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Certo Fruit Pectin
Unlikely: You may have some changes in your stools for a day or so but otherwise there shouldn't be any problems. ...Read more
Safe & Ineffective: No matter what the makers of these concoctions claim, there is no evidence that any compound, including those containing niacin, works to help people evade drug testing. Large amounts of fluid will dilute the urine, but this will be detected by most forms of drug testing and will be considered either a "failed" test or an adulterated one, which may even be worse. Stop using. That is what works. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Modified citrus pectin sold contains lead when they r supposed to remove lead. Is this true & safe?
Question?: I'm not clear on exactly what you are asking. I recommend modified citrus pectin to any patients with high Galectin-3 levels. I'm not aware of a problem with lead contamination of it. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Galectin 3 is now 61, other than modified citrus pectin-2.4 grams per day in capsule form, is there anything else that i can use to get the g3 to 12?
Galectin 3: Altho galectin 3 is associated with numerous, widespread conditions, the test is approved only for chronic heart failure. Best way to lower levels is to work closely with your doc in all modalities used to control chf—fluid restriction, diuretics, daily weight checks, possible pacemaker. Discuss these options with doc. ...Read more
I have heard you can drink pectin, is that true? For high cholestrol and for helping lower sugar, blood pressure
Possibly: Webmd has a nice summary of pectin. It is contained naturally in fruits. While some who advocate a more "natural" approach to treat high cholesterol, diabetes, and hypertension, there are no known scientific studies that have shown a clinically significant benefit to this over traditional prescription medications. In addition, pectin can prevent absorption of some prescription medications. ...Read more
No: Some people's floaters become less noticeable after an encounter with apple pectin, natural herbs, cookies-and-cream ice cream, watching Spiderman 3, or baking a pan of brownies. Of course, it's just a coincidence, so one must always be wary of anyone claiming he has some great cure to make floaters go away. ...Read more
I am 49 healthy woman and I am contemplating going on a raw fruit and vegetable diet is there anything I need to make sure I include to stay healthy?
Raw food thoughts...: Raw fruits and raw vegetables have many benefits, but there are some drawbacks, which is why all human cultures eat cooked food. Raw plants have tough Cellulose fiber, so require more chewing to break into the cells so we can get the nutrients. Undigested fiber is fermentation food for our gut bacteria, leading to gas. Without cooking, one eats live bacteria, fungi, and parasites that are on food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you eat raw frozen and raw fresh vegetables as long as you rinse them first? I don't see the issue since we don't cook our raw fruit.
OK for most BUT...: Many people eat only raw vegetables (and raw food) for health benefits, but many nutrients in vegetables are better absorbed when cooked (esp. if boiled or steamed) while others are degraded by cooking. Cruciferous veggies have chemicals that suppress thyroid function if eaten in excess that are deactivated by cooking. See http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/raw-veggies-are-healthier/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers