I received an email last Friday from a client asking if I
would write about hernias.
There are different kinds of hernias, but I assume he's
talking about a hiatal hernia.
To explain what one is, here's a simple anatomy lesson:
There's a wall of muscle in your abdomen called the
diaphragm that looks like an umbrella above your stomach.
The diaphragm has a little hole in it and that's where your
esophagus (food tube) connects to the stomach.
A hiatal hernia is when the top part of your stomach
pushes up through that little hole in your diaphragm and
Picture your stomach as a water balloon. If you squeeze
it near one of the ends, you'll get a little bulge sticking
out from your hand. That's what a hiatal hernia looks like.
That's it for the anatomy.
Doctors claim that the cause of hiatal hernias is unknown,
but that they occur when the muscle around the hole in the
diaphragm becomes weak.
It's absurd to claim that the cause of hiatal hernia is
unknown. Lots of things can weaken that area--severe
coughing, vomiting, pregnancy, lifting heavy objects and,
most DEFINITELY, overeating. (Gaining pounds isn't the
only danger of eating too much.)
In the case of a hiatal hernia, since the stomach is
bulging out where it shouldn't, that makes it easier for
undigested food and acid to slide back up into your
esophagus after eating.
And you get the familiar heartburn, belching, chest pain
Of course, the usual "treatment" is the same drugs as for
acid reflux--antacids, H-2 Blockers or Proton pump
This is typical of the mainstream medical community--mask
the symptoms but do nothing to eliminate the problem.
Create more people running on the white coat treadmill:
Go to the doctor, get pills, pills don't work, go back to
the doctor, get more pills, pills don't work, go back to
the doctor, get more pills, etc.
Great Taste No Pain helps you get off the white coat
treadmill or can prevent you from even getting on it.
When you eat the Great Taste No Pain way, you get the
benefit of all the nutrients from your food because they're
not destroyed by excess acid. And when your body is
nourished as it should be, you don't feel hungry. So you
end up eating less...
...And you're less likely to create a hiatal hernia or
strain an existing one.
When you eat poorly combined meals, your food can sit in
your stomach for 8 hours or more, while the stomach
continues to overproduce acid trying to digest it. When
this happens, the food isn't being digested, and there's
simply nowhere for the food and acid to go except up.
Can't you just about feel the heartburn?
Great Taste No Pain shows you how to correctly combine
foods and eat mainly alkaline-rich foods to make digestion
a breeze and keep stomach acid low. When acid is low and
food is digested quicker and easier, it much less likely to
come sliding back up.
And you get no heartburn, belching, etc.
This is great news for hiatal hernia sufferers who have
been brainwashed to think that pills (or surgery) are their