Jane, a GERD patient who happens to be a nutritionist and ketogenic diet advocate, presented to my office for evaluation of GERD related symptoms of several year duration. She is frustrated with her GERD symptom progression and severity over the past few years despite maintain a healthy lifestyle for the past 30 years. She has a strong family history of GERD and unlike her patients, a ketogenic diet did not help alleviate her acid reflux related symptoms. She reports that she has helped many of her patients control their acid reflux symptoms by adopting a very low carbohydrate, high fat diet, known as ketogenic or keto diet. Keto diet, however, did not eliminate her GERD symptoms. She is otherwise healthy and fit. She exercises daily and maintains a normal body weight. Given the popularity of keto diet, I have encountered a number of GERD patients like Jane and her patients reporting acid reflux symptom improvement on ketogenic diet.
Happy Wednesday everyone. Any suggestions? Ranitidine to settle it down? Good for short term, too strong for long term. Zantec works wonders for me and it works quickly! ACV or dill pickle juice works in a pinch as well. I use to suffer from GERD self diagnosed. And no, the carbs did not take me out of ketosis.
The primary symptoms that take place in most cases of heartburn are pretty easy to detect, but there can be lesser experienced outlier symptoms as well. Operating under the premise that GERD and acid reflux often result from insufficient stomach acid rather than an excess, some physicians and nutritionists may approach things differently from the advice above. A recent study found that a group of people who ate foods with higher fat content actually ended up having significantly higher reported rates of acid reflux problems, and even fully developed GERD. If you have too little stomach acid, or the acid you produce is not sufficiently acidic, food will remain in the stomach longer than it should. However we do know that certain elements of adjusting to a new diet, especially one high in fat, can lead to acid reflux pretty definitively. Hi Trevin, Thanks for reading. Create an account. The claim that “vinegar can exacerbate acid reflux” is based on the assumption that acid reflux sufferers need to suppress their acid production rather than support it and that is fundamentally wrong. Some common foods that linked to heartburn that you may be eating on a ketogenic diet include.