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How to Soothe a Stomachache Easily and Naturally
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How to Soothe a Stomachache Easily and Naturally

It's summer and luxuriously warm days, cool beaches, and fun times are calling. But, when you feel gassy and bloated or your stomach just plain hurts, you are definitely not in the mood to sport a swimsuit. You are probably feeling more like wearing a baggy t-shirt and curling up on the couch with a book.

I spent years learning to tame the stomach-wrenching symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome so I could feel better. When the medical community couldn't help me, I empowered myself to figure it out and get better. I became an expert researcher on the topic and I sought professional training. I am now a certified holistic health coach and am passing on my "secret bag of tricks" to you.

The easiest way to soothe your stomach naturally is...


Here are 3 simple ways to try it so that you can confidently sport that cute suit to the pool and relish your summer picnic without having to worry about a poochy tummy afterwards.

  1. Altoids – these "curiously strong peppermints" have enough punch to them to soothe your gut. Try 2-3 of them and feel their power on your system. Keep a box of these in your purse, in your car, and in your beach bag so you can always have this remedy on hand.
  2. Peppermint tea – has long been used as an aid in digestion. Steep it extra long for a powerful punch, and then drink it hot for best results.
  3. Peppermint essential oil – is a concentrated form of the peppermint leaf that can deliver a relaxingly calm stomach. Put 5 drops (or more, depending on your toleration and severity of pain) into water and drink.

So, next time your tummy is bloated or is in pain, reach for one of these natural remedies. It's sure to get you back on your feet sooner than any over-the-counter remedy will. And, they won't have any side effects, other than fresh breath! You'll be feeling so great that you will you'll dance circles around your friends on the patio.

And, if you want to learn more ways to go from bloated to beautiful - easily, join me for a free call on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. CDT. Details and register here

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  1. SnakeWitch
    I just had a natural apple, pear and peppermint juice today! Not only was it incredibly refreshing, I feel great. Now I know why! I voted for you! Don't forget you can vote for yourself. Please check out my articles, 'Canadian Democracy at Stake' and 'Permaculture for the Environment' and vote for me too!
  2. Veganara
    I will try this method next time I have stomache Heather!
  3. BuddhasDelight
    yee haw and hot dog. i am happy to see this post. herbs are Amazing! i could write a whole book about their wonders. peppermint is truly a beautiful little healer and one of my fave herbs for all purposes. :)
  4. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    Thanks for the tips Heather. I do have IBS and have learned to manage it over the years through diet and exercise. Keep the tips coming - love it! Voted :) Check out my recipe for Texas Caviar and please vote!
  5. Carolyn
    Vote 6! Welcome to the Flaming Vegan!
  6. Carolyn
    Congrats for making Top Posts!!!
  7. csfergu
    I believe Altoids contain pork derived gelatin.
  8. Suzy Creamcheese
    Suzy Creamcheese
    I truly have to disagree here. Peppermint can make things like GERD, heartburn and other gastric issues much worse! I suffer from IBS, GERD (had surgery over a decade ago), gas, bloating and to say the least-a lack of bile after gallbladder removal. I am a gastric mess. I won't touch or go near PEPPERMINT!!! Instead-I grow MINT, My HRT troches have mint. Never peppermint. Mint can cool the gastric track from top to bottom. It can sooth a burning mouth (BMS) and calm down the nerves that are reacting in the taste buds. So-I would research this a little more. I find a lot of vegans and vegetarians really have no clue on what is goo, right or healthy. Just because it is natural doesn't mean it is and I wouldn't eat an altoid for anything!!! My health care provider, nutritionist has taught me so much and now that VEGAN is so popular-I find the wrong information all over the place. She is vegan.....and no peppermint! She owns one of he best compounding pharmacies in the US and is a clinical pharmacist and a certified nutritionist. She had stage 4 cancer and was dying. Went to China and studied for 6 years and came back cancer free so I kind of believe her! She has taken my endocrine deficient train wreck and made me so much better. I have been truly taught and informed by her and her homeopathic doctors that I just wince when I see something like this. Even my gastroenterologist knows not to eat peppermint. Mint. Simple-grow it-don't buy it in a candy that is process, refined and can have carcinogenic sweeteners. Read is in Gas X!!!!!!
  9. pinkcaddy7
    Chammomile tea works well for a "gassy" stomach, too. A woman in my office told me that probably 20 years ago and I ALWAYS make sure I have it in the house. Awesome stuff. I believe in the peppermint route, also . . . nature is so good . . .


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