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Q. I cut my salt intake many years ago, just for good health. Now I have low sodium in my blood and suffer from low blood pressure and fainting spells. When I needed surgery, the surgeon was concerned about my... (Read More)
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Q. I was cured of terrible itching from mosquito bites all over my back. My Moroccan friend squashed a ripe avocado and rubbed it on the bitten area. The relief was sweet, instant and permanent. Have you ever heard of... (Read More)
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Q. My vitamin D level was low so my doctor prescribed vitamin D2 in a dose of 50,000 IU once a week. Within a day I was experiencing terrible nausea and heartburn. It took a couple of weeks for me... (Read More)
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Why can't pharmacies let patients know when there is a problem with a prescription drug? In the last few years there have been an amazing number of recalls because of quality control problems. Both Ranbaxy Laboratories and Wockhardt have had... (Read More)
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Q. I am a 32-year-old male with very fair skin and ginger hair. I never had any problem with seborrheic dermatitis until about three years ago. That's when I started trying to grow a beard. Wherever I was growing facial... (Read More)
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Q. I am utterly confused about aspirin. I read recently that the FDA discouraged the use of aspirin to prevent heart attacks. Now I read that regular aspirin use lowers the risk of cancer. So, should people take aspirin or... (Read More)
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Q. I have diabetes. I started eating cinnamon on my breakfast cereal and my fasting glucose numbers dropped significantly. That's the only thing I was doing differently. My HbA1c reading dropped from 6.2 to 5.5, putting me back in non-diabetic... (Read More)
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We are very excited about the upcoming redesign of our website, PeoplesPharmacy.com, that will roll out soon. You should find it easier to locate the information you need--and the layout will be easier to read and navigate as well as... (Read More)
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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: Most people are familiar with tick-borne diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever... (Read More)
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Q. I would like to share an acupressure tip that helps me sleep. Tape a dried kidney bean to the inside of your right wrist. I locate this point between the two tendons by measuring the width of three fingers... (Read More)
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Q. I have an awful problem with gas. The odor is so terrible no one would want to be around. I talked to my doctor about it, but he said there was nothing he could give me for it because... (Read More)
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An old drug called ketamine (Ketalar), FDA-approved as an anesthetic, may turn out to be a fast-acting emergency treatment to reverse acute suicidal thoughts. It might become a lifeline for severely depressed patients. When people become severely depressed it is... (Read More)
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Are you getting our free online newsletter? If not, here's what you could be missing: all the questions and answers about pharmaceuticals, home remedies, nutrition and non-drug approaches to healing; commentaries on the most pressing health issues of the day;... (Read More)
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Dietary dogmas die a slow, sometimes drawn-out death. This seems to be especially true for sodium, largely because such respected organizations as the CDC, FDA and AHA (American Heart Association) have circled the wagons on salt restriction. Despite growing evidence... (Read More)
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Q. Years ago my mother, who was a nurse, used Vicks VapoRub almost as a cure-all for us children. One hot summer day, my family and friends were out in the yard enjoying themselves while I was in the house... (Read More)