Fast Tract Diet for SIBO Forum Heartburn and GERD GERD/hiatal hernia and exercise

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  • finnmccool2685
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    I have been dealing with GERD in conjunction with an upper-hiatal hernia for about ten years. I have tried many diets and have slowly honed in on what works. The gym is where I begin to have difficulty. If one exercises with substantial intensity, there are varying degrees of lactic kickback. This causes my performance and confidence in athletics to fluctuate constantly. I realize that some combinations of movement with GERD/hernia are worse than others, such as squats, crunches/situps, leg press ect. If anyone has suffered these conditions and found any kind of exercise routine that works, please help. I just want to stay fit without agitating my condition every day that I go to the gym.

    Also- how can someone with these problems exercise and consume the necessary quantities of protein and carbs to build muscle, and/or avoid chronic fatigue?

    Thank you to anyone that can provide any advice.

    AndreaS
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    Hi finnmccool,
    Can’t help you with exercises. I am actually having similar problems, and I am also trying out various sports and techniques. However, I haven’t found any patterns. Some things work better, others not. Moreover, it’s changing too.

    About necessary quantities of proteins and carbs, that’s what FTD is about, i.a.. So, if you haven’t yet, get the book. It also helped me to reduce reflux (probably as a result of reduced bloating).

    finnmccool2685
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    When discussing levels of protein and carbs, I was referring to the quantities recommended for moderately intense weight training, which is 2/3 of your bodyweight in grams of protein per day, and plenty of complex carbs (whole wheat, brown rice ect) to increase calorie intake, which would cause reflux and/or candida growth. I am curious if anyone has found a specific routine and diet that works well with this type of condition, while allowing for weight training? So far, it seems like having GERD, Hiatal Hernia, ect. is incompatible with most weight training and anaerobic exercise.

    happynz
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    Doc_Josh
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    GERG, or esophageal reflux, is one of the most misdiagnosed conditions in this country. Reflux can be caused by Hyperchlorhydria, Hypochlorhydria and Achlorhydria. Hyperchlorhydria is the over production of Hydrochloric acid, by the guts parietal cells. Hypochlorhydria is the reduction in the strength of the Hydrochloric acid (HCL). Achlorhydria is the complete absence of Hydrochloric acid, in the Gut. All three of these condition can cause the following symptoms: reflux, gas, belching, bloating, nausea, abdominal pain, irregular stools, diarrhea and/or constipation, etc. It is virtually impossible, to make an accurate diagnosis, from the symptoms, because they are common to all three conditions. Unfortunately many doctors assume that a patient, with reflux, is over producing acid (hyperchlorhydria), when in fact, the opposite may be true. This incorrect assumption will most likely require that the patient be prescribed an acid reducing medication (PPI). When patients that are not producing strong enough HCL, are place on Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), they will become Achlorhydric.
    Both Hypochlorhydria and Achlorhydria will cause malabsorption of the necessary vitamin, minerals and micronutrient to keep the body healthy. Strong HCL is required, in the gut, for breaking down and sterilizing nutrients. Strong acid is absolutely necessary for the Peptic enzymes to break down proteins into peptones. Peptones are necessary in the formation of the amino acids. The breaking down and conversion of proteins destroys the allergens that are in many proteins. The peptic enzymes are most active in the conversion process when the strength of the HCL is at 1.0 pH. AS the strength of the acid decreases the peptic enzymes become less active in the conversion of proteins. At 5.0 pH the peptic enzymes are completely inactive in converting proteins. In addition, the pyloric sphincter, at the base of the stomach, starts to relax, when the pH of the gastric fluid is at 4.0 to 4.5 pH. When the pyloric sphincter relaxes, the contents of the stomach are prematurely dumped into the small bowel. The premature dumping, of unsterilized and unconverted nutrients, will cause allergic reactions and allow bacteria and pathogens to enter the small bowel. Hypochlorhydria will allow bacteria to proliferate in the stomach, small and large bowel. When the pyloric sphincter is relaxed, caused by Hypochlorhydria, fluid from the duodenum and bowel will reflux back into the gut and esophagus (pyloric insufficiency). Hypochlorhydria can be caused by, Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), antibiotics, antihistamines, sedentary life styles, diet and other medication. Before taking any type of medication for GERD, ask you doctor to give you a pH diagnostic test, to find out exactly what is causing your reflux. There is a lot more info on the web, check out digestiveblog.com, or search for pH diagnostic testing, pH capsule test, or pH gastrogram.

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