(April 2019) 
This site has been updated
with the few minor revisions reflecting new research which have been included in the third edition of the book.

No new editions are planned but some extra pages may be added to this website.

Printed copies of the second edition are identifiable by a yellow cover.
The first edition had a white cover.

For recipients of a second edition, the extra pages are downloadable here.

Down With Acid may also be downloaded from here.

This book is FREE as a download, as is this website.
(There are too many snake-oil charlatans.)

Printed copies are available.

The third edition of the book has a recommended retail price of £8.99 (or £5.99 plus postage if ordered from this site - using the code DWA3).

The previous edition (yellow cover) is still available free whilst stocks last but we do invite a donation to cover costs. If you wish to donate, please make a contribution to Barrett's Wessex using either of these links: or  specifying it's for Down With Acid and email your address details to so we may post you a copy.

Printed copies of the second edition were paid for from the donations received for the first edition.

You may download a FREE pdf copy from the order page.

Over 120 A4 pages with full colour illustrations.

Unsolicited testimonials for the first edition:
"so informative! I am still reading it, find it very helpful understanding all the aspects of these digestive disorders. Acid reflux, Barrett's etc."
"its such a great help to myself and thousands of people out there in need of this kind of help, that is not available by The health professionals!"
"a superb compendium of knowledge - thorough, comprehensive, approachable yet scientifically literate.  ... the definitive guide to the subject."
"I have finally had the mental clarity to read ... "Down With Acid" from cover to cover.. This is so well written and a great asset for each one of us .. Every medical practice should supply this book."

Acid and Alkali foodsFoods that may cause refluxKnow your triggers,

Some food mythsHow we eat is important, Exercise after food

Combinations and complications:


                Barrett's Oesophagus, Put Simply

                Oesophageal cancer

                Swallowing difficulties: achalasia, dysphagia, stricture

   Nutcracker oesophagus

    Induced Hypochlorhydria

                Small Intestinal Fungal/Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO/SIFO)

Tests and Diagnosis:





                24 hr pH manometry, Bravo 48 hour monitoring

                DeMeester score

                Barium swallow, Barium meal

                        Heidelberg Test


Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

RadioFrequency Ablation


Photo Dynamic Therapy

Argon Plasma Coagulation


Other – related conditions / complications, side effects etc:

Otorhinolaryngological (ENT)

Pneumonia, COPD

Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Fibrosis

               Gastric Dumping syndrome

                   Eosinophilic oesophagitis


               Symptom checker - the most commonly noticed symptoms of acid and reflux

               NICE Option Grid for treatment of long term heartburn.

Help - where to find more information and get support

Extra Pages (added since the last printed edition and only available online):