The feeling of nausea is considered a very common problem nowadays and creates big problems for many people, often accompanied by dizziness or dizziness. Nausea is mostly a protective mechanism of the body, it is an alarm that warns the body of a possible ingestion of toxic substances, in fact nausea triggers a mechanism linked to vomiting that may not be fully stimulated.
WHY DO WE HAVE THE NAUSEA?
The causes of this discomfort can be different: drug intolerance, bowel or peritoneum disorders, anxiety and depression. One thing is certain, however, many of the triggered factors can be related to the malfunctioning of our autonomic nervous system, that system that unconsciously controls organic functions. Nausea in particular occurs when the vagus nerve, one of the arms of the autonomic nervous system, is not in tune with the digestive system of the stomach, intestines and liver, when these three organs stop communicating with each other, nausea causes peeking out.
NAUSEA IS NOT JUST VOMITING FEELING
Nausea may be accompanied by: light sweat, paleness, increased blood pressure, tachycardia, increased peripheral cutaneous vasoconstriction and decreased gastrointestinal motility especially before vomiting. All phenomena that indicate that the fear system is hyperactive, in addition, a hormone, vasopressin, is also activated, which reduces the excretion of urine and sodium to obviously keep the pressure stable. The solution is to regain control of the parasympathetic system, the nervous branch that allows us to partially control all the symptoms described above. The best thing is to take deep and slow breaths, in this way we can act quickly on the arrhythmia that is created in the intestine that creates the feeling of nausea.
WHAT TO EAT TO FIGHT THE NAUSEA?
The diet should be low in fat and low in fiber, with meals that are not very abundant and repeated as small snacks throughout the day. Our ally is ginger as a spice to add to meals, its effectiveness seems to be correlated with the improvement of gastric motility.
Another molecule present in some foods is the amino acid tryptophan which is found in abundance in legumes, since it seems to regulate the levels of serotonin in the intestine which, as you have understood, is directly involved in the harmful causes of nausea. Introducing a good quantity of legumes in small doses, especially in the evening, could help find a balance of communication between mind and intestine and help find the right dialogue.
The use of liquid and nutritious foods such as meat or chicken broth is functional, since also the minerals such as potassium and calcium present in abundance in these foods, are essential to help nerve communication between the cells of the intestine and of the brain.
When nausea is felt but has not yet taken over, surely dry foods such as: slices wasa crackers with banana or butter and anchovies are ancient remedies that allow you to absorb gastric acids and relieve the burning sensation that begins just before the nausea turns into retching. At this point the situation could precipitate very quickly because as you remember vomiting is a signal that the body uses to eliminate toxins.
BREATHING IS THE SECRET!
As a final piece of advice I would like you to never neglect the power of breath on the sensation and control of nausea. You are clear that it depends on an incorrect communication of the autonomic nervous system between the brain and the digestive organs, one of the fastest ways is to use the breathing control, using a breathing rate of 6 per minute using only the nose, inhaling air for 4 seconds and exhaling for 6 seconds, this control allows the vagus nerve, our ally against nausea to regain control and somehow relieve symptoms in a natural way.
- Add ginger to your dishes
- Chicken broth because it is rich in amino acid nutrients and is easy to digest
- Banana, rice and toast keep the stomach busy and absorb excess fluids
- Anchovy butter bread the method used for hundreds of years by fishermen and they know they are sick in the middle of the sea
- Eat little but often
- Do deep, slow vagal breathing exercises