This has become an invaluable tool in our practice to educate patients with reflux. Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) do not necessarily sentence you to a lifetime of pills to mediate the acid. Our experience has been that many individuals have never explored a detailed assessment of what they are eating and drinking as potential triggers. Drs. Kaufman and Stern provide an excellent guide to get to the root of the problem by following a low-acid, low-fat diet. The book illuminates the power of each of us have to control our symptoms. Of course there are certainly circumstances warranting continued use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (ex: Prilosec, Nexium, Aciphex) and H2 Blockers (ex: Zantac, Pepsid), though our experience has been that diet change is always tremendously beneficial. It is also important to consult with a GI doctor for further testing including esophagoscopy, pH testing and manometry. In some circumstances they may recommend a procedure called a fundoplication where the lower esophagus is tightened to prevent reflux.