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FAQ: How much fluid do I need each day?

An excerpt from my book… How Much Fluid Do I Need Each Day? It’s best to try to exceed the established standard for adequate intake (AI), especially if you have chronic diarrhea. Remember that all non-alcoholic, caffeinated-free fluids count toward your total, including water, ORS, juices, milk, herbal teas, decaf coffee, and soup. Even fruits […]

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It’s official… I started on my next book. The title is yet to be determined, but my working title (for now) is: “Running from the Trots: by the Diarrhea Dietitian” If you are a runner and would like to contribute to this book (by filling out surveys or contributing personal suggestions), please email me directly. […]

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One of the most frequently asked questions I receive, is, “Should I drink Gatorade for my diarrhea?”  My short answer is: No. Unless that’s all you have on hand. Read the following excerpt from Chapter 17 of my book, “The Diarrhea Dietitian: Expert Advice, Practical Solutions, and Strategic Nutrition”. My patients with chronic diarrhea often […]

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Have you ever heard anyone talk about DIARRHEA on the radio?

For years, I have lamented how no one ever says the word DIARRHEA on the radio or tv. If millions of people suffer from chronic diarrhea, don’t you think it should be talked about? Thankfully, one of my dietitian colleagues agreed. I was offered an opportunity to talk about diarrhea for a half-hour on the […]

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It’s Crohn’s and Colitis Week! 7 Lifestyle Tips to Manage IBD

At first, I was going to title this post “Happy Crohn’s and Colitis Week.” But the reality is, living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (collectively called inflammatory bowel disease or IBD) does not make one happy! My aunt was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC) at age 16. According to my grandparents, she was one […]

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Potential Causes of Diarrhea Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis Microscopic colitis and various other subtypes of colitis Celiac disease Irritable bowel syndrome Food allergies and sensitivities Food intolerances such as lactose or fructose intolerance Malabsorption of fat, from diseases such as cystic fibrosis, pancreatic insufficiency, pancreatitis, or pancreatic tumors Cancer of […]

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I first became fascinated with probiotics in the early 2000’s. There was not much published literature, but there were a lot of theories about how the body’s bacterial population influenced overall health. When I started writing my book in 2006, there was a larger body of literature. By the time my book was nearing completion […]

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Over the years, I have compiled a list of strategies to decrease diarrhea. My book goes into detail for each of these strategies, and includes even more! Determine if you have lactose intolerance. Try a lactose challenge. Determine if you have fructose intolerance. Fructose is a type of sugar. Cut back on very sweet or […]

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Book Update- List of Topics

I’m nearing the finish line on my book…  I am posting the Table of Contents so you can get an idea of what topics are covered. The Diarrhea Dietitian: Expert Advice, Practical Solutions, and Strategic Nutrition Chapter 1 Let’s Get Started! Chapter 2 Basic Nutrition, Normal Anatomy and Physiology of the GI Tract:    What Goes […]

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Lactose intolerance is very common, particularly in certain ethnic groups. For example, lactose intolerance may affect 95-100% of Southeast Asians, and 90% of Asian Americans. What is lactose intolerance? Technically it is a deficiency of lactase activity. Lactase is the enzyme that breaks down lactose, the sugar found in milk. Lactase is produced in the […]

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