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Listen To Our Podcast: 890 Do Antidepressants Really Work?


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: For more than two decades, antidepressants like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil or Effexor have...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/26/890-do-antidepressants-really-work/

Urine Therapy for Hands, Feet & Nails


Q. I had problems with cracked, calloused soles and toenail fungus. I had medicine but it did not go very far. One of the items in the medicine was urea, which I believe is a by-product of urine. I started...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/28/urine-therapy-for-hands-feet-nails/

Yellow Mustard for Kitchen Burn


Q. You have written several times about putting yellow mustard on a burn for relief. Thank goodness I have known about this emergency approach for more than 30 years. About eight years ago, when my twin girls were three years...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/28/yellow-mustard-for-kitchen-burn/

Cilantro May Counteract Coumadin Effect


Q. You recently published a letter from somebody eating a lot of cilantro to control psoriasis. Before others try this approach I want to offer a caution. My brother enjoyed using lots of cilantro in his salsa until he realized...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/28/cilantro-may-counteract-coumadin-effect/

Getting Off Diabetes Pills with Cinnamon in Coffee


Q. I want to pass along a tip that I've been using for 20 years. I put about 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in my coffee filter and then put coffee grounds on top. I get the benefits of the cinnamon...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/28/getting-off-diabetes-pills-with-cinnamon-in-coffee/

Unbearable Itching from Stopping Cetirizine


Q. When I stopped taking the antihistamine Zyrtec, I started itching like crazy! My scalp, my arms, my neck, my legs all itch. I just want to cry. This awful reaction happened once before after stopping this allergy medicine. When...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/28/unbearable-itching-from-stopping-cetirizine/

Buttermilk to Prevent Cold Sores


Q. I am plagued with ugly cold sores. You wrote once that buttermilk might help. Do you drink it as a preventive measure? Or do you apply it topically on the cold sore to make it heal faster? I know...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/28/buttermilk-to-prevent-cold-sores/

Daughter Traumatized by Driving Zombie


Q. A few years ago I started taking Ambien for a sleep disorder. One day I drove my seven-year-old daughter to school in the morning after taking Ambien the night before. Luckily the school was only a half mile from...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/28/daughter-traumatized-by-driving-zombie/

Celery Seed Extract for Gout


Q. I read your column about gout and tart cherries. Celery seed extract works better and quicker. I take two capsules a day, morning and evening with food. If my gout flares up I double the dose. The active ingredient...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/28/celery-seed-extract-for-gout/

Why Hospitals Should Study Airlines


The airline industry is in turmoil about the grounding of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Federal Aviation Administration took pre-emptive action because of fears that the lithium batteries could overheat and cause fires. Although no plane has crashed and no...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/28/why-hospitals-should-study-airlines/


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I was suffering from Psoriasis and had tried many remedies. Your article on Cilantro was perfect. I ate a bunch of cilantro each day for 5 days and my itching and rash completely disappeared. Thank you for your advice.

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