Benefits of activated charcoal by Dr Axe

Connie’s comments: I ate spoiled ice cream and had diarrhea the night before and took activated charcoal from Whole  Foods Store to ensure that I have filtered all bad bacteria and other bugs in my body.

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I Overdosed on drugs as a teenager and charcoal saved my life ! The doctors pumped my stomach full of charcoal when I was in a coma, and it absorbed most of the toxins. and I have used Chinese herbs like goji berry and schizandra berry and Reishi Mushroom to heal and clean my Liver, I am also using a lot of Chlorophyll rich foods like , Marine Phytoplankton and Chlorella. I Also use Activated Charcoal now every 2 or 3 days. I believe all of this combined has saved my Life and helped me heal myself. My hope is that by me telling this here on youtube that someone can reverse themselves of toxicity after abusing their body with drugs. Love to you all and lets hope for a good future for all of us on the planet!

Managing Travelers’ Diarrhea While Traveling Abroad

Managing Travelers’ Diarrhea While Traveling Abroad

Man standing in front of toilet with toilet paper roll in handWhat do you do if you find yourself with a rumbling tummy while traveling overseas? Follow these tips to prevent or treat travelers’ diarrhea and still enjoy your international trip.

What is it?

Travelers’ diarrhea is caused by a variety of pathogens but most commonly bacteria found in food and water, often related to poor hygiene practices in local restaurants. An estimated 30% to 70% of travelers experience travelers’ diarrhea, depending on where they go and what time of year. Countries are generally divided into 3 risk groups: high, intermediate, and low.

  • Destinations with high risk: Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, and Central and South America.
  • Destinations with intermediate risk: Eastern Europe, South Africa, and some Caribbean islands.
  • Destinations with low risk: the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Northern and Western Europe.

Prevention

You can reduce your risk of travelers’ diarrhea by staying away from the bacteria that cause it. Adults may also take an antacid medicine (e.g., Pepto-Bismol*, the equivalent of two 262-mg tabs 4 times a day), which can decrease the incidence of travelers’ diarrhea up to 50%. However, Pepto-Bismol is not recommended for pregnant women or children aged 3 years or younger.

Keep your hands clean.

Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after using the bathroom and before eating. Good hand hygiene prevents the spread of germs.

Eat and drink safely.

Stick to safe food and water habits. Some tips include:

  • Eat food that is cooked and served hot, fruits and vegetables you have washed in clean water or peeled yourself, and pasteurized dairy products.
  • Don’t eat food served at room temperature, food from street vendors, or raw or undercooked (rare) meat or fish.
  • Drink bottled water that is sealed, ice made with bottled or disinfected water, and bottled or canned carbonated drinks.
  • Don’t drink tap or well water or drinks with ice made with tap or well water or unpasteurized milk.
Woman drinking glass of waterDrink lots of fluids.

Medication bottlesOver-the-counter medicines can help ease symptoms.

Treatment

If you find yourself suffering from travelers’ diarrhea, here are some things you can do to manage it.

Mild diarrhea can be tolerated, is not distressing, and does not prevent you from participating in planned activities. To treat mild diarrhea:

  • Drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • Take over-the-counter medications such as loperamide (e.g., Imodium) to manage symptoms. These medicines can help decrease the number of times you need to go to the bathroom, making it easier to ride on an airplane or bus. Always consult a health-care provider before giving over-the-counter medications to infants or children. Pregnant women and children aged 3 years or younger should avoid medicines containing bismuth, such as Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate.

Moderate diarrhea is distressing and can interfere with your planned activities. To treat moderate diarrhea:

  • Drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration. Oral rehydration salt is widely available in stores and pharmacies in most countries. Mix as directed in clean water.
  • Take over-the-counter medications such as loperamide (Imodium) to manage symptoms. Pregnant women and children aged 3 years or younger should avoid medicines containing bismuth, such as Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate.
  • Consider taking an antibiotic if your doctor has prescribed you one.

Severe diarrhea is debilitating and completely prevents you from participating in planned activities. To treat severe diarrhea:

  • Take antibiotics if prescribed by your doctor.
  • You can also take over-the-counter medicines to manage symptoms.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of fluids, such as oral rehydration solution.
  • Seek health care if you are unable to tolerate fluids or if you develop signs of dehydration. It is especially important to look out for signs of dehydration in infants and young children.

Travelers’ diarrhea can make international travel unpleasant. Following the treatment advice can help resolve symptoms within just a few days, so you can get back to enjoying your trip.

*Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Watery Diarrhea from virus/bacteria

Acute Diarrhea. Most cases of acute, watery diarrhea are caused byviruses (viral gastroenteritis). The most common ones in children are rotavirus and in adults are norovirus (this is sometimes called “cruise ship diarrhea” due to well publicized epidemics). Bacteria are a common cause of traveler’s diarrhea.

By Dr Blanca Ochoa

Acute diarrhea is one of the most commonly reported illnesses in the United States, second only to respiratory infections. Worldwide, it is a leading cause of mortality in children younger than four years old, especially in the developing world. Diarrhea that lasts less than 2 weeks is termed acute diarrhea. Persistent diarrhea lasts between 2 and 4 weeks. Chronic diarrhea lasts longer than 4 weeks.Symptoms

Diarrheal stools are those that take shape of the container, so they are often described as loose or watery. Some people consider diarrhea as an increase in the number of stools, but stool consistency is really the hallmark. Associated symptoms can include abdominal cramps fever, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and urgency. Chronic diarrhea can be accompanied by weight loss, malnutrition, abdominal pain or other symptoms of the underling illness. Clues for organic disease are weight loss, diarrhea that wakes you up at night, or blood in the stools. These are signs that your doctor will want to do a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms. Also tell your doctor if you have a family history of celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), have unintentional weight loss, fever, abdominal cramping or decreased appetite. Tell your doctor if you experience bulky, greasy or very bad smelling stools.

Causes – Acute Diarrhea

Most cases of acute, watery diarrhea are caused by viruses (viral gastroenteritis). The most common ones in children are rotavirus and in adults are norovirus (this is sometimes called “cruise ship diarrhea” due to well publicized epidemics). Bacteria are a common cause of traveler’s diarrhea.

Causes – Chronic Diarrhea

Chronic diarrhea is classified as fatty or malabsorption, inflammatory or most commonly watery. Chronic bloody diarrhea may be due to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. Other less common causes include ischemia of the gut, infections, radiation therapy and colon cancer or polyps. Infections leading to chronic diarrhea are uncommon, with the exception of parasites.

The two major causes of fatty or malabsorptive diarrhea are impaired digestion of fats due to low pancreatic enzyme levels and impaired absorption of fats due to small bowel disease. These conditions interfere with the normal processing of fats in the diet. The former is usually due to chronic pancreatitis which is a result of chronic injury to the pancreas. Alcohol damage to the pancreas is the most common cause of chronic pancreatitis in the United States. Other causes of chronic pancreatitis include cystic fibrosis, hereditary pancreatitis, trauma to the pancreas and pancreatic cancer.

The most common small bowel disease in the U.S. is celiac disease, also called celiac sprue. Crohn’s disease can also involve the small bowel. Whipple’s disease, tropical sprue, and eosinophilic gastroenteritis are some of the rare conditions that can lead to malabsorption diarrhea.

There are many causes of watery diarrhea, including carbohydrate malabsorption such as lactose, sorbitol, and fructose intolerance. Symptoms of abdominal bloating and excessive gas after consuming dairy products suggests lactose intolerance. This condition is more common in African-Americans and Asian-Americans. Certain soft drinks, juices, dried fruits and gums contain sorbitol and fructose, which can lead to watery diarrhea in people with sorbitol and fructose intolerance. Diarrhea is a frequent side effect of antibiotics. Certain other medications such as NSAIDs, antacids, antihypertensives, antibiotics and antiarrhythmics can have side effects leading to diarrhea.

Parasitic intestinal infections such as giardiasis can cause chronic diarrhea. Diabetes mellitus may be associated with diarrhea due to nerve damage and bacterial overgrowth; this occurs mainly in patients with long-standing, poorly-controlled diabetes.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition often associated with diarrhea, constipation or more frequently alternating diarrhea and constipation. Other common symptoms are bloating, abdominal pain relieved with defecation and a sense of incomplete evacuation.

Risk Factors

Exposure to infectious agents is the major risk factor for acute diarrhea. Bacteria and viruses are often transmitted by the fecal-oral route, so hand washing and hygiene are important to prevent infection. Soap and water are better because alcohol-based hand sanitizers may not kill viruses. Medications such as antibiotics and drugs that contain magnesium products are also common offenders. Recent dietary changes can also lead to acute diarrhea. These including intake of coffee, tea, colas, dietetic foods, gums or mints that contain poorly absorbable sugars. Acute bloody diarrhea suggests a bacterial cause like Campylobacter, Salmonella or Shigella or Shiga-toxin E. coli. Traveler’s diarrhea is common in those who travel to developing countries and results from exposure to bacterial pathogens most commonly enterotoxigenic E. coli. The best method of prevention is to avoid eating and drinking contaminated or raw foods and beverages.

Screening/Diagnosis

Most episodes of acute diarrhea resolve quickly without antibiotic therapy and with simple dietary modifications. See a doctor if you feel ill, have bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain or diarrhea lasting more than 48 hours. In patients with mild acute diarrhea, no laboratory evaluation is needed because the illness generally resolves quickly. Your doctor may perform stool tests for bacteria and parasites if your diarrhea is severe or bloody or if you traveled to an area where infections are common. If you have severe diarrhea, blood tests will be helpful to guide replacement of fluid and electrolytes and minerals such as magnesium, potassium and zinc that can become depleted.

If you have chronic diarrhea, your doctor will want to further assess etiologic factors or complications of diarrhea by obtaining several tests. These can include a blood count to look for anemia and infections, an electrolyte and kidney function panel to assess for electrolyte abnormalities and renal insufficiency, and albumin to assess your nutritional status.

A stool sample may help define the type of diarrhea. The presence of fat, microscopic amounts of blood, and white blood cells will help determine if a fatty, inflammatory, or watery diarrhea is present. A bacterial culture and ova/parasite studies of a stool specimen will also help determine if an infectious etiology is present.

Endoscopic examination of the colon with flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy and upper endoscopy are helpful in detecting the etiology of chronic diarrhea, as this allows direct examination of the bowel mucosa and the ability to obtain biopsies for microscopic evaluation. Double-balloon enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy are sometimes used to examine the mucosa of the small intestine that lies beyond the reach of conventional endoscopes.

Radiographic studies such as an upper GI series or barium enema are not routinely performed in the evaluation of chronic diarrhea, and have largely been replaced by cross-sectional imaging. Ultrasound and CT scan of the abdomen can be helpful to evaluate the bowel, pancreas and other intra-abdominal organs.

Treating Acute Diarrhea

It is important to take plenty of fluid with sugar and salt to avoid dehydration. Salt and sugar together in a beverage help your intestine absorb fluids. Milk and dairy products should be avoided for 24 to 48 hours as they can make diarrhea worse. Initial dietary choices when refeeding should begin with soups and broth.

Anti-diarrheal drug therapy can be helpful to control severe symptoms, and includes bismuth subsalicylate and antimotility agents such as loperamide. These, however, should be avoided in people with high fever or bloody diarrhea as they can worsen severe colon infections and in children because the use of anti-diarrheals can lead to complications of hemolytic uremic syndrome in cases of Shiga-toxin E. coli (E. coli 0157:H7).

Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics if you have high fever, dysentery, or moderate to severe traveler’s diarrhea. Some infections such as Shigella always require antibiotic therapy.

Treatment of chronic diarrhea depends on the etiology of the chronic diarrhea. Often, empiric treatment can be provided for symptomatic relief, when a specific diagnosis is not reached, or when a diagnosis that is not specifically treatable is reached.

Antimotility agents such as loperamide are the most effective agents for the treatment of chronic diarrhea. They reduce symptoms as well as stool weight. Attention should be paid to replacing any mineral and vitamin deficiencies, especially calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc.

 

Potassium for weight loss

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Potassium is an essential macromineral in human nutrition with a wide range of biochemical and physiological roles. It is important in the transmission of nerve impulses, the contraction of cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle, the production of energy, the synthesis of nucleic acids, the maintenance of intracellular tonicity, and the maintenance of normal blood pressure.

In 1928, it was first suggested that high potassium intake could exert an anti-hypertensive effect. Accumulating evidence suggests that diets high in potassium may be protective not only against hypertension, but also strokes and cardiovascular disease and possibly other degenerative diseases, as well.

(Sam Bock‘s Note: Excess potassium in the bloodstream is potentially lethal. This is why potassium supplements are usually sold in single doses of 99mg or less. But individual higher dosages may be required for people with potassium deficiency (diarrhea, elderly). People requiring higher amounts of potassium should spread dosages during the day and take it with food.)

Potassium is a metallic element with atomic number 19 and an average atomic weight of 39.09 daltons. Its symbol is K. It is an alkali metal and belongs to the same group as lithium, sodium, rubidium, cesium and francium. The only non-alkali element that it shares some similarities with is thallium. The thallous cation is similar in size to the potassium cation, which is the basis of the use of thallium for myocardial perfusion imaging. The thallous cation is considered a potassium cation analogue.

Potassium exists physiologically in its univalent cationic state. It is the principal intracellular cation with an intracellular concentration of about 145 milliequivalents or millimoles per liter. This is 30 to 40 times greater than its extracellular concentration, which is normally 3.5 to 5.0 milliequivalents or millimoles per liter. About 98% of the body’s potassium is in intracellular fluid.

Potassium is lost via the alimentary tract or kidneys

The major cause of potassium deficiency is excessive losses of potassium through the alimentary tract or through the kidneys. Potassium depletion typically occurs as a consequence of malnutrition, prolonged use of oral diuretics, from severe diarrhea and from primary or secondary hyperaldosteronism, diabetic ketoacidosis or in those on long-term total parenteral nutrition who have received inadequate potassium.

Signs and symptoms of potassium deficiency include hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, anorexia, weakness, fatigue, listlessness and cardiac dysrhythmias. Prominent U-waves are seen in the electrocardiograms of those with hypokalemia.

The intake of potassium in the American diet ranges from about 1,560 to 4,680 milligrams (40 to 120 milliequivalents or millimoles) daily. The potassium intake of vegetarians is at the high end, and even higher in those eating organic food sources. Foods that are rich in potassium are fresh vegetables and fruits.

630 mg of Potassium in a Banana

A medium-size banana supplies 630 milligrams of potassium or about 75 milligrams per inch; a medium orange, 365 milligrams; half a cantaloupe, 885 milligrams; half an avocado, 385 milligrams; raw spinach, 780 milligrams per three to four ounces; raw cabbage, 230 milligrams a cup; raw celery, 300 milligrams a cup. Some vegetable juices supply up to 800 milligrams per serving. A dietary intake of about 3.5 grams of potassium is considered to be a desirable intake of potassium for adults.

Blood pressure reduction

Potassium supplementation has been demonstrated to bring about small but significant reductions in blood pressure in those with mild to moderate hypertension. The mechanism of this effect is unclear. Possible mechanisms for this antihypertensive effect include a decrease in plasma renin activity, effects on resistance vessels related either to a high potassium concentration or to a decrease in the number of angiotensin II receptors and natriuresis (potassium inhibits sodium reabsorbtion in the proximal tubules). (Sam Bock‘s Note: I believe it may be partly tied to potassium‘s role in trans- membrane nutrient and hormone delivery.

Potassium is involved in the uptake of intracellular magnesium

I believe it is somehow involved in the uptake of intracellular magnesium, which while is still not well understood, but increasingly thought to be hormonally controlled, as discussed above. As potassium is required for the proper uptake of hormone by our cells, potassium affects on hormone activity could be affecting magnesium uptake in this manner.)

Potassium intake may prevent stroke

The mechanism by which increased potassium intake may prevent stroke is not known. Possible mechanisms include potassium’s hypotensive effect, inhibition of free radical formation, prevention of vascular smooth muscle proliferation and prevention of arterial thrombosis.

Potassum inhibit free radical formation from macrophages

In in vitro and in animal studies, elevation of extracellular potassium concentration within the physiological range has been shown to inhibit free radical formation from macrophages and endothelial cells, as well as to inhibit proliferation and thymidine incorporation of vascular smooth muscle cells and to reduce platelet sensitivity to thrombin and other agonists.

High potassium diets have also been shown to reduce oxidative stress

High potassium diets have also been shown to reduce oxidative stress on the endothelium of high sodium chloride-fed stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats independent of blood pressure changes.

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Potassium Homeostasis And Clinical Implications

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The clinical estimation of potassium balance generally depends on the level of serum potassium. Since the extracellular fluid contains only 2 percent of the total body potassium, it must be recognized that potassium deficits are usually large before significant hypokalemia occurs, whereas smaller surfeits of potassium will cause hyperkalemia.

The total body potassium is regulated by the kidney in which distal nephron secretion of potassium into the urine is enhanced by aldosterone, alkalosis, adaptation to a high potassium diet, and delivery of increased sodium and tubular fluid to the distal tubule. However, the distribution of potassium between the intracellular and extracellular fluids can markedly affect the serum potassium level without a change in total body potassium.

Cellular uptake of potassium is regulated by insulin, acid-base status, aldosterone, and adrenergic activity.

Hypokalemia, therefore, may be caused by redistribution of potassium into cells due to factors that increase cellular potassium uptake, in addition to total body depletion of potassium due to renal, gastrointestinal, or sweat losses.

Similarly hyperkalemia may be caused by redistribution of potassium from the intracellular to the extracellular fluid due to factors that impair cellular uptake of potassium, in addition to retention of potassium due to decreased renal excretion. An understanding of the drugs that affect potassium homeostasis, either by altering the renal excretion of potassium or by modifying its distribution, is essential to the proper assessment of many clinical potassium abnormalities.

Both hypokalemia and hyperkalemia may cause asymptomatic electrocardiographic changes, serious arrhythmias, muscle weakness, and death. Hypokalemia has also been associated with several other consequences, including postural hypotension, potentiation of digitalis toxicity, confusional states, glucose intolerance, polyuria, metabolic alkalosis, sodium retention, rhabdomyolysis, intestinal ileus, and decreased gastric motility and acid secretion.

The Na+-K+-ATPase (Sodium Pump)

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The Na+-K+-ATPase is a highly-conserved integral membrane protein that is expressed in virtually all cells of higher organisms. (Sam Bock‘s Note: This pump, built of a dynamic and reactive protein that adjusts its function and shape based on various biochemical stimulus, is found in most cell membranes, and uses intracellular bound potassium and extracellular bound sodium to draw nutrients into the cell. Anything interfering with sodium and potassium metabolism, has the potential to seriously disrupt cellular metabolism. )

As one measure of their importance, it has been estimated that roughly 25% of all cytoplasmic ATP is hydrolyzed by sodium pumps in resting humans. In nerve cells, approximately 70% of the ATP is consumed to fuel sodium pumps. As discussed above, ATP is the body‘s primary energy source.  As noted, significant amounts of energy are consumed running these pumps to transport and utilize nutrients. Anything interfering with their function will lead to decreased energy levels.

The gradually falling intracellular potassium levels would slowly crash that person‘s metabolism, by preventing and reducing nutrient and hormone absorption by all of the body‘s potassium dependant cells, causing fatigue, depression, copper build up, and other problems.

The concurrent prevention of magnesium absorption would not only contribute to potential for arrhythmia, and insomnia, but also reduce the body‘s ability to catalyze enzyme function and produce all- important ATP.

A cardiologist can confirm whether palpitations you may experience are of this nature. Such ―unknown causes are usually a result of low intracellular levels of magnesium and potassium. They can often be eliminated by balancing intracellular electrolytes, and by increasing blood oxygen transport levels with dietary increases of essential fatty acids (which will also have a lowering effect on blood pressure).

All minerals must be in balance for your electrolytic salts to also be in balance to allow smooth muscle to function properly. As well, it is very important that the lipids in your bloodstream are conducive to maintaining healthy flexible arteries, and to dissolving any saturated fatty acid build up.

For this we need adequate consumption of essential Omega 3 and Omega 6 GLA fatty acids (see below) in order to maintain proper prostaglandin balance, optimum oxygen transport, and cell membrane flexibility within the cells making up the structural walls of all parts of your cardio-vascular system – heart, lungs, arteries and veins, etc..

Enough B6, B12, folic acid and methyl donors to prevent the buildup of homocysteine (which causes excess oxidation damage and aging of tissues), and adequate levels of Vitamin A, B complex, C, D, E, synergistic minerals and amino acids (protein building blocks) to ensure the regeneration of damaged tissues, and transport of harmful substances from the body.

Adequate levels of cysteine are required to remove and transport metastatic calcium out the plaque that can build up on artery walls.

It has many important actions in the body. Potassium can improve blood pressure, fatigue, stress, and headaches, and glucose transfer which affects weight. It helps to maintain proper electrolyte balance in body cells, is essential for proper muscle function, and is instrumental in conducting nerve impulses.
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18 DIY Home Remedies for Diarrhea

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Diarrhea is a frequent watery bowel movements which are accompanied by painful cramps, nausea and vomiting. It may be mild (lasts for a day or two), acute (less than a week) and chronic (lasts for more than a week). Main cause for diarrhea, to occur is that when the food and fluids you ate will pass too quickly or too large in amount or both for some times through your colon. Colon is a substance which absorbs the liquid from the food what you eat by leaving a semisolid stool. But if the liquids from your food which you eat are not absorbed then it results in the watery bowel movement and at last it causes diarrhea.

Frequent loose and watery stools, mild fever, abdominal cramps and abdominal pain, blood in the stool, bloating etc are some of the symptoms of diarrhea. Food poison, diet, stress, some medications, fructose and other digestive disorders, etc. are the some of the causes for diarrhea.

Home Remedies for Diarrhea:

Diarrhea means loose, watery stools which makes more frequent trips to the toilet and also a great volume of stool. Diarrhea is what everyone experience at least once in their lifetime, so to avoid this problem follow these natural homemade remedies to be free from diarrhea and its symptoms.

1 Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is an excellent remedy in treating diarrhea as it helps to cure intestinal inflammation and it also has antispasmodic property to heal the problem.

Ingredients:

  • Chamomile tea bag or chamomile flower powder – 1 teaspoon or one tea bag
  • Peppermint leaves – 1 teaspoon
  • Water – 1cup

Process:

  1. Take a saucepan and pour water in it.
  2. Then add either dried chamomile or tea bag and also pepper mint oil into it.
  3. Stir it well and steep it for about 15 minutes.
  4. Strain it and drink this to get relief from the diarrhea and its symptoms.
  5. Drinking 3 cups a day will give instant relief.

2 Orange

It is an old remedy which helps in better digestion and also cures diarrhea.

Process– 1 (Orange Peel Tea)

Ingredients:

  • Orange peel – 1 orange
  • Boiling water – 1 pint

How-to:

  1. Take an orange and peel it
  2. Then chop that peel
  3. Pour this chopped orange peel in a pot
  4. Cover it with 1 pint of boiling water
  5. Allow the water to get cool
  6. Strain the tea and add sugar or honey to sweeten it.
  7. Organic orange is preferred as it is free from pesticides and dyes.
  8. Drink this tea as often once in a day to get rid of the diarrhea.

Process – 2: (Orange Juice)

Ingredients:

  • Oranges – 2 to 3
  • Sugar – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – 1/6 teaspoon
  • Water – 1 1/3 cups

How-to:

  1. Take fresh oranges and make juice with the help of blender
  2. Add sugar, salt to it
  3. Mix it well in water
  4. Drink it for several times a day to get rid of the diarrhea and its symptoms.

3 Ginger

Ginger is used for better digestion and also helps to get rid of the cramps and abdominal pain which is caused by diarrhea.

Process – 1:

Ingredients:

  • Ginger – a small piece
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon

How-to:

  1. Take a small piece of ginger and grate it
  2. Add honey to it and mix it well
  3. Eat this mixture which helps to improve your digestive process.
  4. Be aware that not to drink water immediately after eating this mixture.
  5. Taking this regularly helps to protect you from any health diseases.

Process – 2:

Ingredients:

  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Water – 1 cup

How-to:

  1. Take a small piece of ginger in a pan to make tea
  2. Pour water into it to boil
  3. Boil it for few minutes to get hot
  4. Strain it and add honey to sweeten the taste.
  5. Drink this ginger tea to get relief from the diarrhea.
  6. If you’re not having ginger than you can also use powdered ginger which are available from your spice rack instantly to make tea.

Process – 3:

Ingredients:

  • Dry Ginger powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Salt – a pinch to taste
  • Water – 1 glass

How-to:

  1. Take ginger powder and add salt to it
  2. Mix it well in a glass of water
  3. Drink this once in a day to get rid of the problem.

4 Carrots

Carrots contain good source of pectin which helps to alleviate diarrhea. It also helps to replenish many vitamins and minerals which were lost due to diarrhea.

Process – 1: (Carrot Juice)

Ingredients:

  • Carrot juice – 1 glass
  • Lemon juice – few drops
  • Sugar or honey – as you likes to sweeten the juice

How-to:

  1. Take few fresh carrots and make the juice with the help of blender.
  2. Add few drops of lemon juice and sugar or honey
  3. Mix it well and taste this carrot juice
  4. Drinking carrot juice regularly will help to make you healthy.

Process – 2: (Carrot Puree)

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Carrots – 4to 5
  • Water
  • Blender

How-to:

  1. Take the carrots and cut them into pieces
  2. Then cook these carrots for few minutes to make it soft.
  3. Now blend these soft carrots in a blender by adding few drops of water
  4. Eat this puree to get relief from the diarrhea.
  5. Eating this puree of half a cup in several times a day will helps to get rid of the diarrhea problem.

5 Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds are one of the wonderful remedy for many health problems. These are also helps to cure ingestion problems and diarrhea. It is a strong anti-diarrheal agent.

Process – 1:

Ingredients:

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Water – 1 glass

How-to:

  1. Take fenugreek seeds and mix it well with water
  2. Or you can mix fenugreek seeds with yogurt and eat it
  3. Drink this solution to fend off the diarrhea problem.
  4. Regular taking of this fenugreek seeds will be best results to cure the health problems including diarrhea.

Process – 2:

Ingredients:

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Yogurt – 2 tablespoons

How-to:

  1. Take fenugreek and cumin seeds in equal quantities
  2. Roast them and make them a fine powder by using mixture grinder
  3. Add this to yogurt
  4. Mix it well to make this a fine paste
  5. Consume this paste thrice a day to get quick relief from the diarrhea.

Process – 3:

Ingredients:

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Yogurt – 1 tablespoon

How-to:

  1. Take fenugreek seeds
  2. Swallow it with yogurt
  3. Do it once in a day to get rid of the problem.

6 Lemon and Ginger

Lemon helps to kill the bacteria that are responsible for the diarrhea. Ginger helps to cure the intestinal problems.

Process – 1:

Ingredients:

  • Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
  • Ginger paste – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder – pinch

How-to:

  1. Take lemon juice and add ginger paste and a pinch of black pepper powder into it
  2. Mix it well to make it like a fine paste
  3. Consume this paste twice a day will helps to get rid of the problem.

Process – 2: Lemon Juice

Ingredients:

  • Lemon – 1 or 2
  • Hot water – 1/2 cup

How-to:

  1. Take fresh lemons and squeeze the juice from it
  2. Add water and mix it well
  3. Sip this liquid to get rid of the diarrhea quickly.

7 Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has antibiotic properties which help to cure diarrhea. It also contains pectin which will soothe the intestinal spasms / irritated stomach.

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider vinegar – 1 tablespoon
  • Water – 1 glass

How-to:

  1. Take a glass of water and add apple cider vinegar in it
  2. Mix it well to make it clear solution.
  3. Drink this solution with each meal whenever you take, until you get rid of the diarrhea and its symptoms.

8 Berries

Blueberries have anti oxidant and anti bacterial properties which help to cure diarrhea and its symptoms. Black berries are good source of tannins which helps to treat diarrhea.

Remedy – 1: (Blueberry soup)

Ingredients:

  • Dried Blue berries – 1/3 ounce
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 5 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 small
  • Lemon slices – 2 1/ 4 inch
  • Vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – pinch

How-to:

  1. Take all the ingredients except lemon slices and heat them in a saucepan over high heat
  2. Stir it well until the sugar dissolves completely
  3. The reduce the heat to medium – low to simmer
  4. Allow the berries to become more tender for about 15 minutes
  5. Then discard lemon slices and cinnamon sticks
  6. Using blender make a soup with the puree
  7. Transfer the soup to a bowl and refrigerate until it is very cold.
  8. Drink this soup twice a day to get relief from the diarrhea.

Remedy – 2: (Black berry Tea)

Ingredients:

  • Dried black berry leaves – 1 teaspoon
  • Water – 1/2 glass of water

How-to:

  1. Make a tea by pouring water in the pan
  2. Add dried black berry leaves into the water
  3. Stir it well and boil it for about few minutes
  4. Strain the solution and drink it slowly to fend off the diarrhea problem.
  5. Drinking this tea for several times a day will definitely help to cure the problem soon.

9 Black Seed Oil

Black cumin seed is an herb with full of medicinal values. It is used to treat various health problems including diarrhea. It contains antioxidant properties and is full of vitamins and minerals which are helpful to cure diarrhea and also to boost up your immune system.

Ingredients:

  • Black seed oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Plain or flavored yogurt – 1 cup

How-to:

  1. Take a cup of yogurt and add black seed oil into it
  2. Mix it well as the oil has to dissolve completely in yogurt
  3. Consume this twice a day to get rid of the diarrhea and its symptoms.
  4. Continue eating it twice a day until and unless diarrhea has gone away.

10 Salt – Sugar Solution

As diarrhea leads to dehydration and you feel thirsty all the time. So to prevent that situation try this syrup as it helps to rehydrate you.

Ingredients:

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Water – 1 quart / 1 glass

How-to:

  1. Take salt and sugar in equal quantities
  2. Mix it well in water
  3. Drink this solution to get rid of the diarrhea and also to rehydrate yourself.
  4. Drinking this 2 – 3 times a day will provide to your body the necessary glucose and electro-hydrates

11 Brown Rice and Banana

Brown rice contains B vitamins which help to control and cure various symptoms of diarrhea. Bananas contain pectin which will soak up excess water and gives quick relief from the diarrhea.

Ingredients:

  • Brown Rice – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Banana – 1 small one

How-to:

  1. Prepare rice by adding brown rice and water in a cooker
  2. Let it like that until it becomes soft
  3. Then add a banana to the rice and mix it well
  4. Eat that rice which helps to remove the toxins from your body and thereby diarrhea.
  5. Process has to be continued for better relief from the diarrhea.

12 Honey and Ginger

Honey will helps to soothe the irritated part due to this diarrhea and ginger helps to cure gastro intestinal problems at last leads to cure diarrhea

Ingredients:

  • Dry ginger powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon

How-to:

  1. Take all the ingredients in equal quantities
  2. Then mix it well to make a fine paste
  3. Now take this thrice (three times) a day to get rid of the problem.

13 Cinnamon and Cayenne Pepper

The combination of these is very effective in tightening the bowels and helps to prevent the diarrhea.

Ingredients:

  • Cinnamon – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cayenne pepper – 1/8 teaspoon
  • Water – 2 cups

How-to:

  1. Take a pan and pour water in it and put this pan over medium heat
  2. Then add cinnamon and cayenne pepper to it
  3. Stir it well and put it in simmer for about 20 minutes
  4. Let it cool for few minutes
  5. Now drink 1/4 cup for every half an hour to get instant relief from the diarrhea.
  6. Drink this until and unless you get relief from the problem.

14 Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a potent aromatic spice which contains starch, potassium, proteins, calcium, safrole, camphene as this helps to treat nutmeg.

Ingredients:

  • Flour – 1 teaspoon
  • Nutmeg – 1 teaspoon
  • White sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – pinch
  • Water – 1 glass

How-to:

  1. Take a glass and mix all the ingredients in it
  2. Add water to it and mix it well
  3. Drink this solution for every 4 hours
  4. Or you can take three pinches of ground nutmeg and dissolve it in warm water. Sip it slowly to get rid of the problem.

15 Slippery Elm

Slippery elm is a bulk fiber source which helps to thicken the bowel movement and soothing spasms in bowels.

Ingredients:

  • Slippery elm – 1 teaspoon
  • Hot water – 1 cup

How-to:

  1. Take slippery elm powder and mix it with hot water
  2. Drink this to get relief
  3. Drinking a cup of this liquid for three times a day will helps to prevent the diarrhea.

16 Yogurt

Yogurt contains probiotics (friendly or good bacteria) which helps to line your intestine to protect you from disease causing germs. Yogurt produce lactic acids in your intestine which helps to kill the bacteria and makes you feel better. Live – culture yogurt is the best way to treat the diarrhea which is caused by antibiotics. As these antibiotics will kill the beneficial bacteria in your intestines, but by eating live culture yogurt (kefir) will helps to replenish those bacteria. So, it’s better to eat yogurt and live – culture products daily to get rid of these problems.

17 Garlic

Garlic helps to soothes, cleanses and also reduces the inflammation. It also helps for better digestion and makes you feel better while you’re facing the problems of diarrhea and constipation, etc. garlic contains rich in potassium which helps for proper contractions of muscles including intestines. By all these properties, garlic is an excellent medicine in curing the diarrhea and its symptoms. You can take this garlic either in raw, cooked, precooked forms by using this in soups, juice, milk, honey etc. you can also use garlic tablets (2 – 3) each of 2 grams once or twice a day for mild cases, 3 times a day for acute cases and 5 times a day for chronic cases.

18 Diet Plan

Planning your diet will also helps to get cure from many health problems including diarrhea.

  • Avoid milk, cheese and other dairy products (except yogurt, buttermilk, cheese) while you facing diarrhea and also after it got reduced for a month will gives better results.
  • Avoid caffeine, non clear drinks (orange juice or tomato juice), spicy foods and food with high concentration of sugars will also increase the diarrhea.
  • Intake the food which are kinder and gentler like soups, rice, noodles, bananas, soda crackers, cooked carrots, potatoes, toast, skinless white meat chicken in your diet to get relief from your diarrhea.
  • Have starchy food such as precooked rice or tapioca cereals, boiled which rice, brown rice, toast etc. but avoid fried and fast foods & high fiber food as it is not soluble in your stomach easily.
  • Avoid too much of sugar or salt in your diet and also oatmeal, uncooked vegetables, etc. has to be avoided.
  • Eat salty crackers / soda crackers, sugar cookies or even plain cookies which help to ease your pain.

Tips to Reduce the Diarrhea:

These tips will be useful to you in the travel of curing the diarrhea and its symptoms.

  1. Drink water and other fluids like fresh fruit juices (other than apple and prune), sports drinks, herbal teas, soups and other over the counter electrolyte powder which helps to run the body without any problem and replaces what you’re losing.  So, stay hydrated all the time to get proper resistance to fight against the infection causing gems, etc.
  2. Taking rest is the natural way to cure the problem, as it helps to boost up the immune system which helps to get rid of any problem.
  3. Frequent drinking / sipping of any broth (lukewarm but not hot) with little salt will also cures the diarrhea.
  4. Simply putting a heat pad on your belly will also helps to give relief from the abdominal cramps.
  5. Avoid drinking alcohol or consume a little quantity while you facing this problem. Also avoid smoking and chewing gums (sorbitol)
  6. After clearing up of the diarrhea symptoms, you can start drinking broth but make sure that the broth does not contain any fat or other substances. You can also try plain green tea, plain toasted food, etc to get rid of the diarrhea problem.
  7. Take only liquids for the first 12 hours of the problem to get solved. After 23 hours, take only BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce and toast) to get relief from the diarrhea problem. Eating green banana will helps to cure the diarrhea.
  8. Eat two bananas (ripped) every day until you got relief from the diarrhea.
  9. Drink plenty o water as diarrhea leads to dehydration of your body. So, drink water like coconut water, barley water, rice water etc. to get hydrate yourself and to prevent the diarrhea problem.
  10. Have fresh fruit juices especially pomegranate juice, mango, guava and avoid fruits which causes diarrhea like apple, prunes etc.
  11. Wash your hands frequently after completing your bowel movement and before going to take your meal to avoid the infections
  12. Take the fresh food but not frozen, other food which was stored in few days.
  13. Keep the food free from bacteria, fungus, and virus as they cause you the problem of diarrhea.
  14. Even stress also plays a vital role in causing diarrhea. So, try to reduce your stress by doing yoga, meditations and other activities.

Diarrhea is an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation, where diarrhea and its symptoms usually last for a couple of days. But for sometimes, diarrhea lasts for a week or more and becomes chronic. Then immediately consult the doctor as it can leads to any serious problem.

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Comments: When travelling, drink clean water, avoid spoiled food such as white rice (3-day old), eat slowly, eat pineapple/papaya 30min before and after meals, drink green tea.

 

Home made health cures from the pros

1. When diarrhea strikes his family, Gannady Raskin, MD, ND, dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University, cures it with herbal concoctions. “Tea made from pomegranate skin will help an upset stomach,” he says. Set aside the leftovers of your next purchase; you can store dried skin for up to 6 months. Then steep a tablespoon’s worth in a cup of boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes. Oak bark (available at health food stores) works, too: Boil for 3 minutes, let sit for half an hour, and then strain. Both recipes are rich in tannins, which help the body produce mucus to line the stomach and lessen irritation. Drink 2 tablespoons, 4 to 6 times a day.

2. If you suspect food poisoning, couple black tea with a few pieces of burned toast, says Georgianna Donadio, PhD, director of the National Institute of Whole Health, a holistic certification program for medical professionals. “The tannic acid in tea and charcoal in the toast will neutralize the toxins and help you get much better very quickly.” Burned rice on the pan, made into a warm drink works too.
3. In the early stages of cold or flu, try this recipe from Brian Berman, MD, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine: Place a whole unpeeled grapefruit, sectioned into four pieces, in a pot and cover with water; heat to just under a boil. Stir and add a tablespoon of honey, and drink the whole mixture like tea. “The simmering releases immune boosters from the grapefruit into the water–vitamin C and flavonoids hidden between the rind and the fruit,” he says. “The concoction packs more punch than store-bought grapefruit juice, plus the warmth eases a sore throat.” To beef up your body’s healing response, he swears by liquid olive leaf extract, available at health food stores. Studies suggest that its antiviral qualities can help treat cold and flu bugs. “You end up getting rid of mucus sooner, and it helps your immune system fight back as well,” Dr. Berman says. Vit C and zinc losenges work too.

4. Itchy scalp, sunburn or any skin disorder in mouth or any body part, use aloe vera.

5. Congestion and bronchitis call for an oldie but a goodie, says Woodson Merrell, MD, an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons: medicated vapor rub. Applied to the chest, it helps stuffed-up sufferers breathe easier, but Dr. Merrell prefers a cleaner approach: Boil a pot of water, let it cool for about 1 minute, and then mix in a teaspoon of vapor rub. Lean over it with your head about a foot from the steam. Use a towel over your head to make a tent, and inhale for 5 minutes. Yes for massage with vapor rub not only on chest and back but also on feet.

6. You can soothe a toothache with cloves; the old-fashioned remedy really works, says Jack Dillenberg, DDS, dean of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. But today, not everyone has the spice handy, so he recommends eugenol–clove extract–available at your pharmacy. Soak a cotton ball and place it directly on the tooth for several minutes, and the pain should subside until you can get to a dentist. Tea tree mouth wash works too.

7. Recurring fever blisters (you might know them as cold sores) can’t be completely cured–but they can be treated, and outbreaks prevented, with the amino acid L-lysine, found in ointments or tablets in health food stores, says Paul Horowitz, MD, medical director of the Legacy Pediatric Clinics at Emanuel Children’s Hospital in Portland, OR. If you’re among the 60 to 90% of Americans who carry the herpesvirus that causes blisters, start taking 1,000 mg three times a day with meals as soon as you feel an outbreak coming on. (The supplement may not be safe for those with high cholesterol, heart disease, or high triglycerides.)

8. After a hard workout, Declan Connolly, PhD, a professor of exercise science at the University of Vermont, drinks a bottle of tart cherry juice; he studied its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities and concluded that it helps sore muscles recover. “Though you may feel fine initially after a workout, your tissues suffer tiny tears and swelling,” he says. “Tart cherries contain higher amounts of anthocyanins–antioxidants that help repair damage–than sweet cherries and most other fruits or vegetables.” Dr. Connolly tested the brand CherryPharm, available to consumers and athletes at CherryPharm.com. You can also find other brands of 100% tart cherry juice or juice concentrate in natural food supermarkets or health food stores.

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