Ironically, all this wheat eating did not cause me to gain any weight. I was always thin. No matter what I ate, I weighted the same. This could have been viewed as a good thing, and for many years I shrugged this off as, “good metabolism” but there were too many other strange, seemingly unrelated, poor-health symptoms that continued to nag at the back of my head. this is fascinating to read everyone’s very unique experiences!
Processed spreads can also contain lots of salt, while simple condiments made with mustard, tahini, pesto, oil and vinegar, relish, salsa, or unsalted nut butter tend to make better choices. With indigestion and heartburn becoming a much more common problem, it’s a little known fact that most people suffer from too little stomach acid, not the other way around. Well, if you have a patient with low stomach acid, and you know that from either a trial with vinegar, or betaine hydrochloride, or doing a Heidelberg test, then you can actually treat reflux by using bitters, apple cider vinegar before meals, or betaine hydrochloride with meals. That can be a treatment for hypochlorhydric reflux. So yeah, just depends on the case.
I went to a GI doctor and all he did was order a series of tests (after sitting in his office waiting for my appointment for an hour and a half. That doesn’t go well with someone who hates the doctor as much as me!). I did blood work and a CT scan, which took me three days to get the results back to him because he was too busy to return my calls. He said my blood work showed I was fine and that I needed to do more tests – colonoscopy and endoscopy – to figure out what was up.
Within two days, she had chipper, vibrant children and I remember about a week later she was crying with joy. Our hair was lush, our eyes bright and we were all happy. It wasn’t easy though, because no one had heard of it, so I got beat up in school for it, but don’t regret it because I don’t think we would have lived long or what kind of life is that?!
Note all the comments about the antibody properties of garlic. And if this is true that explains the problem.
In 2004 I ran across an article in a alternative health magazine that talked about Celiac. I remember calling my mother that same day and telling her I found out what was wrong with her!!! She had all the symptoms!! I had not even realized I was in the same boat. Also I had started working with a young woman who had Celiac…she told me, I said something at the time but still did not put two and two together.
It was absolutely delicious, will be my go to pesto recipe. I had never made pesto before, so I loved this simple recipe. I made it pretty much exactly to the recipe, but added a little extra oil as my blender was too big. I have eaten this as a dip with chips and can’t wait to stir it through some pasta later for dinner. Thanks for the
This was about 10 years ago. Now even Trace Amounts are a problem. I even make sure I stay away from raw onions such as a diced ones you might get on a hamburger in a fast food place.
I´ve always loved garlic and used a lot of it in every meal. But a few months ago I experienced a horrific stomach pain in combination with nausea. a certain stomach pain with a burning sensation.
The same study also found that people who consumed salted foods at least three times a week had a 50% higher risk of reflux than people who never ate salted foods ( 22 ). This may allow stomach acid to escape into the esophagus and cause heartburn. Foods that are high in fat may cause heartburn by relaxing the lower esophageal sphincter. Fat also promotes the release of CCK, which may relax the sphincter and let food sit in the stomach for longer – both risk factors for heartburn. Diet plays an important role in heartburn.
I didn’t get around to adding any oil because the consistency was perfect without it!. Used 2T nutritional yeast, 2T lemon juice, and sunflower seeds, which are options suggested in the recipe. I skipped the water, and used cashews as thats what I had on hand.
This was a great site thanks to all. Oh yes and had the C T scan, found nothing. Therefore, although the drug companies are well aware that GERD isn’t caused by too much stomach acid and that low stomach acid causes serious health problems and complications, they continue to sell billions of dollars worth of antacids to an unsuspecting public. Even worse, these powerful drugs are now available over-the-counter with no warnings about the dangers they present. I’m not denying that the symptoms of heartburn and GERD are caused by stomach acid refluxing into the esophagus.
Thank you so much for this recipe! Pesto is just the best. I’ve been vegan for 10+ years and also gluten free for past 5…This recipe is my GO TO for pesto- it is SO delicious and easy. I grow my own basil, and like it spicy so I also add 1 tsp of cayenne to the mix before food processing. To a food processor or small blender, add the basil, nuts, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and sea salt and blend/mix on high until a loose paste forms.