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Fruit Juice And Bowel Problems
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
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Can a breastfeeding mother do a juice cleanse? Fresh juiced fruit and vegetable juice for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
Sure.: It doesn't sound like it would have adequate calories for the woman, but should be fairly nutrient dense (watch out for too much sugar), but not harmful to the baby. Sometimes babies can be affected by the foods their mothers eat (i.E: get constipated babies if moms eat broccoli, or drink milk). ...Read more
Can fruit juice cause diarrhea in adults? When i eat certain fruits or drink any fruit juice i get diarrhea, dizziness and extreme tiredness.
Diarrhea and juice: The basic fruit used in many fruit drinks is actually apple. Other juices are then added in for flavour. Some people do not tolerate apple juice well due to a poorly digested sugar in it called maltose. I'm actually not a fan of fruit juices due to the highly concentrated sugars in many of them. Whole fruits are better. ...Read more
Does mixing juiced vegetables and fruits with soda (which I dont drink) reduce the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables?
No: i would think not if you are just using soda water as a way to give it a little fizz. This would in no way change the nutrients . Carbon Dioxide is a rather inert gas in these situations., if you are using something like 7-up you are adding unnecessary calories ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation: Some foods pull water into the stool (like prunes) and some foods remove water (like cereals and rice). To prevent constipation -- if you are otherwise well -- make sure you are taking in enough fluids and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fluids in foods, tea, coffee, and water all count, but to be healthy, limit your intake of sugary drinks and alcohol. ...Read more
Constant gas preventing regular bowel movements and causing distension. sensitive to many foods. Eating mainly fruit, salads, fish, chicken and eggs?
Gas - bowels: You should bring this to the attention of your doctor. Almost certainly she/he will take a medical history, examine you, and order labs. Relax a bit - things will get better soon! ...Read more
Grapefruit juice: Grapefruit may increase serum drug concentrations. Avoid grapefruit unless your physician instructs otherwise. Several organic compounds found in grapefruit and specifically in grapefruit juice exert inhibitory action on drug metabolism by the enzyme. It has been established that a group of compounds called furanocoumarins in grapefruits are responsible for this interaction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid sour juices: Acid tases sour, thus the more sour the juice the higher the acidity. So, if you have trouble with reflux/acidity problem, avoid sour juices/foods. Just remember, for example, making lenomade with lots of sugar will not get rid of the acid, it just masks it. So choose naturally nonsour jucice: prune, peach, mango, banana, apple, apricot etc...Consult doc/nutristionist if needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Why would a well blended drink of fresh pear, parsley, celery and plain yogurt cause intestinal and back pain?
Fruit juice and milk: Fruit juices and milk products (yogurt) can often cause bloating, gas pains, diarrhea and should be taken with caution if you have a history of easy stomach upset, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance or other related conditions. It is unclear why this would cause back pain unless you are having muscular pain from the cramps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
8 month old can't stay regular. We tried pears, pear juice, and mixing prune juice w/formula. What's a safe amount of prune juice to give daily?
Soda is one of the: worst things for your body.avoiding it is a really good idea ...Read more
I've been drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices and also started with supplements. Can someone have too much antioxidant intake?
3, 8oz glasses of prune juice with Miralax TO relieve constipation. Is this dangerous? It's a lot of sugar and carbs
Not dangerous : But too much, you may have bloating and cramps. If chronically constipated or suffer IBS, kindly ask for referral to a gastroenterologist for in depth management if current treatment isn't controlling your symptoms, good luck ...Read more
Will eating many fruits in a day cause diabetes or high blood sugar? (20 blueberries ,10 grapes pieces, 1 tomato,1 orange and 1 apple)
Food and diabetes : Using our current knowledge of how patients become diabetic there is currently no evidence that certain foods cause diabetes. Since the risk of type 2 diabetes tends to increase with increasing weight changes in diet to either prevent weight gain or to help people to loss weight if they are overweight or obese can be very effective on preventing diabetes ...Read more
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