diarrhea

Chocolate Helps Diarrhea: Flavonoids help reduce fluid, find researchers

A new study conducted by researchers at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland is the first to discover that flavonoids in cocoa beans can limit the development of fluids that cause diarrhea. Scientists believe that these flavonoids can be used to create...

Probiotics beneficial for diarrhea

Bacterial overgrowth can result in chronic diarrhea, especially for people who have undergone surgery to the intestines or bowels. Researchers from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina looked at the effects of an oral probiotic treatment versus a placebo for...

Colostrum aids digestive health: studies

Bovine colostrum is rich in immune antibodies and hailed as an excellent treatment for stomach complaints. Colostrum is the first “pre-milk” produced by all female mammals for their newborn offspring in the first 72 hours after giving birth. Colostrum supplements have...

Probiotics shorten bouts of diarrhea

After a recent review of nine international studies, a researcher from the University of Washington reports that probiotics or “friendly bacteria” can shorten the duration of diarrhea in children. “Probiotics” is a general term to describe any of a number of...

Digestive ills eased with peppermint oil

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the gastrointestinal tract— at least one in five North Americans suffers from it. IBS may be brought on by food intolerance, excessive stress or a sensitive colon, and may result in frequent bouts of constipation,...