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Dr. Joe De Livera - Natural Heartburn,GERD, Acidity Remedy Help Please

Hello Dr. Joe Livera,

I am a 35 yr old male living in the US. I am 5'11' and weigh 206 pounds with 20% body fat. Since December 2012 I have been battling heartburn and acidity. I have been on Omeprazole, Nexium and Dexilant and my GI doctor has me on 40mg Nexium powder right now. The GI did perform an upper endoscopy about a couple of months back as he was suspecting H Pylori infection, but the findings were acute gastritis and some irritation of the esophagus. I have never head such severe heartburn, but for me the only other time I have had this issue is when I am very stressed at work. For me I definitely feel stress is a contributing factor to my problem. Other than that I am healthy and have been working out regularly for the last 2 months with the aim on reducing my body fat to 10% and dropping my weight to 190 pounds. I have read a lot of your posts and would like to adopt the homeopathic approach. Please advise if you would recommend your usual therapy of Nat Phos 6x and Arnica 30c in the Wet dose a capful taken twice daily for me. I will gladly provide any other information you need from me.

Additionally, please recommend any additional medicine that will help me with my metabolism or weight loss goal.

Kind regards
 
  FLGuy on 2013-07-06
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I found - 1-800homeopathydotcom here in the U.S and will order my medicine once I hear from you.
[message edited by FLGuy on Sat, 06 Jul 2013 00:51:24 BST]
 
FLGuy 7 years ago
One major symptom I suffer from and forgot to list out is that I have constant bad taste in my mouth. Earlier on I also had bad breath which has now pretty much gone.
 
FLGuy 7 years ago
I note that you have addressed your post to me personally and you must know that if I had not visited this website today, none of the other consultants would have responded. I do not monitor this website daily as I used to do some time ago as I have my own which you are invited to visit:

joedelivera.com

I note that you have run the gamut of the standard investigative procedures for GERD for some months and have also had an Endoscopy performed with the standard PPI drugs. 'Omeprazole, Nexium and Dexilant and my GI doctor has me on 40mg Nexium powder', prescribed with no CURE of your problem in sight.

You should hopefully discover that my therapy should help you within the hour after your first dose, and that this improvement will continue till you are CURED in a few weeks. I would appreciate if you will please record your response to my therapy on this forum for my records.

I am glad to note that you are already aware of my default therapy aka 'Joepathy' for GERD , Nat Phos 6x with Arnica 30c, which is not prescribed by classical homeopaths as it is not recognised in classical circles in spite of the fact that it works in a manner superior to the standard classical remedies.

For the record I shall copy my default therapy for GERD below:

It is very likely that you suffer from Hyperacidity or Gastritis, aka GERD (Gastro Esophagal Reflux Disease) and I shall copy my default therapy that has helped hundreds of patients to overcome this disease for which doctors usually prescribe PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) drugs which are dangerous and can cause many other more serious problem when used in the long term.

You will hopefully discover that my therapy aka 'Joepathy' will help you within the hour after you have taken your first dose after a meal.

The remedies you will order are as follows:

Nat Phos 6x dose 3-4 tablets taken immediately after each of 2 meals.
This remedy accelerates the passage of food down the gut and prevents the formation of acid which would otherwise reflux causing GERD.

Arnica 30c in the Wet dose taken twice daily.
This remedy works to repair the damaged Esophagus which has metastasised to resemble the gut to deal with the HCl refluxed into it causing severe distress. Arnica works with the Nat Phos to speedily cure the problem.

Please observe the following simple rules:

Do not eat large meals. Eat small meals but more often if you feel hungry. Do not drink more that a few sips of water after your meals. This is to prevent the further dilution of your gastric juice which can then reflux into your Esophagus which results in GERD.

It is important that you do not go to bed for at least 2 hours after dinner as food will take about this time to digest and it is best to stay awake and upright to enable your food to digest before going to bed.

No fatty food, alcohol, coffee, preserved meats like sausages, ham, bacon as they contain Saltpeter which will antidote the remedies listed immediately.

If you suffer from a stomach ache or you feel your stomach puffing up before a meal during the day between meals, this is usually due to hunger pains, caused by your gastric juices attacking the inner lining and the wall of your stomach. The simple remedy is to eat some food like a biscuit or a banana between meals to keep the gastric juice away from digesting the stomach wall which results in a stomach ache which in some cases can be acute.

You must drink at least 3 liters of liquids, preferably water daily and you must also exercise for at least half hour daily. It is important to sweat it out as this is all part of my therapy to overcome GERD.

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in a 5ml Liquid Alcohol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this shaking must be done every time before sipping a capful of the bottle twice daily.

It is understood that the patient will stop all other drugs which s/he may be taking for this ailment.
Do not use Coffee, Cola beverages, preserved foods like sausages, ham and bacon as they contain Saltpeter.

You can mail order the 2 remedies from the ABC store or from:

Washington Homeopathics
www.homeopathyworks.com
1 800 336 1695
 
Joe De Livera 7 years ago
Dr. Livera - Many thanks for responding back and also including the link to your website. I will be calling in the medicine today.

I do have two more questions to ask you:

1) I have given up coffee, but do drink green tea now due to all the health benefits tied to it. Can I continue to enjoy green tea or it is also time to give it up?

2) MY GI doctor has told me the only thing that will make a difference for me is losing weight. I am working very hard towards doing the same, with your medicine over time have you had patients that actually get to a stage where they no longer need to be on any medicine for my symptoms?

Kind regards and many thanks again your help.
 
FLGuy 7 years ago
You are cleared to drink tea both black, like our own Ceylon Tea and green which is also made in Sri Lanka where I live. It is the caffein in coffee that can antidote Homeopathic remedies as they are present at Nano levels in remedies and are easily neutralised by coffee.

I do agree that excess weight can make a big difference in your outlook on life and also on your GERD status. I have dealt with this factor in my prescription to you which I have on my computer and copy and paste it for the benefit of patients and it deals extensively with the factors relevant to GERD.

Nat Phos 6x is my default remedy to reduce weight and will do so at 1kg per week. I would appreciate if you will report your own response in terms of the reduction of your weight.
 
Joe De Livera 7 years ago
Dr. Livera - I have my medicine now and ready to commence on the dosage. Just a quick clarifying question on the Arnica dosage. Once mixed in the 500 ml bottle can I can continue to take a large teaspoonful from the same 500 ml bottle until I finish it ? Just asking as I got the 15ml Arnica bottle and that should last me a very long time if 1 dose of 3 drops makes close to 500ml or so.
 
FLGuy 7 years ago
You will use the entire contents of the bottle of water which you have medicated with the 3or4 drops right up to the bottom and this should last you over 2 months.

I presume that you have already got the Nat Phos 6x tablets and that you have discovered that they are more powerful to treat your GERD than the PPI drugs: 'Omeprazole, Nexium and Dexilant and my GI doctor has me on 40mg Nexium powder' you listed.

Report your reduction of weight and how your GERD responds in a week.
 
Joe De Livera 7 years ago
Hello Dr. Rivera,

Thank you for the clarification. Today is day 2 on the 'Joepathy' remedy and the Nat Phos 6x is definitely working combined with the wet dose of the Arnica.

One key and irritating symptom I have had is the sour taste in my mouth combined with bad breath which I find quite embarrassing. Unfortunately I am experiencing this symptom now. I am determined to stick with this remedy, but wanted to ask if I should take 3pellets of Nat Phos with the 3 meals vs. the 4 pellets I take with 2 meal each day. Additionally, if you recommend any other medication for the sour taste I will definitely order it. I am working out rigorously and am following all other recommendations tied to the therapy.

I will post my progress along with the reduction of weight on a weekly basis.
 
FLGuy 7 years ago
Glad to note that 'the Nat Phos 6x is definitely working combined with the wet dose of the Arnica.'
You will remember that I boldly predicted in my first post to you:
'You will hopefully discover that my therapy aka 'Joepathy' will help you within the hour after you have taken your first dose after a meal. '

'I have had is the sour taste in my mouth combined with bad breath which I find quite embarrassing. Unfortunately I am experiencing this symptom now.'

It seems to me that you are still refluxing acid up your oesophagus and a remedy that you can use to help the Nat Phos to work even better is Nux Vomica 30c in the Wet dose taken thrice daily before meals for a week.
You will continue with the Arnica 30c thrice daily after meals.

You may also experiment with 2 tablets taken NP6x before and after each meal as this has been reported to be more helpful by patients who suffered from chronic GERD.

If you experience loose stools and you will then reduce your dosage of NP.

Please confirm that you are using Nat Phos 6x Biochemic Cell Salts in TABLETS. You mentioned PELLETS and this is NOT the Cell Salt.

Please note that my given name is not RIVERA.
 
Joe De Livera 7 years ago
Dr. Livera,

Thank you for your response and my apologies for mixing up your given name. I will commence taking two tablets of the Nat Phos 6X prior to my meals. My bottle of Nat Phos 6X reads: contents 1oz Sucrose/Lactose pills. I termed it as pellets as they are small white circular balls.Please confirm if I need to change this, as I want to make sure I have the cell salt dose.I will also place the order for Nox Vomica 30C wet dose tomorrow and add it to my regimen.

A couple of other positive aspects I have noticed thus far are: Better sleep for me which is really resulting in better focus and keeping me more balanced and sharp. I will continue to report my progress.

Many thanks for your help and kind regards.
[message edited by FLGuy on Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:37:42 BST]
 
FLGuy 7 years ago
' I termed it as pellets as they are small white circular balls'

It is obvious that the little pellets you are taking are NOT the Biochemic Cell Salt of Nat Phos 6x.

You must get the remedy prescribed by me and you will observe that it will help you perhaps within the hour to relieve your problems with GERD.

You can mail order your remedies if you cannot source them in your city from:

Washington Homeopathics
www.homeopathyworks.com
1 800 336 1695
 
Joe De Livera 7 years ago
I will give them a call tomorrow and get a revised prescription of Nat Phos. When I placed the original order with them the lady on the phone did not know what was meant by 'wet dose'. I will be more specific this time.

Seeing me go down this path, my wife also wants to use your Nath Phos 6x remedy for weight loss. Please confirm your recommended dosage for weight loss. I will be sharing your weight loss recommendation with many who will greatly benefit from it here in the U.S.
 
FLGuy 7 years ago
I can see that you are not reading and UNDERSTANDING my therapy.

Nat Phos 6x has nothing in common with the Wet dose as it is a tablet and is taken WHOLE. It must however be the Biochemic Cell Salt.

The Wet dose concerns the Arnica 30c I have prescribed for you and I have already given you precise instructions on how to make this Wet dose which I shall copy below again:

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in a 5ml Liquid Alcohol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this shaking must be done every time before sipping a capful of the bottle twice daily.
 
Joe De Livera 7 years ago
Dr. Livera,

I pointed out the wet dose example as the lady on the phone was not very helpful or understood when I asked for the wet dose of the Arnica. I will be calling them again and being specific about the tablet version of the Nat Phos 6X and making sure it has the Biochemic Cell Salt.

I will keep you posted.
 
FLGuy 7 years ago
Hello Dr. Joe Livera,

I have a similar problem as described by FLGuy above. I am troubled with this Acidity/Heartburn issue for the past 5-6 months.I am 29 years old, female and got married round 9 months back. The problem appears to have risen due to sudden change in diet (spicy Indian food) and schedule/stress.
I visited quite a few doctors while in India, but non of the medication seemed to have provided complete cure. I was given a variety of Ome/penta/raba-prezoles and also some antacids. All for a duration of around 45 days at reglar intervals. But there wasnt much relief.
I also got a Hpylory test done, but it was negative.

Now I am in the US for the past one month and I am not sure where to get the homeopathic treatment that I so wish to resort to now to avoid the lasting Allopathic medication side effects.

Please could you suggest some Homeopathic medication for my treatment.

Thanks and Regards,
 
thepride21 7 years ago
In order to save time I am copying a post I have made on this thread which will answer your own query about your GERD.

I note that you have run the gamut of the standard investigative procedures for GERD for some months and have also had an Endoscopy performed with the standard PPI drugs. 'Omeprazole, Nexium and Dexilant and my GI doctor has me on 40mg Nexium powder', prescribed with no CURE of your problem in sight.

You should hopefully discover that my therapy should help you within the hour after your first dose, and that this improvement will continue till you are CURED in a few weeks. I would appreciate if you will please record your response to my therapy on this forum for my records.

I am glad to note that you are already aware of my default therapy aka 'Joepathy' for GERD , Nat Phos 6x with Arnica 30c, which is not prescribed by classical homeopaths as it is not recognised in classical circles in spite of the fact that it works in a manner superior to the standard classical remedies.

For the record I shall copy my default therapy for GERD below:

It is very likely that you suffer from Hyperacidity or Gastritis, aka GERD (Gastro Esophagal Reflux Disease) and I shall copy my default therapy that has helped hundreds of patients to overcome this disease for which doctors usually prescribe PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) drugs which are dangerous and can cause many other more serious problem when used in the long term.

You will hopefully discover that my therapy aka 'Joepathy' will help you within the hour after you have taken your first dose after a meal.

The remedies you will order are as follows:

Nat Phos 6x dose 3-4 tablets taken immediately after each of 2 meals.
This remedy accelerates the passage of food down the gut and prevents the formation of acid which would otherwise reflux causing GERD.

Arnica 30c in the Wet dose taken twice daily.
This remedy works to repair the damaged Esophagus which has metastasised to resemble the gut to deal with the HCl refluxed into it causing severe distress. Arnica works with the Nat Phos to speedily cure the problem.

Please observe the following simple rules:

Do not eat large meals. Eat small meals but more often if you feel hungry. Do not drink more that a few sips of water after your meals. This is to prevent the further dilution of your gastric juice which can then reflux into your Esophagus which results in GERD.

It is important that you do not go to bed for at least 2 hours after dinner as food will take about this time to digest and it is best to stay awake and upright to enable your food to digest before going to bed.

No fatty food, alcohol, coffee, preserved meats like sausages, ham, bacon as they contain Saltpeter which will antidote the remedies listed immediately.

If you suffer from a stomach ache or you feel your stomach puffing up before a meal during the day between meals, this is usually due to hunger pains, caused by your gastric juices attacking the inner lining and the wall of your stomach. The simple remedy is to eat some food like a biscuit or a banana between meals to keep the gastric juice away from digesting the stomach wall which results in a stomach ache which in some cases can be acute.

You must drink at least 3 liters of liquids, preferably water daily and you must also exercise for at least half hour daily. It is important to sweat it out as this is all part of my therapy to overcome GERD.

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in a 5ml Liquid Alcohol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this shaking must be done every time before sipping a capful of the bottle twice daily.

It is understood that the patient will stop all other drugs which s/he may be taking for this ailment.
Do not use Coffee, Cola beverages, preserved foods like sausages, ham and bacon as they contain Saltpeter.

You can mail order the 2 remedies from the ABC store or from:

Washington Homeopathics
www.homeopathyworks.com
1 800 336 1695
 
Joe De Livera 7 years ago
Getting the remedies in usa

Simply order Arnica 30c in LIQUID from any of
the usa suppliers on ABC remedies shop.-if you
ask for alcohol paks etc no one will know what
you are talking about. Get the liquid and put
the drops in the bottle of water.

For the cell salt- Go to Vitacost and put nat phos
cell salt 6x in the box. You will be ordering Hylands
cells salts. Cell sats are in a tablet form like aspirin,
they are not the pills.

Or go to your local health store or Whole foods and
get the hylands cell salt- they carry them.

Or order the dr. Reckeweg brand- german made
nat phos 6x Cell Salt from dko naturals ( in Canada but
they arrive in usa in two days.)
 
simone717 7 years ago
Thank you doctor, for such a prompt reply.. :)
I will order the medication soon and will keep you posted about the progress.
1 question though, can I buy both the medication from the abcHomeopathy site, online?

Also, the Arnica 30c in the Wet dose has to be taken on an empty stomach?
 
thepride21 7 years ago
You cannot get the cell salts from abc remedies shop.
The places I listed have them.

Joe can tell you about the empty stomach, this is his
therapy for Gerd.
 
simone717 7 years ago
Simone717 is correct. You will have to order the cell salt tablet version from a different store.

I got mine from Vitacost. Below are the two links for online vendors that have this in stock:

phos-6x " rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.vitacost.com/hylands-no-10-nat-phos-6x

http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?....

I am getting mine delivered tomorrow so I will be ditching the pellets and taking the correct medication.
[message edited by FLGuy on Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:01:05 BST]
[message edited by FLGuy on Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:06:00 BST]
 
FLGuy 7 years ago
Thank you guys...Simone717/FLGuy. Will order mine asap.
 
thepride21 7 years ago
Hello Joe,

Although this might be premature, but I am very pleased to let you know that the cell salt version of Nat Phos has settled my stomach and I feel normal again. Today is day 3 for me, and on day 1 my symptoms were really aggravated, but I feel perfectly normal today. I will admit this is a very potent dose, as I do have a metallic taste in my mouth at the present moment. I am only taking 2 tablets after my meals with the wet dose of Arnica and will get the wet dose for Nux Vomica today. I will add it to my daily regimen combined with the Arnica starting tonight.

I will keep updating my progress and as well as weight loss which I am hoping will also come with time. Thanks for your guidance and help.

Kind regards,
FLGuy
 
FLGuy 7 years ago
Dear Dr. Livera,

I am asking this question just to make sure my recovery is progressing in the right direction. I get a strong salty metallic taste after taking the Nat Phos 6X in my mouth that pretty much lingers all day. At first, I associated this taste with the sour taste in my mouth when my acidity was aggravated, but I don’t have any bad breath like before just a salty metallic taste. I am taking 2 tablets of Nat Phos 6X three times a day combined with the wet dose of Arnica and Nux Vomica.

As I had shared in my last post, my acidity concern has gone down drastically and I feel pretty much normal throughout the day. Please let me know if there are any steps I can take to get rid of the salty metallic taste or if this is natural for certain people based on how their body reacts to Nat Phos 6X.

Thank you for your time.
 
FLGuy 7 years ago
My update at day 12:

1) Weight loss - > 2 lbs. I have weighed myself at different times of the day and the readings are 205, 207, 209. My original weight was 210 lbs as a baseline.

2) Heartburn - I have made some changes and added some additional natural supplements. Based on the last three days, I am definitely convinced that the therapy is working and I am on my way to recovery.

----------------------------------------------------------------------

I am adding a lot of details below so others like in my situation can read and better alter what might work for them. To begin with, please take note that the remedy prescribed by Mr. Livera has definitely worked for me.


My case was pretty severe and even had my GI doctor perplexed as I would often take 2 40 mg Omepreozale and it would do nothing for me. My doctor the put me on the Nexium tablet which also didn't offer much relief. I was then put on Dexilant which is the strongest dose of PPI on the market. I was on Dexilant for 30 days and then the doctor put me on the Nexium powder which was the only medicine that gave me relief, but by no means was I feeling normal as it was a simple patch.

The Nat Phos, Arnnica and Nux Vomica was definitely working, but I had some pretty rough days and would also go through patches in the day where I was in a lot of pain. After reading this great article listed below and researching more on other changes and supplements I made the following changes:

1) In the U.S. we do consume a lot of carbs as a part of our daily diet. I basically have cut out my carbs as much as possible. This has most definitely helped control my symptoms and help my stomach recover.
2) I did increase my dose on Nat Phos to 6 tablets after meals.
3) There is a big trend for natural remedies now in the U.S. and I have added three natural remedies to my daily regimen:
* I drink 2 tablespoons of organic Apple Cider Vinegar in a hot cup of water once a day (http://bragg.com/products/bragg-organic-apple-cider-vinegar.....
* Added 2 tablets of DGL Licorice twice a day. I really do believe this product has helped me a lot. (http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?....
* Added two tablets of Papaya enzyme after my meals (http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?....

Article link (Please take the time to read all sections - gerd-foreve..." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://chriskresser.com/get-rid-of-heartburn-and-gerd-foreve....


I will continue to report my progress. This is the best I have felt in the last 7 months and I am glad I found this forum, but more importantly the therapy of Mr. Livera.
 
FLGuy 7 years ago
Hi Dr. Livera,

I have received my medication today, and I will start consuming it asap.
Just wanted to get ur thumbs up on the medication I have got, to avoid any confusion with the compounds and the schedule.

1. I have a bottle of Arnica Mont. 30c (Homeopathic dilution, 1Fl.Oz, Bruises and muscle soreness).
I have added 3-4 drops of it in a 500ml bottle of dasani mineral water.
I will be taking a TableSpoon full of it twice daily.


2. I have a bottle of Hylands #10 Nat.Phos 6x ( Indigestion, Gas, Joint Pain), Formula: Natrum Phosphoricum 6X HPUS in a base of Acacia Gum , Lactose NF.
I will be taking 4-6 tablets after lunch and dinner.

I am really excited to start with the JoeTherapy after quite a wait :)
Awaiting your response eagerly...

Also wanted to thank FLGuy for posting great links, which are quite helpful..
[message edited by thepride21 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:42:40 BST]
 
thepride21 7 years ago

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