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March 22, 2013 9:09 AM Subscribe
Do good-tasting, low-acid, low-carb, lactose-free foods even exist? My body has apparently "acidic" to my enormous list of stuff I can't eat and I need some recipes and lifestyle tips.
posted by griphus to food & drink (19 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I keep a low-simple-carbohydrate diet, which means I try really hard to avoid (i.e. eat a small amount once a week or less):
Now my GERD has kicked up something awful (I'm doing everything I'm supposed to on the 'go see a doctor' end) which means for the time being I have to avoid:
- Pickled/fermented vegetables
- Spiced meats
I'm also lactose intolerant, so no most dairy is out save for certain sorts of yogurts and aged cheeses. Apparently, that's now a moot point because all dairy is high in acid? Is that even right?
Basically, I have no idea
what the hell I can eat anymore without incurring the wrath of my own organs. Considering my dietary restrictions, some flavorful recipes would be great
. The "flavorful" part is important because that list of acidic foods above is, coincidentally, a list of my dietary staples. That stuff is in everything I eat
Also, lifestyle tips for living with severe-er GERD would be great
. Is there some sort of thing
I can get to help me sleep more upright instead of just stacking up pillows? Is there a particularly good list of high-acid foods out there (I'm having trouble sorting the fear-mongering from the actual science.) Should I be taking some sort of supplements along with my medication? Can I drink anything except seltzer and water anymore?