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What's the book by an MD about exercise without truss?

 
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JP.hernia



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:17 pm    Post subject: What's the book by an MD about exercise without truss? Reply with quote

I've tried finding this guy's name, website, book without luck. But it has been mentioned a few times in the self-help hernia info. Anyone know?

He's an MD who wrote a book about self-help hernia cure. The only MD I've heard of who has acknowledged the chance of a self-cure.

As I recall, he advises exercise without a truss-support -- elevating legs and hips to keep bulge from forming while doing crunches.

I just tried some no-truss exercises in this way and it seemed to work fine. I'm looking for more info.

Also, any feedback on the concept of elevated no-truss crunches is appreciated.

Thanks!

(ps: I've been working on a self-cure for 3/4's of a year now. Since summer with the good truss available from the folks associated with this forum. My abs are certainly stronger and more defined after all the exercise. But my hernia still seems inclined to bulge. It does seemed improved, though, so I'll keep at it. The bulge "jumps" a bit when I cough, for instance. I exercise 5 minutes a day -- 25 regular crunches, 10 stomach-vacuums, 10 strong kegels, 25 twisting crunches. I also do an average of 1/2 hr vigorous other exercise most days. I also take Hawthornia, glucosamine sulfate, MSM and a few other general supplements.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi JP. hernia,
Are you possibly referring to Edwin Flatto, M.D ? I posted a link a while ago to an article that describes two books that Dr Flatto has written on the subject of curing hernias with exercise. The link to the article is as follows:

http://www.thenhf.com/article.php?id=2027

The books are called "Super Potency At Any Age" (Plymouth Press) and "Miracle exercises", also available from Plymouth Press (P.O Box no 2044, Miami, Florida 33140).

I haven't purchased either of these books and so I can't provide any additional feedback. I regret that I haven't posted updates regarding my experiences on any of the forums for a while, but I hope to start contributing again soon. I've been wearing my flat pad supports and doing abdominal exercises now for about 7 months. Like yourself, I've found that my hernia bulge has reduced significantly, but I haven't been able to make it disappear completely (I've also continued to use my SlenderTone Flexbelt EMS device). When I first started to exercise, my abdominal muscles were quite weak. Now I can do advanced exercises, such as the ones shown in Falcon Blanco's video with relative ease. I'm starting to think that for me at least, I'll need to concentrate even more on the more advanced strenuous exercises to really tighten the lower ab muscles.

Please note, for readers who have just started an exercise program, my advice would be not to try some of the more advanced exercises that you might see in videos or books until you start to develop some real strength in these muscles. The exercises posted on the web site are the right place to start (in my opinion). Trying too hard too soon just increases the chance of serious injury and more damage to the hernia. I'll admit that when I first started, I couldn't even attempt to do the exercises shown in Falcon's video. It probably took me at least 5-6 months of regular exercise before I felt comfortable with the really advanced stuff.

Hope to provide more updates in the "Feedback" forum in the near future.

Best Regards,
David.
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JP.hernia



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that's it! I just checked it out of our library.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My library only had the "Super Potency" book and it was interesting but also perhaps a bit far-fetched. It's about erectile dysfunction and it's from the early 80's (as I recall) so no mention of Viagra. Lots of exercises with legs over the head. And there's a lot about how ejaculation causes a person to waste away. So he's a big fan of orgasm without ejaculation and gives information on how this can be trained. It seems to start with some pain infliction. It all seems a bit odd, but who knows! He doesn't seem to give any research info to back him up. He does some anecdotes, at least one of which seemed odd.

So who knows about this doc and his cures! : ) He does mention ab crunches on an inclined board -- so I might try that for my hernia. Seems sensible. Gravity keeps the gut away from the opening yet the muscles in the area get a good workout. I've been doing other ab exercises for months now so this might be a good step up. (I must have a plank around here somewhere -- plenty of lumber in the garage. I'll bolt a strap loop at one end to hook my feet thru.)
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HOLLALLEN



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:52 am    Post subject: I have the book Reply with quote

I have the book but the information about hernia repair is scarce. A better book is "Defeat Inguinal Hernia" by Dr. Shiv Dua. He goes over everything about hernias and provides some exercises as well as homeopathy and chinese remedies as well

[quote="JP.hernia"]My library only had the "Super Potency" book and it was interesting but also perhaps a bit far-fetched. It's about erectile dysfunction and it's from the early 80's (as I recall) so no mention of Viagra. Lots of exercises with legs over the head. And there's a lot about how ejaculation causes a person to waste away. So he's a big fan of orgasm without ejaculation and gives information on how this can be trained. It seems to start with some pain infliction. It all seems a bit odd, but who knows! He doesn't seem to give any research info to back him up. He does some anecdotes, at least one of which seemed odd.

So who knows about this doc and his cures! : ) He does mention ab crunches on an inclined board -- so I might try that for my hernia. Seems sensible. Gravity keeps the gut away from the opening yet the muscles in the area get a good workout. I've been doing other ab exercises for months now so this might be a good step up. (I must have a plank around here somewhere -- plenty of lumber in the garage. I'll bolt a strap loop at one end to hook my feet thru.)[/quote]
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HOLLALLEN



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:54 am    Post subject: I have the book Reply with quote

I have the book but the information about hernia repair is scarce. A better book is "Defeat Inguinal Hernia" by Dr. Shiv Dua. He goes over everything about hernias and provides some exercises as well as homeopathy and chinese remedies as well

[quote="JP.hernia"]My library only had the "Super Potency" book and it was interesting but also perhaps a bit far-fetched. It's about erectile dysfunction and it's from the early 80's (as I recall) so no mention of Viagra. Lots of exercises with legs over the head. And there's a lot about how ejaculation causes a person to waste away. So he's a big fan of orgasm without ejaculation and gives information on how this can be trained. It seems to start with some pain infliction. It all seems a bit odd, but who knows! He doesn't seem to give any research info to back him up. He does some anecdotes, at least one of which seemed odd.

So who knows about this doc and his cures! : ) He does mention ab crunches on an inclined board -- so I might try that for my hernia. Seems sensible. Gravity keeps the gut away from the opening yet the muscles in the area get a good workout. I've been doing other ab exercises for months now so this might be a good step up. (I must have a plank around here somewhere -- plenty of lumber in the garage. I'll bolt a strap loop at one end to hook my feet thru.)[/quote]
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