dr mclamed,im 81 always constipated.metamucil does not seem to work in 3 takinf prune juice every other day with lactulose.ant stimulant laxative that would produce bowel movement with kidney impairment.i know bisadcy is not s  safe .mineral oil my options are extremely limited

Dear Howard,

Age related constipation is difficult to treat because of many reasons.
I do not know your medical condition; therefore, I cannot give you medical advice.

For my patients I usually recommend:
  Two cups of water on the empty stomach in the morning
  Fresh vegetable blend two cups in the morning (tomato, avocado, cucumber, beet, parsley, celery, greens, water)
  5 prunes put in cup, add boiled water, wait one our, eat daily
  MOM in the pharmacy as over the counter laxative
  Vitamin D 5,000 iu daily
  Vitamin B 12 sublingual two tablets a day under the tongue
  Abdominal massage clockwise 5 minutes twice a day

Have good health and BM.

Peter Melamed, Ph.D.
Biotherapy Clinic of San Francisco
(415) 409-3939  


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I can answer all questions about digestive health, especially in focus on the non-drug, non-surgery treatment. It includes healing diet, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, healing mineral water, abdominal massage, and cleansing techniques. All these practices are widely used by gastroenterologists all over the world.


This is my everyday job at Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic in San Francisco. I have decades of the experience of working as an MD in ICU, outpatient department and privet practice. I have helped many of my patients with the chronic digestive disorders by using the non-drug, non-knife approach for the 20 years.

I published many articles on internet about gastrointestinal disorders. 1. Peter Melamed, Ph.D., Felix Melamed, LAc, MSTCM. EBook Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You. Publisher Biotherapy, Inc, September 2014 2. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2014 Nov 28; 15(6): 552-560 3. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Short Review of Our Work - "Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas" with Focus on the Functional Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2015 Jul 08; 16(4):365-368 4. Peter Melamed, PhD, and Felix Melamed, MS. Acidity Kills the Pancreas. Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine. August/September 2015, p. 74-80 5. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. The Role of the Metabolic Acidosis in the Development of Chronic Pancreatitis. SM Group (USA) Chronic Pancreatitis: Recent Advances. 2015, Aug 10

MD, Ph.D. in the medical science and also LicAc, RN

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