Written By Lizzie Howard / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Gastrointestinal illnesses can cause pain, heartburn, bloating, diarrhea, and vomiting to name but a few symptoms. Coupled with embarrassing symptoms like farting and belching, an upset stomach can be traumatizing. The right action is to treat it as soon as possible.
There are many over-the-counter medications available, but these usually have side effects. If you would rather try a remedy that has minimal side effects, if any, natural remedies are the way to go. These will help your tummy feel better within a short time without causing any harm to the body. What are some natural remedies you should try?
Probiotics are good microorganisms (germs and fungi) that live in the body. These keep the body, especially the digestive system, functioning properly. They achieve this by inhibiting the overgrowth of bad germs.
Though there are many causes of gastrointestinal illnesses, most of the time it is due to an imbalance whereby the bad microorganisms are more than the good ones. In this case, you need to retain the balance and the best way to achieve this is to take probiotics.
These good organisms will overpower the bad ones and the digestive system will return to its usual nature. Discomfort will be alleviated.
It is important to understand the ideal qualities of probiotics. The probiotics that can alleviate gastrointestinal illness include:
- Saccharomyces boulardii
Probiotics may be taken as supplements. These come in pills, powder, liquids, and other formulations so you can easily find one that suits you. You may also take probiotics through food items. Fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, and pickles contain probiotics.
Natural Anti-inflammatory Supplements
Inflammation is one of the ways the body responds to injury, illness, or infection. When one suffers from a gastrointestinal illness, inflammation occurs and this results in the pain that is felt. Taking anti-inflammatory drugs can help cure these illnesses and so can natural anti-inflammatory supplements.
There are many natural supplements with anti-inflammatory characteristics including omega 3, zinc, and green tea. Take any of these whenever you have a stomach upset and you will feel better.
Cannabinoid derivatives have also been proven to have anti-inflammatory effects. One such derivative is the Delta-10 that has been shown to be effective in treating gastrointestinal illnesses. What is Delta 10?
Delta 10 is a legal product derived from the hemp plant. When taken, it reduces nausea and stress while giving one a euphoric feeling. You will also experience an increase in creativity, focus, and energy levels. It will not only soothe your digestive system but also get rid of the anxiety caused by such an illness.
The Delta 10 is available in various formulations. Whether you prefer tinctures, gummies, or vape cartridges, there is a way for you to take the Delta 10.
Herbs and Food Items
There are many herbs that have been proven to help alleviate gastrointestinal illnesses. These herbs can be readily found at home and making a tonic is quite easy. You may take one herb or mix a few.
Ginger is known for its high antioxidant levels and anti-inflammatory traits. It has also been shown to increase stomach contractions, an action that is useful in alleviating stomach upsets. Mint is useful in relieving pain by reducing spasms in intestinal muscles. Cinnamon and chamomile contain antioxidants that help relax the gastrointestinal muscles.
To use herbs in relieving gastrointestinal products you need to take the actual herb. Do not take flavored drinks as these only contain the flavor – not the actual herb. Instead, look for the raw herb or powder. You may use the herbs in making tea or add them to cooked foods.
Food items that are high in fiber can also help treat digestive tract illnesses. These foods will help absorb excess water that may be retained in the tract. Green leafy vegetables, fruits, and grains are good sources of fiber. These will not only help get rid of gastrointestinal illnesses but also prevent them from recurring in the future.
It is possible to relieve gastrointestinal illnesses with natural means. With these methods, you do not have to worry about harmful side effects. What is more? You can mix these methods and see what works for you. Natural remedies are healthy and safer than over-the-counter medications.
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Lizzie Howard is a Colorado native who after graduating from the University of Colorado spends her time as a freelance writer. When Lizzie isn’t writing, she enjoys going on hikes, baking for her friends and family, and spending time with her beloved yellow lab, Sparky.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.