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Non-acid drinks for cancer survivor?


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Non-acid drinks for cancer survivor?

prunefeet | Jun 26, 2008 02:24 PM

My Dad had cancer of the epiglotis a couple of years ago, and as a result of the radiation therapy, his salivary glands don't work quite properly...while he has recovered, he can't have acid foods...most specifically citric acid. He's getting tired of drinking water, but has found that many drinks contain citric acid (I'm talking about non-alcoholic drinks here)...any ideas? I thought of herbal teas, iced and hot...any other ideas? He was never a soda drinker, but any ideas are welcome. He's been drinking a lot of cold instant coffee. Feh! I have to help him find something more pleasant to drink! TIA

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