What is GERD?

GERD is an acronym for GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (aka severe acid reflux). Millions of people (including children) experience GERD — even when not aware of it. GERD can cause indigestion, coughing and much more. It can exacerbate asthma symptoms, and is a risk factor for more serious issues.

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Popping lots of antacids (like Tums)? Can’t stop coughing? Sinus problems? Sore throat? Problems breathing? Drugs help but a healthy, GERD stopping diet can make a big difference. After months of research and a new diet, we experienced fewer symptoms and created to share menus, recipes, information and stories.

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We are the GERD Nerds

That's right! We're Anne and Elizabeth — fellow (or sister) travelers living with that obnoxious ailment known as GERD — otherwise known as severe acid reflux. Recently, we became inspired to learn as much as possible about GERD and how to naturally lessen its effects through a modified (but delicious) diet.

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What is the Difference between GERD and Heartburn?

The stomach lining is protected from Gastric Acid in a number of ways, but the esophagus has no such protection. So when Gastric Acid refluxes back up the pipe, it really burns! Find out more →

School's out!

The GERD Nerds want you to have a GERD-free summer vacation. So steer clear of those garden tomatoes and glasses of lemonade and you will have a much better time of it!