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One of the most frequently asked questions I receive, is, “Should I drink Gatorade for my diarrhea?”  My short answer is: No. Unless that’s all you have on hand. Read the following excerpt from Chapter 17 of my book, “The Diarrhea Dietitian: Expert Advice, Practical Solutions, and Strategic Nutrition”. My patients with chronic diarrhea often […]

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Acute Diarrhea

This week one of my kiddos had viral gastroenteritis, aka “the vomiting and diarrhea flu”. I thought it would be good to review the topic of acute, or short-term, diarrhea. Medical Intervention Indicated for Acute Diarrhea Diarrhea in infants. Moderate or severe diarrhea in young children. Acute diarrhea for more than 72 hours. Diarrhea associated […]

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