Infantile Gastroenteritis. One of the leading causes in the mortality rate of children ages 0 to 3 years.
Here is an excerpt of a study comparing rice water with the electrolyte solution usually used in cases of gastroenteritis:
The most obvious difference in the 2 groups was in the effect on diarrhea (stools/day). Rice water cut down the number of stools more effectively than did oral electrolyte solution. No patient died, and there were no pathological sequelae in any of the 130 patients. Rice water can be tried as a more practical alternative to oral electrolyte solutions since there are problems with providing oral elecrolyte solutions to all babies with diarrhea in the developing countries and ensuring sterility.
Click here to read more. I think technology and medicine are amazing, but I also believe we have so much to learn about using the medicine that is present in natural foods and plants around us. What are your thoughts?