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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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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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My Running Story and Eugene Marathon Recap 2013

First off, I’m going to admit right now that blogging is hard work. I envy those who can type out a fabulous, thought-provoking blog post every day, or even every week. I seem to write numerous posts in my head, but they never actually make it into the computer. I think I am somewhat paralyzed […]

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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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