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10 Natural Reliefs To Stop Diarrhea Quickly

10 Natural Reliefs To Stop Diarrhea Quickly

When we experience Diarrhea, our body takes a beating due to the possible causes such as contaminated food, allergies or bacterial infections. In some extreme cases, we’ll experience nausea, bloating and quite possibly dehydration. Diarrhea should be treated immediately as it can get very dangerous if one does not find the right treatment fast.

To stop diarrhea in its tracks without seeing the doctor first, check out our 10 very effective natural reliefs that have been proven to relief the discomfort it could bring. However, do see a doctor if it gets worse.

1.Yogurt

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    During a bout of diarrhea, our body flushes out the good bacteria called probiotics that help keep the intestines healthy, knocking off the balance between good and bad bacteria. Yogurt which consists of probiotics can help restart good digestion in the intestines again.

    Take note that when buying yogurt, it is best to buy unflavored one as it is more effective in stopping diarrhea. Mix the yogurt with a fresh piece of banana and take twice a day.

    2. Peppermint Tea

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      According to researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center, it has shown that 75 percent of participants who used peppermint oil has helped reduce bloating, gas and diarrhea significantly.

      To make peppermint tea, take 1 tablespoon of dried peppermint leaves and mix with one cup of boiling water. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes and drink. You could also look for peppermint oil capsules at your local pharmacy.

      3. Ginger

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        Ginger is very well-known for its medicinal value of helping digestive issues. Ginger can stop stomach spasms and also the gases from fermented material that causes the watery stool. In addition, it might also be able to help the stomach release gastric juices that will help with digestion.

        Mix two tablespoons of minced ginger root into hot water. You can also add honey into the mixture to add a little flavour to the tea. However, do not take more than 4g of ginger a day as it could be counter-productive causing more bowel movements.

        4. Chamomile Tea

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          This soothing tea is widely known for its calming effects on a stressed mind but little is known for its ability to help troubled parts of the digestive system. Studies have shown that Chamomile is able to inhibit the growth of a certain bad bacteria in our digestive system that is one of the main causes in severe diarrhea.

          Chamomile tea packets can be found readily available at most supermarkets. Brew a pot of Chamomile tea and drink up to 3 times a day to stop diarrhea from getting worse.

          5. Honey

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            Honey is a well respected natural remedy due to its many healing properties. Apart from being able to soothe a sore throat, heal small cuts and wounds and cure ulcers, honey can also help to drastically improve a diarrhea situation.

            Mix 4 tablespoons of honey into a cup of hot water. Drink once it cools down. Drink up to 2 times a day when having diarrhea.

            6. Black Tea

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              It is advisable to start drinking black tea once symptoms of diarrhea kicks in because if conditions worsen, black tea will not be of help anymore. However, black tea is still very effective when taken early. Because of the substance called Tannin which helps decrease digestive activity, some have mentioned that it stops diarrhea almost immediately.

              Black tea is brewed from tea leaves that are more oxidised than your green teas or red teas and they contain more caffeine than regular teas. Take 2 cups a day and just when symptoms start kicking in.

              7. Activated Charcoal

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                Activated Charcoal is one of the best natural remedies out there but rarely available around our house and in our pantries. However, they are readily available off the shelves at pharmacies and supermarkets.

                What Activated Charcoal does is that it absorbs all the bad bacteria and microbes that are causing the diarrhea. Take it for 3 days after each meal when needed and remember to stock it up just in case as it is super effective against diarrheas.

                8. Apple Cider Vinegar

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                  Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonderful remedy with anti-microbial and bacterial properties. It is able to replenish a good supply of good bacteria into the digestive system and helps stomach cramps during diarrhea. Mix 1-2 teaspoons into warm water and drink on an empty stomach.

                  9. White Rice

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                    Taking white rice is recommended by most medical institutes as it has binding properties and it will not cause any irritation to the gut. When consuming rice during diarrhea, only plain rice should be taken without any sauces, spices or additives.

                    Rice should be consumed in small quantities at a time and with water. If diarrhea becomes noticeably worse after consumption, discontinue and seek help from the doctor.

                    10. Carrots 

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                      Carrots are full of one particular substance called pectin. Pectin is a soluble type of fibre that is able to soak up fluids in your intestines and helps to slow down the passage of stool.

                      When taking carrots, you can boil the carrots and mash it up into a puree before consumption. Eat a quarter of a cup every half hour.

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                      Last Updated on August 15, 2018

                      7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                      7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                      Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. Planks are one form of bodyweight exercises that will never go out of fashion. Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why? Because they require a small time investment on your part, and offer the chance to achieve substantial results in a relatively short span of time.

                      Video Summary

                      Why is it important to train up our core strength?

                      There are numerous sites and blogs which detail ways to build your core muscles or core strength. Often though, these sites neglect to explain what your core muscles actually are, and why building them is important.

                      This is quite surprising, as core muscles are quite easy to explain. Your core muscles are a series of muscles in your midsection, and are used in most forms of movement. Though they aren’t housed in your arms or legs, your core muscles can help transfer force from one limb to another, or are used in addition to muscles in your arms or legs to increase their effectiveness. As such a strong core will make a big improvement on your ability to move and exercise further.

                      Also they are great for helping other muscles in your midsection such as your abdominal muscles. Your abdominal muscles are important for supporting your back and spinal column, and as such are important aids in preventing injuries. However for them to be most effective you need to spend a lot of time developing your core muscles.

                      In short, planking exercises can make a huge improvement in your muscles down your whole body. Making them a hugely effective exercise to perform.

                      One Exercise, multiple benefits

                      There are few forms of exercise as effective at building your core as planking exercises. However, planking exercises benefit far more than just your core strength.

                      By holding yourself in the position for a planking exercise, you’ll notice that your biceps, neck, and shoulder muscles are also being tested and strained. This this encouraging their buildup and development. This is great news if you like to do press ups, developed shoulder muscles will have a big impact on your press up performance.

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                      When planking, you are holding yourself up through your arms and biceps and so by holding a planking position, your arm muscles are being toned and developed. Making planking a great alternative exercise to other forms of bicep developing exercises.

                      Moving down your midsection, successful plank exercises actually develop the muscles in your butt! These muscles tend to be ignored by a lot of exercises, so this is another great benefit of plank exercises.

                      In much the same way as you develop your biceps and arm muscles, holding the planking position helps develop the muscles in your thighs too.

                      What is even better is that planking exercises don’t take much time at all. In fact you should probably only spend about ten minutes max per day in the planking exercise.

                      What will happen when you start doing planks every day

                        1. You’ll improve core definition and performance: 

                        Planks are an ideal exercise for the abdominal muscles exactly because they engage all major core muscle groups including the transverse abdominus, the rectus abdominusthe external oblique muscle, and the glutes. The importance of strengthening each muscle group cannot be underestimated either, for all of these groups serve their own purpose. If you strengthen these muscle groups you will notice:

                        • Transverse abdominis: increased ability to lift heavier weights.
                        • Rectus adbominis: improved sports performance, particularly with jumping. This muscle group is also responsible for giving you the renowned six pack look.
                        • Oblique muscles: improved capacity for stable side-bending and waist-twisting
                        • Glutes: a supported back and a strong, shapely booty.

                        2. You’ll decrease your risk of injury in the back and spinal column

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                          Doing planks is a type of exercise that allow you to build muscle while also making sure that you are not putting too much pressure on your spine or hips. According to the American Council on Exercise, doing planks regularly not only significantly reduces back pain but it also strengthens your muscles and ensures a strong support for your entire back, especially in the areas around your upper back.

                          Check out this article if you would like to find out about how doing planks on different surfaces can impact the effectiveness of this exercise in strengthening your core.

                          3. You’ll experience an increased boost to your overall metabolism

                            Planking is an excellent way of challenging your entire body because doing them every day will burn more calories than other traditional abdominal exercises, such as crunches or sit-ups. The muscles you strengthen by doing this exercise on a day-to-day basis will ensure that you burn more energy even when sedentary. This is especially important if you are spending the majority of your day sitting in front of a computer. Also, making it a daily 10- to 1 minute home exercise before or after work will not only provide an enhanced metabolic rate but it will also ensure that that metabolic rate remains high all day long, (yes, even while you are asleep).

                            4. You’ll significantly improve your posture

                              Planking exercises have a great impact and improvement on your posture. This is great news as a strong posture brings with it a huge number of fantastic benefits .

                              A good posture keeps your bones and joins in the correct alignment which means both your bones and joints will be better maintained and more healthy, but also means the overall effectiveness of your muscles will be improved.

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                              A good posture will ensure your back or spine is in the correct position and so you will suffer less back pain.

                              On top of everything, someone with good posture looks better, healthier, and more confident.

                              5. You’ll improve overall balance

                                Have you ever felt that when you tried standing on one leg, you couldn’t stand up straight for more than a couple of seconds? It’s not because you were drunk- unless you happened to be at the time!-  but rather, it’s because your abdominal muscles weren’t strong enough to give you the balance you needed. Through improving your balance by doing side planks and planks with extensions you will boost your performance in every kind of sporting activity.

                                6. You’ll become more flexible than ever before

                                  Flexibility is a key benefit of doing planks regularly, for this form of exercise expands and stretches all your posterior muscle groups – shouldersshoulder blades, and collarbone – while also stretching your hamstrings, arches of your feet, and toes. With a side plank added in to the mix, you can also work on your oblique muscles. This will provide you with further benefits when it comes to hyper-extending your toes, a movement that is crucial for supporting your body’s weight.

                                  7. You’ll witness mental benefits

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                                    Plank exercises have a particular effect on our nerves, making them an excellent means of improving overall mood. How? Well, they stretch out muscle groups that contribute to stress and tension in the body. Just think about it: you are sitting in your chair, at home or at work, all day long; your thigh muscles get tight, your legs get heavy due to being bent for several hours; and tension develops in your shoulders due to being forced to slump forward all day. These are all circumstances that put too stress on the muscles and nerves. The good news is that planks not only calm your brain, but they can also treat anxiety and symptoms of depression– but only if you make it part of your daily routine.

                                    How to hold a plank position

                                    1. Get into pushup position on the floor.
                                    2. Now bend your elbows 90 degrees and rest your weight on your forearms.
                                    3. Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from ears to toes with no sagging or bending.
                                    4. Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor.
                                    5. Hold the position for as long as you can.
                                    6. Remember to breathe. Inhale and exhale slowly and steadily.
                                    7. When your form begins to suffer, pull the plug. You’re only benefiting from the plank by actually doing the plank.

                                    Watch the video if you have any doubt!

                                    Here is a great infographic that shows the best plank variation exercises to evenly target all abdominal muscle groups:

                                      How to improve your plank time gradually

                                      1. Start with the easier variation if needed. You can start with a bent-knee plank if you can’t perform a regular plank yet. If you can hold a plank for more than two minutes with ease, you can move on to these tougher variations.
                                      2. Practise every day. Space your planking exercise throughout the day and do 3-4 times every day. Try to hold the position 10 seconds longer each time.
                                      3. Perform other body-weight exercises at the same time. Push-up and squat will improve your core strength too.

                                      Are you ready to devote 5-10 minutes of your day, every day, to stay fit, healthy and, most importantly, strong as a bull? Then jump in and make doing plank exercises a part of your life.

                                      Who Should Be Cautious Doing The Plank?

                                      You need to be cautious doing Planking exercises if any of these risks apply to you:

                                      • Prolapse
                                      • After prolapse surgery
                                      • Pelvic pain conditions
                                      • Weak or poorly functioning pelvic floor muscles
                                      • Previous childbirth
                                      • Overweight

                                      Choose an alternative pelvic floor abdominal exercise or consult your doctor before performing plank regularly.

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