A number of factors can cause temporary diarrhoea:

– foods like prunes or beans, or any food to which you happen to be allergic;

– contaminated water (frequent in tropical countries);

– certain types of medication.

– It is essential to drink a lot of liquids while suffering from diarrhoea, since the condition has a potentially dangerous dehydrating effect.

– For the time being, avoid raw vegetables, green vegetables, raw fruit, processed meat, game, dairy products and sweets.

– Drink some carrot soup and lots of rice water. To prepare rice water:

– use 20 to 25 grams (about an ounce) of rice per litre (quart) of water;

– boil for an hour over low heat, adding water as needed;

– discard the rice, cool and drink the water .

– Drinking tea is also helpful since it has a constipating effect.

– Add albumin-rich foods to your diet: egg white, fish, yogurt.

– Eat fresh garlic, which is an excellent natural disinfectant containing natural antibiotics.

– During attacks eat very little. Start eating normally only when the attacks are over.

– The following foods have a constipating effect: bananas, rice (whole grain if possible), toast.

– Chew your food well.

– Avoid foods that are very rich in fibre or protein, as well as fried foods.

A lack of Vitamin B1 can cause unexplained chronic diarrhoea. Major sources of Vitamin B1 include wheat germ, whole grains and yeast. Smaller amounts are also found in walnuts, pork, milk and dairy products, and egg yolk, as well as in the green part of vegetables (even smaller amounts).

Vitamin B1 is destroyed by caffeine, alcohol and the contraceptive pill.

Recommended foods

– Apricots, bananas, pears, apples, rhubarb

– fresh garlic

– clay (a teaspoon of nutritional clay dissolved in a glass of water, once a day)

– carrots

– blackcurrant

– whole grains, barley, rice

– chestnuts, walnuts

– eggs

– cabbage, quince

– yogurt

– fish

– pork

– yeast

– figs

– wheat germ

– pomegranate

– wild berries, blackberries, myrtle

– medlar

– tea

Foods to avoid

– alcohol, caffeine

– processed meats

– raw vegetables and fruit

– beans

– fried food

– game

– green vegetables

– dairy products (except yogurt)

– prunes

– sweets