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H. pylori is known to cause “morning sickness,” and of course candida can cause nausea too, by way of the toxins they release in your system, and by their effect on digestion, acid balance, blood sugar and hormones! Geez! Killing off organisms causes die-off (releasing more of their toxic waste) which can also make you feel sick.
My brother- in- law told me the thing that helped his wife when she had morning sickness (of the pregnancy kind) was the vitamin B-6. Once she started taking it, the nausea went away. But it has to be B-6 by itself–not B complex. You can take a B complex, but you need to take additional B-6. So I started using it, and it has seemed to help. B-6 helps with sugar metabolism, which is interesting. I strongly felt that the nausea was somehow related to low blood sugar/hypoglycemia.
However, as anti-drug as I now am, I have to say what has brought me the most significant relief from nausea has been the prescription anti-nausea med, Promethazine (Phenergan). Wish I would have found it a long time ago! Bonus, it helps calm you down. It can knock you out actually, but I liked that side effect. Warning: not recommended for long-term use, because this drug is also sometimes prescribed as an anti-psychotic and sleep aid, and like sleep aids, can become addictive and cause unwanted side effects including rebound insomnia, raised blood glucose, and more. Read the drug information on Promethazine before taking it.
Here are some other things that helped me with nausea:
Slippery Elm in powder form. It has to be the powder. Take a tablespoon or so mixed in a little tiny bit of hot water. Mix into a paste-like consistency. Take this and it coats your throat and your entire digestive tract. Sometimes I have to take this before I can take anything else or eat anything else. In some countries they eat this as a food source so I don’t think it matters how much you consume. I’ve consumed lots and I don’t think it ever made me worse.
Eating organic eggs. Even if I had to plug my nose and eat them, because I was so nauseous (I know this sounds terrible, but this was my life for a while!), I knew they’d always make me feel better. There is something about them that just works. It’s the combination of protein, fats, and nutrients. Sometimes just simply eating helps with die off. Sometimes white rice was all I could do, but at least it was something.
The Electrolyte drink: 8-16 oz purified water with 1/8 to 1/4 tsp celtic sea salt and juice of half lemon. Much easier to drink than plain water by itself, which often made me feel bloated and worse.
Taking 1000mg of vit C 3 times a day or more to help detoxify.
Clove tea. I used ground clove in powder and steeped it in tea filter bags. About 1/2 tsp in a tea bag or more. This also helped me relax.
Dry skin brushing. Get a natural bristle brush and brush in long slow strokes (not in circles) starting at your feet, and moving up your legs. Then up your arms from your hands. Then your buttocks and back. Over your shoulders and chest and towards your tummy. Do this morning and night, before your shower is best.
Enemas. Get an enema bag and you can do coffee enemas, clove tea enemas, or just clear water ones. I would do one every week. The Gerson Therapy for cancer treatment is a strong advocate of coffee enemas for liver and colon cleansing. Coffee enemas save lives! Another bonus: they make my skin clear.