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Is Miralax as bad as this guy makes it out to be?

Answered on December 28, 2013
Created December 28, 2013 at 5:37 AM

http://www.gutsense.org/gutsense/the-role-of-miralax-laxative-in-autism-dementia-alzheimer.html

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on December 28, 2013
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Miralax used to be Rx only, when it went OTC, the label was mandated to state do not use for more than 7 days.

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on December 28, 2013
at 06:49 AM

lol crap I just took miralax after spending the holidays eating non-paleo at someone elses' home... great timing.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 28, 2013
at 02:41 PM

Miralax is incredibly safe stuff. PEG is about as inert as it comes. Research chemists have been adding PEG to therapies for years, because it is very biocompatible, that our bodies do not readily eliminate it. It's chemically inert too.

This guy is bonkers, confuses the science on the subject for fearmongering purposes.

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on December 28, 2013
at 06:31 AM

I wouldn't say the guy is a "nutjob", he makes a lot of valid points regarding dysbiosis and altered gut flora in regards to antibiotics and laxative use. Most doctors and the pharmaceutical industry in general are focused on quick fixes, which are great in the short term but in most cases do not fix long term systematic issues.. A lot of otc drugs are toxic to the body but luckily our livers/kidneys are able to filter and flush out the bad stuff. Anyways, the point is that our bodies are very complicated and one person is not going to have all the answers.

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on December 28, 2013
at 06:07 AM

I'm going to make a wild guess and say that this guy is a nutjob. Not sure what tipped me off; could have been blaming autism in toddlers on iron deficiency, making the blanket statement that doctors encourage patients to disregard labelled instructions, having an obvious lack of knowledge of how the USDA represents side effects and what they mean, overtly stating that MiraLAX was introduced at the *exact* same time autism became more common...

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 28, 2013
at 02:38 PM

Miralax used to be Rx only, when it went OTC, the label was mandated to state do not use for more than 7 days.

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