Extra Help with Relieving Diarrhoea
As with any digestive complaint, the emphasis for diarrhoea is to rehydrate the bowel and encourage proper movement of the muscles of the colon. Diarrhoea can occur when toxic substances (even foods to which you may be intolerant) become too irritating and need to be expelled quickly. In particular for diarrhoea:
- Apples, pears, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries; provide pectin and eliminate toxins from the bowel, at least one portion a day may help to prevent attacks.
- Cooked carrots; known to soothe the digestive tract, control diarrhoea attacks and provide nutrients that are lost during bouts.
- Psyllium–you can buy this seeds from health foods shops and take according to the label. This provides “mucillage” or bulk to the bowel and can be very cleansing, again ensure you drink adequate water. This action can work for both constipation and diarrhoea and is very effective if you alternate with both.
- Drink chamomile or peppermint tea to help prevent the bowel spasms associated with diarrhoea.
- Live natural yoghurt provides beneficial bacteria to help stop attacks.
- If symptoms persist see your GP or consult a Nutritional Therapist to further investigate possible underlying causes for chronic diarrhoea such as heavy metal toxicity or parasite infestation link to consultations.
- Taking digestive enzymes with meals can help break down the food and help prevent any toxic build-up in the gut.