This book was the first work to link the words, “reflux,” “diet,” and “cure”; Dropping Acid summarizes Dr. Jamie Koufman’s 25-years of clinical and scientific research (and discoveries) on acid reflux. It explains how LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) is different than GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), provides a list of reflux trigger foods and food allergies; and it reveals why a low-acid diet is important in the induction (detox) phase of treatment.
Dropping Acid provides a science-based and natural roadmap for reflux recovery making it possible for refluxers to get off of medications like Nexium and Prilosec. Also included are natural reflux remedies, as well as 75 original, delicious, and reflux-friendly recipes.
More than 20 million Americans suffer from chronic cough, frequently associated with confusing and unexplained breathing problems, such as shortness of breath and asthma that is unresponsive to treatment. Most such people have acid reflux, including GERD, LPR, and/or silent reflux. If you have been coughing for months or years and can’t get answers from your doctor, this book is for you.
The Chronic Cough Enigma provides self-diagnosis help and practical treatment answers about how to cure cough with healthy diet, lifestyle, and natural remedies. It also explains how sick nerves, “neurogenic cough” (the second most common cause of chronic cough) is diagnosed and treated.
Dr. Koufman’s Reflux Diet offers dietary guidance and great original recipes for reflux sufferers who are also gluten-free and/or vegan. In addition, it provides the newest information about reflux that can affect the respiratory tract, causing problems such as post-nasal drip, laryngitis, sinus problems, asthma, and chronic cough.
Dr. Koufman’s Reflux Diet also debunks many of the common erroneous ideas about reflux that are espoused on the Internet. In addition, while Dropping Acid laid out a three-phase anti-reflux diet and lifestyle program, this book describes the transition and maintenance phases in greater detail. Finally, it discusses the relationship between reflux, food allergies and sugar addiction.
There are 80 million children in America, and most have unhealthy diets that cause reflux. The great masquerader of our time, reflux can cause almost any respiratory symptom or disease; every year, tens of millions are misdiagnosed as having asthma, allergies, etc., when the real problem is reflux.
When a child has a respiratory disease and is not getting better with medical treatment, we believe parents should consider that “silent reflux” may be the problem. Why? Because it can be fixed! Hopefully, this book will help change how America eats, and guide parents to heal their needlessly sick children.