In the beginning of 2010, I was constantly complaining to my doctor about burning in my chest and sharp shooting sensations near my heart. I also burpened frequently, sometimes quite violently. I was concerned. I was overweight and thought my weight had caught up with me.

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I was also worried about my heart condition. I blamed my anxiety for the excessive burping and the serious heart condition that my body was experiencing. I think I’m a bit hypochondriac. My doctor was not very helpful. The doctor told me that I had a stomach bug the first time I went in.

The doctor said it would go away in a few days, but he also prescribed me pills that “disassociated my intestinal system from my nervous system.” It sounds fun, right? I tried this medicine once and I was immediately frightened. My body started shaking. My skin was so sensitive that I couldn’t lie down. My skin felt tingly and uneasy. It felt like my body was trying to crawl out from under me. I got up and tried to get my body out of its awkward state. I finally fell asleep, but the pills were gone the next day.


The “bug” didn’t go away. I went back to the doctor. My doctor diagnosed me with GERD. He prescribed me Prilosec (Omeprazole). My health insurance would not cover Prilosec because it was over-the-counter. I discovered that Prilosec can be purchased over-the-counter at Walgreens. I bought three boxes, which was a little cheaper than buying them all at once. It did make me feel slightly better.

Strangely, I found out on the box that you can only take one Prilosec per 24 hours. I called my doctor to confirm this. He said that if I felt worse, I could take up to 3 Prilosecs per day. He assured me that it was safe, as that was how many the front desk nurse was taking. For the most part, my symptoms disappeared. Sometimes, I felt so good that I thought I could reduce the dosage or stop taking them altogether. This was always a mistake.

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My symptoms would return and it took me another 48 hours to get them under control. I searched the internet for GERD relief. I searched everywhere I could for home remedies or alternatives. I didn’t want to continue spending hundreds of dollars a months on Prilosec for my entire life. WebMD? HealthCentral? Yahoo! Answers? I didn’t want them all. I didn’t want any of them! I was browsing the internet at this time when I came across a link to the Paleo Diet benefits in a forum signature.

This signature was posted by a forum member. He had a picture of him as his avatar. He looked very healthy and fit. He linked to a site that discussed how the Paleo Diet could help with common ailments and diseases, including heartburn and indigestion. It really caught my attention. It made sense to me. It explained how we are meant to eat natural foods, and how the processed, chemical-laden foods that we eat are causing our bodies harm. I showed it to my wife. When she discovered that the Paleo Diet could be used to treat a condition she’d been suffering from since her teens, she became interested in other websites and videos.


We made the decision to change our diet. It was a good idea, and I’d try anything if it allowed to stop me taking twice daily medication. The transformation was almost immediate. I feel great. My heartburn is gone. My constant burping is gone. I have also lost a lot of weight. My wife will confirm that her PCOS symptoms have disappeared completely. If you have any symptoms similar to mine, I recommend the Paleo Diet. Although I cannot guarantee that the Paleo Diet can cure you, it is worth a try. It’s worth it if it helps you get rid of the daily medication. It will make you feel a million times better if you try it.

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