View Full Version : Upset stomach - can anything raw help?
06-11-2006, 10:01 AM
I won't go into too many unpleasant details but since Friday 9th June early morning I have been unwell. I have had vomiting (two episodes on Friday only) and on Friday and today very bad diarrhoeah (never could spell that word!).
My appetite has completely gone and the thought of any food makes me feel really queasy. Although this is great for rapid weight loss - I am 7 lbs lighter than I was last Monday - I feel tired, have a gripey stomach and can't go far from the bathroom!!
The cause is definitely not food poisoning so it must be one of these 'bugs' that goes round and hits you with no warning.
Can anyone suggest what sort of food I should start back on when I feel like eating again? Or is there anything I could nibble that would make me feel better right now?
I'm finding it hard to even drink water right now but am trying not to get dehydrated.
06-11-2006, 10:32 AM
Place peeled ginger into a blender with tepid water and blend. You many add honey or agave if you wish.
The amount of ginger is determined by the user.
Ginger is great for an upset tummy and so is honey.
Hope you feel better.
06-11-2006, 10:50 AM
Ginger is excellent. The other tea that works quite well, strangely, is black pepper tea with honey. My grandmother used to feed it to us when we had the flu.
06-11-2006, 11:04 AM
My appetite has completely gone and the thought of any food makes me feel really queasy. Or is there anything I could nibble that would make me feel better right now?
Hi Tracy, I would honour that first feeling, knowing that it is being generated by the most accurate system of 'bodily need' and that it has your 'best' interest at stake.
Yes, relief in the form of your body's 'reaction to eating' is always the temptation, avoiding unpleasant sensations is quite natural.
However, another side to it is.....that when you are truly ready for food, the sensations generated for that will be just as accurate.
Hope this makes sense.
06-11-2006, 11:11 AM
Raw food is the best thing for gastro interistis and problems of that nature.
I suspect you have the stomache bug and it just needs to go thru you. But once you get over that just start back on what you can tolerate...but untill then keep your self hydrated and eat fruits. :)
06-11-2006, 12:37 PM
Well, for minor aches (when I have been silly enough to eat cooked) I eat apples, that usually helps me. As you are feeling a bit worse though, I am not sure it is enough.. I hope you get well soon though!
Fly forever free..
06-12-2006, 02:18 AM
Thanks for all the advice. The ginger seems to be a common solution so I think I'll try that. It's now the 4th day and I still feel quite weary and I don't think my stomach is ready to settle yet.
Onion and garlic are supposed to be stomach-bug killers, but I don't know if they'd upset your stomach though.
06-12-2006, 09:55 AM
I concur with the ginger ... it works well for upset stomach.
When you are feeling better, start with bananas. They are very easy to digest and pack a lot of nutrition ... then progress to apples. Puree the apple into sauce sometimes works best to start.
Hope you feel better soon!
06-12-2006, 01:47 PM
Maybe a very cold soothing green smoothie or just a smiple one of bananas and some other fruit juice.
06-12-2006, 03:37 PM
I have a similar 'bug' right now. I rarely get sick, especially related to the GI tract...grrr! LOL
I like Alissa's raw Miso soup...It has ginger, but I tend to cut it down if I am feeling unwell (for myself 'cause my body thinks 'oh cool, she's cleansin', which I am, but I don't want to accelerate it too much LOL).
06-12-2006, 03:45 PM
Culturelle found at Walgreens or online is the strongest (survives the stomach acid) probiotic out there and will STOP the diarhea and repopulate your gut with the hardy strains of it. Just DON'T overdose on it because it is very effective and you don't want to go the other direction. : )
06-12-2006, 03:57 PM
Hello, I saw your post about your upset stomach. What you're experiencing are detox symptoms. When you have no appetite and feel horribly quesy you should not eat anything and only drink water if you feel thirsty. These symptoms are proof your system is unloading toxins and when toxins are releasing, it can feel quite uncomfortable. But hang in there and embrace it because this means your raw work is paying off. Keep it up, when you feel better continue you to eat raw, fresh foods. Remember also that detox symptoms come and go, so you might not be done yet and this could happen again. Just know it's for the best and will only last until you are free of toxins.
06-13-2006, 03:50 AM
Just to report that I'm now feeling a lot better. I had some grated ginger in warm water which was very soothing.
I made a green smoothie (well a 'lumpy' really as my FP isn't a Vitamix!) this morning of
2 handfuls spinach
It was what I was craving and tasted really good after not eating much for 4 days!!
Thanks for all the tips and suggestions. The ginger was a good idea.
Glad you're feeling better!
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