Morn­ing Sick­ness

5 nat­u­ral cures for nau­sea

Amazing Wellness - - CONTENTS - By Jen­nifer Martin

Five ways to ease nau­sea, plus tips on pick­ing a pre­na­tal.

Preg­nancy can be a time of joy … and, of­ten, also of morn­ing sick­ness. The nau­sea and vom­it­ing as­so­ci­ated with morn­ing sick­ness can hap­pen any time of day—not just in the morn­ing. It is thought to be caused by the rapid rise of es­tro­gen dur­ing preg­nancy as well a preg­nancy hor­mone called hCG.

Lori Breg­man, founder of Rooted for Life (root­ed­for­life. com), a holis­tic sup­port pro­gram for moms-to-be, rec­om­mends these nat­u­ral reme­dies to ease symp­toms.

1. GRAB SOME GINGER

Take ginger cap­sules, drink ginger tea, or slice or grate fresh ginger into hot wa­ter or tea.

2. THINK ZINC (AND VI­TA­MIN B6)

Take zinc sup­ple­ments, as well as vi­ta­min B6 (of­ten found in pre­scrip­tion morn­ingsick­ness drugs) ev­ery 8 hours. Also, brewer’s yeast is high in B vi­ta­mins, which

Healthy tip! If your pre­na­tal sup­ple­ment makes you feel nau­seous, try tak­ing your vi­ta­min with a meal or snack, or right be­fore you go to bed.

pre­vent nau­sea; it can be sprin­kled on foods such as ce­real or rice.

3. HAVE A CUP OF TEA

Rasp­berry leaf, pep­per­mint, and anise teas can all be help­ful for morn­ing sick­ness.

4. GET HELP FROM HOME­OPA­THY

Breg­man sug­gests nux vom­ica (6X) or ipecac (30X) as needed. Or place two drops of Bach’s Res­cue Rem­edy (a blend of flower essences) un­der your tongue as needed.

5. PUT IT ON ICE

Try Breg­man’s Lemon Ice Cubes: Mix 1 quart of wa­ter with the juice of 2–4 lemons, de­pend­ing on how much tart­ness you pre­fer. If you want more sweet­ness, add ste­via to taste. Pour into an ice tray, freeze, and suck on the cubes, or crush them and eat. Lemons have a calm­ing ef­fect and have been known to help re­lieve nau­sea.

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