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Listen To Our Podcast: 854 The Blood Sugar Solution


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: In the past few decades, obesity and type 2 diabetes have risen at...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/21/854-the-blood-sugar-solution/

Will Cinnamon Exacerbate Hypoglycemia?


Q. I suffer from low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and am wondering if cinnamon would make it even worse, since it helps diabetics lower their sugar? I certainly do not want my blood glucose any lower! A. Cinnamon has been suggested...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/23/will-cinnamon-exacerbate-hypoglycemia/

Kiwi Fruit for Canker Sores


Q. I have suffered with canker sores all my life. I've read in your column about sauerkraut but I've found kiwi fruit works better. If you eat at least two kiwi fruit a day, the next morning the canker sore...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/23/kiwi-fruit-for-canker-sores/

Vitamin Overdose Damages Nerves


Q. Twenty years ago I started taking high doses of B vitamins to help prevent migraines. It worked, but about eight years ago I began having twitching all over, but mostly in my lower legs. I was tested for MS...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/23/vitamin-overdose-damages-nerves/

Ear Plugs Solved Snoring Problem


Q. I snore a lot at night. My wife is always complaining about her sleep being interrupted by my loud snoring. I recently wore earplugs to bed for another reason, and this had the unintended result of stopping me from...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/23/ear-plugs-solved-snoring-problem/

Ear Wax and Lysine for Cold Sores


It is estimated that almost two-thirds of American adults are infected with the virus that causes cold sores or fever blisters. A red lesion on the lip or near the mouth can be embarrassing and painful. People seem to stare...

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Glass Containers Avoid BPA Problem


Q. People are concerned about BPA (bisphenol A), phthalates, and other possibly harmful chemicals in plastic containers. Instead of trying to use the "safest" kinds of plastic containers (recycling numbers 2, 4, 5), I bought glass storage containers and stopped...

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Overcoming Constipation with Yogurt


Q. I've had 20 years of trial and error in fighting constipation. I am lean and fit and have a very healthy lifestyle. I was disappointed to see your suggestions for a constipated reader were more of the same--just fiber-related...

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Extra Caution Needed in Medicine for Older People


Q. My grandmother was given Seroquel in the hospital to help her sleep. She has been on it for three months now and I have noticed symptoms such as slight head nodding and mouth movements like chewing or sucking. She...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/23/extra-caution-needed-in-medicine-for-older-people/

Dealing with Dizziness Is Difficult


Doing cartwheels, riding rollercoasters or spinning until they're dizzy makes children scream with delight. For older people, though, dizziness is a disaster. When adults feel dizzy, they frequently become nauseated. Nausea may be harder to handle than pain. It can...

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Listen to The People's Pharmacy on the Radio


Our award-winning radio show is heard by 200,000 listeners on more than 125 radio stations nationwide. Tune in each week to hear the latest expert opinions on cutting edge medical research and real news you can use to take control...

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