It is expected for food to go through the digestive tract while excess water is soaked up by the large intestine. Unfortunately, this is not always the case due to several factors such as eating spoiled food or consuming food items that are not suitable for you. Once these occur, you may suffer from diarrhea, which is characterized by having too much fluid in your stool.
Naturopathic Treatment for Diarrhea
When you suffer from loose stools, it is important to replace the lost electrolytes and water released by your body. These electrolytes include chloride, potassium and sodium, which are essential in keeping you well-hydrated and healthy.
It is advisable to drink an electrolyte beverage, which you can prepare by mixing 1/2 teaspoon of salt with 4 teaspoons of sugar. Stir these ingredients to 1 liter of water and consider adding some lemon juice or orange juice to substitute for potassium. Drink the full contents of this beverage during the day until you notice that your symptoms have improved.
In addition, you should adopt a different diet by consuming clear foods such as chicken broth or clear soup. Broth is an excellent option because it provides your body with electrolytes obtained from salt. This diet may be followed for a day or a few more until your stool has normalized.
As much as possible, steer clear of fruit juices since massive amounts of fructose in your body may be difficult to digest. On the other hand, you may eat toast, bananas and rice, as long as these are kept bland. Applesauce is also a good choice as this contains a good amount of pectin, or a type of soluble fiber. This substance is effective in soaking up too much fluid in the intestine, but avoid drinking apple juice because it can worsen your condition.
Simply follow these natural remedies that will help improve your condition. After all, natural techniques are always more reliable and much safer since there are no risks of side effects that can only worsen your symptoms.
Dr. Katie Mercer
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