Later, I bought whatever was on sale, usually generic stuff, and took at least one tablet each evening. A few days ago, I ran low, then ran out completely when winter weather arrived. This is the sort of thing that can happen when you forget to check the Google Keep shopping list on your smart-phone while weather-prep shopping.
By the second night of fluffy fallout, the med bottle was empty.
As evening settled in, I was developing a little discomfort that I knew would continue to get worse as the night wore on, so I went rummaging through the fridge to see what I could find to help with the trouble. It was getting dark and I wasn’t hip to the idea of trekking two-plus miles into Poseyville in my winter hiking boots (which are pretty uncomfortable) to get some reflux meds.
Thankfully, I found a couple options I hoped would work, and as it turned out, the first one worked great. It was a jar of coconut milk (originally canned) that I’d left chilling in the fridge. It’s a frequent ingredient in my ride dishes, vegan nice-cream shakes, soups and sauces. It doesn’t take much to produce awesome flavor and it’s on the list of organic remedies to help heal a grouchy gallbladder.
It worked fast, and didn’t take much to stop the acid reflux either. Two teaspoons did the trick.
Two nights later, and still snowed in, I was out of coconut milk, so I poured a bit of almond milk and tah-daahh! It worked too, and just as fast.
I did some hunting and found several alternative medicine enthusiasts have documented similar results and highly recommend milks made from tree nuts to combat acid reflux. Of course, there are other things to go along with it that most folks (I would imagine anyone who’s had acid reflux issues for any length of time) are likely to know already, but here's a small list of helps.
❣ Avoiding food or acidic drinks near bedtime
❣ Sleeping with the head of the bed higher than the foot of the bed
❣ Overstuffing with food
❣ Avoiding bending at the waist for at least half an hour after eating, at least when possible.
Simple, little things that are easy to do and render lots of help..
But, beyond those, if in need of additional help, you might consider incorporating some alternative milk into your diet. It’s affordable, and also very easy to make on your own, even in a tiny blender. If it can handle coffee beans, it can handle tree nuts. I use an inexpensive, slightly larger blender equipped with the same time of blade and it works perfectly to make milk from tree nuts and butter, too.
Questions or suggestions? Pass them along in the comments. Helpful info and questions are always welcome.
Before I close...
I’ve been a Steven Curtis Chapman fan for a few decades now. In keeping with ways to brighten up this beautiful and frigid winter, here’s one of my many favorites of his songs featured in its 25th anniversary presentation and just as popular now as it was when it hit the charts back in November of 1992.
Hope you'll enjoy it and be as encouraged by it as I was during a terribly difficult era of my life. Like me, and probably like you,
I hope you're weathering the cold if you're in Northern America and to Southern Hemisphere friends and family, hope you're keeping cool during this hot, hot summer!
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