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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Can drinking 1 litre of water at one go cause diarrhoea?

Can drinking 1 litre of water at one go cause diarrhoea?

Not likely: The water does not "go through you" but is slowly absorbed by your digestive tract. If you are already well hydrated, you will more likely need to urinate quite a bit. You could have a looser stool as the large intestine normally absorbs water. Diarrhea or a watery, unformed stool is less likely. ...Read more

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Is coconut water just a celeb fad or a healthy drink?

Is coconut water just a celeb fad or a healthy drink?

Fad: And tasts great. Never seen a study that compared coconut water with tap water. May be there is something on google. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to drink coconut water ?

Is it healthy to drink coconut water ?

Health benefits: Coconut Water comes from the interior of young coconuts. Due to it’s osmolarity, coconut water is used in some tropical areas to replace fluid losses due to diarrhea. It contains potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, vitamin C, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine & folate. Research suggests that it’s cytokins may have some level of anti-carcinogenic & anti-aging effect. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink coconut water everyday?

Is it safe to drink coconut water everyday?

Yes: Coconut water is a good source of potassium and other electrolytes and gives better hydration than water alone. Raw coconut water also has enzymes that may have (unproven) benefits. I was interviewed for a good article that explores this topic: http://www.Santacruz.Com/news/2013/07/09/coconut_water_everything_its_cracked_up_to_be. ...Read more

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Drink coconut water when having diabetes, it's ok?

Drink coconut water when having diabetes, it's ok?

Yes, but...: Coconut water is a very healthy drink, high in potassium(K), and other minerals with very little sugar and low glycemic index of 3! It is essentially a low sugar sports drink. Be careful and make sure you are drinking pure coconut water without additives, particularly sweeteners. Many companies will add sugar for flavoring, check the label! If you have kidney disease, the K/mag may be an issue. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more