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If you walk down the pharmacy aisle at your local drug store, you'll see countless types of medicines and remedies for everything from the common cold to high blood pressure.  But what about some natural ways to keep you and your family healthy?

 

In our second week of "Complete Idiot's Guide" author interviews, we're collecting questions for Chrystle Fiedler, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Natural Remedies.

 

Even though we're (hopefully) leaving flu season behind us, what questions to you have?

 

Things to remember:

  • Make sure to submit only 1 question per post (but feel free to ask as many questions as you like)

 

We'll send the best questions over to Chrystle and post her answers ASAP.

 

Check out the Interview Guidelines for a bit more help if you need it. Good luck - may the best questions win!

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How do natural remedies compare to over the counter drugs or even perscription medicines?  Why do you think people should use natural remedies instead?

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Are there some herbal and/or organic ingredients you should never mix together that can be harmful to the human body? 

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I play hockey about once a week and often have sore muscles afterwards.  What are some good natural remedies for that?  Are there any preventative measures I can take?

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Piggybacking MagdalenaC's question, do you believe there is a place for both traditional and Western medicines in society today? Or does it have to be one or the other?

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Do you have a favorite plant? (whether it be for its healing properties or otherwise)

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I've taken to drinking kombucha a lot...but primarily it's just because of the way it tastes!  What exactly is the deal with probiotics?

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When I was a kid, my mom used to make me take echinacea every time I was getting a cold.  Does it really do anything?

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Are there any good "all-purpose" natural remedies (meaning, generally good for boosting your immune system, have multiple health benefits, etc) we should work into our daily routines?

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Is there an effective natural sleep aid out there that does not have the sideffects that prescription drugs have? I have tried melatonin and valerian unsuccesfully. Is there another one I am not aware of?

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Thanks for your great questions!  The interview is now closed.

 

Head over here to read all of Chrystle's answers.


Edited by stins - 4/15/2009 at 10:50 pm GMT
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