It’s with great pleasure that I am officially able to introduce you to the latest member of my own little book family.
The Easy 5 Ingredient Acid Reflux Cookbook is a comprehensive guide exploring to the latest science surrounding the nutrition & lifestyle management aspects of acid reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
I scoured high and low for information in order to be able to provide the reader insights into the management of these conditions that goes beyond the basic stuff you find online.
Oh, and the he plethora of delicious recipes that help bring the guidance to life aren’t bad either.
They will nudge you on a path to a generally healthier, more balanced dietary pattern – which always helps!
I’d also like to take a moment to underline the fact that this particular book means a great deal to me because I used to suffer from a number of health issues in my teenage years caused by acid reflux and related digestive concerns.
Suffice to say, they took a serious toll on my quality of life.
My past experiences fueled my fascination with this topic and I can’t wait to share the final product with you all.
The only problem? Well, it does not ship until June 30th ……..but…….. it’s available for pre-order as of right now!!
[ for my fellow Canadians, here is the Amazon.ca link)
As you’ve probably come to expect with my previous book releases, the next 6 weeks leading up to release will be filled with informative blog content on all things acid reflux, GERD and overall digestive health.
I will be covering a wide array of topics, some of which are discussed in the book at much greater length, and some which actually go beyond book’s content.
Between these posts and the book itself, your overall knowledge of the latest science in this field of study will SKYROCKET.
Oh, and if that wasn’t enough you will also be treated to a sneak peek of a number of the book’s most tantalizing recipes, to help you appreciate just how delicious eating in a nourishing way can be.
So, have I got your attention yet?
Good, because I know for a fact that there a ton of people out there who can benefit from all the good stuff that’s on the way.
I know this because acid reflux and GERD are common and often go on for long periods of time before any intervention is attempted.
Now that is a problem.
Acid Reflux, GERD & Heartburn Are Common Problems
Often used interchangeably acid reflux, GERD and heartburn aren’t exactly the same thing.
Acid reflux occurs when acids and enzymes flow out of the stomach and beyond the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) into the esophagus – creating the symptomatic burning sensation in the esophagus that we often think of as heart burn.
The LES normally functions to allow food to enter the stomach from the esophagus, and to stop anything from the stomach re-entering the esophagus.
Failure in proper LES functionality can often lead to GERD – Gastroesophagela Reflux Disease, which may be diagnosed when episodes of acid reflux become persistent,pestering and painful.
According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, 1 in 6 Canadians live with GERD and many more suffer from regular episodes of acid reflux without a GERD diagnosis.
Protein Pump Inhibitors (Also known as PPIs) are a common medication used in the pharmaceutical management of GERD ( & other conditions) and happen to be among the most frequently used medications in Canada.
That says quite a bit about the size of the issue.
Interestingly enough, many people living with GERD do so for many years before any diagnosis is made.
This means of that millions of people worldwide may be dealing with regular reflux or GERD and not be receiving medical or lifestyle guidance.
While it’s no replacement for your doctor – my book will help.
GERD & Acid Reflux – Long Term Annoyance, Long Term Consequences
I don’t remind tell anyone who has experienced acid reflux, GERD or digestive health issues of any kind, how disruptive they can be in one’s enjoyment of daily life.
But there’s a bit more to it than just day to day discomfort.
About one in ten longtime GERD-sufferers will go on to develop an inflammatory condition known as Barrett’s Esophagus which may require additional medical intervention and could lead to a slightly increased risk of later developing esophageal cancer.
The goal of my Easy 5 Ingredient Acid Reflux Cookbook is to help make sure we check all of the lifestyle and dietary boxes we can to help make sure you never get there.
6 Weeks Until Release- Here’s A Sneak Peek Of The Content To Come
As you might have guessed – the pre-release party is only just getting started.
In the days and weeks to come you can expect me to explore many of the hottest topics in the world of acid reflux, GERD & digestive health.
I’ve got some very intriguing insights that I simply can’t wait to share with everyone and if you have a sub topic you’d like discussed, don’t hesitate to reach out.
– The role of the Mediterranean diet in GERD management
– Food choices to support good digestive health for overlapping GERD/IBS
– The role of alternative management techniques including melatonin, probiotics and meditation!
– General lifestyle & dietary guidance to reduce symptoms
– Staying nutritionally healthy while on a PPI
– And much, much more!
Andy De Santis RD MPH