Related Terms

  • Anti-diarrheals, Celiac disease, dehydration, dysentery, electrolyte imbalance, fecal incontinence, gastroenteritis, gastrointestinal disorder, IBD, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance.

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Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to www.naturalstandard.com. Selected references are listed below.

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