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Nutrition for Nurses

Chapter Summary

Nutrition for NursesChapter Summary

  • Gastrointestinal system health starts before birth with the microbiome of the pregnant client.
  • Prebiotic and probiotic foods are essential for everyone because they support the gut microbiome.
  • Supporting the gut microbiome is one of the most important ways to promote gastrointestinal health.
  • Events and changes that occur at each stage can affect the gastrointestinal system and the ability to absorb nutrients properly.
  • Individuals with chronic gastrointestinal illness have increased malabsorption risks and requirements.
  • Medications for gastrointestinal illnesses can cause nutrient deficiencies and interact with different foods.
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