5 Tips To Cure The Stomach Flu Fast And Easy (Because Who Has Time For That?!)

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If you have ever had what is commonly known as the stomach flu, you know how disgusting it is. Also, how painful it can be. The stomach flu is best known for its ability to multi-task. You often find yourself sitting on the toilet with cramps and diarrhea while holding a trash can in front of you so you can vomit at the same time. This is sometimes so painful that you really believe that the end is near. You wish it were near so you would be out of your misery.

Stomach flu, despite its name, isn’t really the influenza virus, but rather it is caused by bad bacteria. This seems to happen quite a bit when we travel, (ever hear of Montezuma’s Revenge?), because our digestive systems are not accustomed to some of these bacteria. When our own microbial balance goes berserk, we end up with what is called the stomach flu.

Although most of us “get rid of” everything within 48 to 72 hours, it can take as long as 10 days for your body to heal and recover. Symptoms that your body is trying to kill or remove these nasty bad guys include such lovely things as vomiting, nausea, fever, sore muscles, cramps, headaches, weakness, diarrhea, and shivering. Nice.

To help your body remove these unwanted, and possibly dangerous bacteria, we have a list of five of the best ways to naturally work with your body and help you to get back on your feet fast.


1. Stay Hydrated

One of the biggest dangers of stomach flu is dehydration. You are losing more fluids than you are taking in so you need to stay hydrated. This means a great deal more than just drinking a lot of water. Your body is losing essential trace minerals and salts. You’ve seen those electrolyte replacing drinks on your supermarket shelf. Although these sound like a quick and easy solution, they are filled with sugar (or worse, aspartame), artificial colors and artificial flavors. You certainly don’t need any of those things! To get all of the salt and minerals your body needs, simply add a pinch of Himalayan salt to a couple of glasses of water or ¼ teaspoon in about 1.5 liters of water. Himalayan salt has 84 trace minerals, something you can’t get from regular table salt, as well as the ionic energy this salt has when mixed with water.

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