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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default BRAT diet no longer being used?

    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:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAT_diet

    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 diet.

    The problem? When she was sticking to the BRAT diet she seemed to get
    better.

    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 better.



  2. #2
    Jacquie Guest

    Default Re: BRAT diet no longer being used?


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jgctkf$df9$[email protected]..
    > 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:
    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAT_diet
    >
    > 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
    > diet.
    >
    > The problem? When she was sticking to the BRAT diet she seemed to get
    > better.
    >
    > 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
    > better.
    >
    >

    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
    IV's.



  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: BRAT diet no longer being used?


    "Jacquie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] m...
    >
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jgctkf$df9$[email protected]..
    >> 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:
    >>
    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAT_diet
    >>
    >> 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
    >> diet.
    >>
    >> The problem? When she was sticking to the BRAT diet she seemed to get
    >> better.
    >>
    >> 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
    >> better.
    >>
    >>

    > 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 IV's.


    Thanks! Angela is getting sicker by the minute. I am going to keep her
    home tomorrow and try to get her an appointment with her pedi. They
    canceled one of her dance classes on Friday anyway so it's no biggie if she
    misses the other one. It's like pilates and that's not something you want
    to do with an uncertain stomach.



  4. #4
    Jacquie Guest

    Default Re: BRAT diet no longer being used?


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jgd9ka$r1c$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Jacquie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] m...
    >>
    >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:jgctkf$df9$[email protected]..
    >>> 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:
    >>>
    >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAT_diet
    >>>
    >>> 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 diet.
    >>>
    >>> The problem? When she was sticking to the BRAT diet she seemed to get
    >>> better.
    >>>
    >>> 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 better.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> 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 IV's.

    >
    > Thanks! Angela is getting sicker by the minute. I am going to keep her
    > home tomorrow and try to get her an appointment with her pedi. They
    > canceled one of her dance classes on Friday anyway so it's no biggie if
    > she misses the other one. It's like pilates and that's not something you
    > want to do with an uncertain stomach.
    >
    >

    She's old enough for Imodium isn't she...? Ask your Dr if you can give her
    some.



  5. #5
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: BRAT diet no longer being used?

    when we sick while i was a kid my mom would put us on chicken broth then add
    rice if we kept that in both ends, and she kept adding rice and soft
    vegetables until after three or four days it was like chicken stew minus the
    chicken, last day she added chicken, if we kept that down she would let us
    eat normally after that, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jgctkf$df9$[email protected]..
    > 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:
    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAT_diet
    >
    > 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
    > diet.
    >
    > The problem? When she was sticking to the BRAT diet she seemed to get
    > better.
    >
    > 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
    > better.
    >




  6. #6
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: BRAT diet no longer being used?


    "Jacquie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] m...
    >
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jgd9ka$r1c$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "Jacquie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected] m...
    >>>
    >>> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:jgctkf$df9$[email protected]..
    >>>> 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:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAT_diet
    >>>>
    >>>> 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 diet.
    >>>>
    >>>> The problem? When she was sticking to the BRAT diet she seemed to get
    >>>> better.
    >>>>
    >>>> 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 better.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> 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 IV's.

    >>
    >> Thanks! Angela is getting sicker by the minute. I am going to keep her
    >> home tomorrow and try to get her an appointment with her pedi. They
    >> canceled one of her dance classes on Friday anyway so it's no biggie if
    >> she misses the other one. It's like pilates and that's not something you
    >> want to do with an uncertain stomach.
    >>
    >>

    > She's old enough for Imodium isn't she...? Ask your Dr if you can give her
    > some.


    Yes. They say not to give it to her because she needs to get the bug out of
    her system. I did give it to her yesterday though to get her through
    school.



  7. #7
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: BRAT diet no longer being used?


    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > when we sick while i was a kid my mom would put us on chicken broth then
    > add rice if we kept that in both ends, and she kept adding rice and soft
    > vegetables until after three or four days it was like chicken stew minus
    > the chicken, last day she added chicken, if we kept that down she would
    > let us eat normally after that, Lee


    Yeah. But now they are saying that is the wrong thing to do.



  8. #8
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: BRAT diet no longer being used?

    i think they don't really know, lol, and yet we pay them for advice that is
    constatly changing, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jgf2lo$5r0$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> when we sick while i was a kid my mom would put us on chicken broth then
    >> add rice if we kept that in both ends, and she kept adding rice and soft
    >> vegetables until after three or four days it was like chicken stew minus
    >> the chicken, last day she added chicken, if we kept that down she would
    >> let us eat normally after that, Lee

    >
    > Yeah. But now they are saying that is the wrong thing to do.
    >




  9. #9
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: BRAT diet no longer being used?


    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >i think they don't really know, lol, and yet we pay them for advice that is
    >constatly changing, Lee


    I don't know.



  10. #10
    Peppermint Patootie Guest

    Default Re: BRAT diet no longer being used?

    In article <jgd9ka$r1c$[email protected]>,
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "Jacquie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] m...
    > >
    > > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:jgctkf$df9$[email protected]..
    > >> 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:
    > >>
    > >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAT_diet
    > >>
    > >> 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
    > >> diet.
    > >>
    > >> The problem? When she was sticking to the BRAT diet she seemed to get
    > >> better.
    > >>
    > >> 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
    > >> better.
    > >>
    > >>

    > > 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 IV's.

    >
    > Thanks! Angela is getting sicker by the minute.


    There's a Norovirus going around Boston. Maybe she's sick.

    In any event, if one set of advice makes her sicker and another helps
    her feel better, why are you asking which advice to follow?

    PP
    --
    "What you fail to understand is that criticising established authority by means
    of argument and evidence is a crucial aspect of how science works."
    - Chris Malcolm

  11. #11
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: BRAT diet no longer being used?


    "Peppermint Patootie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <jgd9ka$r1c$[email protected]>,
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Jacquie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected] m...
    >> >
    >> > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> > news:jgctkf$df9$[email protected]..
    >> >> 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:
    >> >>
    >> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAT_diet
    >> >>
    >> >> 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
    >> >> diet.
    >> >>
    >> >> The problem? When she was sticking to the BRAT diet she seemed to get
    >> >> better.
    >> >>
    >> >> 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
    >> >> better.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> > 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 IV's.

    >>
    >> Thanks! Angela is getting sicker by the minute.

    >
    > There's a Norovirus going around Boston. Maybe she's sick.
    >
    > In any event, if one set of advice makes her sicker and another helps
    > her feel better, why are you asking which advice to follow?


    I didn't say one made her sicker. Anyway this is an old post and she's over
    it now. Now she has an eye infection.



  12. #12
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: BRAT diet no longer being used?



    "Peppermint Patootie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <jgd9ka$r1c$[email protected]>,
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Jacquie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected] m...
    >> >
    >> > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> > news:jgctkf$df9$[email protected]..
    >> >> 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:
    >> >>
    >> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAT_diet
    >> >>
    >> >> 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
    >> >> diet.
    >> >>
    >> >> The problem? When she was sticking to the BRAT diet she seemed to
    >> >> get
    >> >> better.
    >> >>
    >> >> 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
    >> >> better.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> > 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 IV's.

    >>
    >> Thanks! Angela is getting sicker by the minute.

    >
    > There's a Norovirus going around Boston. Maybe she's sick.


    And on two cruise ships! What a nightmare.





  13. #13
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "Peppermint Patootie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > newseppermint_patootie-1C6835.17040206022[email protected]..
    >> In article <jgd9ka$r1c$[email protected]>,
    >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "Jacquie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected] m...
    >>> >
    >>> > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> > news:jgctkf$df9$[email protected]..
    >>> >> 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:
    >>> >>
    >>> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAT_diet
    >>> >>
    >>> >> 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
    >>> >> diet.
    >>> >>
    >>> >> The problem? When she was sticking to the BRAT diet she seemed to
    >>> >> get
    >>> >> better.
    >>> >>
    >>> >> 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
    >>> >> better.
    >>> >>
    >>> >>
    >>> > 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 IV's.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks! Angela is getting sicker by the minute.

    >>
    >> There's a Norovirus going around Boston. Maybe she's sick.

    >
    > And on two cruise ships! What a nightmare.


    Every time I think of taking a cruise, I think of that and put it right out
    of my mind. They were dropping like flies at the dance studio tonight but I
    don't know what they were sick with.



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