In the meantime:
GERD — gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly called acid reflux. The most obvious symptom is heartburn.
LPR — laryngopharyngeal reflux, AKA silent reflux. This is similar to GERD but without the heartburn. Symptoms include sore throat or dry mouth in the morning, chronic cough, lump in throat, difficulty swallowing
PPI — proton pump inhibitors, the standard pharmaceutical treatment for reflux.
FTD — Fast Tract Digestion or Fast Tract Diet
SCD, GAPS, Low-FODMAPs — other diets that have helped some people with digestive problems, but none restrict all the types of fermentable carbs like this one. Norm’s explanation of why FTD is better than the previous diet solutions is worth reading, and available on the blog.
Hang in there. 🙂 FTD feels complicated at first, but it gets easier. Don’t push yourself to change any faster than you can cope with, because stress is counterproductive.