Our Recommendation for Acid Reflux (GERD) 1


Anti-GERD Version 0.0.2

Acid reflux, or GERD, is a common problem. And it is even more common in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). There are medications to help with these issues, and they certainly work for some. One problem is that proton pump inhibitor medication may increase the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures, which is a problem people with PD already suffer from. For this and other reasons, many would like to find natural remedies for GERD that lack these side effects.
Interestingly, for people with PD, these two natural substances we found for GERD also look like they may have a role to play in slowing down the progression of PD. Our Machine was interested in them even before we started thinking about solutions to GERD. Another benefit of these substance is that they appear to be protective against the damage that reflux inflicts upon the esophagus, which can sometimes lead to cancer. So we present to you, version 0.0.2 of our anti-reflux recommendation. Here is the list (give it a moment to load):

Instructions for their use:

Limonene is a very powerful oil extracted from orange peels. Take it once a day, prior to the time you usually experience your primary acid reflux episode. This is often after your biggest meal – which is usually dinner. The product comes in large softgels. They are soft and usually easy to swallow – but you can also prick the gel with a pin and squeeze the oil it out into something else. Mixes with fats or alcohol. But don’t consume the oil directly because it is strong stuff.
Melatonin is a hormone and a powerful antioxidant that diminishes as we age. People also use it to help their sleep cycle, so this may be an added benefit for people with PD who often have problems with sleep. But it is not a sleeping pill and it doesn’t usually make you drowsy. Take two small tablets (6 mg total) per day. You may need to experiment with the timing, from before dinner to up to 2 hours before bedtime. When people take it too close to bedtime they sometimes feel groggy the next day.
For both of these substances, you may see the benefit immediately, or it may kick in within about 2 weeks.
Our philosophy is to use combinations and quantities that are most likely to work the first time. This may not seem like the most conservative approach. But in our experience, the benefit of seeing an effect quickly can be very motivating and provide hope. One should not underestimate the value of such an approach in maintaining any health or lifestyle modification. After a beneficial effect has been seen, one can then titrate downward at one's leisure.

References:

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We geeks are perfectly happy talking about science and theory. But what people really ask us for is real world solutions. And that usually means a physical product that you can buy today. We have specifically chosen and recommended these products because we feel they are the best of all available options. We looked at the scientific justifications, the materials and preparation methods, the quantity of the active ingredients, the quality, the manufacturer reputation, the ease of use, and the cost.
Amazon.com is the ideal product source for most. They have the biggest variety, and usually the best prices, with the best and easiest shipping and returns policy. They are easily recognizable, highly trusted and we use them ourselves. If you live outside North America, you will need to find equivalent products from your local Amazon or from alternate suppliers. If you find any errors in these Amazon.com product links, please let us know immediately.
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Dr. Steve

Dr. Steve

Researcher at Stop Parkinson's
Dr. Steve is a biochemist, specializing in medical bioinformatics and nutrition. Dr. Steve directs a biomedical consulting laboratory, focusing primarily on biomedical investing and health policy.
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve

About Dr. Steve

Dr. Steve is a biochemist, specializing in medical bioinformatics and nutrition. Dr. Steve directs a biomedical consulting laboratory, focusing primarily on biomedical investing and health policy.


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