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Hydration Guidelines

hydration for gut health

We typically recommend replacing electrolytes if you are experiencing diarrhea 4-5x or more per day. This is especially important during the hotter summer months or if you have had surgery to your lower colon, as in a J-pouch. When a child has 3+ loose stools/day, begin oral rehydration strategies (ORS). Products to consider:  Mild-moderately dehydrated; […]

The Importance of Hydration for Gut Health

hydration for gut health

Dehydration can lead to constipation, which is associated with decreased beneficial bacteria strains Bacteroides, Roseburia, and Coprococcusand. Constipation and decreased stool transit time is also linked with lower diversity in the gut. Not being adequately hydrated tends to increase gut symptoms, reiterating the link between hydration and gut function as well as the potential impact […]