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Food for an upset tummy?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 26, 2010 at 12:32 PM

I have an upset tummy, just a 24hr bug thing that's going around at the moment.

I have no nausea but everything I eat goes right through me..

I tentatively tried a banana. BAD idea. Then some veg soup. WORSE idea. I've been sipping on coconut water but I am starving.

Normally in this situation I would have some dry toast, since that's out any suggestions for what dry food I could eat that would provide sufficent calories but settle my tummy?

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on October 13, 2011
at 07:50 PM

When I get migraines I throw up every 10 min or so. It sucks cause I'll be starving and thirsty, but if I eat or drink anything it comes right back up. Only solution is to not eat or drink anything and try to sleep it off. So counter-intuitive! Maybe I should try bone broth next time...

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on September 01, 2010
at 01:37 AM

Awesome suggestion!!

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on August 27, 2010
at 03:15 AM

Looks like the bone broth worked though. Interesting. IMO, every time something works or does not work, that is a clue about what is causing the problem.

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on August 26, 2010
at 02:41 PM

I agree: fast. Hunger fades after a bit, and your system can heal.

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on August 26, 2010
at 02:32 PM

I do fast but I was really hungry, and I'm a wimp for hunger..

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on August 26, 2010
at 02:31 PM

Thanks for the answer, will definitely try this next time.

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on August 26, 2010
at 02:30 PM

Thanks! Just had a big bowl of beef broth that I had frozen, put in a bit of shredded chicken and chopped spring onion. It seems to have done the trick I feel a million times better, normal even!

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on August 26, 2010
at 02:11 PM

I'd tend to agree if a person is sick and does not feel hungry. However, if a person feels very hungry, that may be a different thing. In such a case, the body is asking for food. On the flip side, if a person can't find a food that does not make for illness, then by default, you are probably right.

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on August 26, 2010
at 02:01 PM

I whole heartedly agree that some kind of stock, or bone broth, is the way to go. Storebought if you dont have any at home. Ideally you want some that has honest, rendered gelatin in it. Although not discussed much in Paleo circles, gelatin containing soups and foods are pretty good for your digestion. I take some daily (something i learned back from my Weston Price days).

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on August 26, 2010
at 01:54 PM

Bone broth i.e. chicken soup. Use any leftover bones you have (beef bones will add a lot of good fat), and boil them for a long time with some sea salt. Add some ginger to calm your stomach even more. You can add some veggies too, but if you're having issues with solid food, don't eat the veggies. The idea is just to extract the minerals and nutrients. Keep drinking this stuff until you feel better.

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on August 26, 2010
at 02:30 PM

Thanks! Just had a big bowl of beef broth that I had frozen, put in a bit of shredded chicken and chopped spring onion. It seems to have done the trick I feel a million times better, normal even!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on September 01, 2010
at 01:37 AM

Awesome suggestion!!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on August 26, 2010
at 02:01 PM

I whole heartedly agree that some kind of stock, or bone broth, is the way to go. Storebought if you dont have any at home. Ideally you want some that has honest, rendered gelatin in it. Although not discussed much in Paleo circles, gelatin containing soups and foods are pretty good for your digestion. I take some daily (something i learned back from my Weston Price days).

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on August 26, 2010
at 01:57 PM

Clearly doesn't meet your 'enough calories' criterion, but I'd say fast. Animals do it, and it works for us too. If ever I get a stomach bug, I fast. Clears up much faster.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 27, 2010
at 03:15 AM

Looks like the bone broth worked though. Interesting. IMO, every time something works or does not work, that is a clue about what is causing the problem.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 26, 2010
at 02:11 PM

I'd tend to agree if a person is sick and does not feel hungry. However, if a person feels very hungry, that may be a different thing. In such a case, the body is asking for food. On the flip side, if a person can't find a food that does not make for illness, then by default, you are probably right.

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on August 26, 2010
at 02:32 PM

I do fast but I was really hungry, and I'm a wimp for hunger..

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

(4069)

on August 26, 2010
at 02:41 PM

I agree: fast. Hunger fades after a bit, and your system can heal.

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(2169)

on October 13, 2011
at 07:50 PM

When I get migraines I throw up every 10 min or so. It sucks cause I'll be starving and thirsty, but if I eat or drink anything it comes right back up. Only solution is to not eat or drink anything and try to sleep it off. So counter-intuitive! Maybe I should try bone broth next time...

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on August 26, 2010
at 01:54 PM

This seems counter-intuitive.. but since going paleo I've found that canned fish (tuna, salmon or sardines) is actually comforting to the stomach when it's feeling a bit off. I find myself reaching for a can in the same situations I would have looked for crackers or toast before.

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on August 26, 2010
at 02:31 PM

Thanks for the answer, will definitely try this next time.

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on November 29, 2012
at 09:19 PM

Peppermint,chamomile herbal teas.Bone broth or marrow if you are really hungry.But better wait till it settles down.

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on November 29, 2012
at 09:09 PM

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