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Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


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I've had constipation for 4 days now, i'm on a healthy diet, i exercise, i drink water a lot, i tried prunes and plums. Nothing works. Please help?

I've had constipation for 4 days now, i'm on a healthy diet, i exercise, i drink water a lot, i tried prunes and plums. Nothing works. Please help?

Magnesium: A magnesium deficiency can contribute to constipation and is a very common mineral deficiency. Magnesium has many functions in your body, one of which is to stimulate the parasympatheric nervous system. Low magnesium can therefore increase sympathetic tone and contribute to constipation. There are many forms of magnesium available otc, including magnesium citrate, magnesium sulfate, and aspartate. ...Read more

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If a person is exposed to flu virus, can he drink prune juice and eat beans to "flush" his system to avoid getting sick?

If a person is exposed to flu virus, can he drink prune juice and eat beans to "flush" his system to avoid getting sick?

Flu: Is a self limiting viral disease that can have complications. Healthy people with good immune system get over it without sequelae but the old and the young can have bad complications. Rest, and fluids to avoid dehydration is what is recommended. Don't eat things that can cause diarrhea but fluids is needed. You can't flush your system, your system maintains its own balance. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink 8oz of prune juice every day?

Is it safe to drink 8oz of prune juice every day?

MAYBE: Just likeany other juice, restrict to 4-8 oz/day. Careful if you are diabetic. It has fiber so it is good, make sure has no sugar added. ...Read more

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Is drinking a glass of concentrated prune juice every day unhealthy? Please advise!

Is drinking a glass of concentrated prune juice every day unhealthy? Please advise!

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

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Hi. I have been drinking a glass of prune juice once a day to keep me regular. I this safe to do?

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

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I used to drink prune juice once a week but now it doesnt work on me anymore?even when i took 2 cups instead of 1..Will heating it do the trick?

Prune juice that: gets heated will denature or kill off the nutrition in the juice. If you are using it as a laxative, better to get a food allergy test. Great Plains lab in KS has a good one. Dietary changes can help w/the anxiety and IBS your report in your history also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How much prune juice to drink for constipation?

How long?: Prune juice is a New Orleans remedy, that also when I can't find a stomach doctor, to assist my patient. I always thought 6 to 8 oz, to be enough. The reason I am answering this question without knowing the answer is, Many a times I had to beg, with folded hands to my patients not to report me to Licensing Board because C got to D. In California, there are other exotic treatments. See your MD. ...Read more

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Can you drink prune juice while taking warfarin?

Can you drink prune juice while taking warfarin?

Yes: Prune juice and warfarin taken together have not been shown to have any harmful effects. The two may be safely taken together. ...Read more

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Can u lose a lot of weight if you drink prune juice?

Can u lose a lot of weight if you drink prune juice?

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

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Should i be fine to drink prune juice after you taken medicine?

Should i be fine to drink prune juice after you taken medicine?

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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Does drinking prune juice cause bad breath?

May or may not: Bad breath (halitosis) is usually a multifactorial occurrence. The most plausible cause is the luffy epithelial layer of the tongue, which can collect and hide millions of bacterias and chemicals, hence the bad taste or odor. Many foods and drinks can exacerbate such process. Other factors are accumulation of plaque & tartar build up between the teeth & restorations, cavities, & sinus drainage. ...Read more

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Can i drink prune juice while taking amitiza (lubiprostone)?

Can i drink prune juice while taking amitiza (lubiprostone)?

Yes: They should not interact. Just keep an eye on whether the combination works too well in which case you may get some diarrhea. ...Read more