"Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> Has anyone else hear this? BRAT being bananas, rice, applesauce, and
> toast (some also say tea) to treat diarrhea. The printouts that Angela
> got from the Dr. no longer say to do this. It says for her to eat a
> regular diet but to cut back on milk and dairy with the exception being
> yogurt with live, active yogurt cultures.
> I looked it up. Here is one link:
> I know wikipedia is not a really good reference but there are plenty of
> others. Most of these sources mention the CRAM diet. And it includes
> milk! But mostly they say to eat the normal foods with exceptions being
> highly sugary foods, fried foods and spicy foods. They say that the BRAT
> diet causes a deficiency in zinc.
> The information given to Angela by the Dr. does mention some of the foods
> in the BRAT diet and says it is fine to add these things to her regular
> The problem? When she was sticking to the BRAT diet she seemed to get
> We had a small amount of food left on a fruit and cheese tray that she
> bought. There were a few grapes, apple slices and some cheese which
> tasted oddly of apples. It was going to expire last night so we ate it.
> I only ate a little of the cheese. She ate the rest but really it was a
> very small amount. Not even a serving of any one thing. And then she got
> sick. She also had that taco pizza which I suppose maybe wasn't actually
> gluten free.
> So has anyone been to the Dr. recently for this? Were you told to eat the
> BRAT diet? Not to eat it? When my gastroparesis is really acting up,
> rice seems to settle my stomach. I usually just eat that and only that.
> But I usually only have to eat it for a meal or two. And then I am
My 2 year old Granddaughter was put on the BRAT diet just a few months ago
when she contracted Salmonella..this was after 24 hours in the hospital with