Have you ever had acute diarrhea? Almost everyone has. You know how unpleasant the experience can be, even if it only lasts for a few hours. Millions of people suffer from chronic diarrhea. It can be devastating. Accidents happen. They’re embarrassing and hard to deal with if they happen away from home. A child’s diarrhea problem is especially challenging for parents as this reader relates.
Coconut Macaroon Cookies to the Rescue for Child’s Diarrhea!
Q. After reading about coconut macaroon cookies for diarrhea in your newsletter, I had my son try this remedy. He has had diarrhea every day for a couple of years.
I bought him some Trader Joe’s Coconut Macaroons. They worked on day one of the trial and have worked every day for a month.
His stools are soft but with no diarrhea. Placebo? Well, just yesterday he told me he forgot to eat the cookies two days in a row. His diarrhea came back on the second day. A daily macaroon cookie is one “pill” he now remembers to take!
A. In 1998 we heard from a reader of our syndicated newspaper column. Donald Agar lived in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He had suffered from chronic diarrhea due to Crohn’s disease. This is a devastating inflammatory bowel condition that is hard to treat.
Donald told us that two Archway Coconut Macaroon cookies daily controlled his diarrhea. Since then, many readers have reported that Archway Coconut Macaroon cookies helped relieve chronic diarrhea associated with irritable bowel syndrome. We’re delighted to learn that other brands also work.
Could Cookies Save a Child’s Life?
Kat wrote to share a story about macaroons for her child’s diarrhea:
“An article ran in the Oregonian newspaper about coconut macaroon cookies for diarrhea. My elderly father called my son to tell him of a ‘cookie that could save his life.’
“My son asked me, ‘Mom, did you write in to the paper?’ He thought there were just too many coincidences! He did know that I have been online – searching for whatever holistic assistance I can find, since his Crohn’s diagnosis. His specialist has a pharmaceutical background, and I have no intention of seeing my child on lifelong meds.
“The great news is that he has gained back 14 pounds of the 22 lost, as of this past week.”
Cookies for a Child’s Diarrhea:
For those who wish to make their own coconut macaroon cookies, here is a recipe a listener of our radio show shared. Her grandchildren love these cookies!
Mix 22/3 cup shredded coconut, 2/3 cup sugar, ¼ tsp. salt, 1 tsp. almond extract, 4 egg whites. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 325 degrees or until lightly brown.
Do you Love Recipes that Are Also Remedies?
You will find Carolyn’s coconut macaroon recipe in our book, Recipes & Remedies from The People’s Pharmacy. You will also find recipes for managing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol and fighting coughs and colds. There is a section on preventing hypertension.
We have recipes for dealing with indigestion and combating joint pain and arthritis. Why not let food be your medicine with Recipes & Remedies from The People’s Pharmacy?
The book may be purchased for $14.95 plus $3 shipping and handling from:
- The People’s Pharmacy; Dept. R&R
- PO Box 52027;
- Durham, NC 27717
or you can order
online at PeoplesPharmacy.com.