--go easy on the Yerba Mate - caffeine decreases B vitamins.
--are you in trouble for eating pinto beans and cornbread? :::grin::: your body will let you know.
--you'll start losing more weight as your liver becomes healthier. What organ is in charge of processing "fat"? The liver :)
--fluid retention? You're LONG over due for a kidney cleanse, gal. That does not interfere with anything you're doing now - and it's SUPER easy. The only question/concern is will you be reactive to the herbs. I think you're going to find that your food/reactions start dropping substantially with every Liver Flush :)
--diabetes & garlic! Do a google search: diabetes, garlic.
It's the BEST thing you can do for your dad.