I have been diagnosed with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).
Q. Dear Terry, “I have been diagnosed with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). I have been taking prescription medication for more than four months and am not noticing significant improvement. Is there anything you can recommend?” — Randy B., Green Bay, WI
A. Dear Randy, Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a condition similar to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
When it comes to reflux conditions, I especially like a combination of d-limonene and sea buckthorn oil. This synergistic blend can greatly improve the mucous membranes of the digestive tract. Sea buckthorn has been clinically studied for healing ulcers and other gastric lining inflammation, and d-limonene has been studied for GERD. This synergistic blend is very soothing to the mucosa of the digestive tract. I would recommend taking 1,200 mg (2 softgels) of this blend daily. Take one softgel at a time, separated by 8-10 hours, for approximately 21 days. Use as needed, thereafter.
In addition to the blend above, I also recommend adding a combination of probiotics and deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) to your daily regimen to help further soothe the ‘gut’ – that is, the stomach and intestines. Probiotics, also called ‘beneficial bacteria’, typically colonize in the intestines and are not only beneficial for intestinal health, but overall health as well. I especially like a blend of multiple probiotics combined with a clinically studied, encapsulated DGL. DGL helps keep the mucosal lining strong and intact. Look for a product that contains a DGL extract standardized to contain 3.5% glabridin, with greater than 10% total flavonoids per dose. I recommend taking 2 capsules of this blend daily.
Terry . . . Naturally