Readers Respond to Recent Topics
In the May issue, Joan said her husband doesn’t want to use deodorants with aluminum and asked for suggestions. A dentist in San Francisco, California, recommends applying plain baking soda as one would talcum powder. Lida Soper, Carlisle, Kentucky, combines 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon talc powder, places the mixture in a clean spice jar with holes in the lid, and sprinkles it on a small powder puff to use. Joy Urrutia, West Chicago, Illinois, suggests Ombra roll-on deodorant with chamomile oil (ombraproducts.com or 800-559-7498). Virginia Bennett, Puyallup, Washington, and her grandsons purchase Queen Helene deodorant with tea tree oil at a local health store, and Sue Bada says Lafe’s Natural & Organic deodorant stone with mineral salts (lafes.com) is moistened before using, and proceeds support breast cancer awareness and prevention.
In the March issue, Dick Rupp asked for help with a persistent mouth sore that tests show is not cancerous. Helen Dillard, Holladay, Utah, and Lila Rose, Yakima, Washington, report that inexpensive and widely available generic lysine supplements cleared up their mouth sores. Miriam Nielsen, Edmonds, Washington, says generic herbal supplements of white oak bark work great for her. She opens a capsule and places the powder directly on the lesion several times a day and at bedtime.