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The Dr. Gourmet Diet for People with GERD / Acid Reflux

The Dr. Gourmet Diet will help you eat healthier, maintain a healthy weight, and manage your GERD / Acid Reflux. All recipes are specifically designed to avoid common trigger foods. Flavorful, delicious food that you'll love!

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Six weeks of meal plans, along with shopping lists
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Tummy Tips to help you manage your GERD / Acid Reflux
Ingredient information, cooking techniques and tips

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Can I eat nuts if I have GERD/Barrett's esophagus?

I recently read your information about incorporating nuts into your diet. Are nuts okay to eat if my doctor says I may have GERD/Barretts? If so, are almonds the best selection? In an effort to cope with my daily heartburn, I have changed my diet and lost 20+ pounds. I was slender already and did not want to lose weight. In fact, as a 5' 10" and 125 lb. male I would actually like to gain weight. I know nuts may provide "healthy" fats, but are there other things I can do to add healthy weight? Your thoughts are appreciated.

Dr. Gourmet Says...

raw almonds spilling out of a glass bowl

Nuts should be fine for you to eat. They do contain a lot of fat, but used in small amounts should not provoke your GERD. Any nuts are fine, but with acid reflux it's a good idea to snack on them in small amounts. You might try no more than 1/2 cup at a time.

Because they are high in calories, nuts and seeds may help you gain weight, but we know that the monounsaturated fats are really good for you. Take your pick of any favorite nut.

Thanks for writing,

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, CCMS
Dr. Gourmet

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