GAS

GAS

 

Even women with normally hardy digestive systems may find themselves suffering from gas and flatulence when pregnant. This bothersome condition is usually due to the slower movement of food through your intestines. Sometimes women also find that they are upset by certain foods for the duration of the pregnancy.

 

 

TREATMENT Diet

Recommended Food

Papaya soothes the intestinal tract and is high in enzymes that help you digest food properly.

Instead of taxing your digestive system with large meals, eat several small ones throughout the day.

If your digestion is not as efficient as usual, try incorporating more easily digestible foods into your diet, such as soups, broths, and steamed vegetables.



Food to Avoid

If you suspect that a particular food is giving you gas, your body is trying to tell you something. Avoid that food until after youve delivered your child and finished nurs- ing. Common offenders include beans, cows milk, sugar, and spicy foods.

Keep a record of the food you eat during the day, and take note of when gas occurs. (Do not, however, try an elimination diet. Its too severe for you right now.) If you can isolate the food that irritates you, avoid it until the baby arrives and is weaned.

 

 

Super Seven Prescriptions—Gas

 

Super Prescription #1    Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Drink a cup of ginger tea when you feel bloated or after meals. You can also use

300 mg of the capsule form or 2 ml of the tincture.

Super Prescription #2    Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

Drink a cup of chamomile tea when you feel bloated or after meals. If you prefer to use an extract, take 500 mg twice a day, or use 2 ml of a tincture twice daily.

Super Prescription #3    Homeopathic Magnesia Phosphorica

Take 3 pellets of a 6x potency up to three times daily for gas and cramping.

 

Super Prescription #4    Homeopathic Carbo Vegetabilis

Take a low potency (6x, 12x, 30x, 6C, or 30C) as needed, for gas and bloating that are accompanied by belching.

 

Super Prescription #5    Homeopathic Pulsatilla (Pulsatilla pratensis)

Take a low potency (6x, 12x, 30x, 6C, or 30C) as needed, for gas and bloating that occur from eating rich or fatty foods.

 

Super Prescription #6    Homeopathic Lycopodium (Lycopodium clavatum)

Take a low potency (6x, 12x, 30x, 6C, or 30C) as needed, for gas and bloating that occur in the evening. Warm drinks improve the symptoms as well.

 

Super Prescription #7    Homeopathic Nux Vomica

Take a low potency (6x, 12x, 30x, 6C, or 30C) as needed, for gas and bloating that occur from stress and spicy foods. Heartburn is also a common symptom treated by this remedy.

 

 

General Recommendations

 

Take a probiotic supplement that contains at least 4 billion organisms, thirty minutes after breakfast and dinner. These good bacteria reside in the digestive tract and aid digestion

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