Constant diarrhea fixed naturally
by Sue Kira, Naturopath & Clinical Nutritionist
Client name and identifying information changed
Steven had been suffering from diarrhea for seven months. He wasn’t sure what triggered it in the first place, other than he’d been overseas but didn’t get sick at all. His adventures included lots of drinking spirits and eating lots of pasta and bread with cheese, which he normally didn’t have on a regular basis.
Although he resumed his normal diet when he returned home, he still suffered from diarrhea to the point that he had to work from home as he was constantly worried that he mightn’t get to the toilet quickly enough.
On testing, it appeared that his venture away with the change in diet triggered a ‘leaky gut’ and consequently he was highly reactive to certain foods. To get his digestive system back into shape we arranged a gluten free, dairy free, grain free, sugar and alcohol free diet. He was also encouraged to eat plenty of vegetables, meats, eggs and bone broths, along with some good multi-strain probiotics.
Within a few days his toilet visits had decreased and three weeks later he regained normal bowel movements. He then tried going back onto dairy products, which sent him straight to the loo, so he knew he had developed lactose intolerance.
Even without dairy his tummy was still unsettled after eating gluten foods, so he decided it was healthier for him to be gluten and dairy free. I gave him so many great gluten-free and dairy-free recipes that he was happy to make the changes to his diet.