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The Scoop on Poop - Diarrhea Prevention in Children

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2021 8:22:48 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim

3D man reading newspaper in the toilet - isolated over a white background-1Do you know which mineral is effective for preventing diarrhea in children?

Zinc, essential for the immune system, proper growth and development and critical for the nervous system is deficient in 1 in 6 people worldwide. Zinc deficiency aggravates diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria in young children and contributes to 1 in 58 deaths of children who are younger than five years old. Zinc supplementation reduced disease and death in children according to a look at 80 trials.    

Zinc supplementation significantly reduced illness from diarrhea.  

"In our opinion, the benefits of preventive zinc supplementation outweigh the harms in areas where the risk of zinc deficiency is relatively high," the authors write. "Further research should determine optimal intervention characteristics such as supplement dose."

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014;4:CD009384. Abstract

Second Nature younger patients take DFH's Liquid Zinc Supreme daily to bolster their immune systems. We have excellent homeopathic treatments for both infectious and non-infectious diarrhea, food poisoning, Roto Virus and ulcerative colitis.

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Topics: The Scoop on Poop, Healthy Living

Isadora Guggenheim

Written by Isadora Guggenheim

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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