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#1 of 3 Old 07-29-2013, 06:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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so I've come down with a pretty nasty stomach bug, not the flu or anything that will go away in a few days, I'm looking at another 2-3 weeks of pretty severe intestinal distress and I'm already a week in.  so since eating only rice and applesauce and drinking Gatorade as per convenient care instructions is not going to happen, I can't live a month without protein and Gatorade is gross and upsets my stomach like nothing else, I was wondering if there were any suggestions on foods for the interm, honestly it doesn't really matter what I eat since I'll be sick no matter what but I'd like to keep it as healthy as possible

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bone broth, preferably grass-fed. gelatin is just what you need. also, fermented raw milk.

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Bananas and rice are universally the easiest both to digest and keep down. I can't believe you were advised to drink chemical sugary gatorade! But it is of course important to get electrolytes to stay healthy and hydrates, so find a way to include salt (with the rice) and also try coconut water, diluted fruit juices, and avocados to keep balanced (bananas are also good for potassium). Ginger tea (by boiling peeled ginger sliced or grated) with honey and lemon seems to help with all kinds of sickness. If your digestion is sensitive, try only one new food per day/meal, but pretty much everyone can tolerate bananas and/or rice, then you can just try adding. I'd experiment a lot with banana-oriented smoothies if I were you (add whatever kind of milk you like, paying close attention to digestive effects - some intenstinal bugs and/or treatments can affect the ability to digest lactose, so watch out for secondary digestive issues from the food!). Also cooked vegetables like carrots, potatoes, etc. If you're really having trouble and getting dehyrated, try this http://www.webmd.com/hw-popup/rehydration-drinks

I don't get the gelatin suggestion, but um, maybe with some fruit juice if you see the need? Good luck feeling better.

 

ETA just noticed the date and you are probably all better now, but maybe you can update with what worked for you?  I'll leave this post for future reference, always interested in new tips. 

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