Having an upset stomach can be a real drag. Homemade recipes for remedies can provide quick relief when your stomach is in distress. Even though we try to eat healthy, it can be very challenging, and leave us in a lot of trouble.
Usually right away after you eat you can feel that you’ve over eaten, this is the time where you say, “oh I’ve eaten too much.” or “Why did I eat that much?”
This article will give you some tips on what you can to after you’ve already messed up and your stomach is upset.
First let me say, try to stick with the healthy diet so you don’t even have to go upset stomachs all of the time. Secondly, try to stop eating before you are full because it is common knowledge that it takes awhile for the brain to realize your body is full. That is why you feel so overly stuffed and your stomach is upset when you get done.
Most of us can usually get by with half of what we eat when we have a “full” plate. If you want to start a fresh diet, I also recommend juice fasting. I did it for three days and drank nothing but vegetable juice , fruit juice and water for three days. Then I went back to a very slow soft diet and made it a point to cut my meals in half. By soft I mean, you don’t want to start off with a quarter pound hamburger and a large order of fries. This will put your stomach into shock! So eat things like Jello, pudding, applesauce, cottage cheese the 4th day (eat raw fruits and veggies too) and on the 5th you can go to toast and jam, oatmeal and things like that (still eat raw fruits and veggies). Gradually you can work into a more solid diet but try to limit your amount.
Now the only thing you really have to do is ask your doctor or look it up online, how many calories you need whether you want to maintain your weight or lose weight.
For many things, including chronic upset stomachs, this is the best home remedy because it gives your body a good cleanse.
Now for actual upset stomach homemade recipes.
After you’ve eaten too much it is good to eat papaya. If you don’t have access to papaya you can substitute pineapple. They both have natural digestive enzymes and will usually ease your problem within about 20 minutes or so. That is much better than feeling overly stuffed for hours though.
Another good thing to keep on hand when your stomach gets upset is enzyme supplements. I buy mine at Walgreen’s and they are the cheapest I can find. You can also try your local health food stores.
In addition, a good thing for stomach problems is yogurt. It is best to buy it at a health food store so you can make sure you are getting high quality yogurt, however most grocery stores carry many health foods now. They are usually in a separate area than the regular yogurt. The other alternative is buying plain yogurt and adding your own fruit. You can even make a good smoothie with plain yogurt, bananas, pineapples and maybe another fruit you can think of that doesn’t bother you.
Yogurt is good because it is a probiotic. However same with the enzymes, you can also buy probiotic supplements at your health food stores. A probiotic contains friendly bacteria that helps the digestion and helps reduce harmful bacteria such as yeast. Read up on probiotics as well as ask your health care professional the benefits and side effects of probiotics. I highly recommend natural doctors for having the most knowledge of these. There is also much research you can do on the web that will give you a lot of the information you need.
Another quick upset stomach remedy is to just eat a banana and a glass of mineral water. This is especially true if you have loose bowels.
Baking soda is another solution for stomach problems. Baking soda is an antacid or acid neutralizer. If you mix one tablespoon with a glass of water and drink it, you are good to go.
Of course there are always Tums with calcium, which also neutralizes acid.
I personally take Tums because my Doctor told me my body was too acidic and therefore was not absorbing enough nutrients. It helps my stomach and helps with other things. I just take them twice a day. I also take regular calcium as well as baking soda and water. The tums, calcium, baking soda, probiotics and papaya enzymes, were all recommended by either my doctor or my bio-feedback (Natural Doctor) specialist.
I also have tried all of the remedies mentioned above. The bananas and mineral water were given to me at the hospital by my gynecologist’s request for loose bowels. It helped by that evening. I had just given birth to twins. This was at Woodlawn hospital in Rochester Indiana.