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How to Improve Your Child’s Gut Health


A healthy gastrointestinal tract promotes child development. However, this system does require some TLC from time to time. Whether you’re worried about constipation or you simply want to improve your child’s digestive health to promote overall health, CUSTOM LIVING CARE, a member of the Georgia Pediatric Program in Atlanta, Georgia has some advice.

  • Feed the beneficial bugs.

    More than 100 trillion bacteria live in the human intestines, which assist in digestion, defend against infection, and boost immunity. Fiber from grains, fruits, and vegetables helps keep gut bacteria healthy. Hiring a caregiver can help create a meal plan tailored for your child.

  • Add more beneficial bacteria to the mix.
    Fermented foods containing live, active bacteria cultures, such as yogurt and kefir, help increase the number of healthy bugs in your child’s gastrointestinal system.
  • Cut back on processed foods.
    A diet high in chips, fast food, and processed meat can cause constipation and may inhibit good gut bacteria from flourishing. According to a study, diet beverages and artificial sweeteners can potentially disrupt beneficial bacteria.
  • Say no to unnecessary antibiotics.
    Antibiotics can treat strep throat, but they can also destroy healthy gut bacteria. Use these medications only, when necessary, not for viral infections.
  • Know when to see the doctor.
    Make an appointment with your child’s pediatrician if he or she has constipation for more than a few days or if you are concerned about any recurring digestion-related symptoms, such as abdominal discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea, or bloating.

We understand how tough it is for parents to care for their child with disabilities, which is why we provide home health care to make the task easier for you.

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