Home Remedy Q&A: February 2010

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Q. My wife suffers from depression and sleep deprivation. She refuses to see a doctor or take any drugs. Are there any supplements or remedies that could help with her depression and sleep problems? A. Sleeping problems and depression may... (Read More)
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Q. What a nightmare! I used the Vaseline treatment to get rid of lice. It seems to have worked, but I have tried all of the suggestions to get the petroleum jelly out of my kids' hair and it is... (Read More)
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Q. My favorite home remedy is sauerkraut for canker sores. If I feel one coming on, I put a wad of chopped sauerkraut on the area, hold it there for a minute, then chew it and swallow. I do this... (Read More)
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Q. Recently a reader wrote you touting blackstrap molasses as a treatment or cure for hemorrhoids. I am a hemorrhoid sufferer. I've used over-the-counter medications and the prescription ointment Proctosol without much success. My problem seems to flare up when... (Read More)
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Q. My primary care doctor wants to put me on statins to lower my cholesterol, and that scares me to death. Several family members and friends who have been put on statins have become incapacitated at some point. My cholesterol... (Read More)
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Q. My grandmother administered, with great success, a pomegranate 'infusion' for treating diarrhea. She would cut the fruit in half and boil it in water and reduce it. It's nasty tasting but effective and we continue to use it in... (Read More)
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Q. What is a safe home remedy for severe night sweats and hot flashes? I am burning up and sleepless. A. There are enough alternatives that you should be able to tailor something that will work for you. The first... (Read More)
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Q. When one of our sons was 9 months old, almost 50 years ago, he had earaches. At the time, antibiotics were prescribed. Soon afterwards, he developed diarrhea and became so dehydrated that he was hospitalized for IV fluid replacement.... (Read More)