Basically, diarrhea the body's way of eliminating things from the body that it can't tolerate. It's recognized by loose or watery stools. It can last from a couple of hours to several days. Acute or chronic diarrhea can eventually kill. In fact, it's the second leading cause of death in developing countries.
Diarrhea may be indicative of an underlying disorder, so it should not be ignored, especially if it occurs over an extended period of time.
Causes and Risk Factors
Diarrhea can be caused by:
- Food poisoning
- Bacterial or viral infections
- Consuming contaminated food or water
- Digestive disease (such as colitis, Crohn's Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.)
- Spoiled or rancid foods
- Emotional stress
- Drug use
- Alcohol use
- Incomplete digestion of food
Diet is the most effective way to manage bowel movements, including diarrhea. Colonics (colon irrigation) and enemas (which can be performed by yourself in your bathroom) can help prevent diarrhea as well.
Four ounces of prune juice nightly is also very effective for the maintenance of the colon and to keep the bowels moving.
Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of fruit (mango, papaya, plums, peaches, figs, prunes, etc.) is the best regimen for a clean and optimally functioning colon.
Placing a carnelian stone in a glass of water over night (exposed to moonlight) and making an elixir is great for colon health. This water (elixir) can be bottled in a cobalt or amber bottle and stored in a dark place. You can drink an ounce per day to help maintain the health of the colon.
When diarrhea is present, drink plenty of water, preferably alkaline water or electrolyte enhanced water if you can locate it (or if you have an alkaline water machine). Because a case of diarrhea utilizes much water content in the body, it can lead to a bout with dehydration and demineralization or electrolyte loss. So drink plenty of water if diarrhea is present and add sea salt to the water to replace lost sodium. The body loses sodium when there is diarrhea. Electrolytes can be replaced with a good liquid mineral solution.
You can help your colon (intestinal tract) out by periodically cleansing your colon and rectum. Great colon cleansing herbs include Senna, Cascara Sagrada, Buckthorn, Aloe Vera Resin, Glucomannan, Bibitaki, Bilwa, Black Walnut Hulls, and Mandrake (a controversial herb but is highly effective).
In addition to colon cleansing herbs, use mucilaginous and fiberous-bulking herbs. Mucilaginous herbs include Slippery Elm Bark, Irish Moss, Gum Arabic, Guar Gum, and Pamita. Fiber-bulking herbs include Psyllium Husk and vegetable cellulose.
Dherbs.Com formulas that are great for colon cleansing, care, and maintenance, including:
- Full Body Cleanse
- 10-Day Supreme Colon Cleanser
- Bowel Motion
- Colon & Digestive Tract
- Intestinal Cleanser
- Bowel Mover Tea
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