Gut health

Help! What should I do if I have eaten something bad? Part 2

You ate something and it just didn’t sit well … or worse, it made you sick! Food poisoning is no joke, but especially for IBD patients (or those with bowel problems), the panic that occurs after eating something bad is REAL!

We all experience those moments when we eat something and afterwards we can just say that something is just not sitting right. And if we already have sensitive stomachs, the last thing we need is bad food to ruin our day!

Today I’m going to share two more tips with you that have helped me detox during the times when I accidentally ate something bad. This is part 2 of a total of 3 videos, so stay tuned for 1 more!

If you haven’t seen the first video yet, you can watch it here.

Tip 4: detox

Open all pathways to detox! The tips that Jini and I already shared help a lot with detox, but what else can you do when it comes to detox?

Here are some ways you can detox:

1.) Epsom salt bath

An Epsom salt bath is great for so many things! If you’re not familiar, Epsom salt contains magnesium so this can help get toxins out. Many people also use this to relieve pain, muscle pain, joint pain, etc.

2.) Sweat it out! exercise

Another thing you can do is sweat it out! Exercise and get your heart beating because sweating helps pump out toxins!

3.) Infrared saunas

Infrared saunas are great too, but see Jini’s recommendation on the right type of infrared saunas – as some can actually emit radiation and harmful waves.

This treatment can help the body get rid of harmful chemicals and toxins in the body. This is important – not just for get the bad food out but also to help with systemic problems. If the food has bad bacteria in it, you don’t want it to hurt your GI or cause inflammation in other areas of the body.

Tip 5: intestinal massage and / or hot castor oil pack

Jini’s colon massage is great for so many things including trapped gas, stool, constipation – and can even be used to help babies who may have similar problems!

It’s gentle enough not to cause any problems, but strong enough to get the movement moving if you have bowel paralysis. This will help gently slide the picked up bad item out, but again in a safe manner. It’s basically a massage of your belly, and Jini demonstrates this in her awesome video below:

Hot Castor Packs are just as versatile! They’re great for so many things, including painful menstruation! Castor oil packs promote blood circulation and healing of tissues and organs under the skin. The liver is also activated, which is what you want: to get the bad things out!

Castor oil packs can also help with pain, cramps, and inflammation. So if you are experiencing gas, gas, or pain from ingesting bad food, this is a general gateway to relief! I even use castor oil packs for injuries or after receiving treatments that made me sore.

I recommend reading Jini’s blog post Hot Castor Oil Pack for IBD or IBS – Pain, Spasming, Bloating for more information on the benefits of castor oil packs, as well as more information on how to use a pack!

This castor oil package that we carry in the LTYG Shoppe makes it easy as it contains everything you need to get started – just add a heat source!

Savannah is Jini’s assistant. An avid chef who loves to travel, speaks fluent Spanish and has a special affinity for animals. Savannah is always ready with helpful resources and answers to challenging questions.

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