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If you have gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is it wise to drink honey and warm milk together?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Of course. But Why?: Gastric=stomach & upper 2/3 lined with cells which secrete hydrochloric acid (inhibits bacterial growth) under brain control. With healthy subconscious control of esophagus, bottom of esophagus only relaxes as solid/liquid is pushed down. If stomach contents repeatedly pushed back up, esp. When lots of acid present, then esophagus damaged over time; can eventually promote esophagus cancer.

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