DIARRHEA DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS
Drink plenty of liquid, such as hot carob drink, carrot juice, and “green drinks,” as well as plenty of quality water. The prolonged loss of fluids as a result of diarrhea can lead to dehydration and loss of necessary minerals, such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium.
Eat oat bran, rice bran, raw foods, yogurt, and soured products daily. A high-fiber diet is important. When increasing fiber consumption, also increase your intake of liquids, especially steam-distilled water with a trace mineral concentrate added.
Drink 3 cups of rice water daily. To make rice water, boil ½ cup of brown rice in 3 cups of water for forty-five minutes. Strain out the rice and drink the water. Eat the rice as well. Rice helps to from stools and supplies needed B vitamins.
Do not consume any dairy products (except for low-fat soured products). They are highly allergenic. Moreover, diarrhea causes a temporary loss of the enzyme needed to digest lactose (milk sugar). Limit your intake of fats and foods containing gluten including barley, oats, rye, and wheat. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods.
Let a mild case of diarrhea run its course. It is the body’s way cleaning out toxins, bacteria, and other foreign invaders. Do not take any medication to stop diarrhea for at least two days. Stick to a liquid diet for twenty-four hours to give the bowel a rest.
Consult your health care provider if any of the following conditions occur the diarrhea lasts for more than two days, there is blood in the stool, the stool looks like black tar, you have a fever above 101 F, you have severe abdominal or rectal pain, you suffer from dehydration as avidenced by dry mouth or wrinkled skin, or urination is reduced or stops.