The fact is that tens of millions of people have acid reflux without heartburn. How could that be?
Dr. Jonathan E. Aviv, MD, FACS, a world-renowned physician, surgeon, educator, and inventor, and one of the leading authorities on the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux disease, cough, and voice and swallowing disorders, draws upon his decades of medical experience, both in and out of the operating room, to bring you the real story of acid reflux disease and its devastating impact on the general public. He explicitly and meticulously connects the extremely acidic, highly processed "food" Westerners eat, to acid reflux disease, and ultimately to esophageal cancer.
This connection is a startling breakthrough and Dr. Aviv provides a solution with his Acid Watcher® Diet, a unique dietary program that combines low acid foods along with the three macro-nutrients with a high fiber component, to make delicious, healthy meals, designed using easy to follow recipes and meal plans, to keep your body acid free while maintaining excellent health for years to come.
Killing Me Softly From Inside is not just another medical self-help book, it may very well be a prescription that can one day save your life.
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About the Author
He is the inventor and developer of the endoscopic air-pulse laryngeal sensory testing technology, known as FEESST. Dr. Aviv has authored over 60 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has written two medical text books entitled Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing (FEESST) and Atlas of Transnasal Esophagoscopy. Dr. Aviv is Past President of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association and the New York Laryngological Society, and former Chairman of the Speech, Voice and Swallowing Disorders Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Aviv has been in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" 1998-2013, Best Doctors in America 2004-2013, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who's Who in Science and Engineering. Dr. Aviv has written a blog for the Dr. Oz show website and has been featured in press articles in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has also appeared on Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Bloomberg Television, and the Discovery Channel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this book so very helpful wish i had something like this 3 years ago. the book give a much better understand of acid reflex and all of the other complication. The author is very through and suggest that diet with medications can help or eventually eliminate the problem. All of the responsibility in on YOU. Eventually the goal is to be medication free and learn to eat those foods that are right and healthy to maintain good health.
This is a must read for everybody! I work in the ENT and Speech field for over 10 years and crossed path with Dr. Aviv several times. He is the best in his field and I just recommended a friend who suffers from constant cough and lump-like sensation in her throat to go and see him. His approach to raise awareness of acid reflux and its connection to esophageal cancer in “Killing Me Softly From Inside” is incredibly well-written and there is no medical degree necessary to understand his message. In addition he “prescribes” food instead of any heavy medication! I grew up with fresh food and a well balanced diet without the restriction of any macronutrients and was raised with the believe that a healthy life style is possible for everybody. I am very happy to finally read about a diet which relates to this. In addition Dr. Aviv describes that the way of preparing food is the key to change their natural acidity to a safe pH level. The Acid Watcher® Diet should be followed by anybody, no matter if you are a person who suffers from Acid Reflux or not. Forget about all this nonsense “no-carb”, “low-fat” diets! Thanks Dr. Aviv for sharing your knowledge by publishing this book! And hopefully in the future it will be available in more languages to distribute your message worldwide!
This is an excellent layman's book describing the action that takes place with acid reflux. The author has clear lists of the acidity of fruits and vegetables to use a guide when replanning your eating habits. It's easy to understand and an excellent referral to go back to again and again.
I had suffered from chronic cough on and off for several years that would come and go. This lead me to see several doctor's over the years and being diagnosed from everything from allergies to possible asthma (and being given medication for both). One doctor finally recommended that I see Dr. Aviv. While in his office, Dr. Aviv gave me a test that allowed him to view (while literally sitting in his office chair) the inside of my esophagus. His diagnosis: acid reflux disease! I couldn't believe it. Since then, I've been following his Acid Watcher diet for several weeks and I can't believe how much better I feel. I had no idea that Dr. Aviv's adage of "food as medicine" can be so accurate. And the best part, is that I've lost 4 pounds on the diet! I wish those other medical "specialists" would have been aware, like Dr. Aviv says in his book, that "the stomach is connected to the throat!" Thank you Dr. Aviv for your book!