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33TV: Put the Burn on Notice with Diet?

December 1, 2011

Hmm. Where have we heard this before. (Maybe this blog is loaded with this information). When they say water, drink a 8,000 to 12,000 year old artesian water that happens to be super high in natural alkalinity. Otherwise known as Evamor Natural Artesian Water.

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Barry Carpenter
The 33 News
November 21, 2011

PLANO, TEXAS— According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders–Rainie Barton is in good company.

She’s one of the estimated 33% of Americans who suffer from acid reflux disease.

Hers started when she was 16.

“I can’t intake a lot of spicy foods or things that are really acidity,” Rainie said. “I can intake them just in moderation as long as you back it up with a lot of water and stuff like that it does help.”

A new study appearing in the journal Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology finds that restricting acid intake could relieve reflux in patients who had not been helped by medications.

20 men and women were put on a low acid-high alkaline diet and after two weeks almost all of them showed improvement –while 3 no longer had symptoms.

Texas Health Plano Dr. Arash Tirandaz said he isn’t surprised–after all we are what we eat.

“The most important part of a low acid diet is an alkaline diet where you eat lots of green, leafy vegetables,” Dr. Tirandaz said. “You drink mostly water and you minimize animal protein and animal products in your diet that is where you get the greatest health benefits.”

Foods high in alkaline include bananas, oatmeal and broccoli.

Dr. Tirandaz said that while many people benefit from drug therapy a large number of people who suffer from acid reflux can control the disease with diet and exercise.

“If you eat like everybody else don’t expect that you’re not going to have everybody else’s problems,” Dr. Tirandaz said. “If you eat in the same restaurants as everybody else, if you eat the same foods as everybody else you’re going to have the same health issues as everyone else.”

Rainie modified her diet and no longer treats her acid reflux with drugs–she stays away from foods high in acid and drinks lots of water.

She’s put the burn–on notice and knows when she’s failed.

“It’s just whenever you falter from that routine,” Rainie said. “That it will remind you to straighten back up.”

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