MALABSORPTION SYNDROME

Disordered or inadequate absorption from the intestinal tract. Associate with poor dietary habits, gastric surgery, or diseases such as infections, tropical sprue, gluten intolerance, pancreatic insufficiency, lactase deficiency.

Diet:
Brown rice, vegetables, fruits, oatmeal, fish, lots of liquids. Limit wheat products, meat. Avoid fats, caffeine, dairy products, fried, junk and processed foods, salt, sugar, white rice.

Nutrients:
Acidophilus, vitamins B complex, B12, C, zinc.

Herbs:
Alfalfa, fennel, ginger, hops.