Stomach unsettled? Feeling a little green around the gills? Here are eight nausea remedies that may help, especially for those undergoing cancer treatments. By: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD
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A centuries-old folk remedy, ginger, is widely used to treat nausea despite the fact that no one really knows exactly how it works. Scientists suspect phytochemicals may play a role in quieting an unsettled stomach. But the how of things might not seem so important in light of studies that find taking ginger in tandem with anti-nausea meds can help wipe out, or at the very least minimize, nausea during chemotherapy. The protective dose: ½ to 1 gram powdered ginger, which is about the equivalent of 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon fresh.