Acid reflux disease, which can burn through the throat when harsh stomach acid makes it way up the body, is becoming more common across the U.S. Supplements, such as NuZymes Digestive Enzymes from Dr. Newton’s Naturals, can help ease heartburn and acid reflux symptoms. However, eating healthy might also be able to relieve symptoms of the condition.
Jamie Koufman, a doctor who had been diagnosing patients with the condition before it was mainstream in the 1980s, recently made it a goal to educate individuals further on acid reflux. Koufman has invested $200,000 in publishing a cookbook, “Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook and Cure,” according to Bloomberg. The goal is to provide acid reflux disease sufferers with more healthy eating options.
“The diet is a good idea,” Roy K.H. Wong, the integrated chief of gastroenterology at Walter Reed Army-Navy Medical Center, told the news source about the book. “Whenever you eat fatty substances, they stay in the stomach for a longer period of time, and the fat slows down the emptying of the stomach.”
The book has sold approximately 7,500 editions through word-of-mouth. It continues to grow in popularity through its Facebook fan page as well.