Thank you for the helpful links. As I am fully whole food, plant-based eating now, I have no issues with constipation or straining. My problem is never associated with "burning" but instead, a post prandial feeling of fullness at the level of my esophageal sphincter. The mechanical nature of the hernia is confirmed by EGD. I am thinking that eating smaller portions and eating more slowly are the only things I can do to attenuate the feeling of pressure on my esophageal sphincter after eating.