It’s an ironic part of life that many of the foods we like best, our stomach likes the least. There are many things that can lead to a stomachache, eating too much at once is a good example because your stomach can have problems handling the extra volume. The answer is simple, drink plenty of mineral water and unsweetened herbal tea, eat a healthy diet, and don’t overdo it too often.
- Sip fennel, chamomile, lemon balm, or peppermint tea with and between meals
- Eat a small piece of fresh or pickled ginger for nausea
- Bubbly water or soda can help
- Prepare an anti-inflammatory tea of licorice root and valerian tea
- Chamomile tea
- Oatmeal is good for an upset stomach
- Vitamin A helps rebuild damaged mucus membranes in your stomach lining. Good sources include carrots, green cabbage, delicate greens like mache and spinach, bell peppers, and apricots.
- Massage your stomach with gentle circular motions with one Tablespoon almond oil mixed with 3-4 drops of chamomile oil
Most doctors believe stress and dietary factors cause stomach ulcers with symptoms of bloating, pain, and nausea. The prescription is to regularly get adequate rest, reduce anxiety, eat bland food, and eliminate smoking, coffee and alcohol.
Edited 8/19/14 SCD