I bet you have heard this over the years, “Careful with that, you’ll give yourself a hernia.”

Usually in reference to someone lifting something particularly heavy to move.This is a common misconception about the root cause of hernias. They are not caused by the weight of something or how incorrectly it is maneuvered, but rather the years of wrong lifestyle choices that lead you there. The countless actions which create an internal environment for the hernia to blow out.

The real reason for inguinal hernia is due to a colon that is compacted over many years of eating unhealthy food and living an unhealthy lifestyle. Constipation is common with people having inguinal hernia as constant and frequent forcing of bowel movements can set up the abdominals, causing them to bulge.


There are many types of hernia and inguinal hernia is the most common type and that occurs mostly with adult men. Inguinal hernias are located in the lower abdomen just above the leg crease, near or adjacent to the pubic area. This is not to be mistaken with femoral hernia that is more common in women but can also occur in men. Both are groin hernias.

A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. Hernias are more common in the abdomen, but they can also appear in the upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas.



Acute constipation
Chronic constipation
Straining bowel movements
Forcing out abdominal gas
Lifting heavy objects incorrectly and without proper support
Excessive sports
Sedentary lifestyle and too little exercise, especially that which strengthens the abdominal and lower back muscles
Violent sneezing
Chronic coughing
Long-distance bicycling, and swimming
Wearing a waist belt too tight
Any mechanical movement or posture which exerts stress on the abdominal floor


Chemical contamination of the hernia site tissues in the form of environmental pollution, chemical poisons, food toxins
Pathogenic micro-organisms that are attracted to the degraded bioterrain
Constipating foods which slow down the transit time throughout the GI tract
Foods that trigger an allergic reaction, inflammation, or other type of hyper-reactivity
Recreational drugs
Various prescription drugs which weaken the digestive system
Taking too many nutritional supplements which compromise the digestive process
Too much red meat and/or other animal food products
Too much frozen, canned and/or junk food
Too much mucus-producing food such as dairy, wheat, sugar, and caffeine
Too much ice water and/or other cold beverages, especially artificially sweetened sodas


The feeling of being overburdened over the long term
Undergoing prolonged stress with no sign of relenting
Challenges of dealing with a broken relationship
Facing the prospect of losing a job and/or becoming unemployed
Confronting financial difficulties and feeling burdened by debts
Loss of a home or other major property
Crushing responsibilities at home or work
Being weighed down by an obstacle(s) which cannot be overcome
Overly preoccupied with a medical condition or health crisis


There are numerous facets of both electro-pollution and radiation throughout an individual’s environment and in their geographic area that they live, work and play. They can increase your likelihood of developing a hernia.

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An inguinal hernia can develop into a serious medical condition that may require immediate surgery, especially when the intestinal tract is strangulated. The most common answer is surgery. Although surgical interventions are often successful, there is no guarantee that the hernia will not recur unless there is a dietary and lifestyle change.

The best way NOT to have a hernia surgery is of course to prevent it in the first place. By avoiding the many causes mentioned above, you can prevent hernia from occurring, or from becoming worse.

Dr David Christopher, a renowned herbalist, says the real reason for inguinal hernia is that the colon is full of too much crap and the impacted colon is pushing on a weak muscle which bulges out. The colon needs to be cleaned out. Surgery definitely does not clean out the colon but is merely just masking the symptoms. Diet is key, to eliminate all of the fecal matter from the colon that is pressing on the weak muscle.

In order to get rid of inguinal hernia, there has to be a total change of dietary and lifestyle, bearing in mind the causes of hernia mentioned above. Other tips:

Most importantly and this is worth repeating, eliminate all fecal matters from the colon.
Understand how to care for your gastrointestinal health. 16 tips on how to do that here.
Practice these six basic rules to amazing health.
Lose weight, if you are overweight.
Totally avoid eating all processed/junk food and reduce on meat consumption.
Also eliminate high and fatty foods, dairy, flour and sugar products.
Eat more fruits and vegetables that are rich in fiber and enzymes to improve regularity.
Include these gut-healthy foods in your diet every day.
To accelerate the healing process, a juice fast might also be beneficial.
Understand the damages of stress, and reduce stress with these ten tips.
With a change of dietary and lifestyle, not only will you be able to help reduce the risk of your hernia getting worse, you are also helping your body to clean out the colon and preventing new diseases from occurring. As it is mentioned so many times on this website, your good health begins in the colon.