You know the symptoms – vomiting and diarrhea. Yuck. Was it something you ate? Chances are you ate something that wasn’t properly cooked or handled in the most sanitary of ways. And now you’re paying the price, living in the bathroom, attached to the toilet. The good news is this – it will pass. Get it out of your system. The bad news – it can last a few hours to a few days, and your body can become dehydrated very quickly.
What to do?
The most important thing to do is to stay hydrated. Make sure to drink small sips of water, coconut water, or an electrolyte beverage every 5 minutes. As long as you’re nauseated or vomiting, stick with liquids. Once the vomiting has stopped and the liquids are staying down, try adding a small amount of bland food, such as toast or crackers. Keep the rest of the meals that day light, such as broth, a banana, some applesauce – anything that will sit well and digest easily. Lay off of the heavier goods, including dairy, oils, meat, and fried food, for another day or two, as your system needs time to heal. You can also try taking our #1 favorite supplement that helps absorb the nasty bugs lurking around your digestive system – activated charcoal. You can find it in capsule form in the supplement section of any health-food market or store.
What to avoid
Stay away from anti-diarrhea drugs as diarrhea is your body’s natural way of eliminating toxins from your body. If you follow the above advice, you should feel better within 48-72 hours.