The 100% Every Time Heartburn Cure You Never Heard About

No drugs, no supplements, no natural remedies. You just stop doing 1 simple thing. And voilà. This is worth the price of 10 Lifetime Memberships for chronic sufferers…

And when I say “never heard about,” I mean just that. I’d never heard about it. I Googled for research. Zip nada.

Then I went to Zon, our unlimited OpenAI ChatGPT-4 Turbo for members.

So you see where this is going. This is So. Fucking. Valuable. That I will NEVER give it away for free, and all Members swear a blood oath to absolute secrecy.

Fucks given about what any butthurt leach thinks about that? Zero. Zero fucks given. That’s how many. You can pay right here, choose your poison, cancel with a click anytime, no harm, no foul.

I can absolutely guarantee this works 100%. Is it easy? Simple, natural, and easy once your indoctrination is overcome. This is more of a behavioral indoctrination, not a reasoned or rational one (we’re just all conditioned, 100% of us). How long will that take? That’s the individual element. Discomfort was a few days. Weirdness, a few more. Part of me? About 2 weeks. That will vary per individual. Can you reverse it? Yep, at will, and I have, and to confirm the effectiveness, the heartburn returns like clockwork.

Will some fail to adapt to the new behavior? Sure. Not my fault.

Will some look away and not even try? I predict the majority will do that. So there’s honest disclosure before you pay. No refunds. Will people make half-hearted, half-attempts, claiming “I tried it and it didn’t ‘work’ for me?” Again, most. My prediction, happy to be proven wrong.

Most people will lie and deceive themselves about anything in order to do or keep doing whatever the fuck they want.

Ok, so here we go. All revealed, including the full chat with Zon, which has my redirect as to personal experience and her “thoughts” about that.

Finally, how did I stumble upon this? That, too, will be revealed. So, I already had the experience of someone telling me how well it worked.

UPDATE: Early comment.

Welcome to the inner sanctum of paid members, where the unapologetic truth gets dished out without any sugarcoating. Brace yourself because you’re about to get a dose of reality that might just have you slapping yourself in disbelief. Sit the fuck down if you need to because here it comes.

What the hell am I about to drop on you? Here’s the golden rule, folks: Stop drinking any liquid when you eat. That’s right, no water, no beverages, nothing. And when I say nothing, I mean not a single goddamn drop. But wait, there’s more. Don’t drink anything substantial shortly before eating, either. Maybe a finger or two of whiskey is fine, a small espresso after, sure. It’s a minor amount of fluid; you’re not drowning your digestive system.

You’ve probably noticed that the Euros, especially those sun-kissed Southern ones, have this ritual down pat. A nip of something strong before dinner, a gentle sip of wine during, and maybe a shot of espresso to cap it off. Barely any fluid intake, and that’s the fucking ticket, my friends. My suspicion is that you can get away with this approach.

Let me lay down the law here: No drinking within an hour before and after eating. That’s the rule that works like a charm for me, every goddamn time. Sure, I’ve tried just a swish of water to rinse my mouth after eating, and that’s fine. But total abstinence is the starting point.

Now, what happens after about three weeks of this regime? If I throw caution to the wind and slam a Coke with my burger, guess what? Heartburn hits me like a freight train, right on schedule. You can test this shit out for yourself, over and over.

And hell, sometimes you might decide the fleeting pleasure of a cold Coke with your burger, or a beer with your slice of pizza, is fucking worth it. You’re willing to risk the fiery pits of heartburn because you’ve got your meds at the ready. At least then, you’re making an informed decision. You know exactly what’s causing the turmoil, and you have the power to stop it whenever you choose.

Am I saying I’ve never indulged? Fuck no, I have—mostly to test the waters and see if the heartburn would return. And here’s another thing I’ve experimented with: eating a hefty meal and then feeling that overwhelming urge to nap. Before, that would’ve been a one-way ticket to Heartburn City as I woke up choking. Now? I can take a nap, no problem.

It’s that fucking simple. Don’t complicate things more than they need to be. Stick with this, and see for yourself. This isn’t just a rant; it’s a goddamn revelation. Welcome to the club.

Who do I have to thank for this? Anthony Colpo. The first meal we had at a restaurant and he’s asked what drink he wants, he politely declined any. WHAT? TheFu…? It seemed so weird, so odd. I’d never in my life seen anything like it. I’ll just have ice water is what you hear when someone doesn’t want to pay for a drink (in Thailand, you pay for water…it’s universal here).

Eventually, I asked him, he told me, and I was off to see for myself.

… Here’s the Zon log.

You: Good morning, Zon. Richard here. Real quick, are you aware of any clinical research in your massive, all-knowing data banks that looks specifically at chronic heartburn or acid reflux being directly caused by drinking fluids along with meals, thereby diluting stomach acid, enzymes, etc? If not, what does your spidey sense say?

Zon: Good morning, Richard. There is a common belief that drinking fluids with meals can dilute stomach acid and enzymes, potentially leading to digestive issues such as acid reflux. However, clinical research on this specific topic is not abundant. The human stomach is quite capable of adjusting its secretions to accommodate the presence of liquids.

Some studies suggest that certain beverages, like alcohol and coffee, may exacerbate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms, but these do not directly address the dilution theory. It’s also worth noting that water, for instance, has a neutral pH and passes through the stomach rather quickly, so it’s unlikely to significantly alter the stomach’s acidity in a harmful way.

My “spidey sense,” or rather, the logical synthesis of available data, suggests that while individual responses can vary, the act of drinking fluids during meals is not universally detrimental and may not be the primary cause of chronic heartburn or acid reflux for most individuals. It’s more likely that other factors such as the types of food consumed, portion sizes, individual digestive health, and lifestyle habits play a more significant role.

For a definitive answer, one would need to look at controlled studies examining the direct impact of fluid intake during meals on stomach acid concentration and subsequent reflux symptoms. As of now, such specific research is limited. It’s always best to consult with healthcare professionals for personalized advice on managing acid reflux.

You: OK, thanks. Just an FYI for ya, but I’m a chronic sufferer all my life. Was on PPIs for a time years ago, but packed on the pounds which is logical, since now you can eat as much of anything you want, guess what happens?

Recently, I encountered an individual who eschews all liquid intake with meals. Not a drop of anything. Seemed so odd, until he said it messes up his digestion. Then I recalled that’s my observation with animals, dogs, for instance. They eat, then maybe just a lap lap lap or so to clear the mouth. Done. When they drink, it’s “watering time,” totally separate from eating.

Long story short, I tried it. 100% heartburn cure. Moreover, I can bring on a bout at will just by drinking a substantial amount with a meal.


Zon: Hello Richard,

Your observation about the separation of food and liquid intake is intriguing and aligns with the experiences of some individuals who report similar outcomes. It’s a testament to the fact that sometimes, traditional wisdom or common practices may not serve everyone equally, and personal experimentation can lead to significant improvements in well-being.

The mechanism behind why avoiding liquids during meals may alleviate heartburn could be multifaceted. One theory is that drinking fluids, especially in large quantities, can dilute stomach acid and digestive enzymes, leading to less efficient breakdown of food. This could potentially result in a slower digestive process and increased pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the valve that prevents stomach contents from moving backward into the esophagus. When this pressure is too great, or if the LES is weakened, it can lead to the discomfort known as heartburn.

Your experience with animals also highlights an interesting point about natural behaviors and how they might inform our own practices. While human physiology is distinct from that of dogs or other animals, observing their eating habits can sometimes provide insights into our own.

It’s important to note that while your method has been effective for you, it may not work for everyone. Each individual’s digestive system is unique, and what alleviates symptoms for one person might not have the same effect for another. However, sharing your personal findings can be valuable for others who are seeking solutions to similar issues.

As always, it’s advisable for individuals to consult with healthcare professionals before making significant changes to their diet or lifestyle, especially if they have underlying health conditions.

Your discovery is a prime example of how taking authority over one’s own health and well-being, through careful observation and self-experimentation, can lead to positive outcomes. It underscores the importance of being attuned to one’s body and its responses to different stimuli.

Keep exploring and sharing your insights, as they contribute to a broader understanding of health and wellness that goes beyond one-size-fits-all solutions.

Best regards,

Alright, for a final note—and something to make you stop, think, and hit yourself with a ‘duh’—it has to work. I never gave it a second thought until I saw Anthony doing this. When I stopped to really ponder it, I was like, “Wait a second, that’s exactly what my dogs have always done.” They chomp their food down, and their water is right there. They never eat a few bites, take a sip of water, eat a bit more, another sip. Never. When they finish eating, they don’t just guzzle down water. If they do head over to their bowl, it’s for a few laps, just to clear out their mouths, and that’s it.

So, what happens? How do they get enough water? It’s distinct. Observe this: all animals—just think about it. Recall all the nature shows you’ve watched. Do you ever see any animals eating with a fluid at their beck and call? Eat, drink, repeat? Never. No such thing anywhere that I’m aware of in the animal kingdom. Animals eat, they drink, but separately. Think about it. Have you ever seen any exceptions? The only time I did was years ago with a dog that had some kidney issue and drank water excessively, but that was a medical problem. It was odd, and we noticed it right away because it was so uncharacteristic.

Here’s a final bit for you: since I started doing this about three weeks ago, I’ve dropped a kilo and a half. That’s roughly 3 pounds. Sure, it’s confounded by the fact that I’ve introduced a walk to the gym and back—about 5 km, roughly 3 miles—every day, but that’s it. That little bit of extra walking doesn’t account for all the weight loss. What I have noticed is that by not hydrating constantly, I naturally eat less and eat less often. Not sure exactly why, but that’s what’s happening.

All I can say is, give it a try. And know this: it’s not going to be easy the first few times. You’ve probably all had the experience of having to “choke something down” because you didn’t have any drink available. It’s associated with an unpleasant, uncomfortable experience. But what if that’s totally normal, and it’s just your mind and practice you’ve got to get over? It is a bit hard the first few times, but then I sailed right into it. It’ll make you eat less food, chew more thoroughly, and swallow better. All of these things are good.

So seriously, go give it a try if heartburn is a problem for you (and if not, could it be because you drink minimally with meals?). Let me know how it works out for you. I predict it will if you give it an honest try—and don’t fuck around telling me, “I tried it; it didn’t work for me.” Fuck off. Give it an honest try, or don’t fucking bother at all.

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  1. TellerWest on February 25, 2024 at 08:39

    I never even considered this before…this is why I gave you money.

  2. Francis Puhek on February 25, 2024 at 22:15

    I find taking any anti-acids makes it worse, as does gulping water. Instead, a swallow of OJ does the trick, sooths the esophagus, ends the GERD for me.
    Your finding makes perfect sense (as always), and I will follow your advice to self-experiment with it. Thanks

  3. Gordon on February 26, 2024 at 04:52

    This is really interesting. I did hear something like this from a New Zealand farmer long ago but ignored it because I didn’t have heartburn and the benefits to me were abstract.

    This seems tangentially-related to dry-fasting, knowledge of which I also have you to thank for. I’ve been dry-fasting 36 hours per week for a few weeks, and reading a bit about it. It seems like dehydration may be another example of a hormetic stressor which might be able to produce great benefits.

    What’s interesting is that in fasting people think the order as being food -> water. You give up food first, then if you want to be hard-core you also give up water. But instead you could give up water first and keep eating, what would happen then? You’re partway there if you already avoid water around meal-times.

    • Richard Nikoley on February 26, 2024 at 06:46

      Well, actual food is mostly water anyway…we are too. I suspect that provided you have sufficient food you don’t really need supplemental water at all.

      I recall Sisson once either telling me or posting that he drinks very little water…likely the reason he seems to maintain that very lean look at the time, never looks bloated.

      But yea, food is certainly the primary thing and to the extent added water is required depending on what food you have primarily (bread doesn’t contain much water…why it probably comes with water in prison LOL), the need isn’t very significant and could likely be eliminated by having substantial fruit.

      Note that nursing mammals of all kinds drink no water.

      • Gordon on March 3, 2024 at 23:51

        True, but I’ll bet that the body also responds to the decreased water intake by ramping up fat burning in order to produce water.

      • Richard Nikoley on March 4, 2024 at 04:06

        Hmmm… Interesting thought.

  4. Midge O. on February 28, 2024 at 01:12

    Interesting. I don’t have traditional heartburn any more (but I used to, and ate tums every day for years) but have the suspicion I now have LPR reflux (coughing and clearing throat a lot after eating). I should see if this idea helps that, among other digestive issues. Great article.

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