An estimated 100 million Americans suffer from “acid reflux.” Incredibly, nearly half of them don’t know they have it.
Over the last two decades, reflux has become the most widespread and misunderstood—yet potentially preventable—diseases of Western civilization. It can cause untold damage to your health and pave the way for serious diseases such as esophageal cancer, currently the fastest growing cancer in the United States. It was once thought of as a disease that struck only the middle-aged and older, but its victims today are as likely to be healthy and in their 20s and 30s, and its symptoms go beyond the heartburn and indigestion of yesterday to include hoarseness, chronic cough, asthma, trouble swallowing, even sinus conditions.
Why the sudden shift? As you will learn in DROPPING ACID: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure, the answer can be found in our diet.
In the early 1970s, the Food and Drug Administration raised the levels of acid in prepackaged food as a way of discouraging bacterial growth and prolonging shelf life. Their motives might have been admirable, but they failed to anticipate the health consequences. Today, many of the prepared foods and beverages we consume are just as acidic as stomach acid itself.
Fortunately, there is a cure.
With the new understanding of how diet affects reflux, Drs. Koufman and Stern enlisted French Master Chef Marc Bauer to create 75 delicious, healthful recipes using only good-for-reflux foods. The result is one of the world’s healthiest and most sustainable diets, one that integrates science, medicine and culinary art in a bold new way.
DROPPING ACID: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure has been a work in progress for over 25 years. The authors take everything they know from years of scientific research and treating reflux patients and construct new paradigms for understanding the causes, treatment and prevention of acid reflux.
Consider this book your wake-up call. DROPPING ACID offers a groundbreaking approach to low-acid, low-fat eating. It will have you feeling better and living healthier – and it just might save your life.