I had a reflux problem years ago and found an alternative cure and have recommended it to many. Also my newborn has a bad case of GERD and after folowing the Drs instruction and using propulsid I tried this alternative on her and she is 100% better. It is called Source of life, VIBRA GEST by Nature's plus. You can probably find it at a health food store or ask them to order it. I took Three-four at each meal and three in between (about 15 or so a day) until healed (it took me about a month, ) Then I used it only at meal times for a month. about three with each meal. You can use it after that as maintenance like two with each meal. My 6 month old is on 3 a day I put it in her bottle. she does not have heartburn or reflux as long as she is on it. I hope one day she will heal permanently like I did. It can come back by poor eating habits. It is live food plant enzymes. Please keep me posted if you try it. Good luck.
In Reply to: Re: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP! posted by P Krieger on August 04, 1998 at 06:54:02:
It continues to be my experience that NOTHING anyone can TAKE will permanently resolve a chronic problem like this. There are many things that will help symptoms for a while (even as long as years). However eventually, without DOING what deals with the cause, the problem will come back.
The earlier in life that this shows up, the more that individual will have to do to keep it gone----genetic susceptibility.
I've recently been having my ginger with carrot juice (very non-acidic and therefore non-irritating) and it brought me quite a bit of releif within about 1/2 hour of drinking it.
Personally, I enjoy the strong ginger root juice flavor. At a health food store I've also found a ginger remedy that contains a high potency og GRJ ion a honey base.
I've also heard that 5-1- capsules of ginger powder every day will also work.
Not sure if this is all OK with the DOC, though...
In Reply to: Re: Ginger Juice for GERD posted by Carol D. on August 06, 1998 at 17:24:39:
ALL of this is "OK with the doc." What I want is what works for that individual. Since I cannot examine people, individually, I have to suggest what will help the most people without knowing anything about them.
The Chinese found, over thousands of years of empirical experience, that the pure ginger juice taken in the doses, timing & length of treatment I have described, helped the highest % or people with what is presently termed GERD.
If any modification does not work, all I ask is that the individual not "throw out the baby with the bathwater". That would mean doing the Chinese protocol before giving up.
Thanks for the suggestion. Many people might find that this gentler option would help them. As I have said before: Some people have found that even simple ginger ale will do the trick for them. Of course, these are in the distinct minority but "What the hay?"
My son just had the open Nissen done about 7 days ago. He had severe reflux, so bad he was aspirating on it and almost died. Now when he takes a few bites of any kind of food he gets extremley nauseaus and has horrible stomach cramps. He can't vomit anything but water. he has a g-tube and does okay with it but he still crys with cramps when i feed him with it. Help. I think something is terribly wrong.
In Reply to: Problems after Nissen surgery posted by Katie Thrift on August 08, 1998 at 01:41:19:
As you likely know, this is NOT normal. What do your current docs say about this? I would not leave their office till I have a satisfactory answer.
Without being there, there is no way that I could be sure of what is going on (and maybe not then).
However, if he were mine, I would be looking into the things that most strictly conventional docs miss in cases like this.
Leaky gut syndrome with the complication of candida-related syndrome come immediately to mind.
Read anything by Wiliam Crook, MD, Doris Rapp, MD or Sherry Rogers, MD. That should get you started. Then, if this sounds like your child at all, you need to find a physician nearby who at least knows about this & have her/him see your child in consultation (along with ALL of his medical records).
If you have trouble finding such a professional, write again.
Let us know what happens.