Does a Mediterranean Diet Help Acid Reflux?


does a Mediterranean diet help acid reflux?

What could be a breakthrough study on reflux has been published. It specifically looked at “Silent Reflux”, and how it responded in subjects to a diet high in fruit, nuts, grains and vegetables, more commonly called a “Mediterranean Diet”. Read on below…


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In fact,  The diet has less fish and other animal protein than a modern Mediterranean diet. It’s probably nearer to a vegan diet.

Laryngo-pharyngeal reflux or LPR for short, is called silent reflux because it doesn’t cause classic heartburn. The standard treatment is usually acid blockers called Proton Pump Inhibitors.

In the study just published in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology¹, researchers found that those patients who consumed the diet actually reduced their LPR symptoms as much or more than those taking the PPI drugs.

Subjects also drank alkaline water which helped to neutralize their acid reflux.

“The side effect of doing this diet is it also helps with diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and many of the cancers that affect our country. Many lost weight, 6 to 8 lbs, and decreased use of other drugs for cholesterol and diabetes,” Dr. Zalfan, one of the researchers, said.

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