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Listen To Our Podcast: 853 Thyroid Controversies


Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Thyroid dysfunction is extremely common, and the symptoms make a person miserable. They...

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Seaweed Stops Bleeding


Q. Some time ago you mentioned that coffee grounds can stop bleeding from cuts in the kitchen. I have another alternative that I learned at a cooking class. I cut my finger within the first couple minutes of the class...

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Old-Fashioned Remedy Causes Purple Penis


Q. I have been breastfeeding my baby for seven months and have suffered through recurring infections with Candida albicans. The antifungal pill fluconazole worked but I needed a very high dose. That worries me. I'm interested in a more natural...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/16/purple-remedy-for-yeast-infections/

Cacao Nibs Avert Headache


Q. You sometimes have questions from people who want a way to stop a headache. I use pure cacao (100 percent or 99 percent, which means no sugar) for migraines and tension headaches. I've found that half a teaspoon (12...

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Horrible Cough from Blood Pressure Pill


Q. I was given a prescription for lisinopril last year to lower my blood pressure. During the winter I developed a constant horrible dry cough that just wouldn't go away. One day at work I started coughing and couldn't stop....

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Pepto-Bismol for Acne


Q. Have you ever heard that liquid Pepto-Bismol applied topically can help speed acne healing? A. There is nothing in the scientific literature suggesting that bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol) would be helpful against blemishes. That said, salicylates have been used in...

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Curing Anemia Overcame Cornstarch Craving


Q. I was addicted to eating cornstarch for ten years. Then I was hospitalized for an unrelated problem and got a blood transfusion. My doctor also put me on iron and potassium supplements, and my cornstarch cravings completely disappeared. Other...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/15/curing-anemia-overcame-cornstarch-craving/

Drug Causes Diarrhea from Hell


Bathroom functions make us uncomfortable and as a result people tend to crack jokes about them. Euphemisms for diarrhea--the runs, the trots, Montezuma's revenge or the squirts--tend to minimize digestive distress. Diarrhea, however, is no laughing matter. Far too often...

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