Here are a few funny quotes about something that we’ve all had at one time or another…
People say love is the best feeling, but I think finding a toilet when you are having diarrhea is better.
Travel is very educational. I can now ask for Kaopectate in seven different languages.
Laughter is the best medicine…except for treating diarrhea.
Yes, diarrhea is the subject of many jokes, but the truth is, when you’ve got it, it’s no laughing matter.
Now, occasional diarrhea is one thing—it usually clears up in a day or two. But it’s quite another when diarrhea becomes a regular thing for you—known as chronic diarrhea.
Let's take a little closer look at this often joked-about but potentially serious condition.
It keeps you runnin'
Diarrhea is simply your body’s way of saying, "Get this out of me NOW!"
With diarrhea, your wastes move through your colon way too fast. Since the colon is where the excess water in your feces is absorbed, when everything sails through at the speed of light, the colon doesn't get a chance to do its job...
And you get the classic loose, watery stools.
Oh, and sense of urgency like nothing else on earth!
Sprinting is just the beginning
With diarrhea, having to sprint to a toilet on a moment's notice is not the only problem.
Because when your wastes rocket through the intestinal tract, chances are excellent that you are not properly absorbing the nutrients from your foods as they fly on by.
This can lead to nutritional deficiencies over time and underweight. (Sadly, that's why some people have resorted to abusing laxatives to induce diarrhea as a way to lose weight—with little regard for what it’s doing to their body in the long run.)
But the flip side can also be true. Lacking nutrients can also lead to feelings of constant hunger since your inner dinner bell clangs when you need nutrients.
Constantly feeling hungry leads to overeating...and you know what THAT means. Your backside blossoms.
Plus diarrhea is an excellent way to get irritation in your “exit ramp”--including hemorrhoids and anal fissures.
Lastly, since your body isn't absorbing the fluids from your wastes like it should, you're at risk for dehydration. (This is especially dangerous for small children and the elderly.)
What it is and isn't
Diarrhea is not an actual disease in and of itself, but rather a symptom of something else.
That something else can be any number of things like:
- Crohn's disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
- Celiac disease/gluten sensitivity
- Food allergies and sensitivities
- An excess of Vitamin C or magnesium
- The sugars found in dietetic candies--sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol
- Viral or bacterial infection
- Food poisoning
- Laxative abuse
- Colon cancer
- Fructose or lactose intolerance
What to do to stop running to the loo
If you have acute diarrhea (diarrhea that's related to a bug, virus, something you ate, etc.), although you may feel lousy, chances are it will resolve itself within a few days. Just make sure you stay hydrated and close to a toilet.
But chronic, long-term diarrhea is a different story.
First and foremost, it's important to see a doctor to rule out anything serious.
But in the absence of a specific underlying condition, chronic diarrhea is most commonly the result of how efficient your digestion is…and that is a direct reflection of your DIET.
When you eat highly processed foods, fast food and meals that are hard to digest, you put your entire GI tract into a stressed state.
Your stomach can churn and repeatedly secrete acid trying to do its job and start the breakdown of your foods. This can go on for as long as 8-10 hours or more.
Eventually the stomach passes the "mess" on to your small intestine as if to say, "I've had enough--you deal with it now!"
Then your pancreas secretes its enzymes trying like heck to finish the job, but it can only do so much—it was not designed to do its work AND finish up the stomach’s job too.
By the time this mess reaches the colon, heaven help you. If your foods are not broken down properly, this can stress the colon, and it may not properly absorb the water it should to make your bowel movement "solid."
And you fly like a jet plane to the toilet.
Put an end to the explosions
To help keep things running smoothly at the "bottom," you have to start at the TOP (what you put in your mouth).
If you want to get rid of chronic diarrhea, you must eat real (not processed or fast) foods that are nourishing to your body, and make sure that your meals combine foods that break down better together in your system.
And that is exactly what you will learn from my Great Taste No Pain health system!
(Or for gluten-challenged people, Great Taste No Gluten.)
When you eat meals that are easier for your system to break down, your stomach and intestines literally shout out, "Thank you!" and your digestive problems (including diarrhea) can begin to disappear FAST.
There are just a few easy-to-understand guidelines that explain how and why eating this way works so well for everyone, no matter how bad your diet has been before or how long diarrhea has been your companion.
Plus in both systems, you’ll get a collection of delicious, delectable recipes that you’ll LOVE.
Put your army to work too
Your gut microbiome also helps break down your foods and supports normal bowel movements.
Problem is, thanks to the typical diets most people have, their gut bacteria balance is the complete opposite of what it should be, and they instead have an environment that favors harmful bacteria. This is an open invitation for diarrhea or other digestive problems, as well as weakened immune function.
But a potent, high-quality probiotic supplement like Super Shield can help turn that around for you fast, and help you maintain a proper flora balance each and every day.
Super Shield contains the probiotic strains Bifidobacteria infantis, Bifidobacteria longum, Lactobacillus para casei and Lactobacillus rhamnosus, all of which have been shown to be effective against diarrhea!
Those and Super Shield's other 9 strains go to work immediately in your gut, beefing up your population of beneficial, disease-fighting bacteria, helping to strengthen your gut wall, enhancing digestion and supporting a strong immune system.
Don't think for one minute longer that your only solutions to chronic diarrhea are anti-diarrhea medications or eating the BRAT diet!
Experience the power of the right diet and a healthy gut microbiome, and I'm sure you'll be able to say goodbye to chronic diarrhea and hello to more normal BMs very soon!
To your health,