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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. Eating walnuts nearly every day has brought my cholesterol down nicely. This experience makes me wonder: Why don't doctors prescribe natural remedies? The FDA should not object because items like walnuts are already safe for consumption. But my doctor was surprised when I told him how I have gott…Read More
Q. I've relied on natural crystal deodorants for years with the understanding that they were safer than the usual antiperspirants. I was under the impression that they were free of aluminum. When I checked the label it said potassium alum. Does that mean aluminum? A. Yes; potassium alum is hydrated …Read More
Q. A home remedy from your column really worked for me. I developed a spot on my chin that my son noticed. When I checked it in the mirror, it appeared red and scaly, though it did not hurt or itch. I went online to find photos of skin problems, and what it most resembled was psoriasis. Then I saw&h…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 guide on medications that contain alcohol & drugs that raise blood alcohol levels. Interactions with cold and allergy remedies as well as prescription medicines.
Download guide to which drugs change personality or cause depression? Side effects of Halcion, Prozac and Xanax. Protect your children from problems with OTC drugs.
Download the 8-page Guide to Menopause with steps for managing hot flashes, hormonal and non-hormonal approaches, and home remedies for menopausal symptoms.
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.
Avapro is a blood pressure medication. It's also used to treat diabetic nephropathy.Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=5942Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avapro …Helps with:
Overview This popular antibiotic is a combination of two sulfa drugs, sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. It is frequently prescribed for urinary tract infections, middle ear infections, chronic bronchitis, diarrhea caused by Shigella, and pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii. It is occasionally pre…Helps with:
Overview Thyroid hormones come in a variety of formulations and brand names. Synthroid is the most commonly prescribed of all the thyroid supplements. That is because the dose is more reliable than natural products made of dried thyroid glands. Synthroid is long acting and comes in a wide variety of…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!
Stinging nettle is native to Europe, but it has become established in North America and now grows in Canada and throughout the United States. It is best known for its ability to provoke an impressive rash (urticaria) that stings for up to twelve hours after contact with the tiny toxic hairs of the p…Helps with:
This Asian species is reputed to bring long life to the user. According to the Sinhalese proverb: "Two leaves a day will keep old age away." As the story goes, people in Sri Lanka noticed that elephants, animals known for their longevity, included Centella leaves in their diet. Extrapolation suggest…Helps with:
The Capsicum genus originated in the New World but has been adopted into cuisines around the globe. It contains as many as five species, with an untold number of variants, giving rise not only to the familiar green bell pepper, but also to paprika and a wide range of "hot peppers." The flavors of th…Helps with:
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