Beet Juice – can I drink this if I have hepatitis and esophagitis?

Dr. Wald’s answer: “there is no reason, other than a specific food allergy or intolerance, that says you cannot have beet juice with the conditions that you mentioned. In fact, beet juice is particularly good for hepatitis because beet juice contains small amounts of acids, which help digestion reducing the load of toxins that might go from the intestines to the liver (this is called the enterohepatic circulation).  Beet juice, if you drink too much, could possibly aggravate hypo-or hyperglycemia, but if you keep the juice content less than 2 glasses per day you should be fine. Better yet, add the beet juice together with other green vegetables and it will be even more tolerable and healthful to your overall metabolism and healing process. Do keep in mind that beets and beet juice can cause red urine and dark stool which some of my patients have confused with blood. No worries!  This reaction is perfectly harmless.  Beetroot juice has many healthful properties including anti-inflammatory properties, immune regulation and detoxification.  Drink and enjoy!”  Check out Dr. Wald’s nutritional products at: especially Reds Protect, Green’s Detox and Longevity Complete.

Posted on January 9, 2013 and filed under General Health.