How a Paleo Diet Cured My GERD and Chronic Cough
I am 61 years old and had a fallout in the Spring after a two week trial. I re-equipped my cupboards with grains, beans, lentils, quinoa and brown rice and spelt pasta. I suffer from silent acid reflux for many years and was following the food combining for three years with great success, but GERD reappeared with a vengeance and I developed a chronic cough so bad that it really impaired my working and social life. A month ago, I chocked on roasted almonds so bad, I almost fainted. I got so scared that I started doing more research on Goggle and find that a diet with less carbs may cure GERD. I went back to Paleo. It’s been three weeks, my cupboards are empty again of all grains and starches. I had been walking 10 miles a day for the last 10 years but added the weight lifting to my morning stretching and I faithfully eat Paleo three times a day. I made it!! I’ve never felt sooooo great! I cough maybe once a day now and never during the night. I have no mucus in my throat when I wake up in the morning. I stopped constantly clearing my throat and I have lost another 10 pounds. My belly is flat like it was 20 years ago. I will never go back to grains and starches ever again. I notice that I cough now only after eating fruits so I limit myself to half of a fruit once in while and it’s fine. Unfortunately, my husband and I are not on the same page but he started seeing some muscles where I had none and asked me this morning over “our Paleo” breakfast if he could start reading my book The Paleo Diet – Robb Wolf….. so maybe there is hope! Again Robb, thank you so much for being so passionate and funny to read!