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Dr. Jamie Koufman on Good Morning America Health

 

Dr. Jamie Koufman on Good Morning America Health

Earlier this summer, Dr. Jamie Koufman, founder of the Voice Institute and co-author of Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure, appeared in an interview with Dr. Tim Johnson on Good Morning America Health.

Through the interview, she discusses the red flags for diagnosing “silent” reflux (chronic throat clearing, chronic cough, excess mucus, etc.) and the difficulties some patients have in finding proper acid reflux treatment.  We thought you guys would like to check it out!

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4 Comments

  1. I have hoarseness continuously. Will it get better with the reflux diet?

    • Hoarseness has many causes; although reflux is one of the most common. Unfortunately, many people with hoarseness have more than one underlying problem (cause). Vocal nodules, cysts, polyps, and partial paralysis are also quite common. We reviewed 200 of our cases and found that 85% of our hoarseness patients had more than one cause. We recommend that you see a laryngologist or otolaryngologist (ENT doctor) to have your throat and voice box examined.

  2. I am writing because I don’t know what the ingredients in some recipes are or where to find them. I live in Ohio and the grocery stores are not big on all the esoteric spices, etc. I need to know what some of these ingredients are and if there are good substitutes.
    Colleen

    • We chose a highly skilled and experienced French chef to work with us, knowing that the recipes would be of varying difficulty and that some ingredients might be hard for everyone to find. Let me point out, however, that in this era of the Internet, almost everything that you could imagine is available on line. Nevertheless, even if you cant make all of the recipes, the diet part of the book leaves the door wide open for creating your own recipes using healthy ingredients. At the heart of the reflux diet is low-fat, low-acid, pH-balanced cooking. So you can make fish or poultry dishes with any of the “reflux friendly” veggies and other ingredients. Likewise, you can modify many of the recipes easily. For example if you don’t have prosciutto for the “Perfect-pH Soup, you could use reduced-fat ham. If you don’t have aloe vera for the “Tropical Ginger and Aloe Rice Pudding,” the aloe can be omitted. It may change the texture somewhat but it won’t ruin the recipe. Be creative. Use our ideas and combinations to make your own when necessary. Give it a try.

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