For many years I suffered from a queasy stomach. Everything used to be normal in the stomach department for me but somewhere in my mid twenties things changed. It seemed that everyday I would have a queasy stomach. To say that my stomach was upset would be an understatement. In fact, if I had a day where my stomach was not feeling a little queasy, I would be amazed and try to figure out why.
I suffered from a queasy stomach on a daily basis for years
So I am probably like a lot of you. My queasy stomach issues where constant (on a daily basis). Some of you reading the material at this website may be suffering from a constant queasy stomach as well. Or maybe you have an occasional queasy stomach and are looking for some quick relief. You could be someone that had a little too much fun the night before and now the alcohol is playing havoc on the digestive system.
Whatever the circumstances, I hope that this website will be able to help in some way. All I can do is tell you about my story (or stories) and hopefully it will be a benefit you with your upset or queasy stomach.
Why I suffered from a queasy stomach
As stated previously, I had a constant queasy stomach. 99% of all of my queasy stomach problems were caused by my diet.
I grew up in the South and I was not stranger to fried food. As many people know, fried food is a almost like a food group in the southern states. I grew up on heavy foods such as fried chicken, chicken fried steak, fried pork chops, fried potatoes and of course, fried shrimp. Start to see a pattern here?
Well as my body got older, it could not handle all of those heavy foods and I began to develop a queasiness in my stomach that grew into a consistent queasy stomach. My stomach was upset every day. It’s not something people really want to talk about but it was reality.
I knew that if I ate certain foods it would cause my stomach to become even more irritated. Those foods would usually be tied to fried foods. My stomach stayed in a constant irritated state. So when I would try to eat something healthy like a salad, that would only make it worse. In fact, I would try and stay away from salads. This was especially true if I was out on a date. The worst part is I really like salads.
My wake up call was the beginning of relief of a constant queasy stomach
A couple of years ago, I started having chest pains. My diet had gotten out of hand and I was not exercising as much as I used to in my younger days. I found out that I had high cholesterol as well as high blood pressure. I soon found out how to use a blood pressure monitor efficiently. My cardiologist wanted to put me on cholesterol medicine and I heard that if you start taking medication for that, you can never get off of it. My physician said that was not entirely true. He agreed to wait six month after what I told him.
So what did I tell him?
I told him to give me six months and that if my cholesterol did not come down through an improved diet and increased exercise, I would gladly start taking medication for high cholesterol. I also told him that I understood that high cholesterol may be genetic. I did however start taking high blood pressure medication.
So I began eating a very strict diet and increased my exercising quite a bit. That is when I started running a lot.
I could feel a huge difference.
I lost somewhere around 18 pounds the first month and I think it was 10 more pounds over the next month or two.
I had more energy and I felt great.I also started to notice that my queasy stomach issues were gone. No longer was my stomach upset. This new diet was really making a difference. After the second week or so on this diet, is when I could really tell that my stomach was now less irritated. And by the one month stage, I was sure that my new strict diet was the difference.
My six month follow up visit
After six months, I visited my doctor again and he was amazed at my results. I had lost a lot of weight and my cholesterol and blood pressure had come down considerably well into safe ranges. In fact my blood pressure was a little low and he was thinking about taking me off of it. I suggested cutting it in half and reevaluating at my next visit.
So though a healthier diet and exercise, I was able to lower my cholesterol, lower my blood pressure and eliminate my constant queasy stomach which I had been dealing with for years.
I was a completely new person.
I don’t know if this will help any of you and I am not a medical doctor. In fact, if you are having serious stomach issues, I highly suggest that you seek medical advice from a physician as soon as possible.
I struggled with stomach problems for years and it took chest pains to get me to notice that my health was declining and I needed to do something about it. So from all if this I was blessed to realize that my cure for a queasy stomach was just to stop eating nasty foods and start eating vegetables, whole grains and lean non-fried foods. The best part about it is now I can eat a salad without having to look frantically for a restroom later.
I hope to be of some help to you in the future as I add more articles to this website. For years I struggled with stomach problems and now I just want to be able to let others know my story. That is why I started this website. If that helps, then great. If not, we will keep on looking together for the cause of your queasy stomach and hopefully find you the right answers.