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Day 1 of My 7-Day Challenge

OK so I cheated a little, I started last night! I started with the Thermo and used the “ace” type bandages (Wrap Duo Kit comes with 2… 336 more words

Eating More of This Will Make You Live Longer

By now we know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for our health, but a new study suggests that eating even more produce can prevent millions of deaths each year. 325 more words

This Kind of Fat Lowers Your Risk For Diabetes

Not all saturated fats are created equal, it appears. A pair of new studies suggests that certain sources of saturated fat may be worse than others—especially when it comes to raising risk for type 2 diabetes. 636 more words

Hi, my mother is in stage 3 kidney disease. She has been laxative dependent for many, many, many years. I have been reading and learned laxatives aren't safe for her. She is 77 years old and eats very little fiber. Is there a fiber powder supplement that is safe for her to use, such as benefiber?

Fiber laxatives are safe, including “Benefiber”.  Laxatives to avoid are mostly magnesium containing laxatives such as Milk of Magnesia and Magnesium Citrate.  Mixtures of Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) with electrolytes are also safe when mixed in water.   20 more words

Kidney-Related Health Questions

Is an 86 year old male in stable health with stage 4 kidney disease allowed to consume alcohol at all?For example one shot glass full once a week?

Alcohol consumption in moderation does not cause any problems for the kidneys.  A man should be able to consume up to two shots of alcohol per day and not suffer any further injury to his kidneys. 10 more words

Kidney-Related Health Questions