I have had heartburn for many many years. I also have high cholesterol. I am trying to find a diet that combines both issues. As what is good for heartburn is not always good for cholesterol and visa versa. I am told all the foods I cannot eat for both issues but never many ideas for foods that I can eat. Just wondering if you would know of a guide that would be able to help me out. I would appreciate any help you could give.View Thread
Thanks for the reply. My heartburn has been with me now for 19 years caused by cancer, which after the treatments caused GERD's , Barrett's esophagus and a Hiatal Hernia. About 8 years ago I had the hernia repaired and the heartburn went away completely. About 4 years ago the Barrett's got worse and I had to go through some treatments to fix it. Also when being treated for the Barrett's the doctors saw that my hernia had torn again. The heartburn started coming back gradually. Now I have been told that the Barrett's has been cleared for now but because of the hernia my heartburn has gotten extremely worse. The doctors do not want to operate because they say a second repair is harder to do because of the scar tissue and if I was older they would do it but because of my age they want to wait it out longer so I hopefully won't need a third repair.
Then the high cholesterol comes in to play. This is caused mostly from heredity but my food choices have not always been the best either. My father had a major heart attack when he was in his early 50's but was able to get to hospital in time but my brother died of a massive heart attack at the age of 48 right on the spot. No warning signs at all for either of them but the high cholesterol. I am now 46 and if I don't get my cholesterol levels down now I could end up having the same fate as they did. I am trying to avoid their fate.
I will definitely look at the Paleo diet for some ideas. Thanks again,
Thanks for the info Kim. You have some great ideas that I appreciate very much for your time and effort.
You mentioned saltless seasonings but a lot of seasonings tend to trigger my heartburn. Oatmeal - still trying different types that are not so high in fat and salt but taste good, I tried making my own but that was a disaster. Avocados - don't like. Whole grains - I am not a huge bread eater any more but when I do I try to go with whole wheat or grain breads now. Rice -I have tried a few other brands and types of rice but so far I have not found another rice that I like besides beef or chicken flavored white rice. Pasta - since I stopped eating tomato and creamy based meals I don't find I eat pasta anymore but if I did I can only do the Catelli Smart pastas not the whole wheat. Breakfast bars are either too high in fat but normally it is that they are too high in carbs.
V8 juice - they are tomato based. Hummus - all have garlic in them.
I will definitely check out those website for more ideas. I will also look for some roasting recipes for vegetables. Thanks again. FrankieView Thread
Hi Kim, If I eat greasy foods my heartburn would be a lot worse than what it is so I have been changing my food list to avoid all high acidic foods. In the past years I have really given up many foods such as tomatoes and tomato based meals, hot dogs, raw onion, garlic, all types of spices, wings, cream based meals, chocolate, sweets, cinnamon products, chips, etc. most of the time. I tend to go back to eating some of these foods as I cannot find enough variety to keep from craving these foods.
I really enjoy sweet, salty and crunchy foods. I also like many different raw vegetables but I don't do so well on the cooked.
Also, I am not a gourmet cook so I prefer fast and easy preparation meals but I tend to stay away from frozen dinners because of the high fat, salt, carbs and sugars.
Again any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.