is a distressful sensation that usually occurs in upper
gastrointestinal tract (stomach and/or small intestine)
that may be accompanied by vomiting. Nausea is not an
illness per se, but a possible sign of overeating, food
poisoning, parasites, inner ear disorders, excess alcohol
consumption, or the flu. It can also be a sign of pregnancy,
especially in the first trimester.
can also be due to a lack of digestive enzymes and/or
a toxic colon. Toxins in the liver can also trigger
nausea attacks, as can anxiety and emotional stress.
All of these potential underlying causes must be screened
for and addressed in cases of prolonged nausea. ;p>
Excessive intake of zinc in particular or
too many vitamins and minerals at one time can cause
nausea. To reduce the risk of this happening, take your
supplements with your meals unless directed otherwise
and limit your zinc intake to 30 mg per day.
Eat smaller, more frequent meals and avoid processed
fats. During an attack of nausea, nibbling whole-grain
crackers or sipping lemon water can be helpful. To avoid
nausea as a result of eating, avoid aspartame, monosodium
glutamate (MSG), and all foods that contain chemical
additives. Also avoid eating raw fish, as this can often
lead to parasites. In addition, assess your risk of
food allergies and avoid all foods to which you may
be allergic or sensitive.
Vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, and magnesium are useful
nutrients for treating nausea.
Put a drop of peppermint oil on the tongue
at the first sign of a nausea attack. This will often
stop it from progressing or prevent it from becoming
Rescue RemedyŽ is excellent for nausea due
to anxiety or emotional stress.
Chamomile, ginger, and peppermint teas are
all excellent herbal remedies for nausea.
Useful homeopathic remedies include Ipecac.,
Nux vom., Pulsatilla, Calc fluor., Colchicum, and Arsen alb.
Splashing your face with water or covering
it with a warm towel can speed relief of nausea symptoms.
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures,
seek the help of a qualified health professional.
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