February 18, 2011

Natural Remedies For GERD

Natural remedies for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) allow your mind/body organism to reverse the degenerative process and activate your innate natural healing process.

Natural remedies are NOT drugs because they do not waste your time and money treating the symptoms of your GERD. Natural remedies remedy the GERD by helping you eliminate the cause of your GERD.

Natural remedies for GERD are not sold in drug stores and you will never hear of a natural remedy for GERD on television or any other mainstream media source.

The mainstream media, such as TV, radio and newspapers, are a business, a BIG business owned by only a hand full of very wealthy people hiding behind the cover of corporations. There is no money to be made in natural remedies for GERD.

In fact if the natural remedies for GERD got out it would cost these media moguls billions, not including all the possible liability suits people with GERD would file.

Bottom line is the natural remedy for GERD is to stop using acid reflux, heartburn or GERD products altogether. Odds are you wouldn’t have GERD if you would have considered using the natural remedy for GERD first.

Always, as a rule, seek out the most natural and harmless way to cure you of gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) related health problems and for that matter ANY health issue.

Drugs are emergency medicine, they were never intended for long term use, never intended to cure or prevent. GERD drugs are there because you failed to prevent or cure your heartburn and now it has inflamed into GERD.

The natural remedy for GERD is to look at the causal level of your acid reflux issues, find the trigger and eliminate it. It may be your diet, diet habits, lifestyle habits, lack of stomach acid, lack of digestive enzymes, and lack of gut flora, bacterial infection, low blood serum pH . . . or all of the above.

The natural remedy is whatever it takes to help your Inner-net of self healing intelligence to become stronger. It could be you lack the right minerals to produce stomach acid and absorb nutrients necessary for an efficient digestive and immune system.

Every natural remedy is as unique as the person with the GERD, so dig into more research, find personal testimonials on the web and interview health practitioners . . . you’ll find a simple affordable natural remedy for your GERD I’m sure.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

Natural Heartburn Relief




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November 19, 2010

Diet And Acid Reflux

[[Dear Friend,]]

Acid reflux is usually triggered from overeating. Frankly overeating is really bad for you anyway you look at it. Not only can your diet habits be responsible for triggering an acid reflux, according to scientific studies it will shorten your lifespan.

Correct diet, activity levels and natural attitude are a few of the common denominators to extraordinary health, other than quality of air and water, nothing determines your health more.

So in a way I guess you could say acid reflux is one of those symptoms that are warning you could be in danger of a premature death. It would be ridiculous to believe acid reflux is a cause of death, when actually acid reflux is a symptom you?re accelerating your aging process . . . acid reflux is only the symptom, that cause is your diet..

Take an example from the Okinawans; they really know how to live.

It just so happens that, Okinawa, Japan has the highest percentage of indigenous 100 year olds in the whole world. They also have 80% fewer heart attacks than people in the United States, 50% less incidence of colon cancer and less than 25% of the cases of ovarian, prostate and breast cancer.

Many Okinawans live to be super-centenarians, that is, they live 110 years of longer. Imagine being an octogenarian grandparent, which means having eight generations of grand kids.

If you enjoy your food like I do, you?ll love this once you give it a try: eat less more.

The key to curing your acid reflux issues is to eat less, don?t eat till your full and eat 4 to 7 times a day, oh yeah and drink naturally alkalized water in between meals.
A study of Okinawan longevity revealed that they eat 7 servings of vegetables and grains a day. Plus they eat 2 servings of ?fermented? soy, like tempeh or tofu, eat very little dairy and plenty of wild caught fish every week.

NOTE: Unfermented (green) soy can cause acid reflux symptoms because the soy allergens and other phytotoxins. Fermentation eliminates the phytotoxins that can trigger acid indigestion, heartburn or acid reflux.

If you can?t eat and live like a super centenarian islander, then at least try to spread your meals out further, eating less, but eating more often through the day.

Here are a few more tips: Try not to eat at least 3 hours before bedtime, eat your protein before your carbohydrates and focus on eating 80% raw fruits and vegetables . . . lightly steamed or grilled is acceptable.

You acid reflux is directly triggered from your diet and obviously is a symptom, or sign, you need to make some lifestyle modifications and starting with your diet is a sure bet.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass?

Health Advocate

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November 3, 2010

GERD and Hiatal Hernia

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease – or GERD – and Hiatal Hernia are two gastrointestinal disorders with very similar symptoms, and very different causes, which can occur separately or concurrently.

GERD is a result of frequent heart burn and acid reflux irritating the esophagus.? This can be caused by external factors, such as diet, medications, and health issues.? It can also be caused by an abnormal muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter – the muscle that allows food to pass into the stomach.? An abnormal sphincter is relaxed and allows passage of acid into the esophagus.

A Hiatal Hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach is displaced and either forced through the diaphragm – referred to as a Sliding Hiatal Hernia, or next to the esophagus – commonly known as a Para-Esophageal Hiatal Hernia.

Symptoms behind the Sliding Hiatal Hernia and GERD are strikingly similar.? They include heartburn and acid reflux, nausea and regurgitation.

Though there appears to be a link between the two conditions, it’s difficult to say one causes the other.? Not everyone who has a Hiatal Hernia has GERD and vice versa.

However, there are things that can be pointed to.? When a Hiatal Hernia occurs, it’s usually a result of the lower esophageal sphincter becoming very relaxed or loose (the same contributing factor to GERD), allowing the diaphragm to become displaced and the stomach to protrude.? Two things happen when this occurs:

1.?? The relationship between the sphincter and the diaphragm is altered, allowing acid to move in the opposite direction.

2.?? The junction between the esophagus and the stomach is pulled up, causing the muscles to become even more relaxed and cause reflux.

Treatments of a Sliding Hiatal Hernia and GERD are also very similar, as a Sliding Hiatial Hernia often isn’t serious and simply causes acid reflux.? Options include over the counter antacids or prescription drugs, diet changes, stress management, and if the problem is severe enough surgery for both issues is an option.

Medications and diet changes can help both conditions reduce the occurrence of acid reflux. ?Antacids and prescription drugs help neutralize stomach acid, thus reducing discomfort and damage.? Diet changes can help prevent production of too much stomach acid.

Stress management can also help reduce stomach acids for both conditions.? Excess stomach acids are produced during stressful situations.? People with Hiatal Hernia or GERD under high stress may benefit from simple de-stressing techniques such as deep breaths and counting to ten.

Surgery for a hernia involves pulling the stomach back to its normal position and making the junction between the esophagus and the stomach smaller, preventing recurrence and repairing the cause of the hernia.? Surgery for GERD can be done laparoscopically – a minimally invasive procedure, and involves attaching the stomach around the esophagus, and tightening that junction – preventing acid from entering the esophagus.

The two conditions clearly share several similarities, but science has yet to find a definitive cause and effect relationship between the two.? However, those with one, the other, or both conditions are facing nearly identical roads of treatment and healing.

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October 18, 2010

Best Diet for Hiatal Hernia

So you finally figured out what was ailing you.

Having a hiatal hernia isn?t as bad as it feels if you know what to do to reverse it.

The most important thing about being diagnosed with a hiatal hernia is staying optimistic. In other words the first step to curing your hiatal hernia is in actually believing it can be cured.

Otherwise you?re typically stuck with watching your underlying hiatal hernia symptoms get worse as you treat those symptoms. The absolute worst thing you can do is ignore the root cause of your hiatal hernia symptoms by ignoring it.

The root cause of your hiatal hernia is, simply put, your diet.

The best diet for hiatal hernia is a diet that gives back to your body, rather than take away. Basically that?s the key to unlocking your body?s own inner hiatal hernia cure . . . stop taking and start giving back.

Through the years you?ve eaten things you shouldn?t have eaten and as a direct result you triggered critical deficiencies of nutrients, including enzymes, minerals and their cofactors.

The big problem is there are a lot of mixed messages out there concerning hiatal hernia and the best diet. Perhaps knowing the worst diet for hiatal hernia will help you by process of elimination to learn what the best diet is for you.

Too often I hear people with hiatal hernia come back from the hospital, or doctor?s office, saying they can?t have any acid foods.

Avoiding entire food groups is more than unrealistic, it?s incorrect.

You see some foods are acidic, but they produce a non-acidic or alkaline environment in your body.

For example if you eliminate all citrus foods, you?ll not only create more nutritional deficiencies, you may even make your hiatal hernia and acid reflux issues worse than before.

Vitamin C is necessary for optimum cellular health. One of the easiest sources of vitamin C is from citrus fruits. Many leading health experts insist vitamin C is necessary to help prevent heart disease, oxygenate blood and promote healthy digestion.

Besides, the best diet for hiatal hernia is not necessarily creating less gastric acid. The key is to enjoy a diet that helps create a non-acidic or alkaline pH, in your blood, saliva and tissue. You need stomach acid to digest your food to take pressure away from your hiatal hernia. The acid reflux effect is usually caused from a gastric acid deficiency triggered from eating a diet that was high in bad fats and low in minerals and enzymes.

The best diet to reverse hiatal hernia is to eliminate foods that take away nutritional factors like enzymes, minerals and their various co-factors.

Here?s the best diet for hiatal hernia menu:

? Eat slowly and chew your food extra well

? Eat until your 75% full, stay a little hungry.

? Eat your raw fruits an hour in between meals.

? Don?t mix nuts with fruits.

? Don?t mix protein with fruits.

? Drink half your weight in water ounces daily

? Drink your water in between meals and snack, don?t dilute gastric acid.

? Avoid alcohol, tobacco and caffeine; they relax your esophageal seals.

? Eat raw vegetables like avocado, broccoli and spinach after you?ve eaten your protein.

? Avoid artificial sweeteners and MSG.

? Avoid pharmaceuticals if you can.

? Eat steamed yams, potatoes and brown rice sparingly.

? Avoid refine salts and sugars.

? If you eat grains, use sprouted grain sources.

? Eat your salad last.

? Use Celtic or Himalayan sea salts.

These are a few tips for the worst diet and the best diet for hiatal hernia. You?ll have to make adjustments for your lifestyle and tastes.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass?

Health Ecologist

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