[Jamie Koufman] -- Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure is the first book to offer a nontraditional diet to help cure reflux, as well OverDrive (PDF). Download Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook Cure (Jamie Koufman) PDF Free Book details Author: Jamie Koufman Pages: Download the eBook for Dropping Acid by Jamie Koufman, Jordan Stern. Read excerpts, book reviews, Dropping Acid. The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure.
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Editorial Reviews. Review. Meeting Dr. Jamie Koufman completely changed my life. My symptoms of chronic cough and shortness of breath had been. From the DROPPING ACID: THE REFLUX DIET COOKBOOK & CURE Blog www. musicmarkup.info Dr. Jamie Koufman & Greg VanHorn. Download PDF Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure | PDF books Ebook Free Download Here.
There are two versions of the book available. The newest one is Dr. I recommend the newer version as it includes updated information and brings things more to the point. Funnily, it is a bit cheaper than the old version. What is Inside the Books?
Low Fat Another core component of Dr. The explanation is simple: fat relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter LES.
The LES is the valve which sits above the stomach. Fat causes that valve to be looser. That is why fat promotes reflux. You will be able to reintroduce moderate amounts of fat back into your diet after a while. Low-fat diets might introduce a host of new problems in the long-term.
However, strongly cutting back on fats for a while gives your body a break from reflux and time to heal. Avoiding Reflux Triggers There are foods which are known causes of reflux.
Typical examples are garlic and onions. Others are coffee, tea, and chocolate.
Some of those trigger foods produce gas in the stomach. The resulting pressure forces the sphincter up above the stomach. Other foods simply relax the sphincter so that anything opens it easier.
One patient might not tolerate the smallest amounts of chocolate while the next does not feel a bit of reflux. The goal is to avoid all those trigger foods until symptoms improve. Then you can reintroduce them into your diet one after the other. That allows you to check which ones you can tolerate in which amounts.
In her newest book, Dr. If you are somebody who just wants the basic information and to start with treatment — this book is the perfect fit for you. Without Dr. What is very good about the Dropping Acid Diet books is that they include a huge number of recipes. So even if you say: I do not care about what LPR is or how it is caused — you can just follow the recipes, at least for the first few weeks, and see whether it works for you.
Sooner or later you will want to eat something else, so you still need to understand the basics of what causes reflux. You can always dive deeper into the topic then.
Things I Missed The big upside of the books — that they are straight to the point — is also the downside. I believe that having all the information is the best foundation for fixing a problem. I know that many of my readers on Refluxgate are the severe LPR cases. Those types of patients need advanced strategies. What helps them is to get a deep understanding of LPR. It enables them to experiment with different diet and treatment approaches.
You will not get that in the Dropping Acid books. Koufman also does not go much into what happens after the 2-week induction diet. She only writes that you have to test which foods you can tolerate and which ones you cannot. Many of my readers are confused about which of those two diets they should follow. The diets conflict with each other in some ways.
The Fast Tract Diet sees bacteria in the gut as the cause of reflux. Those bacteria produce gas from fermentable carbohydrates. Maybe Dr.
Koufman even agrees that the Fast Tract Diet approach could work well in some people? But her approach works more often? Is it Scientifically Proven?
The short answer is: the diet as a whole is not scientifically proven. However, its individual elements have a scientific basis. That means theoretically it should work.
Jamie Koufman had to fight an uphill battle in bringing her knowledge to patients. Before the internet, it was very tough for physicians to introduce new concepts and treatments into the medical world. It is a universal phenomenon that the establishment tends to block and slow change by new and innovative thinkers.
Do not get me wrong, having a critical establishment is important. There are more fake treatments, hoaxes, modern snake oils and placebos on the market than working therapies. That is why the medical establishment demands hard data to prove that a treatment concept works. How you get that data? Through independent studies from neutral parties.
But guess what: Those studies are incredibly expensive. Usually, studies are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies who have an interest to show that their drugs are effective.
Getting a neutral party to do a study and providing the necessary funds for a dietary treatment approach is close to impossible. But as far as the book goes, I found it very informative and I am excited to try out some of the recipes that were listed. There are so many books and articles out there that conflict each other that I hope that this is the one that works for me!
I didn't think they seemed all that bland maybe a little, but what do you expect from a reflux cookbook?! They also didn't seem that difficult or confusing to me, but then again, I cook a lot. If not, you might want to look into some other sources -- this book is good, but it definitely doesn't start "at the beginning," so to speak. One of the best things about this book is how it emphasizes what you CAN eat, not just what you can't.
That was the main reason I got it -- I found all these lists on the internet of what I wasn't supposed to eat, which all happened to correspond exactly to my usual diet. I felt like I couldn't eat anything anymore.
So it's nice to see that there are actually things you can eat, as well as having a list of the pH of various foods so that you can make smart decisions about where you can ease up a little, and where you need to be more strict. The science portion is short, sweet, and explains LPR, silent reflux, etc and the authors' theories clearly and concisely without being too simplistic although the lobster claw thing was a little silly, but whatever. I think the science seems sound, it certainly explains why I've been sick for years with no one able to properly diagnose me, and why I'm feeling better now that I'm eating more in line with what this book proposes.
I wish there were more recipes and that the blog was a little more useful. Hopefully others will draw from this research and expand upon the subject.