Health & Fitness

PART III – Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)

So what can one eat on this diet? Well these are ingredients that have been accepted by professionals who deal with this disease. It’s basically a high fiber + alkaline lifestyle. Do not call this a diet but a lifestyle change because it will keep the body in check where you will be in a much better state. This should basically be your shopping checklist:

Please read Part II for more information on Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR).


  • chicken breast (skinless, grilled)
  • turkey (fresh, ground or roasted)
  • hamburger meat
  • beef (sirloin)
  • egg whites
  • tofu
  • tuna (in water, canned or seared)
  • seafood – lobster, crabmeat, salmon, shrimp, sardines, cod, halibut


  • arugula
  • iceberg lettuce
  • kale
  • romaine lettuce
  • spinach
  • swiss chard
  • grape tomatoes
  • asparagus
  • beets
  • bell peppers (yellow, green, red, orange)
  • bok choy
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • carrots (not baby carrots)
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • cilantro
  • corn
  • cucumbers
  • eggplant
  • green string beans
  • green peas
  • mushrooms
  • squash (yellow, butternut)
  • potato (sweet, russet, yukon gold, red skin)
  • leeks
  • zucchini
  • garlic / onion (sweet) – cooked not raw


  • beans (garbanzo (chickpeas), Goya)
  • beans (black, Goya)
  • beans (red, Goya)
  • cannellini (canned, organic)
  • edamame
  • lentils
  • lima beans
  • peas (green)
  • peas (black-eyed)

Herbs & Spices (to be cooked with)

  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • basil
  • cilantro
  • clove (flavor desserts and soups)
  • cumin seed
  • celery seed
  • coriander seed
  • dill
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • rosemary
  • thyme, sage, or savory
  • asafetida (onion substitute)
  • fennel seed (onion substitute)
  • star anise (flavors desserts/soups)
  • sumac (lemon flavor)
  • miso

Raw Fruit

  • apples (gala, red or golden delicious)
  • apricots
  • avocados
  • bananas
  • cherries
  • cantaloupe
  • dragon fruit
  • figs
  • grapes (green seedless)
  • honeydew
  • kiwi
  • lychee
  • mango
  • olives (black)
  • papaya
  • peaches
  • pears (bosc, bartlett, or forelle)
  • mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries) Berries are only allowed as long as they are neutralized with almond milk.
  • watermelon
  • pumpkin

Dried Fruits

  • dried apricots
  • dates (halawi, Delilah)
  • raisins (dark)
  • shredded coconut

Nuts & Seeds (raw unsalted)

  • almonds
  • cashews
  • caraway
  • chia seeds
  • flax seeds
  • macadamia
  • pecans
  • pistachios
  • pine nuts
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • walnuts


  • blue cheese
  • feta cheese
  • hard cheese (dublin, parmesan, asiago, mozzarella, cheddar)
  • cottage cheese
  • cream cheese
  • yogurt (plain, Stonyfield)
  • yogurt, greek (plain, Chobani or Fage)
  • yogurt, almond (plain, Almond Dream)
  • yogurt, soy (plain, Whole Soy & Co.)
  • frozen yogurt (substitute ice cream)

Non Dairy Milk (substitute)

  • coconut milk
  • almond milk (unsweetened)
  • rice milk
  • soy milk
  • oat milk
  • kefir

Breads & Grains

  • brown rice
  • oat and wheat bran
  • 100% whole-grain bread
  • cinnamon raisin
  • barley
  • rye
  • buckwheat groats
  • steel-cut or old-fashioned rolled oats
  • whole-grain fusilli pasta
  • whole-wheat flour
  • quinoa (tri-blend)


  • peanut butter (natural)
  • almond butter
  • tahini (sesame seed)
  • butter (salted/unsalted)


  • agave nectar
  • bragg’s liquid aminos
  • celtic salt
  • coconut oil (unprocessed and cold-pressed)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • hemp protein (opt for smoothies)
  • honey (menuka)
  • maple syrup
  • sm bottle vanilla extract
  • white miso paste


  • vegetable broth
  • carob (chips or powder)
  • dark chocolate

AVOID (at all costs on any ingredient list)

caffeine, tomato sauce, citrus fruit, vinegar, onions (raw), garlic (raw), mint, chocolate – as well as anything labeled with “ascorbic acid” & “citric acid” on food labels.

Ingredients in food should have a pH of 5+ (or higher) as they are more alkaline and will not cause an inflammatory response in the body.

Skin Care

Due to acid reflux causing body wide inflammatory responses, thought for years I had eczema or psoriasis (on the scalp). Knowing now that this was not the case, I am aware of what products that really help to tame this. The Aveeno brand has the proper ingredient of “colloidal oats” across their product line which provides a well moisturized barrier the skin needs. It is simple but very effective products that help to remedy this issue.

My recommendations:

Derma-E” – is another brand which I came across, sold at Whole Foods which works just as well!

PART 1 – Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)
PART 2 – Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)

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