The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on September 15, 1999 · Page 60
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 60

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, September 15, 1999
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c s THE PALM BEACH POST WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1999 3D AN ENTERTAINING LOOK AHEAD i- m, i i i JJBF"" TODAY 1 tr tvV Ik o Events canceled. Upcoming events also are subject to cancellations. V 1 w-wl A 1 x ! - a; U-i " rTTi IS.--- ...? ZZ TOP: Saturday at National Car Rental Center. ' -.71 ' AN EARFUL The news is that Huey Lewis is headed to Pompano Beach ; ; Amphitheatre on Friday. . . . Hear a different shade of blues as "Bowling r Green" John Cephas and "Harmonica" Phil Wiggins play shows Friday and : Saturday at Lake Worth's Bamboo : ' Room The Goo Goo Dolls steer their driving sound to Coral Sky Am-, phitheatre on Saturday. Joining the . band is Sugar Ray. Fastball opens the show. ... ZZ Top, with Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Screamin' Cheetah ON THE BIG SCREEN: Does Kevin Costner Geft) hit a home run in his latest baseball flick, For Love of the Game? Also starring are Kelly Preston and Brian Cox. . . . Will you be laughing up a Blue Streak as Martin Lawrence (right) tries his hand as a jewel thief? Find out Friday in TGIF. Lewis Call ahead. COMING THURSDAY B Clematis by Night featuring reggae with Kwaze, 5:30-9 p.m. at Centennial Square at Clematis Street and Narcissus Avenue in downtown West Palm Beach. Includes food, art and more. Call 659-8007. Sunset Celebration, 6-9 p.m. at Sailfish Marina and Resort, 98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores. Features art show and live music. Free. Call 840-8832 or 844-1724. LOOKING AHEAD Free Fridays at the South Florida Science Museum, 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. Every Friday evening in September and October admission is free from 5 to 10 p.m. Call 832-1988. B Joe Scotts Big Band dance night, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Fridayat St. Mary's Church, 1317 Florida Mango Road. Sponsored by the Palm Beach Singles Dance Club. Public Welcome. Cost: members $10; public $12. Includes sodas and snacks. Call 775-1885. . B Hearth and Safety Fair, 9 a.m.-l p.m. Saturday at Northwood Baptist Church, 3600 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach. Includes free medical screenings, door prizes, meet the Trauma Hawk Team and see the helicopter used to transport the critically ill or injured. A car seat installation clinic, bicycle helmet safety, poison control, breast cancer information, pregnancy, and more will be covered. Call 687-0337. Wheelies, test their mettle Saturday at National Car Rental Center in Sunrise. See Friday's TGIF for details. . Friend suggests an unexpected method for polishing off warts : "JPWr People's Pharmacy Joe & Dr. Teresa Graedon Q. My mother is diabetic and controls her blood sugar level through diet and exercise. Of course, she misses sweet things. I warned her several years ago not to cook with aspartame because I have read that it can be denatured by heat and shouldn't be used in baking. Recently my uncle sent her a sweetener called stevia. The booklet he sent with it said that it was safe for diabetics, but I am a little suspicious. This sweetener is extracted from a plant called Stevia rebau-diana Bertoni. Have you heard of it? Is it safe to use? A. Stevia comes from a plant native to South America. It contains glycosides that give it a sweet flavor prized by the Guara-ni Indians for centuries. tamins C and E, garlic for cholesterol, ginseng for energy and saw palmetto for my prostate. Do I have anything to worry about? A. We are concerned about the potential for your herbs and drugs to interact. Coumadin is an anticoagulant that must be monitored closely so the dose can be maintained at the proper level. Other compounds that can affect blood clotting may interact with this important medication. Garlic, ginkgo and vitamin E may all have some anti-clotting action. In combination with Coumadin, this might increase the risk of hemorrhage. We urge you to discuss your regimen with your physician and make any needed changes gradually so that you don't throw your body out of balance. Q. I really felt for the person with plantar warts. These warts on the bottom of the feet are quite painful, as I know from personal experience. I had them for more than 20 years. I saw more doctors than I can tell you, but nothing they did helped much. Then a friend told me I had the cure in my apartment. I could hardly believe what she told me: fingernail polish. I put it on the warts twice a day for two weeks, and now I am wart-free. I couldn't live with myself if I did not share this cure with other sufferers. A. We have been collecting wart remedies for more than 25 years, yet we have never heard of using nail polish. We cannot imagine how it might be work- Stevia is used officially as a noncaloric sweetener in Brazil and Japan (where it substitutes for aspartame) , but it's not ap- -proved for that use in the United States. In addition to tasting sweet, stevia lowers blood sugar and improves glucose tolerance. It may also lower blood pressure and regulate heartbeat. Animal studies haven't demonstrated any toxic effects on health, growth or fertility. If your mother tries stevia, she should monitor her blood sugar closely to : avoid hypoglycemia. B Write to Joe and Teresa Grae; don in care oThe Palm Beach ; Post, .P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 3341&4700 or e-mail them at www.peoplespharmacy.ciam ing, but we invite readers to share their experience. Nail polish should not be applied to healthy skin. Q. I was alarmed to read in your column that ginkgo and aspirin could cause dangerous bleeding. I don't take aspirin because I am on Coumadin, and they are incompatible. I have been taking ginkgo to help my memory, however. I also take vi y w n i&iry 2 fc.. 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