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6 Terrific Tips For Fighting Stomach Flu
If you have ever had those terrible stomach pains, cramps, diarrhea, and what seems like endless bouts of vomiting, then you have had what most of us call stomach flu.
Technically, it is not a virus, but our own microbial balance that is out of whack, or some nasty bacteria that we consumed on some not-so-clean food. We become more vulnerable to these bacteria when we are outside of our normal environment, which is why it often seems to occur when we are on vacation.
Although this type of bacterial blast is usually over within 48 to 72 hours, during that time you usually feel as if you are at the edge of that long-awaited apocalypse.
The vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, and chills are simply your body’s natural response to this foreign bacteria, which it wants to get rid of in the quickest (and most disgusting) way possible.
When you get hit with a stomach bug, no matter what you want to call it, there is very little you can actually do until your body gets rid of it.
However, there are a few tips that can make you more comfortable while you are sitting on the john and waiting for this to pass.
Keep reading, so that the next time you get hit with porcelain bus driving duty, you will be better prepared to fight back.
1. Consume Anti-Inflammatories
Turmeric is the king of all anti-inflammatories. Inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury, but it also causes pain. Consuming natural anti-inflammatories, such as turmeric, can reduce your pain symptoms and speed up healing. Unfortunately, many over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, can irritate your stomach and intestines, something that you are already dealing with. Simply add ½ a teaspoon of turmeric to a half a glass of milk. If you can’t keep this down, you might want to try taking 500 mgs of a turmeric supplement twice each day.
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