October 3, 2010
Q: How can I get rid of the fullness and bloating after the Christmas/New Year festivities?
Dr. Henry Cheng: After a heavy meal take a couple of teaspoonful of Maria’s Swedish Bitters by Flora. This is a herbal concentrate with natural ingredients to stimulate bowel motility and secretions. It also stimulates the liver to produce more bile which is used specifically for digesting fats. There is no known side effect other than occasional diarrhoea and cramps in which case dosage need to be reduced. Another handy remedy for the Seasons festivities is the homeopathic remedy called Nux Vomica Complex which can be taken by pregnant and nursing women.
Henry Cheng is a medical graduate of the University of London, England and is now Natural Products Consultant at Pharmasave Health Centre Downtown Cloverdale.