You Are What You Eat
The hiatus is an opening in the muscle wall (the diaphragm) separating the chest cavity from the abdomen. A hiatus hernia, often called a hiatal hernia, occurs when part of the stomach pushes up through the hiatus opening in the diaphragm into the chest cavity. The most common symptoms that result from a hiatal hernia are heartburn and chest pain. These symptoms are caused by food or stomach acid refluxing back up into the esophagus.
Many people with a hiatus hernia also have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or its complications. The best natural preventative treatment is to adopt a good hiatus hernia diet.
A good hiatus hernia diet consists of foods that will not cause over-production of stomach acid. It also includes foods that promote good digestion. This means eating a diet high in alkaline foods. However if you suffer from low stomach acid, you must include foods that assist in producing enough stomach acid to promote good digestion.
There are many foods, herbs and natural remedies that can aid in building a hiatus hernia diet that works for you. Here is a short list of helpful foods.
- Herbs including; mint, fennel seeds, basil leaves and licorice root
- Apple cider vinegar
- Primrose oil
Avoid the following:
- Spicy foods
- Highly acidic foods
Maintaining a good metabolism will mean good digestion. Eat smaller and more frequent meals throughout the day (this will also prevent you from getting too full). Drinking plenty of water can also assist your metabolic rate and keep you hydrated. Ideally you should drink 7-10 glasses of water per day. Avoid drinking at meal times as this can work against the digestive process and increase acid reflux symptoms.
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