Hiatal Hernia

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Hiatal hernia: is the protrusion (herniation) of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm.


This discussion will also cover the topic of Acid Reflux because they are closely related topics.

Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernia is common among people who suffer from 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) containing the stomach, gut, pancreas, colon, liver and spleen.

Continuous pressure against the diaphragm from a backed-up intestinal tract and bowel 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 by any manner that will hold up.

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.

In other words, loss of integrity of connective tissue allows hiatal hernia to occur in the first place.  It seldom occurs in young people, but is common after age 35, when the body begins to degenerate. Worse, continued upward pressure from a backed-up bowel causes hiatal hernia to reoccur.

The issues behind the original hernia must be addressed or the problem will perpetuate.  Better to remove the pressure and allow the body to repair as best it can, rather than suffer botched surgery intervention.

The longer the acid reflux and hiatal hernia are ignored, the uglier these conditions become, so deal with them by learning to care for yourself BEFORE either condition occurs.

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

Acid Reflux (GERD): a chronic symptom of mucosal damage caused by stomach acid in the esophagus. Inability to process food and regurgitation of food and stomach acid up into the esophagus damaging the mucous membranes.

Acid reflux is also referred to by the acronym GERD which stands for: gastro-esophageal reflux disease.  Acid reflux is a symptomatic condition, not a disease.  It is often (and wrongly) described as: heartburn and indigestion.

Acid reflux is a condition of defective physiology (poor function). The problem is easily avoided and remedied once people understand how it develops and the degenerative nature of this debilitating condition.

Contrary to medical folklore, acid reflux has little or nothing to do with explanations commonly provided by practitioners to people suffering from it.  Stomach acidity is NOT the cause of acid reflux.

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What Causes Acid Reflux

When food cannot flow from the stomach into the intestine as intended, it has no place to go but up the esophagus, particularly at night when people assume normal sleep position.

Acid reflux is generally worse at night and after meals because food cannot exit the stomach and pass into the intestine due to a backed-up intestinal tract.

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 constipation!  Sluggish bowel is constipation

Please take notice, bowel function diminishes as people age, and with it comes acid reflux and hiatal hernia.  Seldom do these conditions manifest in young people and people under age 35. Both conditions are symptomatic of aging and deterioration.  Do not ignore them!

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

Factors That Contribute to Acid Reflux

If the body is trained to release the bowels three times a day, acid reflux (and hiatal hernia) does not occur. To repeat, SLUGGISH bowel is the issue and the training tool is the Enema Protocol. You can read about it here.

Contrary to medical myth, reduction of stomach acid levels is a foolish and misguided idea that distracts and confuses patients suffering from acid reflux.  Practitioners misinform patients by telling them the problem is stomach acidity when it is not! Doing so is a disservice at best and an outright lie at worst.

Without high stomach acid levels, the patient cannot digest dietary proteins leading to poor nutrition and further deterioration of the connective tissues of the entire body.  In other words, low stomach acid levels progressively causes the body to degenerate, and worse!

Sluggish bowel, incomplete digestion, intake of sugar/sweets, hormonal resistance and poor diet lead to hundreds of health issues! For instance, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, irritable bowel and colitis are problematic, but colon cancer, Crohn’s and celiac are downright ugly and all of them are avoidable!

Acid reflux is the side-effect of poor lifestyle and faulty metabolism linked to imbalances of the regulatory hormones leptin, insulin, adrenaline, cortisol and glucagon. 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.

Comments on Acid Reflux

Esophageal and colon cancer are avoidable. Think of cancer as a self-imposed condition where the body defaults into a state of degeneration.  Cancer is not a dis-ease and it has nothing to do with your genes and DNA.

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.  Only YOU can provide the opportunity!

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

Know, if you are over 35 years of age, you have much catching up to do and the older you are, the bigger the challenge. Time is of essence!

Know, if you help your body, it will automatically begin repairing itself, and at the same time, stop ongoing deterioration of organs and tissues.

Know, after age 35 digestive capacity drops each year.  By age 45 and beyond it is very to use Young Again Club digestive supports to reignite digestive capability.

Know, common digestive enzymes are not sufficiently strong or specific enough to get the job done.  Young Again Club products are like non other; those who use them notice the difference immediately.

Suggestions for Acid Reflux

The wise individual practices the 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.

  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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For more information, see the following terms in the Glossary link below: Germ Theory of Disease, Inflammation, Protein, Food Cravings, Digestion, Gut, Alkalinity, Gluten Intolerance, Autoimmune Attack Cycle and Sugar/Alcohol Cycle.

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