Hiatal HerniaThe first rule of thumb for healing or avoiding GERD and hiatal hernia is DO NOT DRINK WHEN YOU EAT.  It dilutes the digestive juices and causes the food in the stomach to swim in liquid which can easily come back up with movements like bending, lying down, etc.

A man, who had bought my book at the Bodhi Tree Bookstore in Los Angeles when it first came out, called me to say, “I just tried what your book said about not drinking with my meals and I’m cured of this reflux that’s been plaguing me for years.  Thanks!!”

The hiatal hernia is a protrusion of the stomach through and above the diaphragm. It can also be aggravated by:

  • Eating too fast without chewing.
  • Weight gain.
  • Tension, like family feuds while we eat.

ACTION STEPS to Relieve GERD and Hiatal Hernia

  1. Drink very little, to no liquid at all, when you eat.  Drink fluids between meals.
  2. Making a serious attempt to relax before eating by taking a deep breath, doing a short meditation or prayer, etc. – anything that will calm the wild beast within.
  3. Kinder food combining is very helpful too.  Especially avoid eating bread with meat/fish or even vegetarian proteins like veggie burgers.  For occasions when the reflux gives us the yips, even just from drinking water, you’ll find the Indigestion/Reflux/Hiatus Hernia Therapy Pack your friend.
  4. The deep massage move (see video below) is accomplished by taking a deep breath, then, on exhalation, using your knuckles or the pads of your fingers to press gently into your belly just below the sternum and at the same time pulling down toward the navel with as much pressure as is reasonably bearable.  Repeat this motion on an angle downward to the left just under the border of the ribcage.  This will pull the stomach back down and out of the diaphragm where it was stuck.  Alternatively, you might find it easier if someone else does it for you.

Between the Indigestion/Reflux/Hiatus Hernia Therapy Pack, the above move, better food combining and not drinking with your meals, you are indeed likely to feel very much better.

Salut!!    Doc Eve

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