Rice starch is used in 3rd world countries to combat diarrhea & dissantry(Spelling?) The gluggy water after rice has been cooked is FULL of starch, and is used when no other medication is available.
Rice is a carbohydrate, an energy food, and is important for a well balanced diet. Rice, bread, cereal, potatoes and pasta used within a balance diet is very beneficial, a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day & plenty of fresh fruits & vegetables are also important. Keep fats & sugars to a minimum. Lean red meat, skinless chicken & fish are important too. Legumes can be consumed instead of meat if you choose, but I am unsure of the quantaties required to equal the energy/vitamins from lean meat. Dairy products help to keep ostioperosis (sorry spelling?)away!
At Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Lgapmon@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 8/1/2001 6:26:02 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
>> I may be wrong but I think brown rice is hard to digest and contributes
>> to constipation. Do we have any experts willing to take a try at finding
>> out? It just feels that way to me.
>I'm hardly an expert, but when the dogs have loose stools we give them cooked
>rice. It stops them up and slows the bowel down. If you have trouble with
>constipation, rice of any kind probably does not belong on your daily menu.
>Am still catching up on my e-mail...still read everything here every day and
>pray for all of you. :) Next week is my trip to Tacoma, WA and I'm a little
>nervous about feeling good while I'm there...this is "my" trip. Hubby and
>kids will stay home. I'll share the van/hotel room with several very good
>(girl) friends. It's for the Chesapeake Bay Retriever National Specialty
>show. I'm only bringing one dog but G-d willing, plan to handle two in two
>separate events. Have Vioxx, will travel <G>. I cannot wait for some fresh
>salmon and halibut!!!!!
>The weather there is so different than here. Their high temps are lower than
>our lows. Can you see me there in a parka and woolen mittens while all the
>east coast bunch runs about in shorts and sandals? <VBG>
>Wishing you all a pain-free, wonderful day!
>Lynda M. in AZ
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