Hi, I am new on here. My son 33ys has just been diagnosed with Barratts Esophagus. Determined by cell changes in the esophagus tissue. Which I gather is a protective measure of the body to protect the esophagus. And Hiatus Hernia.
I obviously am extremely worried about him. He has never been a great eater of vegetables other than starchy root veg like carrots potatoes sweet potatoes and parsnips.
I do feel he has a gluten issue going on as runs in the family, so I don't want to encourage him to eat more bread and grain based products.
But can anyone advise a good diet/ foods that may help?
Prime objective is to get his oesophagus tissue to heal but I know from learning about Functional Medicine clinicians that PPI's/ Acid blocking drugs are not conducive to health and cause Thyroid issues and stop absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Has anyone used Aloe Vera as an alternative ? Anti inflammatory supplements like Curcumin, CBD oil? Anything else?
Great Lakes Collagen - noteably an Intestinal Lining/Leaky Gut healer so supports growth of digestive system tissue, I thought may help. Has anyone tried?
Also digestive enzymes to be taken with meal or would they inflame already inflame already inflamed tissue? I know cider vinegar as per Chris Kresser but that is impossible due to state of tissue at the moment.
The Hernia operation and ablation of the altered cells - any experience?
Any recommendations re Barratts Oesophagus doctors?
I am a distraught, worried parent. Any input would be so gratefully received. Thank you.