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my doctor had me on omeprazole for 18 yrs and I just quit last yr. All I had to do is stop eating meat and dairy and all my gerd went away. Try diet first, give the plant based diet a shot because it works wonders. These doctors are just pill pushers. No clue about nutrition.
I think if you eat you give the stomach acid something to do and by fasting for example and leaving long periods of say 10hrs then it may start munching the stomach wall or duodenum etc, remember anxiety/stress increases acid production as well, I suppose in that fasting period it makes sense to drink something like teas so at least there is something in there, how do some guys do dry fasting? Beats me. Obviously they dont have acid problems, things that I find soothing are yoghurt, papaya, almond milk, they are all sticky and so they soothe. I used to live in China and tried collecting pine pollen and resin or sap, I got some of the sap on my hand and had an allergic reaction and my skin itched and spots for a few days so I may be allergic to the pine, Id like to make pine tea though to see, what does seem to work, when I was in China I took some He Shou Wu, man that gave me erections that made me feel unstoppable, I swear I was walking down those Beijing streets with 3 legs, lol. Again some docs say you have to be careful taking it if you have prostate problems, so there is a link between T and the prostate, as you say moderation, Id rather grow manboobs than have serious prostate growth, obviously Id like neither, if I had low T and it was giving me problems then Id have to take something, but my low T only seems to affect sex performance not drive, so it could be build up of plaque, cholesterol, being overweight, stress etc.
Oh yeah I too drink from those glass bottles, my wife thinks its wasteful, hehe.
I agree with all you said, i not so sure about the stomach acid when there is no food eating your stomach. I dont think you have that much in there if there is no food. I read recently having sex increases T but not if your by yourself, can't fool mother nature. I read low T can cause cancer too. Low T is bad, we need it midrange or higher. Try pine pollen seems to work pretty fast, few weeks and its cheap to buy. I stay away from Soy , plastic, bottled water, just spring water in glass containers, I also use only natural laundry detergents as they have estrogens, no dryer fabric sofenters either. Limit polyunsaturated fats. I also avoid polyester clothes including underwear, only 100% cotton, fluoride toothpaste, mercury fillings, root canals and nickel crowns and any man made chemicals as much as possible. Everything is toxic now, food, clothes, air, water its crazy out there.
Wow, yeah my father had similar problems he kept going to the toilet at night and couldnt pass urine properly and would drip and I gave him saw palmetto and since then he is fine, he had bladder cancer 7yrs ago and healed with BCG treatment, I give him cranberry juice regularly to make sure he doesnt get urine infections, I want to avoid antibiotics for him.
Yeah I hate nightsweats, as I said I only get them when eating somethings that are excessively YANG like concentrated bone broth or flax oil like a few tablespoons.
I feel that my T levels must be low, mushrooms, turmeric may up T levels, soya foods are estrogenic so are all those plastic containers we use like water bottles (Xeno-estrogens), im 50 and its not like when I was 20 when my libido was super, now I probably couldnt keep it up for long, it is a bit rude but also very important as erectile dysfunction can signal heart problems or narrowing or arteries etc., I did read that vegan diets help increase T levels, also IF (Intermittent Fasting) can raise HGH (Human Growth Hormone) by 2000% by daily fasting for 18-21hrs then doing a workout, I did do this but then was worried about the fast period and the fact that my stomach wasn't working on any food and any acid in there woiuld be working on my stomach wall and taking chunks out of it and ending up with ulcers didnt appeal to me, may work though.
I'm not sure but what may increase T is abstaining from sex or at least ejaculation, the more you lose your seed the more estrogenic you are, Im sure I read this somewhere in the past.
Maybe there is a payoff though, increasing T may make you feel stronger and more horny but it may make us prone to prostate cancer, this is why soy decreases the prostate cancer risk by dampening T I think.
What got me on this whole journey was having BPH. The medicine prescribed to me flowmax dropped my blood pressure so much I felt like passing out. So I needed a way to stop running to the bathroom every 15 min or wear a diaper at 45 yrs old. So I researched and found food and herbs can heal you. I took saw palmetto for a yr and it worked great, no more BPH but my testosterone dropped alot and had daily night sweats. So back on the reseasrch and found nettle root, tongkat ali and pine pollen and those have raised my T to point of no more sweats, still need the blood test next month. Also my diet had hardly any saturated fats and I guess the body needs that for hormones. So I make my own coconut almond yogurt (check out lou corona) and advocado's a few times a week in my salads. So yes, I needed more saturated and healthy fats. I noticed my energy drops if I dont consume those. I really dont eat oils to much as its so dense and not sure about the health as its really not natural its so condensed. I never notice my reflux issue, never did just had esophogus scarring and never knew it. So yea, i fix one issue and another one pops up but I seem to be doing good now, no medicines, no weight issues, no blood issues since going vegan, just needed some healthy fats and swap out the herbs. Still a work in process. Medical doctors are great for emergencies but for nutrition and how the body works they dont know much at all they know how to give pills to hide symptoms but he body is smarter than doctors, they never find root cause .
I seem to have yoyo'ed between the McDougal and then low carb diet as the studies and the gurus tend to give us conflicting information, I havent heard of the John Rose juicefast will check it out, tried doing one meal a day (intermittent fasting) or eating in an 8hr window period, and tried juicefasting but my wifes cooking destroy my plans, the smells hypnotise me and I end up saying, hmmm ... I'l do that fast tomorrow.
I dont mind eating veggies and friuts and nuts and sprouts but how about oils like flaxseed oil and fatty foods like avocado? Do you eat those or do they affect your reflux? Thanks for your tips, I know what you mean about not being a doc, but I tell you even the docs most of the time don't know as much as us as they don't have to experience this problem its not really personal for them, just another sick patient, so dont worry none of us are experts but we are more expert than most.