Nausea and Dehydration
If nausea leads to vomiting, dehydration can occur if you don't get liquids back into your system. This is especially important for children. Drinking sports drinks, or an oral electrolyte solution like Pedialyte, will ensure essential minerals, nutrients, and fluids are recovered quickly.
Natural Nausea Remedies
Fresh air. Stinky, dank rooms and strong odors can easily bring about nausea or take it to that wretched next level. This is especially true for pregnant women experiencing morning sickness. Be sure to open windows and air out rooms whenever possible. Use natural air fresheners like baking soda sachets instead of noxious sprays that merely mask smells.
Bananas. Bananas are great for preventing nausea as well as recovering from it. They stimulate the production of a protective mucus layer in the stomach, shielding it from acidic substances that cause nausea and heartburn. Bananas are also a very bland food, easy to eat when ill, and they are loaded with B6 (often prescribed for morning sickness) and potassium, an important electrolyte lost through vomiting or diarrhea.
Vomiting. I try to avoid multi-colored yawns when I can, but throwing up is a completely natural defense against harmful toxins in the body. If you suspect food poisoning is causing nausea, don't be afraid to let nature do its thing. You can also use your index finger to speed things along. Sometimes it's the quickest way to get rid of nausea.
Acupressure. Many people suffering from motion sickness and morning sickness swear by acupressure. Acupressure bracelets (Sea Bands, for example), available at any drugstore, stimulate a certain nerve that interrupts nausea-causing brain signals. But you can save money and stimulate this nerve on your own. Place your thumb two finger widths down from your wrist between the two prominent tendons. Press down relatively hard for a minute and switch to the other hand.
Medical Marijuana. If you're experiencing nausea due to disease like AIDS or an aggressive medical treatment such as chemotherapy, you might benefit from medical marijuana. In countless studies it has proven to be an effective nausea treatment and appetite stimulant; however, there is still much stigma surrounding this plant, and it is only medicinally-available in fourteen states. Privacy | Terms | Contact