An interview with Drew Niemeyer Life Coach
What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome in your life?
The effects of Acid Reflux Disease presented an incredible obstacle to my lifestyle and my freedom. It lasted a good 15 years, leaving my voice, throat, and sinuses swollen, red-raw, and croaky every single day.
My employment options became limited, I needed to avoid many activities and social events, and I needed to navigate a very complicated system of foods to avoid further reflux episodes.
Acid reflux is very common in our society. Up to 30% of people suffer from it, and the development of other diseases including cancer can follow. Officially, there is no cure.
Drugs can only manage symptoms, but the cure comes from elsewhere.
My own persistence in researching for answers led me to my own methods. I now breathe easy, I no longer need to manage the disease, and the damage it has done to my health continues to clear up, year after year.
What are your three top tips to overcome the obstacle?
If your story is like mine, I have three powerful pieces of advice that will get you on the road to recovery.
- Eat a low-carb diet. Remaining low carb sets off a string of events in your body that allows you to overcome acid reflux more easily. It can also stop the ‘rebound effect’ that occurs from giving up PPI medications.
- Quit taking PPIs and other acid-suppressing drugs. These drugs perpetuate reflux disease by draining your body of vital nutrients you need to overcome reflux disease. They also deteriorate the environment in your gut, making it more likely to cause acid reflux and other nasty symptoms in the long term. Removing PPI drugs is the second most powerful step you can take to heal from this disease.
- The timing and type of food you eat. Histamines, salicylates, oxalates, and many other natural food toxins can cause a significant decline in your health, under the surface. Eating the right foods at the right times can activate and strengthen your body’s natural cleansing and defence systems around the clock every single day.
Stick to these principles to put acid reflux into remission, and obtain more freedoms in your life.