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What causes me to have watery stools all the time? I'm a

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What causes me to have watery stools all the time ? I'm a male, 75 years, and in
good health. This has been going on for over a year. I've grown used to it. But I
thought I try you folks.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Have you had a colonoscopy
What findings?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I've had a colonoscopy. The findings were---everything appears O.K.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
How long ago?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
6 months
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
And what did they tell you about your diagnosis
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
They could not find anything wrong.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
This is irritable bowel then.
Spasms of the bowel that can cause diarrhea, constipation or both.
The ultimate treatment is through diet.
If you tell me what you typically eat at each meal I can help.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It would be better if you told me a few things I should not eat.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Here is what it looks like

The diet, in order of preference in quantity, should look like this
leafy greens
green veggies
other veggies
whole fruit, beans and peas
Whole grains no yeasted breads, dry cereals or anything refined
Seeds and nuts, but cut out seeds if you have any diverticulosis.
A little tofu or tempeh daily
A little high quality soy or coconut milk yogurt

The soluble fiber in this strategy will stabilized colon function in about 6 to 8 weeks, then about 2 or three helpings of animal foods a week, preferably fish, can be added back.
See the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, for instructions on this type of diet.

Good luck

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