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Perscription drugs help millions of people improve health outcomes each year. Unfortunately, many come with undesireable, or downright unhealthy side effects. Stay in the loop with People’s Pharmacy.
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There’s more to creating lasting health than swallowing pills, and we’re passionate about sharing these alternatives. Does your ailment require a perscription, or just a little TLC from your garden? Find out here.
Q. Can coconut counter hypothyroidism? I started eating two macaroons daily to control diarrhea after finding this remedy in your column. I didn't expect any effect on my thyroid. I'd been told my thyroid condition would worsen with time. The last time I was tested, though, my levels had improved so…Read More
Q. I read a recent column about golden raisins soaked in gin. I tried these a few years ago for joint pain and wrote to you about them. I also told you that I didn't use gin, but instead soaked the raisins in a combination of apple cider vinegar and honey. I DO HOPE you tell people about that option…Read More
Q. I am in terrible trouble. My friends sometimes complain about constipation but I have the opposite problem. Diarrhea is ruining my life. Imodium AD has become by best friend, but it only works part of the time. I cannot get too far from a bathroom or I risk having an embarrassing accident. You ha…Read More
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Do home remedies have a role in skin care? Dan Siegel, MD, says that dermatologists can find a lot of medicinal uses for botanical products,…
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People's Pharmacy Health Guides
In our health guides (typically $2-$3 each) we distill years of knowledge an experience in to quick guides that you can use to make informed health choicesand take control of your treatment options.
Download the guide to which drugs increase nutrient requirements -- and which, like Synthroid or tetracycline, are inactivated by common supplements like iron or calcium.
Download tips for beating insomnia: foods to avoid, foods that help, herbal remedies, sleeping pills. Our sleep guide includes drugs that may cause insomnia. Sleeping problems.
Download 4 pages of ways to use Vicks for toenail fungus, dandruff, cold sores, and more
Drug Library Resources
Looking for more information on a drug you’ve been perscribed, or considering asking your doctor about a new medication? Brush up on the facts in our drug library.
Loestrin 24 Fe is an oral contraceptive for women. …Helps with:
Overview Vasotec is one of the most successful blood pressure medicines on the market. It belongs to a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors which includes Accupril, Capoten, Prinivil and Zestril, among others. The development of this group of medications almost reads like a medical mystery. It all s…Helps with:
OverviewUntil fairly recently, women at risk of osteoporosis had a difficult choice: taking estrogen strengthened the bones, but increased the risk of breast cancer. Evista belongs in a new category of drugs, selective estrogen receptor modulators, or SERMs. By tailoring the molecul…Helps with:
Herb Library Resources
We’ve prepared a library of information on healthy herbs, where to find them and how to use them. Get started with the articles listed below, or click ‘View Herb Library’ to explore on your own!
This small evergreen is one of several juniper species native to the northern hemisphere. It has the distinction, however, of being the principal flavoring for a commonly used alcoholic beverage, gin. The aromatic "berries" (actually cones of this evergreen) have also been used in herbal medicine fo…Helps with:
Cranberries are a traditional part of the Thanksgiving feast in America, where V. macrocarpon is part of the native flora. Recent interest in cranberries, however, goes beyond sauce or relish. A traditional women's belief (or old wives' tale) that cranberry juice can be beneficial for urinary tract …Helps with:
Pau d'arco, known as lapacho colorado in Argentina and Paraguay and as ipe roxo in Brazil, is a good example of the lure of the exotic. This South American native has been used medicinally by several indigenous groups. There are several species of Tabebuia, and most appear to be broad-leaved evergre…Helps with:
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