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It has been ages since I have eaten any milk products, meat or sugar. I have been feeling really good and only seemed to experience nausea one day before my period, which was fairly mild by comparison. I used to get such a bad case of nausea that I would literally throw up from it. I would get nausea all through the month too and it was just horrible. No matter what I did to get rid of it, it still lingered. I would eat chewing gum, drink Coke and even had to resort to drugs to prevent vomiting. I remember living on those throughout my teens.
Well, last night and this morning, that old familiar feeling came back to me again. I had some friends over last night and I ate way too much, in one sitting. I thought I would be okay because I have been feeling really good lately but oh no… my body wasn’t going to have none of that. I pushed it too far, with meat, wine and ice-cream all in one sitting and it has certainly let me know that, “Mel, this is unacceptable!” I felt nauseous fairly instantly last night and had to let it out… enough said. Then this morning, the nausea still lingered.
So, here is what I did to get rid of it:
- Had a massive big juice this morning with detoxifying parsley, cucumber and mint
- Went for a walk and did yoga
- Ate nothing but fruit and veg for most of the day. Carrots and apples and cucumber work wonders for me!
- Drank heaps of water, warm and purified is best
- Drank heaps of peppermint tea and ginger
So, there you go, just some simple tips for when you have a night out eating too much and you need to recover from that.
Nausea is not something you should be experiencing every single day or week though. If you are… this is a sign that your body is simply not happy with whatever you are feeding it. Sure, we can blame the hormones to some extent but I can honestly tell you that when I eat well, I don’t get nearly half the amount of nausea I do when I don’t. Nausea from hormones is also generally only going to be around your period and not all the time.
The only way I completely got rid of my nausea for good was cutting out dairy, sugar and meat. The dairy is the biggest culprit for me. The ice-cream is proof of that one! It is fatty and rich and my liver was just shouting when I ate it. Though I tried to ignore it!
There are a number of other symptoms I no longer get since making these changes. I don’t get heartburn, acid reflux, as much bloating or flatulance and not so much of the phlegmy feeling at the back of the throat either.
So, though I know these changes are often hard to do, they make a big difference!
I certainly learnt from last night that they are just not worth it. As good as the ice-cream tasted, it just makes me feel instantly nauseous thinking about it today.
See, the liver is our main area that we need to heal and it works together with the bile ducts to flush out extra fats. When these aren’t working as well, it struggles to process extra fats in the body. It is this underproduction of fats which actually causes our estrogen levels to rise further, causing more complications with Endometriosis. So, even though nausea seems unconnected to Endo, it is very closely connected to the liver and how well it is processing fats and hormones and toxins in our body. So, every time we eat extra fats, your poor liver is going … oh no more stuff we have to process. This is not going to help heal Endo or your body as you are simply overloading the very organ you need to heal! When your stomach receives the fats and foods it doesn’t want, it sends us a message saying: I don’t want this, get it out! This is why we will likely get sick and throw it up. When you feel nauseous it is your liver trying to process the fats in your body that you have given it. If you wake up really tired, this means the body hasn’t been able to process it all either.
Your body loves to digest fruit and veg, especially when it is juiced as it can absorb all the nutrients really easily. They contain their own enzymes when eaten raw and aid in cleansing out the fats in the body. Hence why I felt better after eating these.
Nausea is also a massive side effect on many of the hormonal treatments for Endometriosis. I think these changes will help heaps!
Do you get nauseous? What do you use to get rid of it? How often?