provide other countless benefits to your health and overall wellbeing. Are you motivated to make changes? Here are some foods that can help you along in more ways than one.
And think of it this way, the warning you are being given by Acid Reflux could be your start to a road of better overall health!
Acid Reflux Friendly Foods:
Couscous (semolina wheat), bulgur wheat, and rice (choose brown rice over white) are all beneficial foods for acid reflux.
Ginger is key for acid reflux and overall stomach vitality. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and treats other gastrointestinal conditions as well. Thus, a tummy with ginger = a happy tummy. Add it to smoothies, throw it in the juicer, make ginger tea or add some shavings to the top of your favorite salad.
Aloe vera is a detoxifier, supports the immune system, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar, aids digestion and hair growth, hydrates the skin, treats acne AND yep, you guessed it – treats acid reflux too!
Root Vegetables and Greens
Kale, beets, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, asparagus, brussel sprouts and other greens and root vegetables benefit acid reflux. Greens are extremely detoxifying for the body in general. So remember that as you are healing your acid reflux, you are also giving your entire body a detox. Didn’t I tell you you’d be killing 2 birds with one stone?
Apples (fresh and dried) bananas, pears, peaches, melons, strawberries, and grapes are all great for the stomach. They also satisfy a mean sweet tooth!
Parsley is a medicinal herb used to settle the stomach and aid digestion. It ALSO strengthens your immune system, tones your bones and heals the nervous system. Parsley also detoxes any excess fluid out of the body, which allows for better kidney function. You may additionally want to also add basil, thyme, sage and oregano to your diet.
Dairy: Feta Cheese & Egg Whites
Feta is different from other cheeses as it is a fermented food which ensures a healthy gut. Egg whites are also beneficial for acid reflux and also provide essential protein for the body.
Fish and seafood
Seafood is another staple food. Avoid frying fish. Rather, bake, grill, or sauté. Think shrimp, lobster, and shellfish.
Unprocessed healthy fats could also prove beneficial. Stick to unsaturated fats from plants or fish. Incorporate olives, olive oil, avocados, and nuts. Fatty fish include salmon and trout,
What do I drink?
Water, herbal teas, skimmed milk or goat’s milk. Avoiding any citrus or caffeinated drinks is key!
Remember, if you’re experiencing Acid Reflux, decide to think of it as a blessing and an opportunity to take your health to the next level. Becoming mindful about what we consume not only addresses the problems we experience today but is a preventative approach to any other future health issues as well.
With all this said, which are long-term solutions, which are short-term solutions, which are immediate solutions?
All the above changes that will result in weight loss, takes time, and are trial and error, and prone to bouts of success and failure.
Reflux Guard© is a long and short-term solution to kick off your efforts.
Important note: Studies show those not getting a good night’s sleep tend to gain weight. Weight gain is another cause of Acid Reflux. Therefore by being awoken by Acid Reflux causes is a vicious cycle of Acid Reflux and gaining weight.
Remember that all the drug manufacturers want to look good, and therefore, recommend lifting the head of the bed. Why? Because an under the mattress wedge works, and their product is only meant as a short-term solution.
Medications work for many but implementing raising the head of the bed makes them look even better. When you do use a Reflux Guard© and medication you might think the medication is working while it might be raising the head of the bed that is doing the trick.
I could tell you from my own personal experience. I suffered for many years till I followed my doctor’s instructions and invented Reflux Guard© for myself, which was an absolute game-changer – no doubt about it, and that is why I refined it and inform the public of their options.