Susan and Elliot’s Story
In 2009, my husband Elliot was the picture of health at 60 years young: active, energetic, and vibrant. Elliot was a wonderful husband, dedicated father, and a dentist who loved his work and his patients. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and woodworker. He played poker with the guys and was a passionate and enthusiastic sports fan of his favorite teams.
Elliot was so full of life and seemingly healthy that when he was diagnosed with Stage 3 esophageal cancer, we were both shocked and devastated.
Like many silent acid reflux sufferers, we missed the signs.
For years, Elliot would wake up at night, aspirating, choking on stomach acid. We attributed it to a poor diet, not to a serious underlying condition.
Elliot didn’t seek medical help until he started having trouble swallowing and felt a lump in his throat that wouldn’t go away, a common silent acid reflux symptom. But then, it was too late.
Elliot fought hard for four years but lost his battle to cancer in 2013. Family and friends miss him every day.
In caring for Elliot, I learned all I could about esophageal cancer, silent acid reflux, and GERD. I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to learn more about how diet and nutrition can both contribute to and heal acid reflux.
In honor of Elliot’s life, I have developed the Healing Acid Reflux online programs.
It’s my dream to help heal thousands of acid reflux and silent acid reflux sufferers, so they and their loved ones can enjoy long, healthy, happy lives. You can read more about me here.