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Can a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?
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Dr. Fred Harvey
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Possibly
But it may make it worse, depending on the cause.
Most bacterial food poisoning and gastroenteritis occurs with animal products. Avoiding "food, inc's" processed livestock products will reduce that. But if you have food sensitivities, they may come from vegetables or grains and cause similar symptoms. For example gluten sensitivity or celiac disease from wheat can cause GI symptoms.

In brief: Possibly
But it may make it worse, depending on the cause.
Most bacterial food poisoning and gastroenteritis occurs with animal products. Avoiding "food, inc's" processed livestock products will reduce that. But if you have food sensitivities, they may come from vegetables or grains and cause similar symptoms. For example gluten sensitivity or celiac disease from wheat can cause GI symptoms.
Dr. Fred Harvey
Dr. Fred Harvey
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Dr. Indu Lal
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes it can
Depending on what you are eating.
Light healthy vegetarian diet is good for GI health. Rice and lentils are good source of carb and protein during diarrhea, make sure eat plenty of yogurt and probiotics for good bacteria.

In brief: Yes it can
Depending on what you are eating.
Light healthy vegetarian diet is good for GI health. Rice and lentils are good source of carb and protein during diarrhea, make sure eat plenty of yogurt and probiotics for good bacteria.
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal
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