For other health reasons, I’ve had to cut back on Dr Pepper, which has been more effective than anything else for knocking down the kind of depression I’ve suffered from – stopping the depression within a few minutes.
Cranberry juice is known to be good for the kidneys, cleaning them out. I recall when I first began to get sharp pain to one side of my lower back. A friend said it’s probably a kidney problem, and recommended I drink cranberry juice. The pain hit me while I was out on errands one day, so I stopped at a convenience store to buy a small single serving bottle of it for a dollar. I drank all of it immediately. The pain stopped within 10 to 15 minutes.
Apple juice is said to be good for health too, with the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
So recently I bought a 64oz bottle of Cranberry Apple Juice Cocktail. It lacks the fizz I like in soft drinks, so I also bought a 2L bottle of Mist Twist Lemon Lime soda. I believed the two would be compatible for taste, and that has proved to be true. So I fill a glass with crushed ice, then halfway with the lemon lime soda – because the fizz rises, and the rest of the glass with cranberry apple juice – not stirred in.
Very refreshing. Very healthy. Made me feel better. Also, it helped to knock down an unusual symptom – a couple of rash patches that appeared on my back. Cause uncertain, but maybe insect bites. It was slowly getting worse each day for nearly a week, various meds tried and failed – on the way to becoming anaphylactic shock, which might have resulted in a trip to the hospital emergency room for stronger treatment. Finally I found the right combination of multi-allergy medicine and pain reliever caplets, and dyphenhydramine applied in the form of a topical liquid gel, helped to knock it down, somehow made more effective by also drinking the cranberry apple juice.
Reported by Jim Lantern – 9 October 2016
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