I have been suffering from GERD almost 8 years ago. I had been to endoscopy procedure for 2x, luckily, i have no ulcer yet. The medicines are expensive and it is really giving me discomfort, worst, i am losing weight! I am a petite lady and gaining weight is a hardwork. Because of this, I did some research to look for natural medicine and one of the articles i browsed in the internet was about papaya fruit. It(http://www.pennherb.com/pennherb/info/scan55.html) suggested that papaya can ease GERD patients' lives. Since then, I ate chunks of fresh papaya fruit every after meal. And in my observation, everytime I feel my saliva started to taste sour (more acidic) which in my case, the start of acid reflux. (I hate the taste of that yellowish acid from my tummy!), I will eat some chunks of papaya fruit, then after 2 minutes, I feel better.
I am not sure if the fruit really helped me, or it is a psychological thing. That I believe in the wonder of this fruit, that it will help me manage my GERD. One factor I am considering is that, I am prone to stress, and worries too much. If I get too excited, or depressed, the acid reflux will start.