Home Remedy Diarrhea
Home remedy diarrhea is here to help you get through it... because we know that diarrhea is the worst! Everybody has it at least once... and when it's bad, it's really bad. The sources of diarrhea vary from bacteria in food or water, a virus, or possibly a parasite picked up while traveling. Whatever the cause, here are some home remedies to try.
Home Remedy Diarrhea:
- Lemon and Ginger juice. Mix 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon ginger juice and 1/4 teaspoon pepper powder. And drink twice a day.
- Drink lots of (clear) fluids. Diarrhea causes your body to lose water (basically every time you're on the toilet) which can lead to dehydration and cramping. Gatorade is also great because it helps the body replace fluids and electrolytes (minerals and nutrients).
- Fiber, fiber, fiber. Fiber helps harden stool, thereby decreasing the likelihood of diarrhea. For optimal bowel function, it is recommended that you have 20 to 35 grams of fiber everyday.
- Fruits, vegetables, beans, whole-grain bread, bran-based cereals
- Fiber supplements. You can mix them with water for a fiber cocktail.
- Pepto-Bismol. Pepto seems to have gotten me through the years. I love the pink stuff - it works. You can also by over-the-counter medicines like Immodium A-D.
- Homeopathic Medicine: There are several natural homeopathic ingredients that assist with nutritional support. These include:
- Calc phos 8x PPUS: Assists with nutrition and digestion
- Kali phos 6X HPUS: improves the tone of muscular tissues, like those found in the walls of the digestive tract
- Nat phos 6X HPUS: helps improve the blood supply and the part of the hemoglobin that brings oxygen to all parts of the body, particularly those associated with the accumulation of lactic acid and uric acid, heartburn and indigestion.
All three ingredients are found in products like Triple Complex Digestion Tonic or at a local health food store. See the manufacturers website for the related clinical support.
What To Avoid.
- Milk. Diarrhea can temporarily make you unable to digest lactose (a milk sugar), meaning your body can't absorb dairy products and can even make matters worse.
- Overeating. Forcing your system to process too much food can increase the symptoms of diarrhea and cramping. Try to eat bland, light foods like plain toast and plain rice.
- Meat. High-fat meat and snacks are hard to digest and can sometimes cause diarrhea.
- Artificial sweeteners. Because they are not easily digested, artificial sweetners can cause diarrhea. Stay away from the ingredient Sorbitol (found in sugarless gums, mints, and many diet sodas.
When to see a Doctor.
- Blood in your stool
- Worsening pain or fever
- You are vomiting or have severe cramps
- Your diarrhea lasts for more than three (3) days
References (for home remedy diarrhea):
"The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Women" by the Editors of Prevention Magazine