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Can Prune Juice Help You Lose Weight
Prune Juice: Prune juice may stimulate bowel movements, but this would be a temporary weight loss only -- and not much at that. If you're routinely constipated, consider increasing veggies, leafy greens, whole fruits (not juice -- too high in sugars to use all the time!), and other kinds of fiber. Also plenty of fresh water daily. These will help keep your GI system in good running order. ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Prune Juice: Can work to keep some regular, but rarely provides relief for no bm's in > 2 days. It also has quite a lot of sugar and carbs, so will not be the best answer for diabetics or those trying to lose weight. Weight is rarely related to regularity. Weight is more influenced by what you put in your mouth than what and how much comes out the other end. ...Read more
What can I take to boost or support my digestive immune system up and how top lose my baby fat weight wil prune juice cleanse out my body please help.
Good news/bad news: 1st, good news. Congratulations on your baby (i assume b/c you mentioned baby fat). Bad news. Ignore all the hype on radio, tv & internet about some special food or combination of foods to boost or support your digestive immune system. Prune juice can help get your bowels moving again but that's about it. Best to focus on eating healthy diet, exercising regularly & resting while your baby sleeps. ...Read more
Neither!: Juice of any kind is accompanied by calories from sugar and additives. Your best bet is good overall nutrition and exercise without fads or quick fixes. Celebrities we watch looking great shortly after having a baby have the time and luxury of personal trainers and excellent calories sources. ...Read more
Hi! I have started taking phenteramine hcl (adipex) for weight loss and I haven't had a BM in 3 or 4 days. I took one cup of prune juice and a senokot?
Add generic mirilax: With 8 ounce water or juice daily [polyetheline glycol] can do it 2-4x/day, eat lots of fruits, vegetables, water, walk alot, if all fails get 1 dollar magnesium citrate bottle ...Read more
Why?: The question is why? It is not a problem if babies don't have bowel movements every day as their diets have no fiber. If joelle has a soft easy-to-pass bowel movement every 4-5 days she is probably ok. But a little prune juice is ok too. See http://www. Webmd. Com/parenting/baby/baby-constipation. ...Read more
Prune Juice: Regularity naturally involves doing what works for you. Lots of fresh leafy vegetables, and fruits with skins on (apple a day) and dried fruits like prunes and apricots work quite well. Increasing fiber (metamucil is one product). Many use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as gentle and reliable. Prune juice alone can wortk for some. Some benefit from 4 oz, increase to what works. ...Read more
Prune juice: We don't want prune juice to give the runs. That is unhealthy. Just want it to help w/bowel movements. Everyone is different. Start w/one glass and increase until effective. Use unsweetened prune juice because the sugar or artificial sweeteners in juices is not healthy for anyone. Peace and good health. If you have GI symptoms please see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: It depends a little on the specific med you are talking about. Generally, it is not a problem. ...Read more
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I drank some prune juice that I just bought that expired 4 months ago, never opened but never refrigerated, will I be ok?
Will find out soon!: Usually expiration dates are more like "sell by" dates. If it was sealed, didn't taste fermented or bad, the bottle wasn't distorted or compromised, you should be just fine. You might have a bit more gas/flatulence for the next day or so...But that is to be expected with prune juice. ...Read more
Prune juice: Is used for helpung regularity and preventing constipation...It has non-absorbable particulates that facilitates evacuation. It is unlikely to effect reflux or acid indigestion. Ant-acids containing magnesium (mylanta, maalox) may have a laxative effect. Cimetidine is also commonly used over the counter. Check with your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more
It works well: I don't know if prune juice has been compared "head to head" with other laxatives, but it works well. One time I prescribed 2 ounces / day for a patient that was constipated, and within a week the nursing home called back and asked if I could reduce the dose because it was working too well. Now, it doesn't always work, but it surely is a simple thing to try. ...Read more
Not recommended: Juices are an oversold product that provides plenty of sugar & sweet stimulus to babies. They may program the brain to seek it in excess over a lifetime and lead to obesity.Decades ago we were trained to start at 8 wks or so, now I only use them as a laxative.Fruits much later >6mo as apple sauce or slices is fine. ...Read more
Diarrhea: Prune juice on its own does not cause the problem. Prune juice is taken to make stool looser and if there is diarrhea, yes that can cause electrolyte imbalance. ...Read more
May or may not help: Prunes/juice can help, but it does not work for everyone. I have never seen or heard of prune-overdose, so enjoy as many as you wish. If not better in 2-3 days, try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) fibercon, senokot-s, colace, Metamucil etc... For quicker relief, enema may help. Occasional use of milk-of-magnesia or mag-citrate for really-backed-up cases. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Prune juice: Regularity naturally involves doing what works for you. Lots of fresh leafy vegetables, and fruits with skins on (apple a day) and dried fruits like prunes and apricots work quite well. Increasing fiber (metamucil is one product). Many use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as gentle and reliable. Prune juice alone can wortk for some. Cruciferous veggies (cauliflowerm broccoli, cabbage) may be gassy. Good luck. ...Read more
Prune juice: Many commercially bottled juices have a lot of sugar, coloring, or additives in them. Please read the label and make sure you are drinking real prune juice. Please do not get dependent on it for bowel movements. Consult w/doctor if you have bowl movement issues. Please and good health. ...Read more
Hi. I have been drinking a glass of prune juice once a day to keep me regular. I this safe to do?
Prune Juice effects:
Prune Juice helps with constipation.
The recommended guideline of 120ml per day (4oz).
Drinking plenty of water every day (1.5-2litres every day including fruit juice, fruit or herbal teas), high fiber diet and regular exercise are good for Bowel Health.
Drinking more than 4 oz. /day may cause pain, cramping, gas and diarrhea.
If you have thes symptoms, see Physician. ...Read more