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5 Tips To Cure The Stomach Flu Fast And Easy (Because Who Has Time For That?!)
2. Make Probiotics Your New Best Friend
Although probiotics are really great for everyday health, they become vital while dealing with the stomach flu. Probiotics are the good bacteria that naturally live in our digestive system. These good bacteria help to balance out the yeast and bad bacteria, so everyone lives together in harmony. When our digestive system is out of whack, we need to give it a helping hand with probiotics. Try eating two or three cups of plain yogurt that contains live and active cultures. If you can keep them down, fermented foods, such as miso, sauerkraut and pickles are also loaded with healthy probiotics. There are also plenty of probiotics supplements available at your local health food store.
3. Slippery Elm
The bark from this tree has been used for sore throats and digestive problems for hundreds, perhaps even thousands of years, by the Native Americans. Slippery elm coats and soothes the digestive track, providing a protective layer. It also offers some pain relief because this bark is also a powerful anti-inflammatory. You can find slippery elm bark just about everywhere, including most pharmacies and health food or natural stores. Take as directed.
The best anti-inflammatory on the planet is curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric root. Consuming some curcumin supplements or turmeric powder will help to stop the inflammation that is causing you a great deal of abdominal pain. Curcumin will also help to speed healing. The only drawback here is that your body has a hard time absorbing curcumin. You can mix a ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of milk and drink it two or three times each day or consume 1 gram of curcumin supplements with either a glass of milk or eaten with a meal that contains fat. Since turmeric is a fat soluble substance, this should aid the body in absorbing it.
5. Natural Antibacterial
Eating probiotics will help to put good bacterial back in the digestive tract, but it can also help to kill off some of those bad guys if you want to heal faster. Consuming some natural antibacterial such as oregano oil, coconut oil, garlic, clove, thyme, colloidal silver, and apple cider vinegar will kill off some of the bad bacteria but leave the good guys alone.
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