Diarrhea is a Good Thing

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Diarrhea is a Good Thing
« on: April 09, 2011, 02:06:40 AM »
Just like herbal detoxification agents, diarrhea is a way of ridding the body of waste and unnecessary excess material.  Diarrhea is a normal function of the body.  Traditional medical philosophies including Unani, Ayurvedic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine recognize this fact, but the whole approach of modern medicine is to stop diarrhea with medicines that reverse the process sending unwanted waste back into the body.

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 02:19:51 AM »
Dehydration is normal?
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 02:20:46 AM »
Please not this again.

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 03:54:44 AM »
After long research I found out that fever is actually a normal function of the body. Woohoo me.
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 06:30:30 AM »
People die from diarrhea. It is not good.

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Re: Diarrhea is a Good Thing
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2011, 07:33:31 AM »
People die from diarrhea. It is not good.

People die from dehydration and electrolyte imbalances usually.  If you can keep yourself hydrated properly with clean potable water access to rehydration salts you should be fine.  Mind you most people who die have access to neither so obviously to them it is a moot point.

Also in Nov17th's discourse this applies only to parasitic/infectious diarrheal occurances.  You are royally screwed if you try to follow Nov17'ths advice if you have food allergies, chron's, celiac disease etc an on.

So if you got the shits for a day or so don't sweat it - after that see a doctor - because no amount of herbal stuffing will heal an abscess or the many other complications that can cause diarrhea.

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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2011, 03:03:12 PM »
I had a bad dose of King Tut's revenge a few years back. Definitely not good. Especially a few days before some important-ish exams.
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2011, 05:48:58 PM »
God bless diarrhea.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2011, 05:52:02 PM »
God bless diarrhea.

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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2011, 07:26:33 PM »
God bless diarrhea.

So you would like a case of explosive diarrhea during your next public function?  Noted.

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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2011, 03:51:47 AM »
I'm now done with Nov17, his obvious trolling is just getting plain offensive.

Re: Diarrhea is a Good Thing
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2011, 09:52:18 AM »
So if you got the shits for a day or so don't sweat it - after that see a doctor

Agree.  Diarrhea is healthy as a healing mechanism and not an every day function.

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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2011, 10:15:16 AM »
After long research I found out that fever is actually a normal function of the body.

This is true, but as with diarrhea, fevers should stop once they have completed a useful purpose such as burning toxins.  Before discovering Hippocratic medicine, I was wrongly persuaded to always view diarrhea and fever as intrinsically bad rather than as mechanisms of healing a sick body.  

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  A fever can be a most feared thing.  Fever ranks as one of the major symptoms, or complaints, that lead people to consult their doctor, or seek medical help.
     In Greek Medicine, fever, or pyrexia, is seen as a manifestation of the Fire element in the human body.  A localized manifestation of heat, or Fire, is inflammation; fever is basically inflammation that has spread through the lymphatic or circulatory systems and gone systemic to affect the whole organism.
     Many fevers can be broken through sweating.  Sweat is the waste product of the Fire element, which drains excess heat and fever from the body.
     Although Western medicine tends to look upon fever as something that should always be brought down or suppressed, in Greek Medicine, fever isn't always a bad thing.  Fever is seen as a protective cleansing response, or catharsis, of the organism; by manifesting a fever, the elevated metabolic heat can burn off toxins, pathogens and superfluous morbid humors at a faster rate once they have accumulated to critical levels.
     And so, as a natural protective cleansing response of the organism, many fevers tend to be self-limiting, and of limited duration.  After the offending toxins and superfluous morbid humors have been consumed, the fever has served its purpose and run its course, homeostasis is reestablished, and the body returns to normal.


http://www.greekmedicine.net/pathology/Differentiation_of_Fever.html
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Re: Diarrhea is a Good Thing
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2011, 10:17:35 AM »
fever doesn't burn toxins. try again.
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2011, 10:30:01 AM »
Also if fevers were good all the time then they wouldn't cause delusions and death when reaching 105 degrees F.

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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2011, 10:31:58 AM »
fever doesn't burn toxins.
Yes it does.

"If a child?s illness is correctly treated, that is to say, in a natural way and supported in the course it takes, it will be welcome as a cleansing process of the system. The fever burns up and destroys all kinds of toxins which have remained in the baby?s system from the embryonic stage of development. Observant physicians agree that those who have never had any of the children?s diseases accompanied by fever succumb more readily to all sorts of other diseases, even malignant ones, later on in life. This observation proves the wonderful healing power of fever."

http://doctortex.com/

Also if fevers were good all the time then they wouldn't cause delusions and death when reaching 105 degrees F.

I did not say fevers were good all the time.  I agree wih you.

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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2011, 10:46:32 AM »
fever doesn't burn toxins.
Yes it does.

"If a child?s illness is correctly treated, that is to say, in a natural way and supported in the course it takes, it will be welcome as a cleansing process of the system. The fever burns up and destroys all kinds of toxins which have remained in the baby?s system from the embryonic stage of development. Observant physicians agree that those who have never had any of the children?s diseases accompanied by fever succumb more readily to all sorts of other diseases, even malignant ones, later on in life. This observation proves the wonderful healing power of fever."

http://doctortex.com/

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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2011, 12:22:22 PM »
Look, the idea of diarrhoea medicine is not to stop the actual diarrhoea, it is to stop what's causing the diarrhoea. This, in turn, stops the diarrhoea. Is that so hard?
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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2011, 12:57:04 PM »
People die from diarrhea. It is not good.

People die from dehydration and electrolyte imbalances usually.

Which is caused by the diarrhea.

I'm now done with Nov17, his obvious trolling is just getting plain offensive.

I have to agree. Considering that diarrhea is the leading cause of death in adolescents of developing countries, I don't think this is a subject to joke about, and say is a good thing.
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« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2011, 01:05:33 PM »
In cases of food poisoning diarrhoea is a good thing, but in no other situation is this the case. Cholera? Death by dehydration. IBS? It only stresses you out more. Cancer? As if your day wasn't bad enough already.
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« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2011, 06:42:41 PM »
Dysentery was as bad a killer as smallpox was for a long time.
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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2011, 10:47:24 PM »
Look, the idea of diarrhoea medicine is not to stop the actual diarrhoea, it is to stop what's causing the diarrhoea. This, in turn, stops the diarrhoea. Is that so hard?
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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2011, 10:49:25 PM »
Look, the idea of diarrhoea medicine is not to stop the actual diarrhoea, it is to stop what's causing the diarrhoea. This, in turn, stops the diarrhoea. Is that so hard?
Thank you.

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While your level is below par.
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« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2011, 12:20:02 PM »
Look, the idea of diarrhoea medicine is not to stop the actual diarrhoea, it is to stop what's causing the diarrhoea. This, in turn, stops the diarrhoea. Is that so hard?
Thank you.

I have got to hand it to you.  Your level of discernment is consistently a cut above the rest.

While your level is below par.

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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2011, 02:06:55 PM »
Look, the idea of diarrhoea medicine is not to stop the actual diarrhoea, it is to stop what's causing the diarrhoea. This, in turn, stops the diarrhoea. Is that so hard?
Thank you.

I have got to hand it to you.  Your level of discernment is consistently a cut above the rest.

While your level is below par.

Disagreement over an issue is no grounds for personal insults.

No, but making light of a condition which kills thousands of people around the world every day is.

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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2011, 07:24:36 PM »
Dehydration and loss of salts is what causes danger for a diarrheaist in an area without access to sufficient water; no person has ever died from diarrhea.
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« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2011, 07:29:55 PM »
Dehydration and loss of salts is what causes danger for a diarrheaist in an area without access to sufficient water; no person has ever died from diarrhea.

Thousands of people die because of diarrhea though, and that is the issue.

This is like saying:

Blood loss and organ trauma (among many other things) are what cause danger for gun shot victims in an area without access to medical facilities, or technology that can recover a damaged brain; no person has ever died from a bullet.

God bless shooting your fellow humans! Who knows, you could end up removing a dangerous tumor with the bullets you shoot them with!

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« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2011, 09:02:29 PM »
Dehydration and loss of salts is what causes danger for a diarrheaist in an area without access to sufficient water; no person has ever died from diarrhea.

Thousands of people die because of diarrhea though, and that is the issue.

This is like saying:

Blood loss and organ trauma (among many other things) are what cause danger for gun shot victims in an area without access to medical facilities, or technology that can recover a damaged brain; no person has ever died from a bullet.

God bless shooting your fellow humans! Who knows, you could end up removing a dangerous tumor with the bullets you shoot them with!

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« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2011, 11:10:25 PM »
Dehydration and loss of salts is what causes danger for a diarrheaist in an area without access to sufficient water; no person has ever died from diarrhea.

The dying lungs cells and incapacity to breathe is what causes danger for lung cancer patients; no person has ever died from lung cancer.
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Re: Diarrhea is a Good Thing
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2011, 01:26:07 AM »
Dehydration and loss of salts is what causes danger for a diarrheaist in an area without access to sufficient water; no person has ever died from diarrhea.

Thousands of people die because of diarrhea though, and that is the issue.
People die from because of the cause of the diarrhea, and that is the issue.