Heartburn & Swollen Body Parts
Heartburn has very little to do with the PRODUCTION of stomach acid.
It has much more to do with its DISTRIBUTION.
Enzymes don’t matter either.
It’s not even heartburn — it’s gullet-burn.
Gullet-burn is provoked — not necessarily caused — by swollen organs pushing the stomach’s lower border above the belly button and/or to the left or right of its normal position.
Why are these organs swollen?
Carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and sometimes methane cause SHAPE-SHIFTING, often resulting in central obesity — organ fat inside the peritoneal cavity.
Six-pack abs often camouflage visceral fat. Don’t rely on crunches to do away with heartburn.
Visceral fat is COVERT GAS.
A swollen spleen (splenomegaly) “doesn’t cause symptoms,” according to medical doctors.
Neither does a swollen pancreas (pancreatomegaly), they say.
Or a swollen liver (hepatomegaly), they say.
Or a swollen heart (cardiomegaly), they say.
Or swollen lymph glands (lymphadenomegaly), they say.
Or swollen intestines (enteromegaly), they say.
Or a swollen colon (colomegaly), they say.
Or a swollen prostate gland (prostamegaly “with significant post-void residue”), they say.
Or a swollen uterus (uteromegaly), they say.
Or swollen kidneys (renomegaly), they say.
According to Healthline Media (2016) …
“After urine builds up for an extended period, your kidney can enlarge. Your kidney may become so engorged with urine that it starts to press on nearby organs.”
Gas pressure is the covert cause of all these organ swellings.
All organs compete for real estate with the stomach and esophagus, often squeezing these two organs together at the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).
Here’s another old doctor’s tale (medical lie) — The LES is a sphincter muscle.
More hot air from the Assassins In White.
So where’s that Poor Little Man In the Dark (your tummy) supposed to be located?
Burton D. Myers, M.D. (“The Position of the Normal Stomach, With Observations on the Movement of the Diaphragm,” The Journal of the Indiana State Medical Association, Oct. 1915) wrote …
“In males, when standing, the average position of the lower border of the stomach was found to be one inch below the umbilicus, the extremes being from one inch above to three inches below this plane. In females, when standing, the lower border of the stomach was found to be three inches below the umbilical plane, the extremes being one and three-eights to four and one-half inches below the umbilical plane. When standing, the stomach is either J- or cow-horn shaped. The pyloric valve points upward, backward, and to the right. When lying down, the pyloric valve is one-third of an inch below the transpyloric plane, and in 12 1/2 per cent of cases, it points upward, backward, and to the left; the descending portion of the duodenum then lies posterior to the pyloric portion of the stomach.
“The cardiac stomach is not a storehouse for food, as commonly stated, but when standing, a gas pocket. The stomach fills from downward, the upper border of its contents remaining, during filling, at the level of the esophageal opening.
“The stomach is always as big as its contents. Its shape depends upon the quantity of its contents, the position of the body, the distention of adjacent viscera, peristalsis, and respiration. In certain cases even the beat of the heart gives a blow to the stomach wall which causes a wave to run across the surface of its contents.
“The stomach is normally in a state of tonic contraction so that when one lies down, the portion of the stomach over the vertebral column tends to empty and contract while the fundic portion accommodates an increased portion of the stomach contents.
“In the erect position, the fundic portion of the stomach looks upward, not backward as stated by His and Cunningham. The surfaces are not up and down, but anterior and posterior, or anterosuperior and postero-inferior as we stand or lie down. The greater curvature is not higher but lower than the lesser. The lesser curvature does not become convex when the stomach is filled, filling being accommodated by distention of the greater curvature. The position of the incisura angularis [angular notch], with reference to the pyloric valve, varies with the high or low position of the pyloric valve.
“The normal position of the diaphragm is higher when one is in the horizontal, than when in the erect position. Not infrequently, contraction of the abdominal wall is accompanied by descent of the diaphragm. Though some females employ costal respiration [rib breathing] almost entirely, as do some men, others show as great a swing of the diaphragm in normal respiration and as great extremes of movement of diaphragm in forced inspiration and expiration as is found in men.”