Thank you Archus! No apology is ever necessary. I'm rarely perched on my computer/laptop/tablet/phone and figure I will receive the answer exactly when I need it. I'd be very curious to learn why you suggested no baby food. I have never consumed alcohol, coffee or sodas but I do drink water at night (before bed) with a half a teaspoon of baking soda. I was of the belief it helps reduce inflammation. I will certainly give your suggestions a try. Thanks for suggesting the over ripped banana. I have been using a product call 'no salt' to increase potassium intake but I dislike that it provides no fiber whatsoever. Thanks again for all your information and insights. I can't even begin to imagine how many people you have helped just on this website alone! Thank you!