About this Site

Hi! I’m Paula. I love to cook, but eating well became difficult when I stopped taking daily medication for GERD. Managing heartburn naturally requires a different approach to healthy eating. The diet focuses on low-acid ingredients–something rarely mentioned in recipes–and is also low in fat.

In addition to missing my chocolate, citrus, beer, and tomatoes, I’ve been surprised at the lack of heartburn-friendly recipes online. On this site I adapt recipes from food blogs and books, share cooking tips, and chronicle my restaurant experiences (mostly in the Boston area). My goal is to create a collection of recipes that don’t taste like they belong in a special diet.

If you have suggestions, I’d love to hear them! Either leave a comment or find me on Twitter: @LowAcidKitchen.


2 responses

  1. Hi Paula! I was just diagnosed with LPR or Laryngopharyngeal Reflux. This is a type of acid reflux that is hard to diagnose because it does not have the typical heartburn symptoms. The acid and digestive enzymes actually make their way all the way up the esophagus and can cause damage to the larynx, vocal chords and throat. My symptoms presented as a cold with chronic cough and throat clearing as well as phlegm that felt like a ball in my throat. Anyway, we live in TX and I am married to an italian, so you can imagine this dietary change has been very challenging for me. No more tomatoes and spicy food?! What???!!! I just found your blog and have been reading through some of your recipes. Can’t wait to try them! Food has become such a disappointment to me that I don’t even want to eat. Thank you for your research I will be checking back often!

  2. Hi, Robyn – thanks for writing! I am no longer creating new recipes for the site, but there are plenty here to try and to get ideas from. I wish you the best of luck. It is so difficult to give up tomatoes at first, but you will get used to it (and of course they are unavoidable at restaurants and special occasions!).

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