Diarrhea

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Diarrhea is the frequent passage of soft, loose and liquid bowel movements, and is caused by either inflammation of the gastrointestinal lining or secretion of fluids into the bowel. Fluids are usually secreted to flush toxins and pathogenic microbes from the bowels. Along with causing inconvenience and discomfort, chronic diarrhea disrupts the electrolyte balance of the body, leading to dehydration and alterations in blood chemistry, which are serious health hazards.

Some causes of diarrhea are:

  • viral and bacterial infections (e.g., food and water contamination)
  • food sensitivities and allergens (e.g., lactose, gluten)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • autoimmune reactions (e.g., inflammatory bowel disease)
  • endocrinal diseases (e.g., hyperthyroidism)
  • prescription drugs (e.g., antibiotics)
  • caffeine
  • stress

Protocol

Renew Life’s Solution For Diarrhea

Recommended
Break down and
eradicate bacteria
BoulardiiMAX contains the probiotic saccharomyces boulardii, which produces an enzyme to break down pathogenic bacteria (such as C. difficile toxin A) and stimulate the production of antibodies to eradicate it.

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Recommended
Re-establish good bacteria
with probiotics
Ultimate Flora Colon Care is a high-potency multi-strain probiotic engineered specifically for colon health. It can be used on an ongoing basis.

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Useful
Soak up water in the digestive tract
with soluble fibre
Organic Clear Fibre is 100% organic acacia fibre, a rich source of soluble fibre. Healthy fibre intake is essential for those with diarrhea. It soaks up water and makes stools firmer and slower to pass.

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Dietary & Lifestyle Suggestions

Avoid food allergens:

  • In the case of chronic diarrhea, test for Celiac disease and other serious food allergies.
  • Test for possible food sensitivities with an elimination diet. This can be done by removing suspected foods from the diet to see whether symptoms improve. Wheat and dairy tend to be big triggers.