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Hiatal Hernia Unresponsive

Posted by Jaques (Brighton, England) on 11/22/2007

I am 58, have had a lifetime of stomach problems - now diagnosed with hiatal hernia/acid reflux, taking omeprazol, 40mg a day, main problem is always have loose stools and worst very sore eosophagus/throat, had biopsy on what looked like Barrets but negative. However, dont like taking pills, tried 2 tbls acv with 1/4 tsp bicarb soda in 1/2 glass water for 5 days lst thing and last thing at night on empty stomach - also did oil pulling - immediately on drinking the remedy my eosophagus/throat hurt even with bicarb added, my mouth which has burned, esp my tongue, for 10 yrs, became even more sore and the "runs" worsened. first I thought it would improve but I couldn't sleep at all, felt agitated and as I have very high BP which medication isn't helping, I decided to go back on the stomach pills. Having read peoples positive results I felt sure acv would help me with my stomach/BP and high cholestorol - I eat a very healthy diet, dont smoke, exercise, am slim, I really dont know what to do next or why this acv works for so many and makes me worse - if anyone has any ideas Id be grateful? Thank you

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Jaques: Many people have very high acidity stored inside the cells. Whenever baking soda is taken, the acid from the inside the cells get out, causing that problem. The original remedy I posted is for a very mild condition, not the industrial sized hiatal hernia, which requires more effective remedy.

The most effective remedy is 1/4 teaspoon of sodium citrate plus 1/4 teaspoon of potassium citrate taken about three times a day in 1/2 glass of water. The acid tongue should not be noted. The other reason why the acid tongue exists was because ACV was added. If it was removed, the condition of acid tongue would be reduced.

However, if sodium citrate and potassium citrate cannot be found, another rmedy might be close (albeit less effective but definitely better than ACV and baking soda), which is 2 tablespoon of lime juice, plus 1/2 baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. It should be noted that the best way to find whether it works was whether the urinary pH (using the electronic pocket pH meter) is going to near 7 after taking the baking soda remedy in 1 hour or so.

My remedy were rather mild to avoid side effects mostly from assumed minor ailments rather than major ones like hiatal hernia. Finally certain bacteria and other microbes that lead to hiatal hernia, may be further destroyed with 500 mg of magnesium citrate a day, for 5 days out of a week. I cannot guarantee that complete healing is possible, but at least getting rid of certain microbes that is eating away into the body, if it is killed, won't progress further. However, if certain organism is fungal related, a borax remedy might work, such as 1/8 teaspoon of borax in one liter of drinking water, taken everyday for only 4 days out of a week may notice improvement. My experience however seems to be more of the magnesium end than the boron end (boron is found in borax). It should be noted that many minerals such as zinc, magnesium, boron, and silver (colloidal silver, tetra silver) are all good antibiotics, including alkalization, and sea salt (sodium chloride). The problem I found is the proper use of them and its availability of them that is a common problem.

Replied by David
Hoosick Falls, NY
06/11/2008

Regarding Ted's Lime Juice recipe, it says 2 tablespoons Lime juice and half baking soda. Is that half a teaspoon or half a tablespoon? By the way a chiropracte was able to push my stomach back down. Many remedies helped but the chiropracter was the "fix".


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