While diarrhoea is a serious problem in developing countries, it is also experienced by those living in developed countries be it through the accidental consumption of contaminated water or food, or just an unfortunate bout of the stomach flu. Although in the developed world, it is nowhere as deadly as dysentery and cholera, having diarrhoea isn’t the best feeling in the world. Here we’ve gathered 10 natural home remedies for diarrhoea:
Warm water: It’s important to keep hydrated because diarrhoea can cause a person to become quite severely dehydrated. Hot or cold water tends to irritate the stomach, so reach for a glass of lukewarm water instead.
Starchy foods: Try eating some starchy foods that are gentle on your stomach such as bananas, rice or potatoes. Rice water is a time-tested favourite traditional folk cure for diarrhoea in many parts of Asia. Alternatively, 2 spoonfuls of flour in water with a pinch of salt also works.
Blueberry Yogurt: Go for some blueberry yogurt with live cultures. Swedish doctors have long prescribed blueberries as a remedy to diarrhoea, and yogurt can help to restore the balance in your digestive tract.
Clear Soups: Have some chicken broth or miso soup. The water content will keep you hydrated and the salt content will replace lost electrolytes.
Lemons: Lemons seem to be a rather popular remedy around the world. Some remedy suggestions include adding lemon juice to a glass of water with baking soda and drinking it down, as well as adding it to a cup of strong black tea or diluting some lemon juice with some warm water.
How was your Easter? Ate far too much chocolate, did we? (Well, we did too… please don’t judge our expanding waistlines). Back at our awesome Looloo HQ, we spent Easter re-purposing a couple of things that have been laying around the office to bring you our Easter-inspired crafternoon debut. It was a good excuse to revamp what would otherwise have been unceremoniously disposed of by most people, enjoy good company and a lot of sweet sweet chocolate.
A toilet roll, a pair of googly eyes, some fuzzy pipe cleaners for ears, a dash of Easter magic and voila… some outrageously cute bunnies to brighten the day and the office!
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Here at our spanking new Looloo Paper HQ, we are all about upcycling and repurposing. And we just had our first ‘crafternoon’ session!
“What’s a crafternoon?” you say?
Crafternoons are Looloo Paper’s monthly in-office Arts and Crafts afternoons where we all do a little DIY to breath life into scraps and pieces that most people would simply throw away. We’ll also show you some easy-to-make crafts so you can get started and get inspired to upcycle your own masterpieces.
So keep your eyes peeled for our Easter-inspired crafternoon!
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