Do you wake with that nauseating feeling that leads you to skip breakfast? Is your stomach easily turned, or does it feel queasy on a regular basis? A sluggish digestion means that food is digested too slowly in comparison to the amount of food you eat and to how frequently you eat. The result of undigested food in the stomach is formation of phlegm. Other reasons for phlegm are following a diet that is wrong for your body type, excessive eating in general, eating excessively rich, sweet or heavy foods, late night eating or meals that contain incompatible food combinations. Phlegm in the stomach is one of the causes for nausea. Nausea brings about a sense of unease and discomfort in your stomach. Strong nausea may end in vomiting.

How to solve Nausea

Avoid snacking and munching between meals

Eat easy to digest meals. Nausea can be reduced by avoiding phlegm-like foods such as heavy meats, creamy cheeses, cold, sweet desserts and iced drinks.

Avoid cold drinks during meals. Sip hot water when thirsty.

Eat 2/3 of your stomach capacity.

Chew well.

Regularity and routine for mealtimes is fundamental, but eat only when you are truly hungry, and not by clock time.

Skip breakfast and snacks until lunch time if you feel nauseas in the morning. A short fast will help digest whatever leftovers in your stomach.

Fresh ginger is a time tested remedy to prevent nausea, particularly if it is related to motion sickness.Chew and swallow a slice of fresh ginger root with a dash of lime/lemon juice and a pinch of rock salt.

For treating nausea caused by food stagnation in the stomach, grate finely radishes and season with a pinch of black pepper. Chew well and swallow.

Cardamom is one of the best herbs to help remove the phlegm that causes most nausea, along with cinnamon, bay leaves and cloves. Combine fresh ginger, cardamom pods, bay leaves and cloves, cover with water and bring to a boil. Lower the flame a simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and drink warm.

Trikatu compound: a mixture of dry ginger, black pepper and long pepper in equal proportions. Trikatu helps dispel phlegm from the stomach and lungs and treats nausea. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of Trikatu powder with 1/3 cup warm water and swallow.

For motion sickness, chew 50 times one teaspoon of Gomashio or eat one Umeboshi plum.


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