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A 18-year-old female asked:

how should i drink espom salt for a good cleansing . do i mix it with fresh grapefruit juice ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Bad idea: The mix of epsom salts and grapefruit juice will produce some interesting bowel movements -- dupes may even be told they have passed their gallstones. This kind of thing can land you in the intensive care unit. Why not get with a sensible physician who's open to "holistic medicine" and talk about some lifestyle stuff that will really make you healthier? Best wishes.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

Why is my 2 year old daughters stool always a shade of green? I rarely give her juice or food coloring so it cannot be the dye...

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Normal!: It is not uncommon in some children. If the stool is formed , child is growing i would not worry about it. It is often from green leafy vegetables, coloring agents in the food or simply due to rapid transit from small intestine to large intestine where it normally is tuned brown.

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