Your helpful advice: reader responses to previous questions – Readers Helping Readers – Brief Article
BRENDA LEE STEGLER from Atlanta asked about easing constipation.
M. LINDSAY responded via email: I was plagued by constipation for years. Psyllium only helped moderately; prunes didn’t help at all. I solved my problem by pouring bran (at least 1/3 cup) on my bowl of cereal every morning. When I travel and miss this routine, I can sure tell the difference. A low-fat diet and plenty of water are also key.
SVETLANA TASKAEVA responded via email: One of the easiest ways to deal with constipation is to eat 3 to 4 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds daily.
Nutrients that Fight Acne
NICOLE from Warwick, N.Y., wrote for ideas on how to take care of her cystic acne outbreaks.
MELISSA EMILY MASON responded via email: My acne got worse as I got older. So I started taking vitamin A, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil), along with calcium, a multivitamin, and acidophilus. I use witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) as an astringent and mild soap. Within three weeks of starting this, my face dramatically improved. People complimented me on my complexion.
PAMELA DAVIS from Long Beach, Calif., responded via email: My friend mentioned that topical use of oregano oil (Origanum vulgare) clears her acne up. So I bought my son some and it worked.
Wipe Out Yeast Infections
REA POWELL asked via email for solutions to chronic yeast infections.
CHRISTEN ROBERTS of Rochester, N.Y., responded via email: I’ll share the best advice I ever got concerning yeast infections: After every shower, use a blow dryer on a cool setting to dry your vagina. And switch to a non-fragrant soap. I used to have chronic yeast infections, and after adopting this advice I haven’t had one.
PAULINE ERNST from Dixon, Mo., responded: I highly recommend reading The Yeast Connection Handbook (Professional Books, 1999) by William Crook, M.D., and Chronic Candidiasis: The Yeast Syndrome (Prima Publishing, 1997) by Michael Murray, N.D.
A Corn Allergy Solution
JULIE BAILEY wrote via email for corn substitutes and help with a corn allergy.
FONG TIEN from Los Angeles responded via email: Have you considered trying to cure your allergy with NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique)? The website www.naet.com may be helpful. If it works, you won’t need a corn substitute.
Note: Please don’t substitute advice on this page for medical care. See a doctor if you’re sick.
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