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Listen To Our Podcast: 802 Sugar Hazards (Archive)


The obesity epidemic in the U.S. has been increasing alarmingly. The usual explanation is that we eat too much and exercise too little. But some scientists think that the explanation lies in the type of food now found in our...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/26/802-sugar-hazards/

Public Speaking Phobia Dissolves with Herbs


Q. I have been a middle school teacher for 37 years. I have never had a problem speaking to my students or their parents, but otherwise public speaking turns me to Jell-O. I recently needed to give a speech at...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/28/public-speaking-phobia-dissolves-with-herbs/

Are Medicines Making Mother's Muscles Ache?


Q. My mother has high blood pressure and cholesterol. She takes lots of medications including simvastatin for cholesterol and atenolol, clonidine and HCTZ for high blood pressure. In addition, she takes a drug called Detrol for overactive bladder. I fear...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/28/are-medicines-making-mothers-muscles-ache/

Gin-Soaked Raisins for Arthritis Hip


Q. Three years ago I had bad arthritis in my right hip. After suffering for two years, I began taking gin-drenched raisins in desperation. I had much less pain in the hip within a few weeks. The past year I've...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/28/gin-soaked-raisins-for-arthritis-hip/

Supplements Soothe Winter Itch


Q. I suffer from "winter itch" which has been getting progressively worse each winter. I began taking a biotin supplement and a turmeric capsule daily. Much to my surprise, my winter itch was almost negligible last winter. What's more, a...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/27/supplements-soothe-winter-itch/

Coping with Cracked Fingertips


There are some common problems that may not warrant medical treatment. Cracked fingertips are a great example. At this time of year, when the air inside is dry and we start washing our hands more frequently to avoid catching colds,...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/27/coping-with-cracked-fingertips/

Widow Wishes to Lower Libido


Q. I am a 38-year-old widow. When my husband was alive, we had an amazing sex life. We enjoyed sex two or three times daily, sometimes up to five times. Each time I experienced orgasm. So I can't forget those...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/27/widow-wishes-to-lower-libido/

Stopping Antidepressants Proved Challenging


Q. Thank you for addressing the many issues with antidepressants. I was given a prescription to help with hot flashes due to menopause. Many years later when I tried to get off of them, my withdrawal symptoms were debilitating. After...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/27/stopping-antidepressants-proved-challenging/

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