Diet for LPR – Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

September 13th, 2010
According to Wikipedia, “Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), also extraesophageal reflux disease (EERD) refers to retrograde flow of gastric contents to the upper aero-digestive tract, which causes a variety of symptoms, such as cough, hoarseness, and asthma, among others.”

The diet for LPR is designed to allow your digestive tract to repair the injured tissues.

By catering to your GI tract, your esophagus, larynx, throat and other delicate tissues can start to heal. And with healing comes a decrease in symptoms!
For a resource on the dietary guidelines, check out Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules”.

LPR Diet Do’s:
1) foods without preservatives or additives.
2) foods that ‘Grandma’ would recognize

LPR Diet Don’ts:
1) caffeine-coffee, soda, chocolate
2) non-organic dairy-milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream
3) foods with high fructose corn syrup or palm oil
4) foods with any ‘mystery’ ingredients.

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