Although acid-suppressing drugs can have serious side effects, they can help people who have a hiatal hernia. In this video, Dr. Andrew Rubman, naturopathic physician and author of Bottom Line’s “Nature Doc’s Patient Diary” blog, discusses natural alternatives to acid-suppressing drugs to treat hiatal hernias. Interestingly, increasing stomach acid can help a hiatal hernia because it allows food to digest properly. Ultimately, recovery from a hiatal hernia requires a better diet, better nutrition and proper exercise. Yoga and deep breathing also are recommended.

Andrew Rubman, ND, is a teacher as well as a physician, helping his patients make better-informed choices about their healthcare and become better consumers of both traditional and conventional medical options.  He is also a member of the Bottom Line Personal Panel of Experts. For more great tips from Dr. Rubman, check out his other videos and Bottom Line blog “Nature Doc’s Patient Diary” or visit his website, https://southburyclinic.com.