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Tips was posted 07/16/2017 06:50 am by Anonymous
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Congrats for your dad! Things that have helped me. Medications loperamide or lomotil for diarrhea. Odansteron, DGL ( licorice) Pepogest (peppermint oil) nausea, these two are over the counter. Make sure he's taking adequate creon. I take 3-4 meals 2-3 snacks and still have major diarrhea.

Food that's a tricky one. What I highly recommend is orgain protein shakes which you can buy powder form or ready made. It's expensive $3 for ready made and about $25/30 powder. You can make it with water or coconut, hemp milk etc. Sold at whole foods but can also find same product in marshals or tj Maxx these are US stores. I won't use Ensure as its full of chemicals and sugar. So, not healthy. This has helped me gain a few pounds and keep my weight.

Electrolyte water is a must everyday. I use to go to dr every week dehydrated but once I started drinking this water have only had a few episodes of dehydration. Avoid sugar as it makes diarrhea worse.

I don't think there's a magic food per se. I'm on a vegan diet. Eat colorful foods and fruits vs prepared foods which are not healthy. Oatmeal with fruit and nuts every morning. Nuts are high fat and balance it with a fruit or veggie. If he eats meat do so in moderation as meat is very hard on GI system to break down and irritating. Also better meats vs antibiotic filled meats. You have to begin to think of food as medicine and so the purest food is going to help the body heal vs cause health issues like prepared foods.

Good luck. Let me know if you have further questions.

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