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Rocket Scientist

Rocket Scientist

  • Hometown:Dickinson, TX
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  • Health Issues:general geriatric issues
  • Commented on Heartburn Medicine Led to Vitamin Deficiency
    To prevent GERD, I sleep on a slant with my head about 12" higher than my waist. You can either prop up the head of the bed or sleep on a wedge. Some people find a recliner comfortable enough....
  • Commented on Pectin in Fruit Juice for Aches and Pains
    Info from pectin company Ball was not helpful. "We have (3) types of powdered pectin in a jar (Classic, Low or No Sugar Needed, Instant) and our Liquid pectin (2 pouches per box). Our pectin are not interchangeable and we...
  • Commented on Caffeine Responses Differ by Gender after Puberty
    Regular caffeine intake makes elderly women "smarter" than their female peers but shows no differentiation among elderly men. Just another data point in basic physiological differences by gender. When I read the article about this French study about 7 years...
  • Commented on Pectin in Fruit Juice for Aches and Pains
    This blog seems to have lost the fact that the grape juice is white grape juice. Just like the raisins and gin uses light raisins, and white wine is thought to help with joint pain. There is something in green...
  • Commented on Pectin in Fruit Juice for Aches and Pains
    I use a 3-oz liquid packet for 64 ounces of juice. I have emailed the manufacturer asking how much this would be in powdered form. When I get an answer, I will post it....
  • Commented on Reader Finds that Eating Raisins Before Bed Reduces Bathroom Visits
    Since raisins are dried grapes, a theory would be that they are soaking up liquid. A cup of raisins comes from a much bigger pile of grapes. So is it the raisins, or would any dried fruit work?...
  • Commented on Home Remedies to Help Leg Cramps
    There are a lot of good suggestions on the "home-remedies-to-help-leg-cramps" page. Definitely try prevention by using a heating pad on the areas before bed....
  • 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...
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