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Post-Diarrhea Diet  

Posted by Alex (Albuquerque, New Mexico Usa) on 03/17/2013

Now that I have a bout with diarrhea sort of under control, what do I eat? When and how much etc, I am starved but concerned of a relapse. I am trying to understand gut flora, and such. I am 78 and this is the first encounter with diarrhea that has lasted now more than a month. All my life I've claimed a 'cast iron stomach' and could eat and drink any thing, no problem. Thanks Alex

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Alex, you might start with white rice, banana and/or grated apple (let it turn brown). These are some of the staples for firming up things. Remember to chew well.
Replied by Anon
Hi, you will need to bath in mineral salts like Epsom salts or Himalayan salt- or use footbaths ( or feet in washing up bowl). I would recommend a teaspoon of blackstrap molasses which contains vital minerals. Did you find out why you had diarrhea? This needs checking if you've not done so. Eat bland foods which are easily digestible like rice/ potatoes, maybe eggs.
Replied by Kelly
Cinti, Ohio
Hi Alex from New Mexico: forgive me if this post duplicates but I'm having some computer problems. Here goes. Don't fear diarrhea just go to your local health food store and get activated charcoal (AC). It works much better than otc remedies. Take only one at a time as it is a very powerful remedy. God created our bodies to subsist on veggies and fruit, so enjoy those. Even if there is a recurrence, the AC will stop it in its tracks. Actually, the AC can be a little constipating so you will need the fruits and veggie to balance out your system. Don't panic if your stool is black as that is just the AC. God Bless!

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Posted by Cecilia (Bournmouth, Uk) on 01/26/2012

[YEA]  I frequently get diarrhea, which has so far been put down to IBS. I often resorted to taking diarrhea pills, but felt I was taking them much too often, and was worried about long-term effects.

Then by chance, I found that whenever I ate boiled potatoes it cleared up quickly. If I make sure that I eat them with a meal every day then I suffer a lot less regularly.

Replied by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland
1 tbspoon of white clay in a liter of water, you let it rest for a few hours and then drink a bit once in a while. Helps me big time!

Psyllium Husk  
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Posted by Kris (Omaha, Nebraska) on 09/21/2007

[YEA]  I suffered from chronic diarrhea and painful gas for two months after taking a 10-week course of Prevacid (a ppi). Stopping the medication didn't help and eating a simpler diet didn't help. I started taking a teaspoon of psyllium husk in a glass of water every day. Within 48 hours the diarrhea and most of the gas were gone. I plan to continue with the psyllium for a while. Thank goodness for small miracles!

Raw Egg  
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Posted by Donna (Aspen, CO)

[YEA]  Blend one raw organic egg into Kefir. Drink. Instant relief.

Rice Milk  
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Posted by Barbara (Houston, TX) on 08/14/2006

[YEA]  2 1/2 cups water, 1 cup rice. Prepare rice using above measurements, do not add salt to rice while cooking. After 15 minutes the rice will be soupy. Drain off the excess water from rice and drink Rice Water warm. If diarrhea persist after 4 hours, drink more rice water.

Rice Water  
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Posted by Dobby (Warnbro, W Australia) on 01/15/2012

[YEA]  My young baby daughter got really bad diarrhoea when I was in Europe. The doctor told me to boil rice and the gluggy water that was left after boiling the rice to add it to her milk bottle I added a quarter milk and filled the bottle with rice water. She was happy as she had her bottle, next day she was better two days she was fine.

Posted by Maria J. (Colorado City, AZ) on 06/05/2009

[YEA]  This is the home remedy my mother always used for diarrhea: Boil one ounce of rice to one quart of water for twenty minutes, then strain and drink.

Sesame Seeds  
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Posted by Jacob (Bartlett, IL) on 03/04/2008

[YEA]  Hi One remedy I have used consistently since childhood is one I learnt from my mother. Its a simple South-Indian remedy.

Heat 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds in a pan till it starts popping. Once it starts popping nicely and starts giving out smoke, add half glass of water and let it boil for a few minutes. Cool and filter the liquid. Drinking this pale yellow liquid has been the most effective cure for diarhhea that I have seen. You can repeat it once more.

Sunflower Leaf Tea  
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Posted by Maria J. (Colorado City, AZ) on 06/05/2009

[YEA]  For diarrhea: Make a tea with sunflower leaves, then take it one teaspoon at a time, until you return to normal. Increase the amount gradually as needed. Use carefully, because the tea can cause constipation.

The Bratt Diet  
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Posted by Chandra (Hammond, USA) on 09/15/2007

[YEA]  Cure Diarrhea: Children and Adults -- The BRATT diet:


Obviously as plain as you can tolerate... I found the best meal (tolerable) was plain rice (obviously cooked), plain toast, and chamomile tee... bananas for "snacks"

Within 24 hours my daughter's (then 2yo) and mine had stopped. We were also nauseated and within 2 days, or 24 hours after the "runs" stopped, we were able to tolerate soup... then other things

The "M" Word  
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Posted by John Sebastian (Chicago, IL) on 03/03/2008

[YEA]  Free (though bizarre) Remedy for Diarrhea. I have discovered that the best immediate cure for diarrhea is masturbation. I'd rather not go into detail about how I found this out, but it works. I think it has something to do with the contraction of the sphincter upon ejaculation. I can only imagine that no one else has discovered this, because it's probably the last thing anyone would think to do when they have indigestion. I have no proof that it works with females, as my wife has been reluctant to try it. But for guys like myself, you'll never need to drink Pepto again.

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Posted by Teecee (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 11/06/2013

[YEA]  I have had issues with soft stool for a couple of months, finally remember turmeric, and took it on Sunday November 3rd, in the afternoon. Had a decent firm movement that evening...felt great, had the turmeric before work the next day, another firm movement that day, same thing for tuesday a.m. wonderful feeling. Today, Wednesday, Nov 6th, I tested it by not taking any turmeric this a.m. before work, and had a small movement, a couple little ones is all that came out.

Later in the afternoon, I had some softstools although it seemed to try to firm up as I finished.

I'm going to get back to taking the warm water with a teaspoon of turmeric tonite, probably every day now....

Replied by Phil
My friend's two children have diarrhea and their mother took them to a doctor who gave them medicine and wanted to have them admitted to the hospital. She didn't have have the money for that. Their taking the medicine. Would it be alright for them to take turmeric along with the medicine?
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa
Hello Phil,

I have given my children turmeric for many things and found it to be quite safe and effective for them. For a 4 year old or so, I have mixed 1/4 teaspoon in some applesauce, yogurt, or honey 3 times a day. For a 10 year old I might give 1/2 teaspoon three times a day. For a teen, I would give 3/4-1 teaspoon, the same as an adult. Just sharing you that to give a starting place to dose children.

Since turmeric is a food, it should be compatible with medication. However, turmeric can be constipating if enough water is not taken. Just keep that in mind with whatever medication is being given. I once used Immodium about 25 years ago. I guess it stopped the diarrhea but caused such terrible stomach pain in my (and my husband) we never have used it again.

Hope that helps.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Calil W. (Atlanta, Ga.) on 03/12/2013

[YEA]  Absolute YEA.

I was taking the dreaded antibiotic, Clindamycin, which is legendary in it's reputation for not only horrible diarrhea, but also C. Diff as well. Anyway, I was starving becuase I basically crapped everything out all night. And, I decided to instead add 2 tablespoons of turmeric to my meal. Meal being: fried fish, collard greens, and mac and cheese... yup soul

Ok, so I eat my meal with the turmeric added and voila! Like magic no diarrhea. And, most of all, the food tasted even better with it!

Also, for people who are having trouble drinking water with turmeric due to taste, you can also try making a wonderfully smooth and tasty turmeric drink using Almond Milk. Warm up your almond mik a little bit in the microwave first, then add 1 tablespoon of turmeric after you warmed the milk and umm hmm good! Tasty and no more diarrhea!

God Bless Earth Clinic!

Posted by Aldo (Seoul, South Korea) on 04/22/2010

[YEA]  THE PROBLEM: Last week my wife's sister was visiting us from New Jersey. Somehow she must have eaten something that didn't agree with her and she got Diarrhea. She suffered with it for a couple of hours. Then, finally told us (my wife and I) about it.

I simply said to her, let's try some tumeric. I have seen that work before for diarrhea, maybe it will work for you too.

We mixed half a tsp of tumeric into about a 5 ounce glass of water. I told her to mix it well with the teaspoon and then drink fast as it tends to quickly settle on the bottom.

"It tastes like dirt!" she said. "It isn't that bad!" I retorted with a chuckle. Then she drank about another 3-4 ounces of water as a chaser.

About 2 hours later we heard some good news from my sister-in-law. No more diarrhea! She was most impressed (and not to mention relieved!) that a simple herb could help - and fast!

Ok, that's it, just 1/2 a tsp of tumeric and 2 hours later - relief! Hope this info. helps someone else.


P.S. We used organic tumeric in powdered form.

Replied by Hharmon
Yelm, Wa, United States
[YEA]   After reading how well Turmeric works on diarrhea from this site, I decided to use it. I have food allergies to garlic, and have found that only turmeric will stop the diarrhea reaction that I have.

I have also used it when I've eaten something bad (one night both hubby and I had steak that wasn't quite right, developed diarrhea early the next morning, took Turmeric and within 30 mins both of us were able to continue on our day) I mix between 1/2 to 1 tsp with very hot water, and let the turmeric sink to the bottom. I then drink the orange coloured water that remains, and have yet to have had this remedy NOT work. It's definitely on my list of go to remedies for intestinal ailments!!

Earthclinic has become my go to source for when I'm not feeling well!! Thanks!
Replied by Rexsue
Hutchinson, Kansas
[YEA]   having a diarrhea for my antibiotics side effects, the whole night till morning every 15-30 minutes, everytime I drink or eat, I searched on EC and took 2 capsule of turmeric powder at 12:41 P.M. It works. It's now 8:50P.M.. haven't not yet go to restroom

ACV didn't work for my diarrhrea coz am taking Apple Cider Vinegar 2x daily 2tbsp mix w/ cup of H20n honey or juice regularly.. It works for my body aches except headache.

tks EC

Posted by Cindyg (Orange County, California, Usa) on 03/29/2010

[YEA]  I had eaten a bunch of raw celery a week ago and have had diarrhea ever since. I have IBS, and wasn't sure if it was IBS related, or some kind of bacteria thing. Yesterday morning it was horrendously bad and I was getting very dehydrated, so I had an electrolyte drink and came here to look for rememdies. I tried the turmeric, 1 teaspoon in a cup of herbal tea, and I kid you not, my stomach felt better within the first minute of drinking it, and then I was completely FINE the rest of the day. I took another dose this morning for insurance, and have been great all day. Thanks - Earthclinic to the rescue!!!