If I were to whack my
thumb with a hammer, I think it's safe to say that it would
throb like crazy. And of course I could take a pain reliever to
get rid of the aching.
Let's say I did that
every day--slammed my thumb with a hammer then took pills to
take the pain away.
What would you think?
You'd think I was crazy...That the men in the white coats should
come to take me away for awhile, right?
people are doing the exact same thing every day. Not with a
hammer and their thumb, but with their diet and their gut.
The processed food
manufacturers have milllllions of us eating their foods and
meals that are nearly impossible to digest and create an ocean
of acid. This and the standard and accepted food
combinations so many of us eat today cause so many digestive
problems, including heartburn, constipation, gas, bloating and
When the symptoms
rear their ugly heads, hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to the medicine
cabinet we go... For Tums, Rolaids, Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate,
Gas-X, Imodium, you-name-it.
But just like with my
hammer example, wouldn't it make more sense to just stop doing
what is causing your agony to begin with?
Sad thing is, many
people have no clue how their diet affects their health. And
what makes it worse are the relentless drug ads that are
everywhere promising easy relief, as well as health care
professionals who offer nothing but drugs as solutions.
Here's a question I received that is a perfect illustration of
Please comment on the causes and treatment of diarrhea.
GI doctor has recommended treating diarrhea with Imodium and
Pepto-Bismol which helps, but is not a satisfactory solution.
John, you're on the right track and you deserve other answers
besides drugs. For your benefit and that of my readers, I'll
answer your questions:
John doesn't mention
what tests, if any, he's had done to rule out a serious disease
as the cause of his diarrhea.
Chronic diarrhea can
be the result of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis or IBS.
Diarrhea like this
can also be caused by Celiac disease and food allergies.
But since John
doesn't mention a definitive diagnosis and his doctor is
recommending over the counter remedies for his diarrhea, it
appears there's nothing more complex going on.
Now here's what John
likely WON'T hear from his doctor:
In the absence of any
underlying condition, chronic diarrhea is most commonly the
result of the foods you eat.
When you eat foods
and meals that are acid-forming to your body, you put your
entire digestive tract into a stressed state. Your stomach
churns and repeatedly secretes acid trying to process what
you've just swallowed, but since it's so difficult to break down
those kinds of foods, it can't do a good job.
Then your small
intestine tries like heck to continue the job plus absorb
nutrients from the acidy mess it just inherited from your
stomach, but the nutrients (if any) have been destroyed by the
Then, by the time
your wastes reach the colon (large intestine) they are loaded
with toxins and not broken down like they should be. Plus the
colon is where water is absorbed from your wastes, but in a
stressed state it may not properly absorb the water it needs to
make your bowel movement, well, less "watery."
So of course with all
this going on you can't expect the "grand finale" of
digestion--your bowel movement--to be normal!
That would be like
wiping your windows with cooking oil and then expecting to see
out of them. Not gonna happen.
To keep things
running smoothly at the bottom, you have to start at the top
(what you put in your mouth).
digestion from top to bottom
If you want to get
rid of chronic diarrhea, you must eat foods that are alkalizing
to your body, and make sure that all of your foods are correctly
combined to further minimize acid.
That is exactly what
you will learn to do when you follow my
advice in the Great Taste No Pain system.
By following the
Great Taste No Pain program, and by emphasizing primarily
alkaline foods especially at the beginning, will result in just
the right amount of stomach acid secreted--not too much.
When you eat like I
will teach you, your stomach literally shouts out, "Thank you!"
and your digestive problems (including diarrhea) can begin to
There are just a few
easy-to-understand manuals that explain how and why eating this
way works so well for everyone, no matter how badly you've eaten
before or how long you've been sick.
a recipe book filled with 112 delicious delights and a
credit-card sized dining out guide so you can make smart food
choices no matter where you are.
Another type of
diarrhea -- traveler's diarrhea
Nothing can ruin a
vacation like a bad case of diarrhea!
Usually a vacationer
develops traveler's diarrhea after eating food or drinking water
that is contaminated with bacteria, viruses or parasites of
fecal origin (meaning from poop or sewage).
That's where the
"Don't drink the water!" warning comes from when people are
joking about your travel plans. It can also stem from the
community snacks or poorly washed glasses at many bars and night
Don't think this can
only happen in poor, underdeveloped countries with inadequate
sewage systems, because that's not true. It can happen ANYWHERE.
The most common
bacteria that causes traveler's diarrhea is a type of E. coli
called enterotoxigenic E. coli.
It attaches itself to
your intestinal walls and releases a toxin that causes World War
III in your digestive tract--and you soar to the bathroom with
intense cramps and explosive diarrhea.
What a way to ruin a
great (and expensive) vacation...and maybe even a pair of shorts
or two. Yikes!
Plus after its wrath,
it completely unbalances your intestinal flora, leaving you with
a weakened immune system and opening you up for a variety of
MORE digestive and health problems.
Now, the typical
treatment for traveler's diarrhea is antibiotics.
While antibiotics can
kill E. coli, they also kill off most or all of your remaining
beneficial bacteria too.
And that FURTHER
weakens your immune system, leaving you even MORE susceptible to
catching whatever bug or virus may come your way...
The better way
A much better way to
handle traveler's diarrhea is to not get it in the first place.
are your best strategies for preventing traveler's diarrhea:
Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, ice-making,
fruit and vegetable washing and brushing your teeth.
Avoid raw or undercooked meat, poultry or seafood. If you are a
sushi fan, make sure you're eating it in a hotel or
well-established, quality restaurant.
Most importantly, take a very high-quality probiotic supplement.
strains have proven to make a HUGE difference in prevention of
When you come in
contact with E. coli and other parasites on vacation, having a
daily boost of good bacteria will make it MUCH more likely that
the invader will be destroyed--instead of IT destroying YOUR
Shield probiotic formula can help ensure your vacation is
enjoyable and diarrhea-free.
Shield contains these three powerhouse beneficial bacteria that
have shown in research to destroy E. coli in the gut:
- Bifidobacteria Longum
- Lactobacillus Plantarum
Those and Super
other potent strains will help you maintain a healthy
intestinal flora balance and a healthy immune system...
...not only on
vacation, but every single day of your life.
more about Super Shield, what it can do for you here.
Don't live one more
moment thinking that your only solution to chronic diarrhea is
medication or letting traveler's diarrhea ruin YOUR vacation.
See how the power of
the right diet with Great Taste
No Pain can help chronic diarrhea, plus also keep your
vacations memorable for the RIGHT reasons by attacking
traveler's diarrhea with Super
To your health,
Tracy got rid of diarrhea and much more:
I'd like to share my success story using the Great Taste
No Pain system.
One year ago, I suffered a debilitating attack of diarrhea.
Previously to the attack, I had suffered for years with joint
pain, leaky gut, depression, rashes, bad breath, hair loss,
acne, thin nails, fatigue, fibromyalgia, headaches and excess
gas. I had gone to see many doctors who not one ever mentioned
that my diet may be causing me such pain and suffering.
Within three weeks of suffering with the diarrhea, I had a
colonoscopy. The doctor told me I had a condition called
lymphocytic colitis and prescribed Asacol, a medication that
cost me $250 for a one month's supply and caused me to suffer
severe side effects. Feeling alone and desperate, I turned to
the internet for answers.
the grace of God, I stumbled across the GTNP system. This system
made so much sense to me that I ordered the book immediately, a
decision that literally saved my life. Not only was I able to
cure my bout of diarrhea within a few days without medication,
but I was also able to cure myself of all the other chronic
symptoms that plagued my life. Everyone who knew me noticed the
change immediately. I have never felt better or looked as good!
Even though I always tried to eat well, I was not eating foods
in the right combinations. Not long after ordering the book, I
also ordered the Super Shield probiotics and Digestizol Max
enzymes. I continue to take them every day. I also plan on
ordering Sherry's newest product, Hydroxaden 2.5, before the
month is over. I especially appreciate Sherry's daily emails,
which keep me motivated and well informed.
Without fail, I tell everyone I know about this system including
my doctors. I have learned that by following Sherry's system is
the single most important gift I can give others who may be
seeking help. I live by example. I owe Sherry a debt of
gratitude for her commitment to spreading the word about
nutrition and food combining and for her generosity in sharing
her knowledge so fully with others.
Thank you, Sherry Brescia, and God bless you!!
PPS: Snacking is
OK in moderation, but too many junk foods can feed the harmful
bacteria in your gut and cause bad bacteria overgrowth. This
can lead to gas, bloating, repeated infections and even cause
weight gain. Help keep your supply of beneficial bacteria
strong with Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula. Super Shield has 13 strains of superstar bacteria that are potent and ready
to help keep your flora balanced and you feeling GREAT.
junk foods, meats, alcohol and soda drinking results in a decrease in
your body's ability to produce digestive enzymes. This can
result in daily painful gas, bloating, heartburn and
constipation no matter how otherwise healthy your diet is! Digestizol Max can help turn that around for you fast. Its
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