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gerd, ginger, etc

Posted by
mlee on February 28, 2001 at 09:02:16:

Hi,
Does anyone have success preparing the ginger without a juicer? I am unable to buy one at present but want to try the remedy.
Can the ginger be taken while also taking medication? Any incompatability?
Also - is cutting out coffee a must for acid reflux? I usually only have one in the morning. Also - does this include decafinated, or tea?
Thanks for any responses. By the way, my barium test showed no hatial hernia - said everything appears normal but I still have the reflux. Very confused by it all...
M.



Juice Preparation

Posted by
Donald Leffingwell on February 28, 2001 at 10:35:41:

In Reply to: gerd, ginger, etc posted by mlee on February 28, 2001 at 09:02:16:

GERD and Ginger Juice Preparation-Non-Juicer Method

I have a Hiatus Hernia, which I've had for many years. I bought Walt's book after reading many of the articles and archives at this site. My wife Karen read the book and decided I should try the Ginger Root Solution. Since we don't have a juicer, we had to find an alternative method of extracting the juice. We went to the store and bought a ginger root weighting in at 1 7/8 pounds. When we got it home, Karen cut the root into manageable pieces and peeled it with a potato peeler. We assembled our Oster Machine food processor and tried using the "juicer" setting. We got shredded ginger. No juice. I had read in the archives of people using a garlic press to extract the juice. This seemed like too much work. So we tried using a box grater. This seemed to work pretty well. We also have a single size flat grater we use for Parmesan cheese and this also seemed to work. We kept looking and found another flat grater that I use for shredding mozzarella. This has two different size holes and worked the best. (In terms of speed). Any one of the grating techniques seemed to be promising. We kept grating and placing the resulting pulp into a strainer sitting in a saucepan. Just this method alone yielded 8 ounces of juice. We placed a weight on the pulp remaining in the strainer and I'm sure we'll get another
2-3 ounces overnight. Our total time was about 45 minutes. Actual time once we got the method down was about 20 minutes.





Re: gerd, ginger, etc

Posted by beegs on February 28, 2001 at 19:43:24:

In Reply to: gerd, ginger, etc posted by mlee on February 28, 2001 at 09:02:16:


i also was neg for hiatal,and ulcer, on barium upper gi. then i got a colooscopy,and had an ulcer and hiatal.. the test were only a week apart. so i dont trust the barium. i got another one recently,and it still says no hiatal. that test is not very useful

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Re: Juice Preparation

Posted by
mlee on March 01, 2001 at 10:40:28:

In Reply to: Juice Preparation posted by Donald Leffingwell on February 28, 2001 at 10:35:41:

THanks Donald,
I'm curious - did you have success with the juice - did it help your symptoms?
M.



Re: Juice Preparation

Posted by
Donald Leffngwell on March 01, 2001 at 14:28:34:

In Reply to: Re: Juice Preparation posted by mlee on March 01, 2001 at 10:40:28:

I started taking the GRJ first thing upon waking up, but I would then eat about 15 minutes later. So even though I did it for three weeks, I don't think it was a fair test. No, it didn't "cure" but it did give some relief. I had Dr. Stoll's book and I had read the Article on the subject at this site, but neither one gave the procedure to be followed. I think it is in the archives. You need to wait 2 hours before eating or take it 1 hour after eating. In the mean time, I had changed my diet, started to exercise more and started SR. These ongoing practices are the key. I think Rich gave some very good advice on GERD problems recently. I had be diagnosed with this (HH) 4 years ago.(Although I've had it much longer) It wasn't until a recent refux incident caused such a backup that I "gave" myself pnemonia and ended up in the hospital that one Dr. finally recommened that I raise the headboard of my bed. This will certainly help as a temporary measure.

Don

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Re: gerd, ginger, etc (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 02, 2001 at 09:17:52:

In Reply to: gerd, ginger, etc posted by mlee on February 28, 2001 at 09:02:16:

Hi, mlee.

In order of your questions, which are good ones:

1. 4000 years of empirical Chinese observations say that the root must be torn (not cut) apart for best results. That doen not mean that a blender will not work but that if the blended juice does not do the job it is not because the idea is flawed. Even ginger ale will work for about 1% of people. Surely you have a healthfood "bar" in your town. They would have a "tearing juicer" (a Champion Juicer is the best.). Most are willing to juice your root if you are a regular customer OR if you are willing to clean the juicer after your root is juiced. Approaching them at closing time is a great time because you can then clean their blender for them for the day at the same time.
2. No problemo!
3. Not a must but frequently helpful. Remember that anything "decaffeinated" still has at least 10% of the caffein in it. Total elimination is required for a while to prevent withdrawal from continuing. You have to use naturally caffeine free stuff.
4. Your reflux is thus "functional", as opposed to structural, and that is the easiest to resolve.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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