Thursday, 12 October 2006
Body’s slowly repairing itself after the weekend’s bout of food poisoning. Despite the lousy indigestion that strikes every afternoon after lunch, I still felt game for whipping up something new in the kitchen. My new online place of interest is now [BBC’s Food website](http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/), and I found a recipe there for [quiche lorraine](http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/quichelorraine_71987.shtml). It took me all of yesterday evening to make it and Han didn’t get his dinner till close to 11pm (the shortcrust pastry took a while to prepare). At the time my stomach was still unsettled so I had a cup of Marmite in lieu of solids—I didn’t know what the quiche tasted like. Han loved it, and tonight I could taste why. Two thumbs up for this recipe!
On a related note, last night’s surfing revealed some interesting remedies for nausea and indigestion, be it during pregnancies, post-surgical recovery periods or motion sickness. Here are some tips I picked up:
1. Ginger tea helps to alleviate wind which could cause nausea.
2. Eating smaller meals at more frequent intervals helps your tummy deal with digestion, especially during pregnancy when the digestive tract’s muscles are relaxed from the high levels of oestrogen and progesterone.
3. There’s an acupressure point right smack in the centre of the base of your wrist which you can press to ward off nausea and queasiness. I’ve tried it, and it does seem to work! In the UK and US there are these [wristbands](http://www.morningsicknesshelp.com/biobands.html) with little beads embedded in them to press this point. I don’t recall them being sold in Malaysia though.
4. Keep snacking (on healthy things lah) to make sure you don’t go hungry and end up having gastric problems which can also lead to queasiness.
5. Taking a pro-biotic drink like Yakult or Vitagen after a meal could help ease indigestion. This advice came from my parents’ back neighbour who is a doctor.