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Listen To Our Podcast: 716 Living in Balance (Archive)
In stressful times, people often take short cuts that may ultimately undermine their health. They snack on junk or comfort food, skimp on sleep and do without exercise. But this won’t help develop the resilience we need to cope with...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/28/716-living-in-b/
Leg Cramp Remedy in a Pinch
Q. I must share a remedy I have used for years for nighttime leg cramps. There is no prescription, no side effects, and it is simple and readily available. Just pinch the bridge of the nose (pretty hard) for 5...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/30/leg-cramp-remedy-in-a-pinch/
Do Pills for ED Really Work?
Q. I'm 50 years old with type 1 diabetes, and I have ED. I'm exercising regularly 20 minutes daily. Do those pills you see on TV with the guy smiling all the time really work? A. Diabetes is linked to...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/29/do-pills-for-ed-really-work/
Lowering Cholesterol with Diet
Q. I am one of those people who cannot tolerate statin drugs to lower cholesterol. I have taken lovastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin and Lipitor. They make my muscles ache so I cannot exercise. I am concerned about cholesterol, however. Can you...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/28/lowering-cholesterol-with-diet/
Looking for Sources of Vitamin D
Q. I took cod liver oil in the late 1930s and early 1940s when I was a kid. In the 40s a new form of cod liver oil was introduced that my father called the sunshine pill. I guess that...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/27/looking-for-sources-of-vitamin-d/
Wet Pajama Treatment for Eczema
Q. Do you know about the "wet pajama" treatment for childhood eczema? Wet a pair of cotton pajamas and wring them out. Put them on the child, then layer a pair of dry fleece pajamas over the top. Leave both...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/26/wet-pajama-treatment-for-eczema/
Can Onions Cure the Flu?
Q. There is a message circulating on the Web about putting an unpeeled onion in a room to attract flu viruses. Apparently this is supposed to protect people from catching the flu. Is there any truth here? A. There is...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/25/can-onions-cure-the-flu/
Reducing Sex Drive Is Not the Best Answer
Q. I am not enjoying sex with my partner, as he is not a good lover. Please suggest some odorless, colorless medicine I could put in his food to reduce his libido. A. Despite folklore about saltpeter (potassium nitrate) dampening...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/11/25/reducing-sex-drive-is-not-the-best-answer/
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Recently looked up remedies for leg cramps. I was experiencing up to six episodes a night which forced me to get out of bed and walk off the pain.

Several readers wrote about putting a bar of soap at the foot of the bed to relieve the cramps; I thought "what the heck" and put a bar of soap in our bed that night.
I don't know how it works, what the soap does nor do I care. That soap has been there almost two weeks and I have not experienced any nighttime leg cramps.

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