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Posted by
L Bibby [274.4375] on January 01, 2008 at 19:46:19:

In your book "Saving Yourself from the Disease-Care Crisis" you mention hiatus hernia. Is hiatus hernia the same thing as hiatal hernia? I have read a book by Dr. Theodore Baroody, "Hiatel Hernia Syndrome: The Mother of All Illness?", and in his book he mentions using ginger root extract to help cure a hiatal hernia. If these hernias are the same thing, do you
agree with using ginger root extract. If so, how does the ginger root work for this?

Thank you.



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Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1903] on January 02, 2008 at 14:10:28:

In Reply to: Hiatus Hernia posted by L Bibby [274.4375] on January 01, 2008 at 19:46:19:

Hi, L.

Hiatus hernia used to be synonymous with GERD before GERD was so common. Now, hiatus hernia usually refers to a "structural" incompetence of the esophageal/ gastric, valve and GERD refers to a "functional" incompetence of that mechanism. It really takes allopathic diagnostic tests to accurately distinguish between these and THEY are not always accurate.

I can see how Dr Baroody would consider this malfunction to be the "mother of all illness" since it (the functional variety) is most commonly caused by Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) and THAT is now known to be the most common basic cause of many of the "ills humans are heir to"--see the home page, archives and then the glossary for any unfamiliar terms. You might also Ask your lending library to find you a copy of Dr Gershon's classic (1999) "The Second Brain".

Since hiatus hernias frequently produce similar symptoms to GERD, many times those symptoms can be helped via the GRJ protocol. In other words: ginger might help the symptoms without harm.

Even with more than 4000 years of experience with Classical Chinese Medicine, and 200 years of experience in this country, we still do not know why this works. All we know is that it does, is safe and inexpensive.

GERD has become SO much more common than HH, in just the past 20 years, that my chapter about HH in my "Saving Yourself" book was really outdated when the book was published; wherever I put the term HH, I should have changed it to GERD. The "curative" effect of GRJ was also on the verge of being changed to "palliative" but never made it into the book.

Knowledge marches on and we must try to keep up with it.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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