I'll start by saying I don't think my stomach flu/ diarrhea is caused by my Paleo diet. What I'm hoping to get is advice on what I should eat while I'm recovering.
I went to a wedding on Friday, and a number of (mostly Paleo) foods that I don't frequently eat, including shellfish, and 1/2 glass of wine. I felt ok the next morning (Saturday), and went to a diner for breakfast. I had egg chorizo scramble and yucca fries.
A few hours later, I was having serious stomach pain and awful BMs, 7 on the Bristol scale (sorry to be gross)
Since then, it's gotten better, but I'm still at a 6-7 on the Bristol scale. I've been drinking a lot of water and coconut water to make sure I'm not dehydrated. Actually, I feel alright most of the time, except for when I need to use the bathroom (2-3 times yesterday and once today)...whenever I need to go, it is preceded by sudden and intense stomach pains, and I feel sick for about 15 minutes afterwords.
What should I be eating, and are there any Paleo mainstays that can help a messed up tummy? I eat pretty clean right now (no grains, no sugar/honey/maple/agave, no legumes, no dairy, and I rarely drink). I mostly eat eggs, beef, lamb, chicken, a lot of veggies and occasional fish, lard, minimal olive oil) and occasional potatoes (usually sweet potatoes).
asked byc_dee (158)
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on October 03, 2011
at 06:38 PM
Well, just my opinion! But is it possible that the coconut water could also be causing continued digestive distress? It can be brutal for some people.
What I tend to do is eat bananas and potatoes, starchy stuff to try and calm my system.
The last time I was sick I ended up having to take some carbon in powdered form because I couldn't quite my system. This really helped and it doesn't clog you up or have any side effects.
Sometimes meat can also be hard on the tummy. Try chicken and homemade broths. try a half of avocado and if you can, home made applesauce (without the skins) will also help calm your system.
on October 03, 2011
at 07:46 PM
I recommend chicken/bone/broths, chicken soup (no veggies), skinless potatoes, bananas, white rice, and 100% coconut water (if you have no allergy). Another thing to consider is bottled Artesian water (this is more expensive) but is spring water from volcanoes has more minerals like magnesium, calcium and more alkaline then other spring/tap waters (unless your tap water is pretty hard). Owater makes a lemon/lime electrolyte sports drink that I've found to help. Hope you feel better.