I find my stomach is holding foods and not releasing due to tension and I am wanting nutrition ideas to help this. I can see that potato chips are a "no" though they ARE good. I tried oatmeal this morning and it definitely helped and I was calmer. I need MUCH calming. Thanks, cadams
Improve your diet as others suggested. Its ok to treat youself to a few chips as a snack--that means portion control of limiting yourself to 10 chips or so. Also give up the soft drinks and alcohol if you do that now. Make sure you are drinking 8 glasses of liquids a day. Also limit dairy. Stress from caregiving takes a long time to recuperate from. Spend alot of quiet time outdoors to renew your spirit and quiet the soul.
I will definitely take your suggestions to heart. I didn't know it would take some time for my body to regulate better. Makes sense. I also didn't know it would take 3 yrs. to recuperate. It helps to know all this so I can realize that it's just all part of the caregiving journey....... cadams
I think that each person has their own particular needs for digestion. Things that work for most people don't work for me at all. In fact they do the opposite. I can't eat oatmeal or too many dark greens like spinach. For others that works. I do quite well with things like peaches, nectarines, pears, melons, squash, peppers and a fair amount of water.
I don't go crazy with drinking fluids, but just make sure I drink enough. I read somewhere recently that the media and beverage companies have convinced the public that we are thirsting to death, when we aren't. lol
Medical researchers at Stanford's Medical School found that caregiving stress on the body lasts for as much as three *years* after the death of the loved one. Your body is showing symptoms now and it's good that you are listening to your body.