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Gastric Reflux and AK

Of course it may be necessary to rule out Helicobacter pylori infection and ulcer if you have been suffering this symptom for a long time. As always, rule out and address pathology first.

Many people choose to take medication for gastric reflux. Drugs are toxic foreign substances. They only address the symptoms and not the cause of the problem. Very often the simple act of chewing your food thoroughly and eating slowly will bring this problem under control. Limiting starches is often helpful. Very often a lack of hydrochloric acid (HCl) or pancreatic enzymes cause reflux.  


Some dietary changes that may help include:


  • Avoid refined sugar and refined carbohydrates
  • Avoid hydrogenated oils and fried foods
  • Eat slowly, chew your food thoroughly
  • Eat plenty of fresh vegetables
  • Find and eliminate hidden food allergies (see question #33 or the doctor’s report in the computer program for more on hidden allergies)
  • There are hands-on techniques to help relieve hiatal hernia


Sometimes supplements can relieve this symptom. Of course nutritional therapy is both an art and a science and supplementation should be individualized. A chiropractor trained in applied kinesiology can help you determine which supplement or digestive aid is best, and is trained in the technique to relieve hiatal hernia.    


Hiatal hernia:


            The diaphragm separates the abdominal cavity from the chest cavity. It has three openings to allow the vena cava (major vein of the body), the aorta (major artery of the body) and the esophagus to pass through.

The muscle fibers of the diaphragm wrap around both sides of the esophagus. They act like a valve, keeping the stomach and its contents below the diaphragm in the abdominal cavity.

            The diaphragm, like any other muscle, can be weak. Weakness in the diaphragm can allow the stomach to move up through the opening for the esophagus. When this occurs, acid from the stomach gets into the esophagus causing pain and burning.

Applied kinesiologytechniques are designed to find and correct weak muscles, including the diaphragm. The kinesiologist works on nerve reflexes, vertebral subluxations and other factors to immediately strengthen a weak muscle. The results are often miraculous. This works very well on many cases of gastric reflux

            Balancing the body’s structure and chemistry utilizing applied kinesiologyand chiropractic can solve many health problems by addressing the cause. Please feel free to call our office to schedule a consultation to discuss this or any other health issues you may have.