Skip the drugs ... opt for fresh juice instead.
"If you cut your hand – it will heal automatically, unless you deliberately put dirt in it, or you keep picking it open, or if your immune system is severely suppressed by the way you have been eating and living resulting in some very serious illness that causes delayed healing. If you smash your thumb with a hammer, it will eventually heal, unless you keep smashing the same thumb with a hammer - EVERY DAY! The point is that your body WILL heal itself UNLESS you keep injuring it. But most people don’t realize that they are “injuring” their body every day by the way they are living and eating. When we eat wrong and live wrong, these small daily “injuries” will result in a disease of one type or another. Unfortunately, doctors ONLY learn how to treat the symptoms of disease rather than addressing the root cause of the disease itself. Why? Because they are never taught the causes of diseases.
Doctors give DRUGS – ALL of which have side effects – and ALL of which harm the body! And DRUGS only cover up the symptoms."
Staying away from drugs and facing the music is how I approach illness. If I'm feeling under the weather or have a headache I do not opt for Tylenol or other off the shelf pain relievers. I feel the pain and drink plenty of fluids and rest. If you simply leave the body alone, it will heal itself. Period. I also drink herbal teas and drink freshly pressed juices. Freshly pressed juices flood the system with vital micronutrients and do not compromise the body's need for rest because they are pre-digested food.
Here's my juice recipe for stomach discomfort caused by stomach flu or a stomach virus:
... try it ... you will be amazed.
1 bunch of green cabbage
1 large lemon
1 medium size piece of ginger
1 small bunch of broccoli
*Juice the ingredients above in your masticating or centrifugal juicer and drink immediately. This juice is so simple to make and yet so powerfully healing to the body. The volatile oils in ginger increase motility in the gastrointestinal tract. Indeed Ayurvedic practitioners recommend ginger for awakening tastes buds and purifying the mouth. Ginger also stimulates the production of saliva, smoothing the digestive process. As well, ginger is a known pain-reliever, sedative, assails fevers, and has antibacterial properties. Ginger further helps to prevent nausea.
With the addition of cabbage, this juice is truly a digestive aid. Cabbage is known to relieve the body from constipation and various forms of stomach ulcers.
I used broccoli simply because I had it on hand. But you can substitute any green veggie for the broccoli (swiss chard, kale, dandelion, spinach, etc.). The crucial ingredients for the stomach aid are the ginger and cabbage.
So, give this juice a try the next time your tummy needs a little help.