Quick and Natural Digestive Relief When You’ve Eaten One Taco too Many!
Need digestive relief? You did not intend to indulge in two deserts and a glass of wine. Or that cheeseburger. Or a whole bag of chips with salsa. Your stomach hurts, your belly is bloated, and your head aches. Now you need digestive relief, and fast! We all blow it occasionally. No matter how “clean” we eat at home, it’s hard to stay on a lifestyle plan when everyone around is celebrating with party foods. And, as next weekend is Labor Day, we will be tempted at every turn—picnics, bar-b-ques, weddings, street fairs. The list goes on!
Speaking Up is Better than Throwing Up!
Some of us do not do well with enforcing boundaries. Yesterday, one of my clients told me that when visiting her mom, she avoids hurting feelings by passing up the meatloaf and gravy, even though it turns her gut inside out. We talked about how positive it would be for her if she discussed her new diet with her mom before her next trip home. That way, no one will be surprised and her mom will not take her food choices personally. Make your motto, “Inform, inform, inform.”
Preparation is well and good, but let’s get back to those deserts we didn’t intend to eat. What can we do about that? Below are simple tools that will fast-forward you to digestive relief.
- Food enzymes. Your belly’s best friend are digestive enzymes. Make sure they have hydrochloric acid in them and take them when you eat, or shortly after. I never leave home without mine.
- Standard Process. “Antronex.” Antronex is a beef liver extract that has saved my liver and gall bladder countless times. The first time I used it, I had eaten a salad with rancid dressing at a restaurant. I felt awful, with stabbing gut pains and terrible gas. My chiropractor handed me a bottle of Antronex; I took three and felt better in two hours.
- Charcoal. Charcoal absorbs toxins, and is excellent to take in any situation where there is digestive stress. Here in Santa Barbara, Pressed Juicery makes a drink with charcoal that my clients adore.
- Baking Soda. A teaspoon of baking soda in a few ounces of water will alkalize the gut and help absorb stomach acids.
- Homeopathy. Nux vomica is excellent for nausea and hangovers. Arsenicum Album is helpful for stomach pain, gas and bloating.
Natural Soothing Elixirs
Ginger and chamomile tea are soothing elixirs, as is a a drop of peppermint oil in water. However, if you are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, go to the Emergency Room for IV fluids and anti-nausea medicine. After that, take plenty of electrolytes, salt and rest. It takes 48 hours to recover from food poisoning.
Get beyond calorie counting, and temporary diets. Discover how gut health and body alkalinity are related to overall health and permanently losing weight! Join us in October for our Fall Happy-Gut Makeover! Enjoy the support and enthusiasm of a small, intimate and safe group, who are taking charge of their health and learning to how to be their best selves.