Acid Reflux (GERD)

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Acid Reflux [GERD]: a chronic symptom of mucosal damage that is WRONGLY blamed on a defective stomach valve and excess acid entering the esophagus.


Acid Reflux is a chronic condition involving many different aspects of gut dysfunction, bowel disorders and pre-diabetic, insulin resistance.

GERD is commonly referred to as heartburn and typically occurs in the evening and during sleep.  GERD is a forerunner of trouble in the making and should NOT BE IGNORED.

Inability to process food and regurgitation of food and stomach acid up into the esophagus damaging the mucous membranes of the esophagus.

Acid reflux is also known by the acronym, GERD which stands for: gastroesophageal reflux disease.  GERD is not a disease, but a symptom of thyroid dysfunction, hormone imbalance, reabsorption of discarded hormones [estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol and adrenalin] by the gut and liver, along with poor bowel function and sluggish bowels.

Please read Special Insights: Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes and Insulin Resistance. 

While all of the above issues impact GERD, thyroid dysfunction plays a part in the story, as does depletion of essential elements which you can read about by clicking hyperlink.  Please note, people who suffer from acid reflux are over age 40, but the disorder gets progressively worse with age.  In other words, it is a condition of deterioration and degeneration, NOT a disease.

Acid reflux also involves fungal takeover of the intestinal tract [i.e. fungi sinking their roots [called hypha] into the gut wall and production of potent mycotoxins that seize control of thyroid metabolism and regulatory hormones.  See the Mold & Fungus Protocol [click link].

Contrary to medical folklore, acid reflux has NOTHING to do with explanations  commonly provided by practitioners and so-called, experts.

Stomach acidity is NOT the cause of acid reflux, but LACK OF PRODUCTION of hydrochloric acid for digestion of proteins [in the stomach] most certainly is involved.

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Additional Factors Of GERD [Acid Reflux]

When food cannot flow from the stomach into the intestine as intended, it has no place to go but up the esophagus because pyloric sphincter at the entrance to the stomach fails to close allowing food to enter the esophagus, particularly at night when people are in sleep position.

The bowel should empty at least three times a day, in line with eating three times a day.  The ratio should be 1:1; meaning one movement for each meal.

A meal to bowel ratio of less than 1:1 is called, constipation! What people think of as normal [for them] is not normal, at all.  Rather it is a sluggish bowel that is often the result of use of antibiotics and a dysfunctional mucosa and microbiota.

Please note, bowel function diminishes as people age, and with it comes acid reflux and hiatal hernia.  These conditions seldom manifest in people under age 35. [Both conditions are symptomatic of aging and degeneration.  Do not ignore them!]

Constipation is symptomatic of fungal infestation, poor diet, poor digestion, thyroid dysfunction, intake of sugar/sweets, failure to drink enough water and a sick, inflamed liver/gallbladder. Sluggish bowel is also influenced by resistance to the regulatory hormones: insulin and leptin (discussed below).

Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernia is common among people who suffer acid reflux, and although they are very different issues, they have common origins.

Hiatal hernia is the product of 20 feet of backed-up intestine exerting upward pressure against the diaphragm [the flat, sheet-like muscle, separating the thoracic cavity (chest) from the peritoneal cavity (belly) that houses the stomach, small intestine, gut, pancreas, colon, liver, prostate, ovaries, uterus and spleen.

Continuous pressure against the diaphragm from a backed-up intestinal tract and bowel [along with deterioration of the connective tissues, of which the diaphragm muscle is one] causes hiatal hernia, a condition where the diaphragm surrounding the esophagus pulls away allowing the stomach to protrude up into the thoracic cavity (chest) where it does not belong.

Surgery for hiatal hernia is a very bad idea and does not work due to surgical inability to close the opening in the diaphragm around the esophagus.  Better to address the causes.

The diaphragm is made of connective tissue (muscle) and as people age, the connective tissues of the body fail to maintain and regenerate.  It is the inability to regenerate that prevents successful surgical intervention for hiatal hernia.  Behind tissue breakdown is INFLAMMATION caused all of the factors listed above.

The issues behind the original hernia must be addressed or the problem will grow progressively worse.  The longer acid reflux and hiatal hernia are ignored, the uglier these conditions become, so deal with them early on by asking for guidance.

Hiatal hernia produces pain and discomfort, but, acid reflux leads to esophageal cancer because of damage to the delicate mucous membranes of the esophagus.

Factors That Contribute to Acid Reflux

See Special Insights, Change Your Food Habits, Change Your Life for more details on this important subject.

The Autoimmune Attack Cycle and Sugar/Alcohol Cycle also play important roles in bringing about autoimmune responses, like eczema and psoriasis to outright autoimmune attacks, like asthma and fibromyalgia,  where the body attacks itself.

See, Inflammation & Your Future [Special Edition!] and The Sense Of, Well-being! Examples & Notes From The Field.

Solutions for Acid Reflux

The wise individual practices the YAC Enema Protocol daily to train the body to release waste in timely fashion, keyed to meals.

The Tissue & Liver Protocol is everyone’s GET OUT OF JAIL CARD because it allows a person to undo the damage imposed by poor lifestyle choices over many years.  Us it to speed the aging reversal process and lift years of abuse from overloaded tissues and joints.

If you wish help and  guidance, click here.

Comments on Acid Reflux

Colon polyps are not colon cancer, and removing them presents HUGE RISKS!  Better to address why you have them or never develop them in the first place.  See Colonoscopy (polyps) here.

The body can reverse most conditions and heal itself if given the opportunity, and YOU are the only one who can provide the opportunity!

Restoration of the body’s terrain is a Young Again Club concept.


  1. Change your lifestyle and your diet.
  2. Embrace Young Again Club Protocols.
  3. Ask for help and be open to new ideas.

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