Category: Diarrhea


Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis)

Most of us grew up thinking marshmallows were something you put in smores on camping trips (invented by a dentist for job security), but actually the original marshmallows were made as a tasty treatment for colitis. Marshmallow does anything that slippery elm can do for diarrhea without the ecological controversy of slippery elm. Slippery elm is being significantly over-harvested these days. So my… Read more →


Diarrhea: Many Causes of a Common Problem

Diarrhea is the body’s way of signaling a digestive disturbance, and in such a manner it cannot be ignored. In the strictest of definitions diarrhea can include defecation more than five times a day, however most people think of diarrhea as synonymous with stool that’s not solid in form (from mushy cow-pie to highly liquid). Most pet caretakers have dealt with… Read more →


Gracie’s IBD & Diarrhea Cured

Gracie, the two year old Golden with severe IBD and diarrhea is cured!  Her total protein and her weight are both normal. No more acupuncture, reducing herbal treatment, but she will stay on her homemade diet of meat and veggies (cooked). She was hospitalized previously for a week, only to become sicker on immune-suppressing medications. In holistic medicine we do… Read more →