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    Hi hi!

    Right, we have decided we need a vegan alternative to Imodium, as it is a very handy standby to have in the cabinet for just-in-case situations.

    Any suggestions?

    Cheers!

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    Immodium stops diarreah (sp?), right?

    Well my nanna always recommended arrowroot mixed with water, and Joeybee (a nurse) recommends peppermint oil as well, to stop wind and cramping.

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    Thank you, bryzee86. I'll write a note of that to sit in our meds cabinet! Peppermint makes sense

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    My aunt swears by tea leaves. Empty a tea bag and swallow it with some water in one big gulp. I haven't tried it and it sounds kinda weird, but maybe it works.
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    ginger gets rid of nausea!!

    i swear by it for indegestion and motion sickness!!
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    Default Re: Imodium alternative

    Anything that absorbs stuff (like the arrowroot). Activated charcoal works too.

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    Quote snivelingchild View Post
    Anything that absorbs stuff (like the arrowroot).

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    banana's are supposed to stop you up, not sure if its a wives tale or if it works though....
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    I don't know...I've been eating bananas like it's going out of style all weekend and I've been having more BM's.
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    ^ myth busted. lol
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    LOL.

    They are just so tasty!
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    Quote Tigerlily View Post
    I don't know...I've been eating bananas like it's going out of style all weekend and I've been having more BM's.
    BM's?

    Thanks for all the tips! All noted and laminated (because I am sad like that!) and put in meds cabinet. Got some charcoal tablets and arrowroot. Is that why they recommend eating toast, because of the charcoal (or is it just the way I toast bread?) ?

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    BM's?
    Bowel Movements...

    I live with nurses

    Anyway, yeah my nanna always says eat dry toast, cos it bungs you up.

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    The toast just absorbs stuff, like everything else mentioned. Diarrhea is caused because there is something unwelcome and harmful in your body that it needs to get out. That's why it is expelled so quickly. If you eat something that can soak that something up, less of the first something will get absorbed by your body. It's like eating bentonite clay to absorb an ingested poison. (Which was the original use before people noticed it made a great facial pack)

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