Recommendations Diarrhea has many causes, including: Antibiotics Consuming too much fruit or fruit juice Food sensitivity Illness Infection Diet: What the child eats or drinks may make diarrhea worse. Changing the diet may relieve some types of diarrhea. In most cases, you should continue feeding your baby or child as usual. Most children can keep up with the nutrients they lose through diarrhea if they increase the amount of food they take in. For babies, always continue breast-feeding or formula feeding. Many children develop mild and temporary lactose intolerance. Continuing dairy foods may make the diarrhea last longer, but it can also allow a faster return to a regular diet. Babies who eat solid foods may continue to do so as long as they can keep the food down. A full appetite is often the last behavior to return after an illness. Children should be allowed to take their time returning to their normal eating habits. No specific diet is recommended for diarrhea, but children usually tolerat...
Reprinted with permission from Amy Tenderich of www.diabetesmine.com.
From the Who-Knew? File:
Here I've been scoffing at these yogurt companies for pitching me on reviewing their products that are supposedly oh-so-good for people with diabetes (sneer). But now I discover that there really is such thing as a "super-yogurt culture" used to treat everything from diabetes to diarrhea -- that's starting to show up in lots of products on ordinary supermarket shelves.
Yes, these " probiotic products " (mostly dairy foods and dietary supplements) contain a "good bacteria" that doctors have apparently been long recommending to counter the effects of antibiotics, which kill your good bacteria along with the bad.
I know that my doctor, for one, has long been harping on the fact that everyone can benefit from consuming live yogurt cultures, which supplement the microbes found in your gastrointestinal system (i.e. give you healthy intestines).
What I didn't know was that clinical studies have...
You can make the best yogurt even better. Best of all, it takes very little effort. The good yogurt is Greek-style .
One big reason why is is better than the typical yogurt in supermarkets
is that it's lower in carbohydrates. They remove most of the high-carb
whey from it. Most, but not all. You might
be able to remove more and make it even better by straining your
yogurt. However, much of what you can remove from the yogurt by
straining it is probably water. In
either case, the extra-thick strained yogurt that results is not only a
nutritious food for people with diabetes -- including those of us who
follow a very low-carb diet -- but is extra-tasty as well. Any simple strainer will do. Traditionally, most people have used cheesecloth. But that's messy. My friend Barry, the low-carb vegetarian whom I wrote about here ,
at first used a basket-style paper coffee filter set in a plastic bowl
of matching size in which he cut out drainage holes. But that can be
messy too. Even simpler, al...
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