Natural Remedies for Upset BelliesIt happens to all of us at some time or another. We eat something we’e not supposed to and we end up with an upset stomach.

Prior to my natural living days, I’d reach for the Tums without thinking twice. While it may seem like a safe choice to take calcium carbonate to ease your digestive troubles, you need to look further into the inactive ingredients.

The inactive ingredients in the Assorted Fruit Tums include:

adipic acid, corn starch, FD&C blue #1 lake, FD&C red #40 lake, FD&C yellow #5 (tartrazine) lake, FD&C yellow #6 lake, flavors, mineral oil, sodium polyphosphate, sucrose, talc

Yummy artificial food colors, GMO corn, mystery flavors, petroleum and talc? I’m not sure why anyone would want to ingest those ingredients. After realizing what I was putting into my body every time I took Tums, I stopped.

Now I prefer to go the more natural route, and make choices that can help my body more than harm it. There are a lot of natural remedies you can try when you’re stricken with an upset belly.

Bentonite Clay

Taking bentonite clay is my go-to remedy for pretty much all stomach ailments. If I have heartburn, I take a dose and it’s gone within 20 minutes. It can also help with diarrhea, constipation, stomach ache, acid indigestion, acid reflux and other digestive problems. I prefer to buy it in the capsule form for stomach issues, but you could also encapsulate it yourself like we do with fermented cod liver oil. [click to continue…]

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by Chrystal Johnson April 17, 2014

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by Chrystal Johnson April 17, 2014

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$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

by Chrystal Johnson April 15, 2014

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Let’s #HonorEarth! Join us for a Twitter Chat on 4/22

by Kylie Worthington April 15, 2014

Each year, the green community places a special focus on sustainability and eco-awareness during Earth Month. It’s a great time to learn more about living a more eco-friendly lifestyle through small, every day changes that add up to a big impact. Join the Green Moms Network next Tuesday, when we’ll be chatting on Twitter about […]

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