The BRAT Diet and Health Insurance

The first time this homeschooling family learned about the BRAT diet was when our 6 year old son was hospitalized for acute intestinal flu and dehydration. It was so bad that everything he ate and drank went out on both ends. He was awfully traumatized that he did not want to take anything in altogether. That’s where dehydration came in.

According to Wikipedia:
The BRAT diet is a treatment historically prescribed for patients with gastrointestinal distress such as diarrhea, dyspepsia, and/or gastroenteritis. The BRAT diet consists of foods that are relatively bland and low in fiber. Low-fiber foods were recommended as it was thought that foods high in fiber cause gas and possibly worsen gastrointestinal upset.

BRAT stands for Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast. My husband and I saw for ourselves how bad dehydration can get. It was so awful that my son were crying so hard yet his body stopped producing tears. As for his tongue, it looked so dry and the patches were aplenty! We are praying that nothing like that, or any health issue, for that matter ever happens again . My son does not have a health insurance coverage as well. Maybe it’s time to look for some cheap life insurance no medical exam coverage.

But I’m really hoping that the church will finally take in our son as my husband’s beneficiary. I don’t know to this day, why I got included as his beneficiary and our son isn’t. When our son was born, we were told to forward our son’s documents to avail of the medical insurance. I made sure we had that taken cared of as soon as his Birth Certificate was available. But after several follow up, nothing still. I believe health insurance is very important. Hospitalization expenses cost an arm and leg, to put it lightly.

Do you guys know a reliable but affordable health insurance company that we can look into? We will really appreciate if you can leave a comment and name one or two you can recommend.

One Comment to “The BRAT Diet and Health Insurance”

  1. Women should get about 25 grams a day and men at least 35 to 40, but the average person gets just 15 grams a day. Eating fiber-rich whole foods—not foods that tout “added fiber”—is the best way to increase your fiber intake, says Carolyn Brown, RD, a nutritionist at Foodtrainers, in New York City…

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