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Ruthxxx
09-20-2006, 09:39 AM
This is really Phase II only but sometimes we have to break the rules.

My friend Fern found this in the cookbook that a cancer organization sent her. The book has all kinds of recipes for different situations like those days when stuff doesn't taste good, etc.

1 1/4 cup unprocessed bran
1 cup prune juice
1 TBS molasses or honey
1 cup apple sauce

Mix together and store in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to seven days.

Stir before taking. Take 2 TBS at night before bedtime. Reduce dose to 1 TBS if 2 does the job too well! Adjust dose up to 3 or 4 TBS if the 2 TBS doesn't seem to work well enough.

The book says it's easiest to buy the prune juice in the 6-packs of small cans so that it stays fresh.


KO
08-27-2007, 04:46 PM
Hey Ruth did you ever try this? Did it work?

tiklmipink
01-12-2009, 01:45 PM
I know this is an old post, but as a nurse with long term care experience, I can tell you, yes, this does work. We call this "power pudding" and it does keep you regular.


Chelby29
01-12-2009, 03:22 PM
What is 'unprocessed bran'?

Ruthxxx
01-12-2009, 03:42 PM
It's the bran you buy to make bran muffins.

srmb60
01-12-2009, 03:45 PM
Another nurse popping in to state that hospitals use a concoction pretty much like this. Some folks prefer a heaping spoonful on an empty stomach with a warm drink.

Chelby29
01-12-2009, 05:06 PM
It's the bran you buy to make bran muffins.

Like All-Bran cereal?

srmb60
01-12-2009, 05:07 PM
In the baking section you should be able to find a box of bran ... just bran for making muffins.

Chelby29
01-12-2009, 05:09 PM
Thanks, Susan. Since I've been on SBD, Dulcolax has become a friend -- and I don't want that friend. :)

srmb60
01-12-2009, 06:58 PM
I even have a friend in Alabama who could check brands or availability for you if you'd like. Natural is best!

Chelby29
01-12-2009, 09:43 PM
I should be able to find things, but thank you for the offer. :) Where is your friend? I'm about 35 miles north of Birmingham.

srmb60
01-12-2009, 10:36 PM
About 45 minutes south-westish I think. It takes about that long to get to the Summit.

willow650
01-12-2009, 10:51 PM
I should be able to find things, but thank you for the offer. :) Where is your friend? I'm about 35 miles north of Birmingham.

Ok, you must be near Cullman, I was born and raised in Cullman. my family still lives there.

RN BSN 2009
01-12-2009, 11:02 PM
I find apples alone to do the trick!

Chelby29
01-13-2009, 07:17 AM
Willow, Cullman is further north than Remlap. I've been to Smith Lake many times. Remlap is closer to Oneonta, if you know where that is...

RNBSN, It's been a couple of weeks since I've had an apple. Sunday was my first day on ph2.