managing healthcare in a new town

Moving to a new town comes with a lot of tasks to get done. Not only do you have to get all of your belongings moved, but you have to make changes to your medical care facilities. So, when you get to your new home town, do you know what health care clinics you can rely on for the care of your family? Will you couple your family's healthcare with both a clinic and a PCP? This blog will give you several suggestions about how to manage the changes in your family's healthcare adaptations to ensure you receive the best possible care in your new home town.

What Causes Diarrhea & A Few Tips To Prevent It


The truth is--no matter how icky diarrhea sounds to you--it is the second most common illness that people face in the United States. You can try to prevent this ailment from attacking you or your family. The following guide--along with your health specialist's advice--will help you prevent diarrhea naturally and help you identify a few triggers.

Possible Causes For Diarrhea

Bacteria is usually the cause of diarrhea; it normally grows in raw meats, eggs, unpasteurized dairy products, or expired foods. Food that sits out too long may also become a haven for several harmful bacteria, so be sure to put everything away. You can throw away food that has been left out for more than 2 hours, and remember to eat refrigerated leftovers within 4 days. 

Bacteria can also get on dirty or poorly cleaned utensils, so be sure to keep your utensils clean. Sharing eating utensils can also promote the illness within your home, especially if anyone is infected with diarrhea, as it is contagious.

Be sure to talk to your health care specialist should you or a family member get diarrhea frequently, as it may be a sign of something more serious, like food allergies (dairy, artificial sweeteners, or gluten), reaction to a medicine, or irritable bowel syndrome. If you don't want to wait for an appointment or need quick advice, contact a center such as Alaska Urgent Care LLC.

Natural Preventative Measures

Consider some of the following suggestions:

Antibacterial Clay

You might find it hard to believe. But a study showed that bentonite clay--a highly absorbing type of dirt--can help get rid of bacteria, even the type that is resistant to diarrhea medications. You can purchase bentonite clay from your local health food store or online, and it is quite inexpensive. Follow the steps below to make this homemade and natural remedy:

  • Put 1 tsp of bentonite clay in a glass of water.
  • Mix the solution, and you are done.
  • You can drink this solution twice a day.


You probably know that--no matter how much you try--you can't get rid of bacteria, as they live on everything, including our bodies. But you should consider adding another type of organism to your body or stomach. These organisms are probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that feed on the bacteria that can lead to diarrhea. Consider consuming more of the following:

  • Probiotic-rich yogurt
  • Fermented vegetables or fruits
  • Naturally cultured meats
  • Fermented drinks, like kombucha, milk kefir, or water kefir

Talk to your health care specialist about other things you and your family can do to keep diarrhea incidents at a low in your household.


16 September 2015