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Sick Stomach? Try This

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Sick Stomach? Try This

Stomachaches and pains can be caused by many things, including:

  • Chronic constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Excessive gas
  • Food poisoning
  • Ulcers
  • Appendicitis
  • Inflammation of the gallbladder
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Hernia

While some of these causes can be serious, sometimes an upset stomach is just that  — a sick stomach. If you suffer from an occasional stomachache, here are some natural ways to remedy the ache:

Natural Remedies for Stomachache

  • Think tea! Add lemon and, if needed, some honey.
  • Eat an apple. Cut it up, keep the skin on, sprinkle with a little sugar and ground ginger. Heat it in the microwave for 40-45 seconds and eat warm.
  • Lime sherbet and lemon-lime soda. Place a few scoops of sherbet in a glass and add some soda. Great for kids.
  • Drink constant sips of either lukewarm or very warm water, but don’t drink it fast.
  • If you can, try drinking a teaspoon of vinegar.
  • Flat cola soda is also a helpful remedy.


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  • Drink water and lots of it. Water helps ensure smooth bowel movements.
  • Avoid processed food like cheese, chocolate, and dairy products.
  • Eat a balanced diet with plenty of dark green leafy vegetables.
  • Stay active. A morning walk can help keep your digestive system healthy.
  • Get enough rest — remember balance is key.
  • And as always: if the pain is severe or lasts long, consult your doctor.

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