We all suffer from tummy troubles at one time or another. Whether it's pregnancy, menstrual cramps, or a round of indigestion and nausea. When I'm feeling unwell, more than ever I want to make sure the products I'm putting in or on my body are healthy to soothe my belly rather than cause more upset!
Soothe Your Belly With 6 Natural Remedies
If your bowel habits are less than daily, you're likely not eliminating all the waste products your body wants to get rid of. Plants are the best source of fibre. Legumes such as lentils and beans are also rich in fibre. Try adding a couple tablespoons of ground flaxseeds into your smoothie for a fibre boost if you notice you're less than regular.
Hot Water Bottle
There's not much I like better than a hot water bottle to relax my stomach when I have period cramps. I wrap mine in a water bottle ‘cozy' to protect tender skin.
Organic Heartburn Tea
Sometimes I get that awful burning feeling in my throat and belly and I can't settle until it's soothed. I love Earth Mama Angel Baby's Organic Heartburn Tea, because I can keep it in my cupboard and all I need to do is boil some water and let the tea brew for 10-15 minutes.
Let's face it…when you are feeling unwell, the last thing you want to do is have to make something from scratch. Organic Heartburn Tea was formulated by a nurse and herbalis with marshmallow root, lemon balm, and chamomile.
These USDA-certified ingredients are traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve mild digestive disturbances such as dyspepsia, flatulence, bloating and belching. And like all of Earth Mama's teas, it is NON-GMO Project Verified, Certified Kosher, vegan and caffeine free.
Organic Morning Wellness Tea
When I'm feeling nauseated, Earth Mama Angel Baby's Organic Morning Wellness Tea is what I reach for. This Organic Wellness Tea is made with ginger root, spearmint, peppermint, chamomile and lemon balm which are traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to relieve digestive upset and disturbances including lack of appetite, nausea and more.
Keep this tea in mind for yourself or an expectant friend who is experiencing nausea.*
Keep your gut health in check by maintaining a healthy microbiome. Eat plenty of green, leafy vegetables and fermented foods like yogurt and kombucha. After taking a round of antibiotics, you may be wanting to replace the good bacteria that has been wiped from your system by taking a good quality probiotic supplement. There are plenty of simple ways to include probiotics in your wellness routine.
Castor Oil Pack
Constipated? Try a clockwise castor oil belly rub to help ease mild constipation and encourage movement of digestive tracts.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Earth Mama Angel Baby (EMAB). The exciting news is their organic wellness teas are available in Canada including on Well.ca. I've long used EMAB with my family, opinions and experiences are as always my own. *Always consult with your healthcare practitioner prior to use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
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