Tips for Tummy Bug

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By: Jennifer Cabic

It happens quickly and it hits hard! That dreaded stomach virus that rears its ugly head this time of year. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, low grade fever and just plain nausea, sometimes for days! This year I have heard that the vomiting has lasted anywhere from 12-24 hours. Here are some tips how our family got through it over the holidays.

For nausea and vomiting, rub a drop of DigestZen essential oil blend along with a few drops of a carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil) around your belly button. Do this every 20 minutes. If a couple hours have passed and the vomiting has not subsided, add a drop each of the following along with the DigestZen: Ginger, Fennel and OnGuard. Again, be sure to also use a carrier oil, the Ginger essential oils is quite spicy! If you can tolerate, eat a teaspoon or two of organic Coconut Oil. This will also help sooth the stomach lining and has anti-viral/anti-bacterial properties.

We found it beneficial to diffuse the above essential oils in the room. You can also add lemon essential oil to help clean the air.

If you are still vomiting for several hours, you can take Homeopath of Ipecac. This is a good remedy to keep in the home so you are prepared. You can get this at your local health food store.

Be sure to stay well hydrated, but only drink small sips at a time, especially if you are having a hard time keeping anything down. Stay away from the sugary electrolyte drinks, this can further compromise your immune system, plus, the dyes in these drinks are extremely unhealthy for you! Stick with coconut water or plain, filtered water.

You may not be able to avoid this bug, but at least you can have the ammunition to fight it and make your sickness more tolerable and it will also help you get over it quicker!

If you have any other questions you can contact me through the Integral Life Center @ 440-591-0523

Here's to you health! - Jen

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David Ramsey

David Ramsey is an Intuitive Healer committed to helping individuals and communities thrive in health and vitality. His experience in the healing fields spans over two decades with over 2,500 hours of training professionally. The journey began with an introduction into conscious awareness of language patterns through NLP in 1999. David realized then that we hold those patterns in our bodies and began trainings in Massage Therapy, Zen Shiatsu, Five Element Theory, Intuitive Healing and Energetic Medicine to help individuals release those inhibiting patterns. David’s studies led to an even deeper examination of Consciousness and inquiry into our Belief Systems and how we can create and dis-create our beliefs at will to create a happier more joy full life.

David’s expertise and passion lies in assisting release of chronic concerns and issues on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. His approach to personal and professional growth is threefold in Body, Mind, & Spirit. When your body feels good your mind is free to create, and when your mind is free to create, you spirit can soar!

“Each person walks a path. My aim is to honor that path and help them expand the awareness of who they are to release Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual disharmonies. My hope and desire is to inspire people and help them experience joy in their life more often than not.” – David

David’s Certifications include: Graduated Phoenix Therapeutic Massage Collage (1993), Usui Reiki and Terra Mai Reiki Master Teacher (1993), Bachelors in Religious Studies from Arizona State University (1999), Graduated Zen Shiatsu School with added focus in Five Element Chinese Medical Theory (2003), Certificate in NLP (1989), Completed Avatar Master Training (2005) and Certified in Energetic Medicine through Victoria Merkle School of Energetic Medicine (2010).