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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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Tip #6 Avoid Polyols

Poly…what? Polyols are also known as sugar alcohols. The body cannot absorb them like regular sugar, so they pass through the digestive system relatively intact. Food manufacturers use them to add sweet flavor to foods and candy without contributing toward the calories. Unfortunately, if you have a sensitive gut, these sugar alcohols may result in […]

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