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Finally a True Innovation in Oral Rehydration? Advances in Electrolyte Technology

Disclosure Statement: I received free samples and compensation in exchange for this review. Case 1 Claire M* is a 43 year old mom of four with an 11 year history of Crohn’s disease. Four years ago, she had surgery to remove her inflamed ileum and create an end ileostomy. Since she suffers from chronic dehydration, she […]

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Post-surgery gut rehab

The hospital is full of really sick people. I know, because I had an opportunity to work at the hospital this past week. (This is the same hospital I have worked at for over 18 years, though in recent years I am only there on-call.) Many years ago I was responsible for all the tube feeding and […]

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Diarrhea Dietitian To Run in Boston Marathon

I was always taught to have measurable goals. A couple of years ago, I began running longer distances. It began as a whisper in the back of my head… maybe I should train for a full marathon?  But if I run a full marathon, I need a tangible goal. I better get serious about it […]

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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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Acute Diarrhea

This week one of my kiddos had viral gastroenteritis, aka “the vomiting and diarrhea flu”. I thought it would be good to review the topic of acute, or short-term, diarrhea. Medical Intervention Indicated for Acute Diarrhea Diarrhea in infants. Moderate or severe diarrhea in young children. Acute diarrhea for more than 72 hours. Diarrhea associated […]

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When clients tell me about their chronic diarrhea, they often complain about how tired and exhausted they feel. I think many people don’t realize that dehydration may be the culprit! It’s important to remember that when you have a lot of diarrhea, you are losing water, as well as essential electrolytes sodium and potassium. Extreme […]

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