Hiatus Hernia (GERD) historical posts June 1998

Ginger root capsules for GERD

Posted by Cathy on June 03, 1998 at 07:48:46:

Hello Dr.

Thank you so much for this forum.

Yesterday, I began taking 1 gingerroot capsule after every meal to help with my GERD. I was on prescription meds but I no longer have insurance for a few months and can not afford those meds on my own. So, I thought that now was a great time to try a natural remedy as I was not getting real results from the other meds anyway. Now..for my question, last evening I developed pains in my stomach and what seems to be my kidney area. I also have diarrhea and a lot of gas. Are these possible side effects of the gingerroot and can I expect them to go away in a few days? I am hoping to be able to stay with this treatment but if this is how I am reacting to it I doubt I will be able to. I asked the clerk at the health food store and she said she did not know of any side effects of ginger. So I turn to you. Thank you very much for your time.


Re: Ginger root capsules for GERD

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 05, 1998 at 10:01:01:

In Reply to: Ginger root capsules for GERD posted by Cathy on June 03, 1998 at 07:48:46:

Dear Cathy,

Since GERD is one of the results of advanced leaky gut syndrome, and LGS causes a lot of people to have allergic reactions to ingested things, it is likely that this (if it is caused by the GRJ) is a hypersensitivity ("allergy") to ginger. It may be that you are one who will have to get rid of the causes of the LGS before the GERD will go away. This is uncommon but does happen precisely for the reasons I am mentioning above.

Ginger capsules are not nearly universal in their effectiveness for GERD anyhow since they do not dissolve till they are past the esophagus. There are those who say that resistant cases of GERD (to the GRJ) are due to the juice not being applied directly to the esophageal wall.

Since no one knows why the GRJ is so effective for GERD, I have no opinion about this supposition.

If you ARE hyperxsensitive to the ginger, you would be wise to discontinue it. Your best way to determine that would be to stop it for a week or so & then try it again to see if the symptoms would recurr.

Let us know what you learn. You would be the first person I have heard of that had this mechanism happen (out of hundreds of people using the GRJ). However, there will always BE that first person considering the biochemical individuality of human kind (Dr Roger Williams).

Walt



Re: Ginger root capsules for GERD

Posted by Jim on June 03, 1998 at 19:43:40:

In Reply to: Ginger root capsules for GERD posted by Cathy on June 03, 1998 at 07:48:46:

Cathy,

The ginger root treatment can be found on the Home Page under an article entitled "Upper Gastrointestinal Symptom Relief." You will find that the recommendation is for fresh ginger juice rather than the powder. The method is described in detail.

Hope this helps.

Jim



Re: Ginger root capsules for GERD

Posted by tammy on June 05, 1998 at 22:05:08:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger root capsules for GERD posted by Jim on June 03, 1998 at 19:43:40:

I also have been diagnosed with GERD and haven't had any results with prilosec, tagamet(RX strengh) and every over the counter acid reducer there is. I was wondering if you could use ginger spice with water instead of ginger root or perhaps ginger root tea.



Re: Ginger root capsules for GERD

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 07, 1998 at 11:25:24:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger root capsules for GERD posted by tammy on June 05, 1998 at 22:05:08:

Dear Tammy,

I have heard of people getting benefits from ginger ale. However, they are a very small minority. The reason that I have spelled out the protocol that I have is that that is what the Chinese have found, over thousands of years of empirical experience, helps everyone.

Try something less but, if it doesn't work, don't throw out the concept. Try what always works.

Also, remember, this is only going to always work for symptoms that are due to reflux. Many people with reflux have some of their symptoms due to esophageal muscle spasm and those symptoms will not go away till the basic cause of both (chronic muscle tension due to stress-effect storage in the hypothalamus) are dealt with. The only thing yet known that will deal with this cause is skilled relaxation & THAT takes anywhere between 3-12 months.

Walt



Re: Ginger root capsules for GERD

Posted by Jim on June 06, 1998 at 17:11:17:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger root capsules for GERD posted by tammy on June 05, 1998 at 22:05:08:

Tammy,

The only way I know that you could find out is by trying.

I'm the guy who chews raw ginger. It works for me. I like the stuff. The bitter, spicy taste bothers me not at all. Walt has said that some may even be helped by ginger ale. It's an individual thing maybe. I haven't had to use it in awhile, but when I did, I often chased it with water, which is apparantly not the correct thing to do, but it worked for me. Experiment!

Remember that ginger is to GERD what an aspirin is to a headache, only temporary relief. That which caused the GERD will find a new way to get your attention, and it might not be as mild as GERD. A wellness program, such as described by Dr. Stoll, is the answer.

Jim




Stomach problems

Posted by ANAT SHEM-OR on June 03, 1998 at 08:38:09:

Thank you for the previous answers.
Another (hopefully final question) I received Naproxy pills for 10 days (2 x 500gr). On the 10th day I woke up with terrible pain on my right side, from the stomach all
around to the middle of the back, nausea , heartburn and terrible bloating and cramps. I stopped the pills immediately. I donít really think itís an ulcer like my Doc suggests. He gave me Zantak for a few days which didnít help. Ultrasound of upper abdomen was O.K. The pain is sometimes right over the stomach and sometimes a little to the right.
I had in the house NUX-VOMICA(homeopathic) and tried it for a week but it didnít help either.
What ever I try I canít seem to get my stomach to settle down.
Any ideas ?




Re: Stomach problems

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 05, 1998 at 10:03:36:

In Reply to: Stomach problems posted by ANAT SHEM-OR on June 03, 1998 at 08:38:09:

Dear Anat,

Have you read a copy of my book? If so, you should graduate to one of the references in the back: "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



Re: Stomach problems

Posted by Cathy on June 04, 1998 at 17:51:36:

In Reply to: Stomach problems posted by ANAT SHEM-OR on June 03, 1998 at 08:38:09:

Have you had your gallbladder checked?


Re: Stomach problems

Posted by Lindsey on June 04, 1998 at 10:20:32:

In Reply to: Stomach problems posted by ANAT SHEM-OR on June 03, 1998 at 08:38:09:

Any sort of Naproxen or derivitive of Naproxen is supposed to be taken with food, because otherwise you risk stripping the stomach lining therefore causing pain. Were you taking it with food? If not, you may want to let your doctor know.

Good luck to you.



Thanks - all of you !

Posted by Anat shem-or on June 07, 1998 at 01:50:21:

In Reply to: Re: Stomach problems posted by Lindsey on June 04, 1998 at 10:20:32:

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Re: Acid Reflux Disease

Posted by KE on June 03, 1998 at 14:39:50:

I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux Disease recently, I have never experienced heartburn, but have had problems swallowing. X-rays showed acid coming from my stomach up. My Doctor presribed tow medications. One he said would reduce the acid, the other is to empy my stomach faster. It has only been two days, but does feel somewhat better. What causes thsi disease? I was never given any list of things to
stay away from.



Re: Acid Reflux Disease

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 05, 1998 at 10:21:36:

In Reply to: Re: Acid Reflux Disease posted by KE on June 03, 1998 at 14:39:50:

Dear KE,

Use the link: Upper Gastrointestinal Symptom Relief.

What you are presently using will never resolve this. It just helps symptoms while the causes continue to get worse.

Getting rid of the causes takes learning on your part AND work to change your causes. There IS no magic thing to take. As I have said so many times: "Chronic conditions like this will never be resolved by something you TAKE but by something you DO."

Walt



Re: PAIN in the belly

Posted by Pamela j on June 03, 1998 at 22:31:39:

Dear Arthur,

Sounds like you have many symptoms of many of us at this site. If you go to the booklist page on the site you will see a description of the books that Dr Stoll advises you read. The Mind As Healer, Mind As Slayer book will help you understand the effects of stress over a lifetime on the body. Stress can be from poor diet, food additives, job stress, personal stress and exposure to pollution...plus more.

If you go to the archives and the health articles that Dr Stoll has written you can find out more about your condition. Leaky Gut and Candida might be helpful to you as well as the ones on diet.

I have similar symptoms and through lifestyle changes I am healing. I have learned alot from this website about healing and this has assisted me in finding local practitioners that could help me. I urge you to read and educate yourself and your health. This has helped me more than anything.

Good luck!

pamela j


Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract

Posted by Nancy on June 08, 1998 at 13:01:35:

I have GERD and because I've been suffering horribly this week, and not having a juicer at home to make ginger root joice, I went to the health food store in the hopes of finding some already made. I could only purchase ginger extract which is pure ginger with some alcohol - it says to put 10-30 drops in a small glass of warm water, 3-4 times per day. I've been doing this for three days now putting at least 30 in a teaspoon with alittle water. I feel slightly better but no where near great. My qustion is am I wasting my time with the extract - it's the actual ginger juice that helps. Thanks


Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract

Posted by Peter Wray on June 09, 1998 at 13:47:52:

In Reply to: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract posted by Nancy on June 08, 1998 at 13:01:35:

Nancy,I can't answer your question, but I can offer to send you some ginger juice. Juicers are pretty expensive. We bought one for carrot juice and ginger juice and have been very happy with it. I' be willing to send ginger juice off to you in exchange for the cost of shipping it. It really works!!!

Peter



Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract

Posted by Nancy on June 09, 1998 at 14:48:03:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract posted by Peter Wray on June 09, 1998 at 13:47:52:

Response to Peter Wray:

How very kind of you - if you can send me a private email at nancy.steriti@tellabs.com, we can discuss further.

nancy


Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract

Posted by alan on June 10, 1998 at 09:45:35:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract posted by Nancy on June 09, 1998 at 14:48:03:

Does the ginger served with sushi accompish the same results?


Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 10, 1998 at 10:21:48:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract posted by alan on June 10, 1998 at 09:45:35:

Dear Alan,

Who knows?

We have learned that many forms of ginger can help some people. However, I am sure that somewhere along the way (thousands of years of experience by the Chinese) this fact was learned over & over.

However, what they came up with, that works for everyone, is the freshly juiced juice itself. They did not have juicers OR refrigerators to make it stay "fresh" for 6 months. I wonder how THEY did it?

The only way I know of for people to find out if they are among the lucky ones, that will get results with some other form, is for them to try it. If the shortcut doesn't work, they would be wise to try the real McCoy rather than give up on the concept.

Walt



Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract

Posted by nancy on June 11, 1998 at 10:09:47:

In Reply to: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract posted by Nancy on June 08, 1998 at 13:01:35:

Walt:

How long should one give the fresh ginger regimen? As I posted, I have been taking ginger extract in water (30 drops) about 4 times a day and just switched to fresh ginger juice - first time today. Am curious to hear from others who have tried this process.

thanks
nancy


Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract

Posted by Jim on June 11, 1998 at 10:50:04:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract posted by nancy on June 11, 1998 at 10:09:47:

Hi, Nancy,

My experience may not be typical, but I got immediate results. My symptoms included tightness in the neck, fluttering in the ears, spasm feeling and pain in the esophagus, reflux, stomach ache, pain in the upper spine, tingling in my hands, and burping and gurgling in the stomach. I hated mealtime!

One MD put me on some little white pills which he said would empty my stomach ahead of schedule. My food seemed to be just sitting down there like a load of lead. The white pills did actually seem to help some, the blue capsules which were some sort of smooth muscle relaxant did not help. The fresh ginger eliminated all the symptoms and seemed to activate the stomach to get on with business. I noticed a huge difference with the first try, and in a few days I didnít have any symptoms, except when I didnít use it. (I know you know Iím gonna say this wonít cure you, only remove symptoms for awhile, so I wonít say it.) This relief, though, really allowed me to focus my mind on other things I needed to do to get well. The temptation is great to reintroduce things you shouldnít eat, because the ginger will cover up your sins, at least in the beginning.

Again, I donít know if my experience is typical. I did things a little different than most. I kept a brew of strong ginger tea, brewed from fresh root, and I drank it throughout the day. This idea I got from an Ayurvedic doc my wife went to see. And as Iíve repeated ad nauseam, I chew the stuff.

Jim



Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract

Posted by nancy on June 11, 1998 at 15:24:38:

In Reply to: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract posted by Nancy on June 08, 1998 at 13:01:35:

Jim:

Very interesting. I have some of your symptoms - I am feeling much better today - have been using ginger extract and water for about a week and drink the tea in the AM. I wonder if the ginger regimen would mask a serious illness? Comments?

nancy


Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 13, 1998 at 09:49:32:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract posted by nancy on June 11, 1998 at 10:09:47:

Dear Nancy,

Three weeks is what the Chinese worked out although you should have significant results within a few days.

Walt



Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 13, 1998 at 09:52:10:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract posted by nancy on June 11, 1998 at 15:24:38:

Dear Nancy,

If you have had a conventional medical workup, you will not mask any significant symptoms. HOWEVER, remember, if the ginger is ALL you do, eventually your symptoms will be back unless you deal with WHY you have what you have.

Walt



Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract

Posted by RED on June 19, 1998 at 23:01:22:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger Juice vs Ginger Extract posted by Nancy on June 09, 1998 at 14:48:03:

I HAVE SOME PAIN & IRRITATION IN MY KNEE AND LEFT ELBOW AND AN ACQUAINTANCE OF MINE SUGGESTED GINGER OF SOME KIND MIGHT HELP. I AM CURIOUS TO KNOW IF ANYONE IN THIS GROUP HAS SOME EXPIRENCE AND SUGGESTIONS...???

THANKS,


Relaxation and Juicers

Posted by Mike Kramer on June 10, 1998 at 08:40:02:

Relaxation:

I recall reading in a number of Walt's postings that Skilled Relaxation doesn't "count" if it's performed within 2 hours of waking up or going to bed. I don't recall reading this in Pelletiere's "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer." Does anyone have a reference for this claim?

Juicers:

I often experience upper digestive tract disturbance and would like to try ginger root juice. I've taken ginger powder capsules (three a day for a year) without effect. If possible, I would rather not buy a juicer. I've asked at a number of health food stores and they all decline to juice ginger, saying their machines can't handle it. If you live near New York City and have a juicer I would gladly pay you to let me use it (and clean it). Please e-mail me privately to respond.

Thanks,
Mike


Re: Juicer Options

Posted by Jim on June 10, 1998 at 08:53:30:

In Reply to: Relaxation and Juicers posted by Mike Kramer on June 10, 1998 at 08:40:02:

Mike,

You could probably use a garlic press, or, heaven forbid, do what I did. I skinned a cube of fresh ginger, chewed it, and spit out the pulp. I was my own juicer. It worked for me. It is extreme at first. Several who have tried it have posted, "AAARRRGGhh!!!" afterwards.

It's probably not a great idea, but it is cheap. Thought I'd throw it out there.

Jim


Re: Juicer Options

Posted by alan on June 10, 1998 at 09:35:32:

In Reply to: Re: Juicer Options posted by Jim on June 10, 1998 at 08:53:30:

Does the ginger served with sushi accomplish the results?

Alan


Re: Juicer Options

Posted by Jim on June 10, 1998 at 09:40:06:

In Reply to: Re: Juicer Options posted by alan on June 10, 1998 at 09:35:32:

alan,

It clears my sunuses! Beyond that I don't know.

Jim


Sushi Ginger - it's cured with vinegar and SUGAR!

Posted by trish on June 10, 1998 at 12:07:50:

In Reply to: Re: Juicer Options posted by Jim on June 10, 1998 at 09:40:06:

Don't know what effect that could have, but depending on your goals, these two additives could be deleterious...

I've "juiced ginger in a garlic press - works fine...

be well, and
bottoms up!
trish


Re: Relaxation and Juicers

Posted by Phyllis on June 10, 1998 at 12:59:58:

In Reply to: Relaxation and Juicers posted by Mike Kramer on June 10, 1998 at 08:40:02:

From what I recall, meditation when awaking is fine, it is the meditation within 2 hours of retiring that doesn't count toward the two 20-minute practice. It is fine to meditate anytime before retiring, it just doesn't count toward one of the 2. It's a great way to go off into dream land, but should be at least the third meditation of the day.

As for juicing, I had a couple of friends that used a blender to chop it all up, then poured the contents through a handkerchief and squeezed the juice out. It worked for them.

You can try another method for juicing, but remember if you don't get the results desired, then you will probably need to find a juicer and do it the "correct way."



Re: Relaxation and Juicers

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 12, 1998 at 13:29:02:

In Reply to: Relaxation and Juicers posted by Mike Kramer on June 10, 1998 at 08:40:02:

Dear Mike,

Doing the skilled relaxation upon arising is the very BEST time to do it. I hope no one else got the message that people should not do it within 2 hours of arising.

I learned the not within 2 hours of retiring empirically. Ken Pelletier is not a clinician so he does not have the opportunity to see how it works in practice. No one can match him in explaining the mechanism but he has a lot of betters in actually applying the theory.

Perhaps it is because people entering into the alpha rhythm just go on into sleep at the time of retiring. After all, that is what they did every time they went to sleep in their entire life. The trick with any form of skilled relaxation is to NOT go to sleep.

If you would like to learn this empirically for yourself, go ahead & let us know what happens. You will have to do it for at least a year before you can prove me wrong (by not getting results) and then, you will have to do it right for 6 months to see what a difference it makes. It seems that that is a lot of investment to make a point but everyone has that right.

I am lookoing forward to what you learn. It took me about 5 years to figure out about the before bedtime not being effective for long term results. I am always open to learning more & apporeciate the sacrifices of those willing to take the time to experiment on themselves.

Walt



Re: Relaxation and Juicers

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 12, 1998 at 15:18:23:

In Reply to: Re: Relaxation and Juicers posted by Phyllis on June 10, 1998 at 12:59:58:

Dear Phyllis,

I COULDN'T SAY IT BETTER MYSELF SO I WON'T EVEN TRY.

You got it perfect!

Namaste` Walt



Ginger Juice

Posted by Sam on June 12, 1998 at 12:15:41:

I was just surfing the net for help with Hiatus Hernia, and dicovered this sight! I have 2 questions..
#1) it said to put the entire Ginger root into the juicer. does this include the skin?

#2) When one has a hiatus hernia, do you have a feeling of there being something "stuck" in your throat..even when your stomach is empty?
I have been plagued by acid reflux for years..and now I am feared that it has turned into a hiatus hernia.

Thnak you for any help!
Sam


Re: Ginger Juice

Posted by Peter Wray on June 13, 1998 at 19:26:54:

In Reply to: Ginger Juice posted by Sam on June 12, 1998 at 12:15:41:

I don't put the root in with the skin. I peal it first. Doing it this way does work. I can't say that this is necessary though.

Peter



Re: Ginger Juice

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 14, 1998 at 09:23:19:

In Reply to: Ginger Juice posted by Sam on June 12, 1998 at 12:15:41:

Dear Sam,

#1: YES

#2: YES, and this can also be caused by esophagospasm (cardiospasm) of the muscles in the esophagus. Often this is associated with the reflux and the ginger will not solve that although it will help.

In the end, the only thing that will resolve both IS dealing with the causes. See my book for the several chapters dealing with that (link on this page).

Hiatus Hernia IS reflux. Do not get hung up on names.

Walt



Re: Ginger Juice

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 15, 1998 at 11:17:30:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger Juice posted by Peter Wray on June 13, 1998 at 19:26:54:

Dear Sam & Peter,

I am too lazy to peel anything. Besides, I have learned that most vegetables have their highest concentration of micronutrients in the peeling. If the GRJ doesn't solve the problem peeled, I would give the unpeeled a chance.

IF there IS an advantage to the unpeeled root, I would appreciate people telling me.

Walt



GERD

Posted by Mica on June 12, 1998 at 20:55:48:

Dear Dr. Stoll,

I have been on medication for Gerd for 5+ years. I have had three UGIs which show Hiatus Hernia. I have tried many acid reducing meds to help control the acid. Prilosec and Propulsid cause severe stomach cramping. I now take Axid twice a day. It works the best for me, but I still have heartburn throughout every day. I've tried GRJ twice now with no results. I'm wondering if my problem may be too little stomach acid? Is there any way to tell? Eating causes my stomach to feel bloated, and I have a "hot spot" in the middle of my chest behind the sternum that Maalox does not soothe. I graze rather than eat regular meals because the bloating is uncomfortable and noticeable (my stomach becomes distended). Mica


Re: GERD

Posted by Mike Kramer on June 14, 1998 at 08:32:22:

In Reply to: GERD posted by Mica on June 12, 1998 at 20:55:48:

Mica:

I just started the GRJ yesterday, and wondered if it would be effective for those of us with hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid).

I have read that one way to find out if you have low stomach acid is to buy some hydrochloric acid (available wherever supplements are sold) and start taking the smallest possible amount, that is, one pill, before eating. If you get a warm feeling in your upper gut, or a burning sensation---stop! You are not low in stomach acid. If you feel better, or feel nothing, try one again the next meal. You might be able to take more. Maybe your bloating will subside.

I have low stomach acid but don't supplement with hydrochloric acid because it didn't help me. I also have LGS. I used to experience lots of very uncomfortable abdominal distention (bloating). I have been able to eliminate the bloating entirely by changing my diet radically from a vegetable-based one to a meat-based one. I figured this out by trial and error.

I do not treat other people and have no idea if this will work for anyone else, and do not want to be interpreted as making any recommendation for anyone else. (This caveat applies also to the hydrochloric acid test.)

Related to the subject of GRJ, I would like to thank everyone who offered me advice about how to make it without my shelling out $189 (before tax) for a juicer. What I did was buy 2 pounds of organic ginger root. I decided to shred it first by hand using an ordinary kitchen shredder. I then put the shreddings through a garlic press. It took about one hour and 15 minutes and I got 6 liquid ounces of juice from one pound of root. The other pound of root is still sitting intact in my refrigerator. My old edition of Joy of Cooking says there are six teaspoons in an ounce, so my six ounces should provide thirty-six doses -- more than enough.

On the subject of relaxation: thanks to all who set me straight about doing relaxation immediately after awakening. It does count as one of the 2 daily sessions. It's only the relaxation done within 2 hours of retiring that doesn't count. I went back and realized I had incorrectly remembered Walt's comments on this.

My last comment concerns the book by Martha Davis, et al, The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook. This website gives an ISBN for an edition that is out of print. I went to two different chain mega-bookstores and neither of them could get it for me. A different edition does appear to be available however, which I found by going to one of the on-line mega-bookstores. I suggest that if you want to buy the book you look for it on-line. If the edition I ordered arrives, I will post information on publisher, date, ISBN, etc.

Yours in relaxedness,
Mike


Re: GERD

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 14, 1998 at 10:12:42:

In Reply to: GERD posted by Mica on June 12, 1998 at 20:55:48:

Dear Mica,

Please describe, in detail, exactly how you did the GRJ.

Please describe, in detail, what your symptoms feel like.

What have you done about the hypothalamic stress-effect storage that is behind ALL of this?

If you did the GRJ right, you are the first person in 15 years that did not have their symptoms resolved (at least temporarily). As I have said, wherever I mentioned the GRJ, it is not a cure but a temporary relief till the individual has learned about & dealt with their causes--which are well known.

If your symptoms are more due to the esophageal muscle spasm frequently associated with the acid reflux, the only thing that will resolve it is dealing with the causes which have been discussed many times in my book & here on the BB.

Walt




Re: GERD

Posted by Mica on June 14, 1998 at 13:08:07:

In Reply to: Re: GERD posted by Walt Stoll on June 14, 1998 at 10:12:42:

Dear Dr. Stoll,

To make GRJ, I peel the root and slice it fine. I use a garlic press to extract the juice. I also drink ginger root tea throughout the day. The juice causes a burning sensation towards the bottom of the esophagus. It also triggers more heartburn for about 20 minutes after taking the GRJ.

I'm on Axid twice a day which doesn't completely control the burn. My symptoms are: Constant heartburn especially after eating or swallowing anything, even water; Noticeable bloating with pain; Pain across the left side of chest; Extreme muscle tension in shoulders and neck; and Occasional swallowing difficulty.

I began manipulative therapy with massage on my upper back last week. I'm scheduled for two more sessions this week. I do daily stretching and breathing exercises followed by fifteen minutes jump rope. I'm researching skilled relaxation techniques so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Mica



Re: GERD

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 16, 1998 at 10:05:56:

In Reply to: Re: GERD posted by Mike Kramer on June 14, 1998 at 08:32:22:

Thanks, Mike.

"The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook" has come out with a new edition nearly every 2 years for the past 20+ years.

ANY edition would do the job. ANY bookstore that had trouble finding at least one of the editions............

I will look forward to any information you can give us to bring me up to date. I would guess that a new edition (different ISBN) would be out in a year or so anyhow.

I had not heard that the GRJ would help with low HCL. However, I would not be surprised since we have no idea how it works anyhow. As soon as the blood supply returns to the GI tract (elimination of the chronic FOF response) reversal of all of the main causes of LGS should result in dramatically improved function of the GI tract. This, of course would include low HCL as well as the other things related to LGS.

Walt



Re: GERD

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 16, 1998 at 12:59:12:

In Reply to: Re: GERD posted by Mica on June 14, 1998 at 13:08:07:

Dear Mica,

Your bloating, left-sided chest pain, muscle tension of the head & neck AND swallowing difficulty are all due to the total-body bracing which is the most common cause of all GERD.

The GRJ is not going to deal with THOSE. It is only going to deal with the burning & eructation.

Rolfing; deep, total-body, therapeutic massage 3 times a week for 2 weeks &/or Chiropractic will all help for varying lengths of time. However, in the long run, the only thing that will be permanent is the skilled relaxation I have mentioned so many times and THAT will take 6-12 months (done correctly).

Walt



PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Posted by Sam on June 12, 1998 at 21:11:25:

dear Dr. Stoll,

Please help me......

I have had reflux for about 4 years and have used antacids and prilosec off and on.
In the last 5 weeks I have been suffering terribly with a strange sensation of something being stuck in my throat.And pressure near the chest and diaphram. (It seemed to start right after I had an analphalactic allergy reaction. all my airways closed) It is terrible, and it also causes my asthma to flare up.
I am very confused as to what is going on in my body. When I swallow it feels like the "lump" goes down a littel, but then it is right back there! I am wondering if I am getting scar tissue in my esophogus and it is increasing my difficulty with breathing. I dont even know what type of Doctor I need to see or where to start. A gastrointestinal? a throat Doctor? Eating makes it worse.(so I greatly restricted my diet)..and I cant breath very well. I am a singer, and Im terrified that whatever this is will cause damage to my vocal chords. It seems to have already taken a toll on them. Please help me with some advice or guidence if at all possible! Im desperate!

Thank you for your time.
Sam


Re: PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Posted by Kaye in Colorado on June 12, 1998 at 23:31:43:

In Reply to: PLEASE HELP ME!!!! posted by Sam on June 12, 1998 at 21:11:25:

Sam,
I have had the same thing for over a year. It took me a long time, but I finally saw a doctor and had an upper GI series which revealed a hiatus hernia and some motility problems. I took Propulsid, Pepcid, Prevacid for @ 3 months with not much success. I then tried ER4YT diet for blood type O', and within a week all symptoms left. I've been on the diet for @ 2 months and only occasionally get these "awful" ( I know no other way to describe them) symptoms. I'm now trying Dr. Stoll's ginger juice "cure?" and within 3 days I feel much better. If you're interested in the diet go to www.dadamo.com for a complete description. Good Luck!



Re: PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Posted by Pamela J on June 13, 1998 at 00:34:37:

In Reply to: PLEASE HELP ME!!!! posted by Sam on June 12, 1998 at 21:11:25:

Dear Sam,

I really empathize with you. I have a lump in my throat too and great difficulty swallowing. I also have acid reflux. What I have found with my own healing and reading this website is there are many alternatives and that you need to find the one that works for you. Sounds like Kaye has great advice.

One treatment that has been ESPECIALLY helpful to me is Cranial Osteopathy by a trained DO. They have an MD degree but are also trained to do gentle manipulation with the head, neck, back and hip region. The treatments can help everything flow better and to help your body heal NATURALLY.

I just read an article about it and a woman who had Bell's palsy which causes pain and the face to droop had a drastic improvement in symptoms within 9 days from osteopathy. It can take months of drugv therapy to heal this. She was pregnant and could not take drugs.

I highly recommend the diet change and to follow the advice of Dr Stoll to learn about stress and how it effects your health. Relaxation turns on the bodies natural and VERY powerful healing.

So glad that Kaye responded.

Wish you the best,
pamela


Re: PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Posted by Peter Wray on June 13, 1998 at 19:40:11:

In Reply to: PLEASE HELP ME!!!! posted by Sam on June 12, 1998 at 21:11:25:

Dear Sam,
If you've been frequenting this BB (and I believe you are new here) you would have noticed many people with very similar symptoms to your's. Your body is sending you a status report that says something is not quite right. If you read Dr. Stoll's book (and I personally recommend it very highly) you will see yourself. Your body is reacting to a build up of stress caused by a variety of factors. Dr. Stoll will, I believe, recommend his three pillar program for wellness: exercise at least three times weekly, a whole food diet and skilled relaxation for 20 minutes twice daily. That's a long term plan. Right now you need to read what is on this site and others (I've got some articles on my site linked below) on stress and Leaky Gut Syndrome.

I the immediate, you should try ginger juice. Juice peeled giner root in a juicer and take a teaspoon in the morning for three weeks. The ginger juice will give you some immediate relief, but you really need to continue to find the root of your symptoms.

Peter



Re: PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 14, 1998 at 10:21:35:

In Reply to: PLEASE HELP ME!!!! posted by Sam on June 12, 1998 at 21:11:25:

Dear Sam,

You are describing (very well as a matter of fact) the exact symptoms of esophagospasm (spasm of the mucsles in the esophagus). Although many cases of GERD HAVE this part of the problem many do not.

However, when you DO have it, the only thing that is going to relieve it is the regular practice of skilled relaxation as described so many times on this bb.

In the meantime, you could get some relief by having a deep, total body, therapeutic massage 3 times a week for 2 weeks---that would help for about a month or so; OR get Rolfed----that would give you much relief for a year or so. Chiropractic would also help but, in the end, the only permanent resolution is the skilled relaxation.

If you want to read about WHY you have this (something you will eventually have to do if you are to be well), get a copy of Dr Pelletier's book "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer". You will find that this book was written about you and that you have many other symptoms mentioned therein (How did I know?). THEN, if that makes sense to you, you would profit by reading a copy of MY book (link on this page).

Walt





stomache pain and coffee

Posted by Janice Eybs on June 15, 1998 at 16:41:03:

I get severe stomach pain only when I drink regular coffee-not decaf, not cola and not tea. Sometimes stress will also bring it on. It feels like someone is stabbing me and I take Zantac and Gaviscon and it usually goes away in about an hour. What could be causing this, and how can I drink cofee. I have had it switched on me at restaurants with disastrous results. any advice you can give would be helpful.
Thanks,
Janice


The obvious answer...okay, I'll bite :-)

Posted by trish on June 15, 1998 at 17:54:50:

In Reply to: stomache pain and coffee posted by Janice Eybs on June 15, 1998 at 16:41:03:

Hi, Janice,

I'm curious; why you don't just quit drinking coffee! It seems to be the simplest solution to your problem. I have done it myself, and if you're hooked on the caffiene, just cut down gradually and you won't get withdrawall headaches.

Why is it important to you to drink something that gives you that much of a problem. Who needs it, anyway?

good luck...

trish


Re: The obvious answer...okay, I'll bite :-)

Posted by Kaye in Colorado on June 15, 1998 at 20:07:41:

In Reply to: The obvious answer...okay, I'll bite :-) posted by trish on June 15, 1998 at 17:54:50:


Amen! I was going to write the same thing, but thought it was too obvious. I, too, was a long time coffee drinker who had to give it up due to having severe GERD. Even decaffinated caused problems. I just figured it wasn't worth the discomfort and the cost of all the prescription medicines I had to take. There are lots of herbal teas out there and coffee substitutes (Raja's Cup, Teechino, etc.) that will do more good than harm. Give them a try, Janice.
You'll be pleased with the results. If you continue with the problems, try ER4YT diet (www.dadamo.com) and Dr. Stoll's ginger juice remedy. They both work great!!


Re: The obvious answer...okay, I'll bite :-)

Posted by Peter Wray on June 16, 1998 at 16:23:57:

In Reply to: Re: The obvious answer...okay, I'll bite :-) posted by Kaye in Colorado on June 15, 1998 at 20:07:41:

I'm still trying to wean myself off coffee so I know how tough it can be. Not unlike alcohol, there are very significant social aspects to coffee drinking that I find hard to replace.

Anyway - that's my sad story. A good tea that I found is Roibos from South Africa.

Peter


Re: stomache pain and coffee

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 17, 1998 at 09:51:39:

In Reply to: stomache pain and coffee posted by Janice Eybs on June 15, 1998 at 16:41:03:

Dear Janice,

This is a classic early warning of impending (if not already present) leaky gut syndrome. There are plenty of information & references about this right here on this BB (homepage and archives).

Unless you hear the message your bodymind is trying to send you, you will soon have a lot more to worry about than avoiding caffeine.

In the laboratory, if we want to test to see how much acid someone's stomace can make, all we have to do is inject pure caffeine (or nicotine). It can be given orally but the dose is not so specific that way.

When you are on the verge of having a serious acid problem, all it takes is the right dose of caffeine to push that person over the edge.

The time will come SOON whenyou will feel like that all the time whether you use caffeine or not.

You will have to learn what I am talking about & apply that information to your own life to stop walking down this undesirable path of life. When you are ready to become a student, let me know & I will be happy to point you in the right direction. Till then we both would be wasting our time.

I KNOW I am being blunt. However, I am assuming that you are serious about wanting relief and I am not into wasting my time by beating around the bush.

Walt



Re: stomache pain and coffee

Posted by Gerry on June 17, 1998 at 16:13:09:

In Reply to: Re: stomache pain and coffee posted by Walt Stoll on June 17, 1998 at 09:51:39:

Walt,

This question and your answer really got my attention. I would have responded sooner, but I had to go get a cup of coffee first!

Are you saying that any amount of coffee is bad, or just excess. I used to drink too much coffee, but over the years have cut back to maybe 2 cups a day. For a couple of years I was having stomach problems, and cut back to zero, which didn't seem to help.

However, maybe I have found at least part of the cure, thanks sincerely, to info on this BB. I have cut down sugar, not to zero, but probably to 3% of what I'd been getting. Also, a major improvement appeared to come after beginning to use acidophillis - I actually noticed this change within a day or two.

I am now speculating that the problem started with antibiotics, which I was on for several periods over a year or so with root canals that failed. My stomach problems began during or after that. But I could never relate them to acid, as they always were in the lower abdomen, and antacid remedies never had any effect.

To my knowledge, doctors and researchers have been trying for 100 years to find a tie between coffee and disease, including cancer, but generally have failed to do so. On the other hand, since they generally don't recognize the existence of LGS, maybe that's the one they're missing!

My ancestors were Finnish, so you know what kind of coffee drinkers they were! It's interesting that they didn't have any of the medical problems I have (LGS, arthritis) and they all lived a lot longer than I have so far. Could it be that all the beer, eggs, and red meat they consumed cancelled out the effects of the coffee?



Fishing For Nullifiers Won't Stop Your Coffee Problem.

Posted by Greg on June 17, 1998 at 19:38:40:

In Reply to: Re: stomache pain and coffee posted by Gerry on June 17, 1998 at 16:13:09:

"My ancestors were Finnish, so you know what kind of coffee drinkers they were! It's interesting that they didn't have any of the
medical problems I have (LGS, arthritis) and they all lived a lot longer than I have so far. Could it be that all the beer, eggs, and
red meat they consumed cancelled out the effects of the coffee?"

Problem #1 -You don't live in the Finland of 100 years ago.

Problem #2 -You aren't following the diet of you ancestors. By this I mean that the foodstuffs of your acestor aren't availabe to you today, even if you knew everything that they ate. It would be nice if there were something that would nullify the effects of coffee, however you have to accept that coffee is an addictive beverage. That is what you really have to come to terms with.

You will also have to face that you have a potentially serious condition on your hands, which is about to be made more serious by not understand all the factors associated
with it. Luckily, this discussion is well underway, so let me direct you to this thread.

Good luck!




Re: Fishing For Nullifiers Won't Stop Your Coffee Problem.

Posted by Gerry on June 18, 1998 at 15:59:03:

In Reply to: Fishing For Nullifiers Won't Stop Your Coffee Problem. posted by Greg on June 17, 1998 at 19:38:40:

Greg, thanks for the info. I would like to dig into the LGS theory.

I guess I used the wrong word (ancestors). I only meant to include my father's generation. He had 6 brothers and 1 sister. He was the youngest and died the youngest (62). Most of the others lived into their 80's and the oldest into his 90's. These guys all "abused" themselves with red meat, eggs, coffee, alcohol and tobacco their whole lives, which they lived in BC and Alberta Canada. Everything they ate is availble to me today, except the moosemeat! (They were hunters.) My diet was probably very similar to theirs until I got into the low-fat, high fiber fad that began in the 1970's. Maybe that was a mistake, but I never got carried away with it.

I'm not finding a problem with coffee now, but don't drink that much. It's not addictive to me, it just tastes good. Actually I find it tastes better if I drink less.

Thanks,
Gerry


Re: stomache pain and coffee

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 19, 1998 at 09:54:06:

In Reply to: Re: stomache pain and coffee posted by Gerry on June 17, 1998 at 16:13:09:

Deare Gerry,

You need a better understanding of the stress-effect storage & what that does to how your bodymind works after many years of abuse (more than 90% of the stressors that cause this storage are not psychosocial and there are more than 1000 times as many now as there were just 100 years ago. How COULD you have the seme response as your "ancestors".

Also, what do you know about the "straw that broke the camel's back"? Once the camel sits down just removing the last thing placed on his back will not get him up. The entire load (including the harness) must be removed before the camel will get up & allow the load to be loaded again.

This is the way it is with any stressor: Once the system is "broken" (causing symptoms) just reducing the load will not resolve the problem permanently. The tissue has to be given the chance to heal BEFORE begining to abuse it again.

Is this making sense?

Read a copy of my book OR a copy of Dr Pelletier's classic "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer"

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



Stomach surgery results, stomach pain and my career

Posted by David on June 19, 1998 at 13:20:23:

Dear Walter,

It has been almost a year since I found this site (you) and the same amount of time since I have reclaimed my chance at good health. This is no coincidence of course.

I have had GERD for the past five years and after attempts to get the upper hand on my bracing, found that things had gone to far for a reasonable quality of living. You may or may not recall me and my ebbing of confidence in western medical practitioners.

Well, dispite my taking control of my own health, I put myself in the hands of surgeon to try and fix my problem. The Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication was performed two months ago this week and I HAVE been better. The surgery went well and recovery was not bad. I have since been eating all the good foods I could not eat for so long, like tomatoes, onions, garlic etc. Life seemed pretty good.

Here lies the rub; I have been having stomach pain and the surgeon says that it is rare for a GERD problem to cause stomach pain. He thought cancer and in fact, as I have read, stomach cancer does normally cause pain but I have been checked inside the stomach and around, CT scan and blood tests. Nothing else has been found to lead one to believe there is a cancer involved.

While I know it's still possible, my feeling is that it is much more likely that my GERD continues. I only have the stomach pain WHEN I am having other GERD symptoms, like lump in sore throat and chest pain.

I am planning on having another endoscopy and 24 PH in four months to confirm what I believe is happening. Until then I will continue to eat smart and take care of myself. I have not stopped meditating 1-2 times daily, usually for 30-60 minutes at a time. Also, I have gone back to my stressful job in software engineering which is not proving to help. Dispite my efforts, the career situation may be holding me back. I may have to completely unload this camel before getting it to stand again.

I have diluted my question with this gab of my recent history but here is the question.

Would you recommend further medical testing to rule any other cause of my stomach pain or would you suggest I continue with the meditation, good eating, moderate exercise and perhaps the career change should I be able to work that out?

I have had my pancreas checked but I know chronic pancreatitis can be a little more challenging to diagnos.


Thank you for any adise you share Walt.

Your friend,

David


Re: Stomach surgery results, stomach pain and my career

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 21, 1998 at 11:28:01:

In Reply to: Stomach surgery results, stomach pain and my career posted by David on June 19, 1998 at 13:20:23:

Hi, friend David!

My first question is whether you checked out your brain rhythms produced with your meditation via biofeedback? With this much time in the alpha/theta rhythm, you should have no more LGS (which is, of course, the most likely cause of your stomach pain). Of course, you COULD still have some of the complications of long standing LGS: parasitosis, dysbiosis, diverticulitis, ulcers, pancreatitis, gall bladder disease, cancer, etc.

IF you checked out your relaxation, to be CERTAIN that you are reaching the "relaxation response" with your technique, you definitely should pursue whatever it takes to nail down the "diagnosis" via conventional tests.

If not, were it me, I would be less concerned & get busy certifying that my meditation was doing more than being "restful". Getting an accurate conventional diagnosis would not be a bad idea in any case since, anything that has gone on this long needs one.

I agree that GERD does not cause stomach pain. However, LGS can do it in so many ways and GERD is always caused by LGS.

Were it me, I would also be sure to keep up the wellness approach (and even consider the career change--even though the immediate stress of the change CAN be even more stressful). NOW is no time to be changing anything till you know better the actual conventional diagnosis.

As soon as you know, share it with me as I may have additional suggestions or referrals to deal with the causes of THAT.

Walt



GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP!

Posted by Cathy on June 22, 1998 at 12:45:48:

Dr. Stoll,

I posted a msg approx 4 months ago complaining of GERD symptoms that were brought on by an overindulgence of atropine-type medications. After taking Prilosec for 3 weeks and making major changes to my diet (no caffeine, sodas, fried foods, etc), things improved tremendously. Recently these GERD symptoms came back and I have been having real bad pain it seems at the spot where my lower esophagus and stomach meet. The pain seems to be must worst when i'm hungrey. Does this sound like an esophgeal ulcer to you? I've heard that you can have ulcers in your esophagus. I did purchase your book several months ago when this started and I have been following your suggestions very well. Recently, I went out of town and was not following my diet restrictions like I normally do. Could this have caused a flare-up?

please advise...!! thanks


Re: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP!

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 24, 1998 at 09:49:00:

In Reply to: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP! posted by Cathy on June 22, 1998 at 12:45:48:

Dear Cathy,

First, I need to know EXACTLY what you have been doing. However, even if you have been doing everything perfectly, you would have a flare up if you stopped in less than a 6-12 month period. You would still be too close to the edge.

This DOES sound like an espophageal ulcer. However, that is just an extension of what you already had & will clear with the same things you did in the beginning.

This diagnosis could be made with an esophagoscope. However, what would you do differently?

Walt



Re: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP!

Posted by Cathy on June 24, 1998 at 10:38:12:

In Reply to: Re: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP! posted by Walt Stoll on June 24, 1998 at 09:49:00:

Walt,
Thanks for responding.

Four months ago when this started, I had very severe GERD/heartburn symptoms. The pain radiated all the way up throughout my chest and upper stomach. I took the Prilosec for 3 1/2 weeks and things improved. I changed my diet and eliminated sweets, fried foods, caffeine. I ate mostly fruits, vegetables, breads, beans, nuts and a lot of fish. However, I was still drinking a lot of orange and apple juices. I also drink a lot of water too. Last week I was out of town on business and i didn't do so well with my diet. I ate what my company provided us for meals which included a lot of fried foods and sweets. The symptoms returned after I got back from my trip. This time the pain is not all the way throughout my chest. It is concentrated (so it seems) in the lower esophagael area. The pain seems to hurt worst when I'm hungrey. After I eat, it's fine until i'm hungrey again. It's not a burning pain, but just more of a hurting (sometimes throbbing) pain.

I know I have a lonngg way to go to get to the ultimate healing like your book describes. I am scheduled for an upper GI in a few days. If you think it is esophagael ulcer, will the upper GI show this?

Your comments are greatly appreciated!!



Re: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP!

Posted by Terri on June 25, 1998 at 12:48:19:

In Reply to: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP! posted by Cathy on June 22, 1998 at 12:45:48:

Have you been taking the ginger juice? I have been away from this board for a few months so I don't know if this has changed or not, but, I did the ginger juice and it did help alot and I have the same symptoms as you. I stopped taking it and I have just had a "gall bladder" attack and the pain you describe so well is now back too. soooooo...its back to ginger juice for me and this time I will do it for a long time. When I saw my dr. for the g. b. attack he told me that in a recent study they put ginger right on the stomach muscle of rats and that it caused the muscle to relax. So he told me to go get some ginger ale. I was trying to tell him that real ginger was even better but he wouldn't give me time to speak. They have a great way of not hearing a word you say. Oh well, at least I know. Good luck, try the juice first and you may be pleasantly surprised. I did the scope down the throat to the stomach last Feb and I had your symptoms severely, and I did not have any ulcer. Terri


TO TERRI: Re: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP!

Posted by Cathy on June 25, 1998 at 17:03:24:

In Reply to: Re: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP! posted by Terri on June 25, 1998 at 12:48:19:

Terri,

Thanks for your comments.

When you had your scope test done, what was revealed? Did they find anything? I've recently heard that my symptoms sound like a sliding hiatal hernia.

Let me know.......thanks!





Re: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP!

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 26, 1998 at 10:16:46:

In Reply to: Re: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP! posted by Cathy on June 24, 1998 at 10:38:12:

Dear Cathy,

A barium swallow might show an esophageal ulcer but often not. An upper GI probably not.

HOWEVER, from what you are saying now, I believe your residual symptoms & recurrance are not due to reflux but due to the esophageal muscle spasm (cardiospasm) frequently associated with GERD. Although they are both caused by the same mechanism, the ginger juice only deals with the reflux and the skilled relaxation and wellness--that deals with the causes of both--take 6-12 months to resolve the muscle spasm.

By the way, you went off your diet at probably the worst stage of your recovery. For about 6 months people become even MORE sensitive to dietary stressors than they were before starting. This is a normal curative process. You have not set yourself back to ground zero but certainly have given yourself an opportunity for a great lesson.

If your xrays DO show an ulcer, what will you do differently? The exact things that will resolve the basic problem will resolve that too.

Walt




Re: TO TERRI: Re: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP!

Posted by Terri on June 26, 1998 at 16:13:44:

In Reply to: TO TERRI: Re: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP! posted by Cathy on June 25, 1998 at 17:03:24:

No, they did not find anything at all. bboff


Re: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP!

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 27, 1998 at 09:00:01:

In Reply to: Re: GERD symptoms returned!!..HELP! posted by Terri on June 25, 1998 at 12:48:19:

Thanks, Terri.

I want to remind all that I have promoted the ginger root juice only as a relief of symptoms of GERD---not as a cure. GRJ is cheaper, safer AND more effective than the prescription drugs presently recommended by those who make their living prescribing.

I have always said that GERD is one tip of the iceberg that is LGS and that people are going to have to deal with the LGS or they will have other tips show up (ulcers, gall bladder, colitis, Crohn's, etc.). Even the GERD will come back unless the person deals with the causes of the LGS.

Walt



Re: Acid Reflux Disease

Posted by Jenifer on June 26, 1998 at 18:24:12:

I am looking for some info on Acid Reflux I have a two month old little boy he is constantly spitting up. It is not just baby spit up it's more occasional, forceful and in large amounts. The other day I took my baby to the doctor to check on a cough, the doctor saw him throw up and asked if this was a pretty common thing for him. He then asked us to chart how much he ate and spit up. He felt maybe he needed to go to a surgeon due to too much muscle in his stomach. I did this for about a week and then stopped because it became less often. About two days later it began getting bad again and has continued to worsen. The reason I'm looking for some other oppinions on Reflux is because my cousin 6 years old has this and his teeth are rotten out and has had to get many others pulled. Please help with info



Re: Acid Reflux Disease

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 28, 1998 at 08:57:30:

In Reply to: Re: Acid Reflux Disease posted by Jenifer on June 26, 1998 at 18:24:12:

Dear Jennifer,

This is not likely the classical acid reflux (GERD) found in adults. HOWEVER, it could be hyperplasia of the pyloric muscle and surgery is a wonderful resolution of that. If they get the diagnosis wrong, however, the surgery will do nothing. It is not hard to make this diagnosis. The little hard lump of muscle can be felt directly thorugh the thin abdominal wall of a tyke this age.

This is almost certainly Candida-Related Syndrome & should be resolved by your seeing someone knowledgable about this condition. First, read anything about kids & C-RS by Doris Rapp, MD, Sherry Rogers, MD, William Crook, MD or John Trowbridge, MD.

THEN, if you still have questions write again.

Walt



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