Q. Several years ago, I read about the soy-sauce remedy in The People’s Pharmacy. Luckily, we always have large quantities of soy sauce in the house.
Since that day, anytime I burn myself in the kitchen, I immediately grab the soy sauce and start pouring like there’s no tomorrow.
Never have I been disappointed!
We first heard about this remedy from a reader in Oregon who had burned his hand while blending hot soup.
Applying soy sauce prevented a trip to the emergency department.
While serious burns deserve immediate medical attention, many other readers agree that cold water and soy sauce work wonders for everyday kitchen burns.
Q. Several years ago, my blood pressure was 210/100. I took the prescribed medication, but also started reading up on ways to control hypertension naturally.
I read that low-carbohydrate diets lower blood pressure, blood sugar and triglycerides. I cut back on bread, rarely eat pasta or other grains and don’t eat much fruit but do get lots of nonstarchy vegetables. I eliminated sugar, and in the next few months my blood pressure dropped to about 120/80 even without meds.
I never cut back on salt, and blood tests show my sodium is right where it should be. I suggest cutting carbs instead of salt.
My blood pressure is around 110/68 at home, but it still pops up to 140/80 at the doctor’s office. I take my monitor with me so my doctor can check my recent readings and test it against her meter.
Bravo! There is evidence to support your use of this low-carb approach for hypertension (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 2009).
Write to Joe and Terry Graedon at www.PeoplesPharmacy.com.