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1. Why Low Fiber Can Lead to "Hiatal Hernia" -- Life-Threatening Condition

NutritionFacts website is a great one to subscribe to. Today it sent me an explanation of the cause of Hiatal Hernias -- a portion of the stomach goes up into the esophagus -- with a video showing how that happens due to straining at stool-time.  See email below.
What I would take away is we want to avoid straining at stool-time. The best way to do this is eat a high-fiber plant based diet. The failure to do so is what likely causes hiatal hernias in the first place. Such a diet also reduces acid reflux, and various cancers.
I also recommend for $24 a Squatty Potty...Amazon link. This stool raises the knees to a higher level, and thus reduces strain at stool time. My wife -- trained as a personal trainer -- also recommends a few squats before going on the stool to loosen up as well.

Of Michael Greger M.D.
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Jun 26, 2015 06:00 am | Michael Greger M.D.

What Causes Diabetes?

What Causes Diabetes?

 
Saturated fat can be toxic to the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, explaining why animal fat consumption can impair insulin secretion, not just insulin sensitivity.
 

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Jun 24, 2015 07:00 am | Michael Greger M.D.

Stomach Stapling Kids

Stomach Stapling Kids

 
Bariatric weight-loss surgery (like Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) is increasingly performed in children as young as five years old.
 

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Jun 22, 2015 07:00 am | Michael Greger M.D.

Diet and Hiatal Hernia

Diet and Hiatal Hernia

 
Straining at stool over time may force part of the stomach up into the chest, contributing to GERD acid reflux disease. This may explain why hiatal hernia is extremely rare among populations eating high-fiber diets.
 

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 2. Online Videos and Information on Exercise

Everyday Health advises:

Work out online. If you’re not sure where to start without a personal trainer to guide you, check out the American Council on Exercise’s free fitness library. The step-by-step instructions for exercises for every body part — abs, hips, shoulders, arms, and more — will having you toning at home in no time. Many ACE exercises don’t require equipment; for the ones that do, consider investing in a pair of free weights, or improvise by holding canned foods or gallons of water in each hand.

For individual exercises at ACE, see this link.

3. Vegeterian Restaurants

Vegeterians Org has a webpage where you can find Vegeterian restaurans in your state by city location.