Over the years, through trial and error, I finally figured out how to cure an upset stomach naturally. There are plenty of home remedies out there today, most of which I have tried with little success. Most of these remedies include different types of teas such as peppermint, ginger, and so on. There are also a lot of interesting The things I am about to share with you will seem simple, but they work. They are common sense, natural solutions to the question of how to cure an upset stomach naturally.
The National Institute of Health defines an upset stomach as “a vague feeling of abdominal discomfort — possibly including belching, heartburn, a feeling of fullness, bloating, and nausea.” If you have trouble swallowing or very intense pain, or if symptoms of upset stomach last for longer than a few days then you need to see a doctor. I am not a doctor and the kind of upset stomach this article refers to is the everyday variety usually caused by diet or an excess of stomach acids. Now that you know that I am not a medical professional we can proceed with how to cure an upset stomach naturally.
The last thing you may think of when you have an upset stomach is to grab something to eat. However, in my experience the first thing you should do is eat. Especially if you can get your hands on some fiber. Now fiber comes in many varieties, but I usually reach for some shredded wheat in this case. Remember that the primary cause of an upset stomach is an excess buildup of stomach acid. Fiber actually works sort of like a sponge in this case and helps to soak up some of the excess. I know it sounds to easy to be true, but eating fiber is the first step in how to cure an upset stomach naturally.
The second thing you need to reach for when dealing with an upset stomach is a glass of water. I know. I know, but trust me. Once again, I tell you it works. Studies catalogued by www.webmd.com show that drinking water helps to dilute excess stomach acid causing nausea or pain. Water will also help to move fatty and high carbohydrate foods through your digestive system more quickly.
I have listed this next remedy as number three because it has nothing to do with diet. However, exercise should be number one on the list of how to cure an upset stomach. When your abdomen is aching the last thing you want to do is jumping jacks. Once again I tell you it works. A simple five minute round of jumping jacks or running in place for the same amount of time is all you need to do. The Mayo Clinic website lists several studies that show mild exercise decreases gas and bloating within ten minutes. Exercise also speeds up your metabolism which forces your stomach to empty it’s contents sooner rather than later. Of course you will also possibly speed up the possibility of a bowel movement or gas buildup which will give you relief.
CHEW SOME GUM
If you still are not convinced that stomach pains can be cured naturally, then I will offer you one more idea. Once again, this sounds simple but it works. Chew some gum. That’s right, chewing gum causes an excess of saliva which naturally neutralizes stomach acids when swallowed according to www.webmd.com. I have tried it, and although you need to chew for at least ten minutes to get the effect, it does work.
You can go the route of drinking teas if you want to, but the four ideas I just gave will work more quickly. Remember, when you want to stop the pain in your stomach you need to eat some fiber, drink some water, do a little exercise, and chew some gum. This is how to cure an upset stomach naturally.