Painful Gerd When Eating Bulletproof, Relief Only When Cheating?!
I've been bulletproof for a couple years, but over the past 3 months, at least from what I recall, I've developed consistent, painful, debilitating GERD symptoms that occur regularly every single day for much of the day. After thoroughly reviewing John Brisson's Ultimate Digestion Health Guide - I've concluded I most likely have H. Pylori. I haven't tested to confirm, but the symptoms are completely in line with H. Pylori including an unrelenting heartburn, regularly burping the whole day (which is unusual for me) even in a fasted state which would align with the idea of H. Pylori causing excess gas, and the pain even occurs just from drinking water.
I've tried to incorporate as much of John's "eradicating h. pylori" protocol as possible, but the relief is temporary, and the pain continues without any sign of making progress.
For the past 1-2 months I've been taking:
Mastic Gum first thing in the morning, and before bed
Zinc L-Carnosine after meals and before bed
Betaine HCL with meals
10,000mg L-Glutamine per day in shake
DGL Licorice 20 min before meals
8oz of pure cold-pressed Cranberry Juice daily
And due to the lack of any progress, I've just begun taking Manuka Honey MGO 400+
I'm hoping the Manuka Honey was the missing ingredient, but if it doesn't fix anything, I can't think of anything left to try.
I eat the same thing everyday - BP Coffee at 10am in the morning, 1/2lb beef + 3 pastured eggs at 5pm, grassfed whey protein shake + upgraded collagen + l-glutamine + paleofiber at 8pm, and then 3 more eggs sometimes as a late night snack.
The beef seems to be the most painful of the foods I eat. The pain is initially mitigated by all the supplements listed above, but usually 3-5 hours after eating the beef the painful burps begin, and sometimes it becomes too unbearable that I have to take alka-selzter.
I usually only eat carbs in the form of white rice and broccoli twice a week, though I eat massive quantities. (of course the Manuka Honey is adding to that now.) - wondering if the lack of daily carbs/starch is the culprit, I've begun eating broccoli every day.
The only day in the past 3 months that I have had total relief from GERD was 2 days ago when I had an all out cheat day!? Instead of bulletproof coffee, I drank coffee with cinnabon creamer, I ate glazed donuts, I had Jack in the box curly fries, I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I ate tres leches cake, I had caramel popcorn, oh and I didn't consume any of my daily supplements - and I didn't have a hint of heartburn THE ENTIRE DAY?! In fact, heartburn didn't return until the following day around 8pm - 3 hours after going back to my usual grassfed beef and eggs.
Why in the world would bulletproof food cause me unbearable heartburn for months, and then a cheat day provide me the only day of relief?!