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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