Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
Are there specific dietary recommendations for foods if afflicted with dysentery?
A: If you have dysentery, it is very important that you prevent dehydration with plenty of fluids. Dietary recommendations for dysentery include buckwheat, sweet potatoes, peas, celery, scallions, taro root, ginger, garlic, carrots, daikon radish, green pepper, Winter melon, cantaloupe, bitter melon, hawthorn berries, figs, Chinese prunes, pears, persimmons, guavas, olives, sunflower seeds, lotus roots, tea, soy products, corn, pumpkins, water chestnuts, squash, honey, and mung beans.
You may find these specially formulated Traditions of Tao products helpful for dysentery: “Abundant Energy and “Acid Stomach”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.