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heartburn poll

--- If you've ever had heartburn in your life, how did you treat it?

I've been having heartburn for a while, it goes up and down. the past few days have been bad..
i've tried prilosec before, it worked for some time but then it made me really sick. i don't really like being on drugs.

i guess the only other option is to change my diet. but i'm having a really really hard time sticking to a bland, salad rich diet. sigh. but today's a new day, I'll go to central market and grab more greens. maybe more cheese.. or something to trick me to eat it.

*feeling sorry for myself*

update: so i went to central market, got myself fresh celery and cumcumber juice.. and spent lots of money buying salads, dressing, things to trick me to eat salad like proscuitto, pancetta, blue cheese, brie, piave.. and other proteins (ox-tail).. I love meat. So hopefully I can get on a low-carb, high fiber, protein diet.

I guess I've to trick myself into eating fruits and cheese for dessert, like the french. instead of my fav chocolates.

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antoniseb
Jan. 16th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
I switched to high green (especially broccoli), low grease, sugar, starch, and dairy diet for a day or so, and it went away altogether. Lots of water was a help too. Your initial diet is probably quite different from mine, so my experience might be of no use to you.

ripresa
Jan. 16th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
no that sounds about right.
low carb diets seem to help lots of people...
orangepaisley
Jan. 16th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
Carbs are an important part of a healthy diet. Cutting them out makes your body think it's starving for fuel. And that's a great way to lose weight at first, but ultimately it messes up your metabolism. Atkins is not a good diet!

(My source for this info came from a lot of places, but the most entertaining one was an episode of Penn & Teller's "Bullshit!" I love that show even when it's ripping into my most treasured beliefs.)
ripresa
Jan. 16th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
actually, i don't believe that carbs like flour/sugar/pasta/rice are good for you. That said, I am addicted to chocolate and rice and cakes. But if I could cut off the cord, I would

Gary Taubes:
What if it has all be a big fat lie.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F04E2D61F3EF934A35754C0A9649C8B63

His book came out this year, and it is *dense* with scientific studies and research. I bought it, but my eyes glazed over it.

http://www.amazon.com/Good-Calories-Bad-Gary-Taubes/dp/1400040787

Humans evolved eating fruits/veggies and protein. Grains are relatively new evolutionary wise. And the obscene amount of sugar we're eating nowadays is off the charts.

That said. I love me my chocolate cakes.
dnivie
Jan. 18th, 2008 12:48 pm (UTC)
Fine
Fine, humans evolved to eat a lot of fruit, veggies, nuts, whatever, and smaller portions of fish, meat, etc.

But don't forget that an apple is like 10% carbs by weight, and sugars at that... There are plant-food other than grains that are high in carbs. People have been eating potato-like plants for a LONG time.
ripresa
Jan. 18th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Fine
yeah but fruits and grains.. totally different stuff.. and digest differently.
dnivie
Jan. 19th, 2008 10:19 am (UTC)
Re: Fine
Certainly. Just don't drink -ALL- the Fedon Cool-Aid. I was just pointing out that allthough grains have "only" been significant in our diet for like a few thousand years, it's not as if carbohydrates as such are totally new to us.