Over the past few months I've developed a pretty bad case of recurring heartburn, and I was wondering if I could get some insight into the cause. It's become an almost daily occurrence.
In general I eat a pretty paleo-ish diet - stuff like fruit (apples, cherries and blueberries mostly), celery, salads (basically greek), chicken, beef (not generally grass-fed), and occasionally fish. Also things like eggs, almonds, and now and then I'll have some bread with butter or olive oil, and I probably average around 3 alcoholic drinks per week. Also a fair amount of whole milk - maybe 1/3 gallon per day. I also drink some coffee in the mornings.
Some foods seem to get me every time - bread and alcohol especially. I don't drink much at all but may need to quit entirely... which is a little frustrating because I haven't always had this reaction. But now the heartburn kicks in so fast that I can barely make it to a second drink. In terms of other sugary foods, ice cream seems to go down just fine
I've also gotten heartburn after eating steak cooked in butter, and even after eating some cherries. Not sure about spicy foods - Indian food is definitely tough but that could be the rice, I haven't tested it out very carefully yet.
Thoughs? I assume I'll have to start observing myself more carefully to figure this out, but hopefully you guys can point me in the right direction.