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"According to reports, insomnia (experienced by 15 percent to 20 percent of patients), weight gain (experienced by 18 percent to 50 percent), sexual dysfunction, nausea, diarrhea, headache, agitation, lethargy, and fatigue are common.130 In a study of Zoloft with children and adolescents, 17 of 189 subjects dropped out because of side effects, which included agitation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia.131 Sleep disturbance is a particularly nettle-some issue. "
- Charles Barber, Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation (Get the book.)

"According to the AICR, a recent study of adult hospital patients found that live culture yogurt decreased the incidence and duration of diarrhea brought on by antibiotics. At the very least, yogurt adds another meal or snack option for people with intestinal issues. So keep yogurt in your diet as a preventive measure, and should you fall ill with diarrhea, consider incorporating it into your self-treatment. Yogurt with active cultures can discourage vaginal yeast infections in women."
- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"Consumption of onions and garlic, therefore, might reduce your risk of suffering from traveler's diarrhea or diarrhea due to oral antibiotic use and may ease the terrible discomfort of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In addition, probiotics can help fend off yeast infections and other bacterial overgrowth. ENJOY GARLIC AND ONIONS AT THEIR BEST Some experts say that to get the most health benefits, you need to eat one or two cloves of raw garlic daily."

- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"Yet within a day of the move to the step-down unit, Josie began vomiting and having bouts of diarrhea. She spiked intermittent fevers, a signal to her doctors that she had a systemic infection. Paidas suspected the source was her central line, a common portal for bacteria unless it is kept scrupulously clean. Tests came back negative, but he decided to remove the central line anyway and treat Josie with oral antibiotics. As Josie's vomiting and diarrhea tapered off over the next two days, King noticed that her daughter seemed perpetually thirsty."
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"NES Case Overview: Heidi In 1998, Heidi had been diagnosed with Crohn disease, an inflammatory bowel disease, with the most persistent symptoms being loose stools and chronic diarrhea, with blood occasionally present in her stool. She was treated for years by her primary physician, who prescribed various drugs, most recently Asacol, but by 2006 she was still suffering symptoms, especially diarrhea. Although she continued to see her allopathic physician, she decided to also see a naturopathic physician who also is a NES practitioner."
- Peter h. Fraser and Harry Massey, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine (Get the book.)

"Candida is a fungal parasite that excretes toxic waste that can get into the bloodstream and cause symptoms of bloating, clouded thinking, depression, diarrhea, exhaustion, halitosis (bad breath), menstrual pains, thrush, unclear memory recall, recurring vaginal or bladder infections, anxiety, constipation, diarrhea (or both), depression, environmental sensitivities, fatigue, feeling worse on damp or muggy days or in moldy places, food sensitivities, insomnia, low blood sugar, mood swings, premenstrual syndrome, ringing in the ears, and sensitivities to perfume, cigarettes, or fabric odors."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"The doctor changed to Effexor only because Andy was getting diarrhea on the Zoloft. Simply put, the onset of dramatic mental deterioration while taking a psychiatric drug was not sufficient reason to stop it, but the onset of diarrhea was. Mrs. Jordan picked Andy up from the day hospital. Andy enjoyed visiting the dogs at the humane society and so they drove to the shelter. Andy had a pug at home and now for the first time he found another pug at the humane society. The family would consider a second dog but this pug had already been spoken for."
- Peter Breggin, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (Get the book.)

"It is also a folk remedy for many intestinal ailments, including gas, indigestion, cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, and food poisoning. It has also been used for respiratory infections and menstrual problems. There are many sprays and inhalants on the market that contain mint and are promoted to relieve sore throats, toothaches, colds, coughs, laryngitis, bronchitis, nasal congestion, and inflammation of the mouth and throat. Throw Me a Lifesaver!"
- David W. Grotto, RD, LDN, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life! (Get the book.)

"I wouldn't have known that there was fatty acid in the Grapple except for the fact that I have a very bad reaction to fatty acids—explosive diarrhea," writes "Pete" online. "I was on a road trip with my family one minute in the middle of a snowstorm and the next minute I was in the car in the middle of a shit blizzard." Snyder dismisses these protestations as mere sour grapes: "If five percent of people complain, I've got no problem with that. People who don't like it probably wake up with a cranky attitude. Fine. You're not going to make everybody happy."
- Adam Leith Gollne, The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession (Get the book.)

"They were responsible for the tidal waves of deaths caused by infantile diarrhea. In the fourteenth century, France's Eustache Deschamps blamed fruits for causing the plague and cautioned readers to avoid "fruits both old and fresh if you want to live a long life." Unsurprisingly, colonialists stigmatized local crops wherever they settled, relegating once vital plants to oblivion. They also wiped out local populations, losing accumulated knowledge about indigenous flora."

- Adam Leith Gollne, The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession (Get the book.)

"Specific to a Closed ICV • Occasional or frequent diarrhea, especially alternating with constipation • Having no bowel movement for one to three days (possibly more), followed by a day or two with active diarrhea, and a period of confounding normalcy until the symptoms return • Extreme fatigue with no specific illness or cause of fatigue These are many of the classic problems associated with the ICV. However, there are other symptoms that individuals can have, which disappear when the valve problems are treated."
- John K. Pollard, The Digestive Awareness Diet: You Are HOW You Eat (Get the book.)

"The most common side effects of high doses of potassium supplements are gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is best to take high doses of potassium in a microencapsulated form and with meals to reduce side effects. To summarize, potassium is very useful in balancing acidity in the body. Many Americans could benefit by eating more unprocessed foods, which are rich in potassium. Quiz Refer to the text in this chapter if necessary. A good score is at least 8 correct answers out of these 10 questions. The answers are listed in the back of this book. 1."
- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"Conditions that Increase the Risk of Low Blood Potassium The use of potassium-depleting diuretics Severe vomiting or diarrhea Alcoholism Bulimia Overuse of laxatives Magnesium depletion FOOD SOURCES OF POTASSIUM Fruits and vegetables are the richest sources of potassium; please refer to Graph 8-2. People who eat large amounts of fruits and vegetables have a high potassium intake of about 10 grams daily (10,000 mg). Average dietary intake in the United States is two to three grams daily. It is safe and healthy to eat high amounts of potassium in the diet."

- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"The packages can harbor listeria, salmonella and toxic microflora causing diarrhea, mucosal invasion and carcinogenesis. Outbreaks of bacterial contamination have already forced sliced-apple recalls. New chemical additives such as PQSL 2.0 are being developed to neutralize all traces of life on the apple slices. Grapples have also been available presliced in baggies, but Snyder says they may not be for long. C&O Nursery recently stopped working with their initial marketing partner, Get Fit Foods (who own proprietary slicing technology)."
- Adam Leith Gollne, The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession (Get the book.)

"Studies have shown no side effects other than one case of diarrhea, and dosages up to 3 grams daily for six months have produced no problems. If you are taking niacinamide, it is wise to use a B-complex supplement in conjunction with it, to ensure that the larger therapeutic doses create no other B-vitamin deficiencies. Food sources of niacin are spinach and hazelnuts. VITAMIN B-6 Vitamin B-6 is very helpful in reversing diabetic neuropathy, and protects against peripheral nerve degeneration. Diabetics with neuropathy have been shown to be deficient in B-6 and benefit from supplementation."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"However, prolonged diarrhea or severe burns can cause severe zinc deficiency. Mild Zinc Deficiency Mild zinc deficiency is commonly found in children in developing countries. Mild zinc deficiency can impair weight gain and can prevent children from growing taller. Researchers suspect that lowered zinc levels can interfere with the cellular response to the growth-regulating hormone insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Zinc supplementation has been found to correct these growth problems. INFANT ZINC DEFICIENCY Infants fed cow's milk may be more susceptible to mild zinc deficiency."
- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"Bowel problems (constipation, diarrhea, or both) ?Bladder problems (urgency, frequency, or both) Diseases ?Depression, including seasonal affective disorder (SAD) ?Fibromyalgia ?Parkinson's disease ?Alzheimer's disease ?Arthritis (osteoarthritis, gout, pseudogout, tendinitis, bursitis) ?Osteoporosis ?Gum disease and tooth loss ?Obesity ?Diabetes ?Heart disease ?Metabolic syndrome ?Autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosis) ?"
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"High caffeine use can induce symptoms of anxiety—a racing heartbeat, shakiness, diarrhea, stomach pain, spots in front of the eyes, ringing in the ears or a tingling in your fingers or toes. All too often when people seek treatment for symptoms like these, no one ever asks how much caffeine they use. High intakes of caffeine can produce symptoms that are indistinguishable from those of anxiety Source Amount Caffeine (mg) coffee, brewed 12 oz. 206 coffee, instant 12 oz. 114 coffee, espresso (one shot) 1 oz. 71 coffee, double latte (two shots) 2 oz."
- Kathleen DesMaisons, Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for Sugar Sensitivity (Get the book.)

"Another problem with magnesium supplements is that they can give you diarrhea. This side effect is obnoxious enough to limit your interest in relying on magnesium supplements for your dietary magnesium. On the other hand, you absorb 25 to 50 percent of the magnesium in foods. You need to get most of your magnesium from your diet. Spinach, bok choy, kale, and Swiss chard will give you as much as five times more magnesium than supplements."
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"You'd have to consume about three times the amount of magnesium that causes diarrhea to become toxic. It's clear that you need to eat your way to sufficient magnesium stores for your body; the problem is that the food approach won't work if you eat a typical North American diet. If you want to supplement, you can take two magnesium tablets a day (roughly 500 milligrams of any preparation), and increase the dose of magnesium by one tablet a day each week until you develop loose stools."

- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"As Josie's vomiting and diarrhea tapered off over the next two days, King noticed that her daughter seemed perpetually thirsty. The child whimpered or screamed as she reached for a cup or soda can if anyone nearby was drinking. The nurses instructed King not to give Josie anything by mouth; they were carefully monitoring her intake of fluids and did not want her to drink anything that went unrecorded. On February 18, the night before her discharge, Josie seemed listless to her mother, who noticed she sucked furiously on her washcloth while she was being bathed."
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"Women who underwent high-dose chemo suffered waves of nausea and vomiting alternating with racking bouts of diarrhea. Some women became disoriented, others agitated and angry, pacing their isolation rooms as they waited for their bone marrow to regrow. For many women, the loneliness was crushing. Others succumbed to infection before their bone marrow could reconstitute itself. One in five women, fully 20 percent, Philipson learned, died not from their cancer but during or soon after the treatment. High-dose chemotherapy killed the patient before it killed her tumor."

- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"When you get cramping or diarrhea, reduce your tablet intake by one tablet per day and stick with that level of supplementation. If six tablets a day give you loose bowels, cut back to five or fewer and stay there. This method effectively maximizes the amount of magnesium you can tolerate. As your stores replenish and your diet changes, you may absorb less, leading to loose stools again. If so, just cut the dose back again. This method also reduces the confusion associated with choosing a magnesium preparation and figuring out how much elemental magnesium there is in different preparations."
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"Other signs of carcinoid syndrome may include shortness of breath, wheezing, cramps, and severe diarrhea. Unfortunately, by the time these signs appear, the cancer is usually quite advanced and has spread to the liver. Healthy skin is: « Smooth Butterfly Mask A butterfly-shaped rash on the face—medically known as malar erythema—is the hallmark of lupus—medically known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)—a very serious, chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease. (See Appendix I."
- Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph. D., and Jacqueline Nardi Egan, Body Signs: From Warning Signs to False Alarms...How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective (Get the book.)

"The Physicians Desk Reference for Nutritional Supplements lists nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, coma, and death, if you really want to know.) These side effects are not—repeat not— associated with the over-the-counter homeopathic arnica remedies you can buy in the store, and are certainly not associated with the topical application of arnica. The Physicians Desk Reference for Herbal Medicines says that when applied topically, arnica preparations have demonstrated "wound healing, antiseptic, and mild analgesic properties."
- Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why (Get the book.)

"The possible side effects for this drug include fever, muscle aches, cramps, severe stomach pain, unusual tiredness, weakness, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, gas, headache, heartburn, nausea, skin rash, minor stomach pain, birth defects, allergic reactions, "unwanted effects" in nursing babies, liver failure and, when taken "in conflict" with ten listed medications, may result in kidney failure and muscle problems.109 There is at least one case study that suggests that Lipitor can cause severe mental problems.110 Plavix is used to prevent stroke and plaque buildup on artery walls."
- Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)

"There is hair loss on the head and body not to mention nausea, diarrhea, 369 Angiogenesis means the formation of new blood vessels. Angiogenesis inhibitors are drugs that blocks angiogenesis in cancerous tissue, thus interfering with tumor growth or metastasis. 370 "Angiogenesis Inhibitors in the Treatment of Cancer"; National Cancer Institute? 2002 http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Therapy/ angiogenesis-inhibitors and vomiting. Some of the drugs used can cause heart and kidney damage. Not a pretty sight. And what about radiation? Is this any better?"

- Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)

"Other side effects include neutropenia, (a deficiency of white blood cells in the blood which can lead to infection), rash and skin disorders, chest pain, accidental/inflicted injury, influenza-like symptoms, pain, fatigue, edema, hypertension, headache, dizziness, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, back pain, depression, coughing, bronchitis, rhinitis (a condition of sneezing, coughing, wheezing and nasal discharge) and quite a few other problems.111 So we see the potential harm in mixing two or more of these drugs together. Does it have an adverse effect on the health of the elderly? Absolutely!"

- Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)

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