I enjoy the newsletter from Health.com. You can sign up for their e-newsletter and it often has a story on reflux disease or GERD. I think they are repeated often throughout the year because so many people are effected (or is it affected?) by GERD. For example in 2011, they talked on September 8th about how to reduce reflux and on September 15th they discussed heartburn easing foods. You get the idea. Check it out even if you don't have GERD, you may find some good and worthwhile information on a problem you have.
These foods are listed on the health.com website as:
13 Foods That Fight Acid Reflux
Ginger (Hello, I should have been reading this before!)
Aloe Vera (for thickening) (I would get this in the health food store.)
Salad but no tomato-onion-cheese-high fat dressing
Chicken & Turkey
Fish & Seafood
Roots & Greens
Couscous & Brown Rice
While I was at the hair salon (beauty shop back in my time) I found a parsley and fennel salad from Rachel Ray's Everyday Magazine. It was in her holiday magazine so it serves 20! A bit too many, but I'm going to try and cut it in a quarter and make a little and let you know how it is. Will probably have to eliminate the mustard. It is a bit too harsh for me. I have been resorting to balsamic vinegar and olive oil as my dressing choice or lemon juice and olive oil on my salads. I don't want to go without dressing. Not eating chocolate or tomato sauce has me depressed enough.
I did a little salmon with fennel while The Herbal Husband was away last year. Orange juice for me is very problematic and I will probably try that recipe again with vegetable stock or fish stock. The Herbal Husband is going to Peru for three weeks in March! Get to eat more seafood. Yay! So hope this list helps you and me! Ha! I'm sitting sipping my ginger tea. Really it is hard to believe that it worked so well for me! As my friend, Kathleen Gips from The Village Herb Shop says hooray for ginger! You will see in my banner page that the skies are clear at the moment and we awaiting our next storm. A beautiful winter day here in the 'Burgh. After being spring like we are in the depths of winter. Talk to you later.