S1E21: Artificial Food and Fluids

In this episode we talk about artificial food and fluids. If you are healthy and have a short-term illness, artificial food and fluids will help to keep you alive until the illness is over.

But if you are in a terminal state these interventions can do more harm than good. We talk about this issue in detail to help inform this difficult decision.

We try to answer these questions:

  • How does artificial food and fluid work?
  • Who is most likely to be helped by artificial food and fluids?
  • Who is least likely to be helped by artificial food and fluids?
  • What happens if I decide not to try artificial food and fluids at the end of life?
  • How do I decide whether to try artificial food and fluids?


Post Mortem

Charlie shares some wild and interesting post mortem facts!

Recipe Time!

Feel a need for soul food? We’re revisiting Funeral Potatoes for yet another twist on this popular, and oh-so-yummy treatment of our favorite carb.

For this recipe, jump on over to Food Network for Ree Drummond’s full recipe.

Please don’t blame us for your COVID-19 addition to your waistline. Maybe that’s what the 19 is for…the inevitable 19 pounds gained in lockdown?

Have a favorite recipe? We want to hear from you!

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