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Amazing New Discovery! - For Diarrhea - Eat Coconut Macaroon Cookies!

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lizzydavis
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I was watching ETV last night and the couple from the People's Pharmacy said that eating Coconut Macaroon Cookies stops diarrhea!

Here are some of the comments from their website and the link so you can read more. I hope it works for those who need it.

This is one of the tastiest and most unusual home remedies we have ever collected.

I shared this information with my brother-in-law who'd had diarrhea since radiation treatment on his prostate burned his colon and caused demoralizing daily diarrhea. The macaroons worked for him, and he is elated and actually planning on taking some extended driving trips. He takes two a day. He IS diabetic so my sister makes him a s/f batch.

I could not find the macaroons, but have been eating two or three teaspoons of shredded coconut twice a day....(I had a bowel resection four years ago and have suffered from diarrhea since then). It has been about two weeks now and there has been an amazing change... I have already cut down my immodium use.... Thank you to all the above suggestions. This has changed my life!

Donald Agar had suffered from Crohn's disease for many years. Diarrhea was a constant problem. By accident he discovered that Archway Coconut Macaroon cookies helped control the diarrhea better than any medicine he had taken.

Lots of people have written to tell us that eating coconut macaroons has stopped their diarrhea.

This is the essence of home remedies. The discovery relied on serendipity, but Donald also paid attention to how his body responded.We cannot promise that these cookies will work for everyone with serious diarrhea, but for some people they seem to be amazingly helpful. And for mild diarrhea, there is no reason not to try.

Coconut oil is a medium chain triglyceride (MCT). Most fats in our diets are long chain triglycerides. MCT is absorbed through portal venous channels rather than through lymphatics. Perhaps this is why the macaroons are a successful treatment for diarrhea?

While vacationing in Hawaii several years ago I attended a luau. One of the desserts was a coconut custard, and the staff discretely warned that eating too much of it might cause constipation. As far as I could tell, it was almost pure coconut milk/cream/solids with a little sugar and something to make it gel. So I suspect it is something about coconut that has the effect--desired or not depending on circumstances.

My wife has had upset stomach and severe diarrhea for years. It got worse and finally the doctors had to start looking for the cause. Nothing found and she was on all kinds of meds for this problem. A doctor at OHSU told her to try coconut macaroons. 2 in the morn. and 2 in the evening.
All her stomach problems and diarrhea have cleared up. She can't believe it. If she misses the macaroons for 3 days the diarrhea and stomach problems come back. I have since told several of my friends about this. They have tried them and without exception the macaroons have vastly helped or eliminated the diarrhea.

Diarrhea is not my problem, but frequency and urgency are definite problems. So I've been trying the coconut macaroons and they seem to be working! There's still a lot of frequency, but the urgency, which had been the very inconvenient problem, has seemed to disappear. I'm still working on dosage. Am up to about ten a day now. Thank you!

I shared this information with my brother-in-law who'd had diarrhea since radiation treatment on his prostate burned his colon and caused demoralizing daily diarrhea. The macaroons worked for him, and he is elated and actually planning on taking some extended driving trips. He takes two a day. He IS diabetic so my sister makes him a s/f batch.
I could not find the macaroons, but have been eating two or three teaspoons of shredded coconut twice a day....(I had a bowel resection four years ago and have suffered from diarrhea since then). It has been about two weeks now and there has been an amazing change... I have already cut down my immodium use.... Thank you to all the above suggestions. This has changed my life!

Not only does coconut help my only rare diar...ea, it has also eliminated my chronic 20+ year constipation (hypothyroidism and sjogrens caused). I mixed flaked coconut and crushed pineapple with Greek yogurt and became "regular". A friend also finds it consistently works for her!

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:46aF4ZdeVj8J:www.peoplespharmacy.com/2002/05/27/archway-coconut/+people's+pharmacy+coconut+macaroons&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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PGLGreg
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"While vacationing in Hawaii several years ago I attended a luau. One of the desserts was a coconut custard, ..."

That's haupia.

--Greg

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lizzydavis
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Haupia is a traditional coconut milk-based Hawaiian dessert often found at luaus and other local gatherings in Hawaiʻi. Since World War II, it has become popular as a topping for white cake, especially at weddings. Although technically considered a pudding, the consistency of haupia closely approximates gelatin dessert and is usually served in blocks like gelatin.

AnneCan
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Very interesting, Lizzie!

dmdwins
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My dad has been eating coconut Macaroons for a few years now. He suffers from irritable bowel and they have helped his diarrhea. He was disappointed when he could no longer find his coconut macaroons in Ohio. Archway makes them and my local Giant eagle in Pittsburgh carries them still....that made him a very happy man....I think I'll get him some for Christmas haha. All joking aside it has helped his quality of life tremendously.

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lizzydavis
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Thanks for letting us know!

Lizzy

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Buckwirth
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Certainly can't hurt. I just went to the local bakery and bought two dozen!

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