Articles tagged with: diarrhoea

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

When you’re on a busy trip with a tight schedule, you can’t afford to be ill. Whether it’s a holiday or a business trip, there’s nothing worse than being sick in a strange hotel or landing back home exhausted and drained after a bout of abdominal upset. Nicknamed “Delhi Belly”, “Montezuma’s Revenge”, “Tourista” or the “Jamaican Runs”, traveller’s diarrhoea is the most common affliction for those travelling overseas and is so named because the cause is often simply...

7 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro.  What is it?

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro. What is it?

The BRAT diet was originally used to treat diarrhoea in children. However it is now recommended that it should only be used for 24...

2 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q.  Do liquorice strips have a laxative effect?

Q. Do liquorice strips have a laxative effect?

The question in full: Q. Do the liquorice straps (confectionery) that I buy from Darrell Lea and the supermarket have a laxative...

12 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Eat to beat gastro and diarrhoea

Eat to beat gastro and diarrhoea

A clear fluid diet is the best form of treatment for gastro and tummy upsets. It is the "lightest" type of diet, designed to place as...

12 October 2012 by Catherine Saxelby