The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on September 15, 1999 · Page 65
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 65

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, September 15, 1999
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rft.t.liW.W.ii. ,i.t -in -iil..n1 . -T--wT-r.,r.-mTnr.)1.-r.,Tffi,r.r.,t,.1,.) j g ( , y j u II -pi M-t -1,-ni j, .T MSL THE PALM BEACH POST WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1999 3D . AN ENTERTAINING LOOK AHEAD law mm:. mm, una Ji l imwi .n n , , ,mgm TODAY B Events canceled. Upcoming events also are subject to cancellations. Call ahead. COMING THURSDAY liii r T ! l 'M t ; M- j'. M iw M. . M. J A i V ZZ TOP: Saturday at National Car Rental Center. AN EARFUL The news is that Huey Lewis is headed to Pompano Beach -: Amphitheatre on Friday. . . . Hear a 1 different shade of blues as "Bowling " Green" John Cephas and "Harmonica" Phil Wiggins play shows Friday and : Saturday at I aUp Worth's Ramhnn L i Li 1 I . ii Room The Goo Goo Dolls steer : r v Li- uieu unviug souuu 10 vorai oKy Amphitheatre on Saturday. Joining the ' band is Sugar Ray. Fastball opens the ON THE BIG SCREEN: Does Kevin Costner (left) 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 show. . . . ZZ Top, with Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Screamin' Cheetah ' Wheelies, test their mettle Saturday at National Car Rental Center in Sunrise. See Friday's TGIF for details;' Advanced line dancing, 1 p.m. at The Council on Aging, Senior Campus, 2501 S.W. Bay-shore Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Suggested donation is $2. Call 336-8608. B"Nutrition and Health for the Cancer Patient The Power of Functional Foods," a free community workshop presented by Christina Cantone, 34 p.m. in the second floor meeting rooms at Martin Memorial Cancer Center, 501 E. Osceola St., Stuart. Sponsored by Martin Memorial Cancer Center. Call 223-5945, Ext. 3711. LOOKING AHEAD B Monthly dance, 7 p.m. Friday at the Elks Club, Kanner Highway and U.S. 1, Stuart. The Association of Retarded Citizens of Martin County welcomes friends and guests for great music, food and fun. Suggested donation $2. Call 283-2525. B Coffee with Fort Pierce Mayor Edward G. Enns, 8 a.m. Friday at Old City Hall, Fort Pierce. Enns will announce the three winners of the Mayor's Gold Hammer Award. Call 460-2200. B Jazz concert, 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Treasure Coast Mall (Food Court), U.S. 1, Jensen Beach. A contemporary jazz concert with some of Florida's finest pro level jazz musicians. Free. For information call 223-1977. Friend suggests an unexpected method for polishing off warts (k in Ol iLii People's Pharmacy Joe & Dr. Teresa Graedon 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- 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. 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. 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. i B Write to Joe and Teresa Graei don in care of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 3341&4700 or e-mail them at www.peoplespharmacy.cqm 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 as- Eirin could cause dangerous leeding. 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 prates (after all, this isflorida) severe weather advisories Local forecasts marine reports UVsunburn index and much more log on at.... 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