Several things you can do is take a probiotic supplement that helps digestion and kills any bad bacteria that you may get. Especially E-coli, samonnilla, lysteria, and clyptosporidium and others(excuse the spelling).
The best things I have found is Lactobacillus reuteri-- in the States the only places you can buy it is Nature's Way, Natures Sushine and Stonyfield Farm products-- yogurt mostly.
Your intestines contain over 400 different bactria that are in contant warfare to keep in balance-- every now and then they get out of balance and we get diarrhea -- So, sometimes we need to give the friendly bacteria an edge.
I eat yogurt 3X daily and take supplements.
Some goods supplements that I use is Culturelle, PB-8, Pearls -- there are others but I know these work and you can buy them online at a good discount.
Also, a good fermented drink loaded with friendly bacteria is Kefir.
I suggest you start taking a water soluble fiber supplement like psyllium-- twice daily.
It will bulk up your stool -- keeping your intestines cleaner and regular w/o straining. So, you don't get hemorrhoids or diverticular problems.
I now use the Equate brand(psyllium) from Wal Mart-- it seem courser, mixes well with water and cost about half as much as Metamucil-- I need 7 to 8 grams daily with my diet for normal regular BMs.
I wish you well~~~Harry
PS-- tm ---If you have any questions-- I have been here a long time!
Last edited by Harry; 07-11-2006 at 08:43 AM.