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From: joanne ( -
Subject: Q about inflammation in esophagus
Date: February 8, 2007 at 10:56 am PST

My son's doctor said he showed signs of inflammation in his esophagus.
We are strict vegetarians - I eat mostly raw but the children eat
about 50-60% raw most days (with some days more raw than that). Whole
foods made from scratch at home, no junk, sugar, processed stuff,
etc. We avoid soy and wheat as well.
What could cause this? The doctor wanted him to take drugs for acid
reflux. I said no way. She said if he took the drugs now it would
stop him from having a bad esophagus later (she was more technical
than that but thatís what I got out of it). I don't believe that. I
said it made more sense to figure out the cause of the 'inflamed
esophagus' and fix the problem rather than to cover it up with drugs.
She said it's hard to know the exact cause of an inflamed esophagus -
usually it's acid reflux though. She also said it could be due to
allergies or some sensitivities.
Now, I always associated acid reflux with meat and dairy. Since we do
not eat those items, what else is there??!! Any thoughts? Are there
any fruits or veggies that are known to cause this? We eat a variety
every day and stay away from grains as much as possible. If they
children eat grains, it's usually brown rice or quinoa.

Iíll post this on another board too to reach more people.

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