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  • Commented on The Response of the Medical Community to the Controversy Over Soap in the Bed
    I recently decided that if I ever win the lottery, I will set up a foundation for medical and nutritional research into topics that are not funded because they don't promise a big financial payout. My lottery odds are slim,...
  • Commented on Home Remedies to Help Leg Cramps
    Put a jar of yellow mustard and a spoon near your bed. Eating a tsp of mustard will stop a cramp quickly. Mustard does not need refrigeration....
  • Commented on Home Remedies to Help Leg Cramps
    Put a jar of yellow mustard and a spoon near your bed. Eating a tsp of mustard will stop a cramp quickly. Mustard does not need refrigeration....
  • Commented on Do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Send Cholesterol Levels Sky High?
    Earlier I reported that discontinuing glucosamine-chondroitin for 3 months lowered my LDL by 30 points. Questioning whether it was causing a false-positive by just being in my bloodstream, I stopped taking it 2 weeks before my blood test. The LDL...
  • Commented on T/Gel for Eyelid
    I decided that the cream I put on my face nightly was migrating to my eyelids and now coat the area between my upper lashes and brows with Vaseline before applying anything to my face. I have been doing this...
  • Commented on Excessive Flatulence Creates Challenges
    Don't rule out an intestinal parasite. Gas was my primary symptom when I had one....
  • Commented on Past Decade Sees Rise in ADHD
    Rise in brain abnormalities over the past two decades may be an effect of prenatal ultrasound. The evidence is mounting that the scans can interfere with brain development....
  • Commented on Certo in Grape Juice Eased Hip Pain
    I tried the powdered a few years ago - backed a ratio out using recipes - but did not think it was as effective. You can probably order a supply of the liquid packets on line. Must be white grape...
  • Commented on Do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Send Cholesterol Levels Sky High?
    Besides the glucosamine, I sprinkle a tablespoon of tumeric on my daily lunch salad, put a spoonful of yellow raisins soaked in gin in my morning oatmeal, and drink white grape juice with pectin each evening. Don't need a crystal...
  • Commented on Easy Acupressure Trick Helps Fibromyalgia Sufferer Overcome Insomnia
    You mean finger-WIDTHS, don't you?...
  • Commented on Easy Acupressure Trick Helps Fibromyalgia Sufferer Overcome Insomnia
    I thought that was the acupressure point for motion sickness relief. Decades ago I bought adjustable bracelets with a half-bead positioned to press on the point on both wrists. Pressing on those points does relieve feelings of motion sickness. Perhaps...
  • Commented on Do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Send Cholesterol Levels Sky High?
    I found a study that revealed 10-12% of people taking glucosamine have a significant rise in LDL reading. Four years ago, I found it made a difference of almost 30 mg/dL in my LDL so I quit taking it. Pain...
  • Commented on Home Remedies to Help Leg Cramps
    If the soap under the sheet is not strong enough, wet a bar of soap and rub it on the area that is cramping or may cramp....
  • Commented on How to Use Yellow Mustard for Cramps
    An opened jar of plain yellow mustard does not need to be refrigerated, but the packets would be much easier during the night....
  • Commented on Going Without Panties Didn't Cure Jock Itch
    That's a lot of things that did not work. It's time to get a diagnosis from a physician. Internal conditions can go unnoticed until there is inflammation of the external tissues....
  • Commented on FDA Indecision Puzzles Patients
    Perhaps the FDA can regain the confidence of the American people. The number of drugs once approved by the FDA as safe that have had to be taken off the market because of dangerous side effects has eroded any "confidence"...
  • Commented on Natural Approaches to Cholesterol Control
    Good time to mention that for ~10% of people taking glucosamine causes a significant rise in LDL....
  • Commented on Who Needs Antiperspirant Anyway?
    Dry ear wax is not itchy. You may have a mild seborrhea condition in your ears. I get rid of the itch in my ears with T/Gel dandruff shampoo. I mix it with water - probably 5 parts water to...
  • Commented on Who Needs Antiperspirant Anyway?
    My husband heritage is Japanese. He does not have underarm odor, and his sister says the Japanese do not....
  • Commented on Recipe for Relief
    Yes. It is the white grapes that contain the substance(s) that reduces inflammation....
  • Commented on Recipe for Relief
    6 ounces every evening. I find this is pretty much like taking a pain killer. It is a treatment, not a cure. May work for two nights....
  • Commented on Heartburn Drug Raises Risk of Pneumonia
    There are pages on the People's Pharmacy site about the problem of getting off of PPIs. It took 2 months for my stomach to settle down. The PPI has been suppressing the acid pump in your stomach so the pump...
  • Commented on Glucosamine and Chondroitin Raised Cholesterol
    Never did get back on glucosamine. If it takes more than a week to clear out, I would be concerned that it is not inducing a false reading but is actually increasing LDL. But - I don't know a thing...
  • Commented on Solving Nighttime Urinary Problems
    The ibuprofen is dulling your nerves not only for pain but for signaling a need to urinate. Your signal is probably stronger than it needs to be. I know mine is, but I am not willing to take medication. Look...
  • Commented on Contaminated Steroid Injections in Other Joints?
    Now - to your original problem - hip bursitis? The steroid shots will help less and less. People's Pharmacy has articles about white grape juice & pectin as a solution. Look them up. I never have hip pain at night...
  • Commented on Seborrheic Dermatitis: Curing Facial Dandruff
    Seems the People's Pharmacy roll-on milk of magnesia that is sold as underarm deodorant would be ideal to roll on areas of the face affected by seborrhea....
  • Commented on HRT for Symptoms Only
    I have been taking synthetic HRT (Prempro) for 25 years with an 18-month break at age 60 trying to get off HRT. Well, the hot flashes were unbearable and my bone density took a measurable drop. It wasn't until I...
  • Commented on Can Cookies Defeat Disastrous Diarrhea?
    My friend started taking Chitosan, a shellfish fiber, as a filler before meals to help her lose weight. Her chronic diarrhea went away. I suppose the fiber absorbed the extra liquid in her system. The same fiber taken with enough...
  • Commented on Certo in Grape Juice Eased Hip Pain
    I do dilute the grapejuice 50/50 with water to keep the calories down. It does require a dose every evening to keep hip bursitis pain from disturbing my sleep....
  • Commented on Doctor Embraces Old Wives' Tale
    I can't believe how instantly the teaspoon of mustard works. I had reduced the number of my foot/leg cramps with the soap, potassium supplements and the heating pad, but the mustard is like a miracle drug. My niece is a...
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