Hi, I’m Dr. Jonathan Aviv from ENT and Allergy Associates. I practice here in Manhattan. People always ask, “do I have to take medication for acid reflux?” The answer is no. My motto is “food is medicine.” For example, you can start every day with an acid watcher safe smoothie. The key thing with a smoothie is the liquid that you use, be it almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, or coconut milk, is alkaline enough to neutralize the acidity of very healthy things like berries. So an almond milk berry smoothie, you can throw a banana in and you could throw in a handful of spinach as well, is a great way to start your day.