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I wanted to share my story because, after many years of suffering the symptoms of GERD, I think I’m finally starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve always been very apprehensive about using medication to treat this awful condition, particularly Nexium because I’ve read a lot about the long-long side effects, so I tried to modify my diet to avoid the constant burping, heartburn and sleeplessness I have been experiencing for years after eating almost anything. Recently I’ve made some very simple changes to what I eat and drink and the effects have been dramatic. I’ve never had more than one coffee a day but I’ve given that up and voila! A significant reduction in burping and reflux. I followed that with eliminating oranges. That really helped too. But the biggest difference has been at night. A half a cup of fresh kefir taken a couple of hours before bed seems to soothe and coat my oesophagus so I’m able to lie comfortably on my side and sleep through the night without all the terrible discomfort I’ve suffered in the past. I cultivated the kefir myself using full cream milk and fresh kefir grains. GERD is a dreadful condition and a very dangerous one, too. I’ve found it’s really worthwhile experimenting with healthy natural alternatives to medication. After more than 10 years of dreadful symptoms, I’m finally able to get a good night’s sleep.

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