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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?

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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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?

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