Moral or dietetic remedies were more often prescribed than drugs.
Since Metchnikoff's introduction (see Longevity) of the use of soured milk for dietetic purposes-the lactic acid bacillus destroying pathogenic bacteria in the intestine-a great impetus has been given to the multiplication of laboratory preparations containing 'cultures of the bacillus; and in recent years much benefit to health has, in certain cases, been derived from the discovery.
Visit the American Dietetic Association Web site for more information on recommended foods.
This involves following the American Dietetic Association (ADA) nutritional guidelines for children, and possibly the addition of a multivitamin if the pediatrician feels it is advisable.
The formula for determining the recommended fiber intake for children, as advised by the American Dietetic Association, is to take the child's age plus five to equal the grams of dietary fiber the child should consume daily.