Diarrhea is defined as having an increased number of bowel movements in a 24-hour period from what you normally would have. This particularly includes increased frequency of soft, loose, or watery stools. Diarrhea during the Reboot can be a result of: (1) rapidly increasing the fiber content in one’s diet, (2) the introduction of digestive enzymes released in the juicing process, (3) following a liquid diet, and (4) an underlying tendency toward diarrhea/frequent stools (including history of irritable bowel syndrome).
Q: How can I improve my digestion after the Reboot?
A: Here are some tips to help slow your digestive system to a comfortable pace again:
• Drink plenty of fluids (diarrhea can compromise your body’s fluid and salt stores)
• Drink electrolyte rich fluids including broths and unflavored
• Dilute fresh juice with filtered water (try 25% water, 75% juice – if this is not helping, go to
• Drink most of your fluids between meals (during the eating portions of your Reboot) rather
than with meals.
• Avoid very hot or very cold food or beverage items; choose foods and juices that are room
• Keep a journal of what foods (fruit or veggie ingredients/combinations) bother you or seem to trigger loose bowel movements. This can help you point out the particular foods that
make your symptoms worse.
• Limit gas producing veggies in your juice (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) and in your meals
(bok choy, onions, garlic)
• During the eating phase of your Reboot, include baked apples and pears, bananas, avocado.
Remember – while you can expect to experience some bowel irregularity during your Reboot, if your symptoms persist or are severe, please consult your physician.