Heal Heartburn and Lose Weight, Naturally If you suffer from acid reflux, you're t alone. More than 50 million Americans have GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and while antacids can be effective for short-term relief, they can also cause dangerous medical conditions if they're used for more than the recommended fifty days at a time. Luckily, The Acid Reflux Solution offers a simple plan to help you gradually and safely reduce--and eventually eliminate--the need for pills while alleviating your heartburn. In this combination medical guide and cookbook, gastroenterologist Jorge E. Rodriguez, MD, has teamed up with registered dietitian and food writer Susan Wyler to present a three-step program to heal heartburn naturally. This isn't a formal diet plan-- calorie counting required--but you'll probably shed some pounds while following The Acid Reflux Solution because these recipes were designed for good health. In fact, Dr. Jorge has t only healed his own heartburn since developing this plan, but he has also lost more than 30 pounds! In step one you make some simple lifestyle modifications, like raising the head of your bed, loosening your belt, and eating less but more often. These are easily achievable goals that you can start working on today. In step two, you start eating to avoid reflux. With 100 high-fiber, low-fat, portion-controlled recipes to choose from, this step is the most delicious--and surprising. The list of foods that actually trigger acid reflux is smaller than you might think, which means you can enjoy meals that you probably thought were off limits, like Cuban Black Bean Soup, Grass-Fed Beef and Portobello Blue Cheese Burgers, Asian Barbecued Chicken, and even Spaghetti and Meatballs. In the final step, you reduce the dosage and frequency of the medications you were taking to control your heartburn because you won't need them anymore. The Acid Reflux Solution combines the latest medical research with reflux-friendly recipes to help you feel great, lose weight, and live heartburn free.
Jorge E. Rodriguez, MD, is a board-certified intern-ist and gastroenterologist who received his medical degree from the University of Miami. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, and his fellowship in gastroenterology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Rodriguez has established himself as a leader in HIV treatment and intestinal diseases. He has appeared as an expert medical commentator on CNN News, Good Morning America Health, The Doctors, and The View. He is an MDVIP-affiliated physician and has had an internal medicine practice in Newport Beach, California, since 1988. Susan Wyler, MPH, RD, is a registered dietitian who worked for many years as a cookbook author and food editor, most notably at Food & Wine magazine. Her books include Cooking from a Country Farmhouse, Cooking for a Crowd, and The Swiss Secret to Optimal Health, written with Dr. Thomas Rau. Wyler recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a master's degree in public health. She also did advanced field work at the prestigious cancer research hospital Institut de Cancerologie Gustave Roussy in France. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.