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By Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 7, 1999
Q. I'd like to make a suggestion for the person who wrote to you about painful leg cramps at night. He used to take quinine but found it was no longer available over-the-counter. My doctor recommended that I try Schweppes Tonic Water, which has enough quinine that it might help.I tried it and it works. I have recommended this to several others who were bothered with cramps after exercising and they have been pleased. Maybe it will work for your reader.A. Quinine, originally derived from cinchona tree bark, provides the distinctive flavor in tonic water.
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By Evan Siple | March 25, 2012
With its brushed-metal table tops and industrial chic atmosphere, XS is no stranger to making your dining and drinking experience as close to a nightclub as possible. One of the perks: black lights. Why? The Illuminati cocktail. The Illuminati, a citrusy version of a traditional Gin and Tonic, takes advantage of the black lights at the bar and gives the drinker something of a bonus - it glows. Quinine in the tonic water has a fluorescent effect (The More You Know), so the more tonic, the brighter the glow.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | July 31, 2005
I have just developed a hissing sound in my ears. The onset was very rapid. The doctor diagnosed it as tinnitus, but would give me no reason for the problem. He said there wasn't anything I could do. I've noticed that some days it is less disturbing than others, but some nights it awakens me because it has become so loud. I was drinking large quantities of tonic water, which contains quinine, when this started. Do you have any suggestions to help me? Stop the tonic water! Quinine gives tonic its distinctive bitter flavor, but it can cause tinnitus, especially at high doses.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2010
Bad Decisions owner John Reusing made a name for himself with off beat drinks such as the Cucumber Dill Gin-and-Tonic. His inspiration? Cucumber dill happens to be the flavor of a dip Reusing likes. "I was like, ‘If it's good enough to dip potato chips in, I could probably make something delicious to drink with it,' " he said. Reusing played around with the ingredients some, searching for gins which would bring out the dill and cucumber's natural flavors. Here is Reusing's recipe for the drink: Cucumber Dill Gin and Tonic In a rocks glass gently muddle 2 sprigs of fresh dill Add three long, skinny slices of cucumber Fill with ice, then add: 3/4 oz. of Hendrick's Gin 3/4 oz. Hayman's Old Tom Gin Fill with tonic water Add two drops of Gioiello Nonino Citrus Tree Honey Spirit on top of the drink Sam Sessa
FEATURES
By Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | February 21, 1995
Quinine has been used for centuries by native healers to treat fever, malaria, indigestion and diseases of the throat. The first official account came from Lima, Peru, where an Augustinian monk wrote about the "fever tree" in 1633. The bark of the cinchona tree yielded quinine, which quickly became popular throughout Europe for treating fevers.This ancient herbal remedy is about to be banned by the Food and Drug Administration. Although it has been used for years to relieve "restless legs" and nighttime leg cramps, the FDA now believes it is too dangerous.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | May 9, 2004
I read that cinnamon is good against plaque. Can you tell me how to take it? Research funded by the Wrigley Company has found that chewing cinnamon gum can kill bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath. There is no indication, however, that these bacteria are also involved in the tooth plaque that causes tooth decay. Gum that contains the natural sugar substitute xylitol (Aquafresh Dental Gum, Carefree Koolerz, Spry, Stimorol, etc.) can reduce mouth bacteria that cause plaque and cavities.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,PeoplesPharmcy.com | June 6, 2007
I suffer from leg cramps. Recently while attending a basketball game, I had to leave my seat and try to walk off a severe cramp. A security guard, seeing that I was grimacing in pain, approached me to see if I needed first aid. When I said it was leg cramps, he took me to the concession stand and suggested I try yellow mustard. He said it was an old-time remedy his grandmother used. I ate the mustard. By the time I walked to the end of the concession stand, and to the surprise of all who were watching me eat plain mustard, my leg cramp was gone.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | November 3, 2002
I have a friend who says that Preparation H can smooth wrinkles on your face. She has lovely skin, but I am dubious. Could a hemorrhoid product really do any good against wrinkles, or is this an urban legend? Preparation H has a reputation for unique uses beyond the obvious one. For decades people told us that they used this ointment on bed sores, surgical scars (to reduce itching and inflammation), burns and cracked, dry fingertips, as well as wrinkles. One woman told us that Preparation H rescued her plum tree after she scraped the bark with her lawn mower.
NEWS
By Sara Engram and Sara Engram,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 21, 2002
Julia Child is marking her 90th birthday this month, and there is no shortage of celebrations - from COPIA, the food and wine center she helped establish in Napa, Calif., to the Smithsonian Institution, where her Cambridge kitchen was unveiled as an official exhibit Monday. After all, Child has done more than anyone to teach Americans how to celebrate the joys of the table. She was no cook when she married Paul Child after World War II. But his artistic bent and love of fine food and drink inspired her to learn, and his diplomatic assignments in France gave her a chance to study with great chefs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2010
Bad Decisions owner John Reusing made a name for himself with off beat drinks such as the Cucumber Dill Gin-and-Tonic. His inspiration? Cucumber dill happens to be the flavor of a dip Reusing likes. "I was like, ‘If it's good enough to dip potato chips in, I could probably make something delicious to drink with it,' " he said. Reusing played around with the ingredients some, searching for gins which would bring out the dill and cucumber's natural flavors. Here is Reusing's recipe for the drink: Cucumber Dill Gin and Tonic In a rocks glass gently muddle 2 sprigs of fresh dill Add three long, skinny slices of cucumber Fill with ice, then add: 3/4 oz. of Hendrick's Gin 3/4 oz. Hayman's Old Tom Gin Fill with tonic water Add two drops of Gioiello Nonino Citrus Tree Honey Spirit on top of the drink Sam Sessa
FEATURES
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,PeoplesPharmcy.com | June 6, 2007
I suffer from leg cramps. Recently while attending a basketball game, I had to leave my seat and try to walk off a severe cramp. A security guard, seeing that I was grimacing in pain, approached me to see if I needed first aid. When I said it was leg cramps, he took me to the concession stand and suggested I try yellow mustard. He said it was an old-time remedy his grandmother used. I ate the mustard. By the time I walked to the end of the concession stand, and to the surprise of all who were watching me eat plain mustard, my leg cramp was gone.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,peoplesPharmacy.com | January 26, 2007
I recently heard that the Food and Drug Administration will no longer allow quinine sulfate to be used for treating leg cramps. My internist prescribes the drug for me to use when I take long bike rides. I have found that if I take three 260 milligram tablets, the leg cramps do not occur. My internist says this is the maximum amount. I understand tonic water also has quinine in it, but I don't know how much. Is it possible to get 780 mg of quinine from drinking tonic water? The FDA has virtually banned quinine as a treatment for leg cramps.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | July 31, 2005
I have just developed a hissing sound in my ears. The onset was very rapid. The doctor diagnosed it as tinnitus, but would give me no reason for the problem. He said there wasn't anything I could do. I've noticed that some days it is less disturbing than others, but some nights it awakens me because it has become so loud. I was drinking large quantities of tonic water, which contains quinine, when this started. Do you have any suggestions to help me? Stop the tonic water! Quinine gives tonic its distinctive bitter flavor, but it can cause tinnitus, especially at high doses.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | May 9, 2004
I read that cinnamon is good against plaque. Can you tell me how to take it? Research funded by the Wrigley Company has found that chewing cinnamon gum can kill bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath. There is no indication, however, that these bacteria are also involved in the tooth plaque that causes tooth decay. Gum that contains the natural sugar substitute xylitol (Aquafresh Dental Gum, Carefree Koolerz, Spry, Stimorol, etc.) can reduce mouth bacteria that cause plaque and cavities.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | June 15, 2003
I usually go out with friends for happy hour on Fridays, and it's easy to overindulge in fried-food appetizers and drinks. What is the least caloric alcoholic drink I can order? Instead of choosing a low-cal drink, I would suggest having a drink that you enjoy and eliminate those excess calories by cutting out the nachos and mozzarella sticks. If you also want to watch what you drink, mix liquor with diet soda, club soda or water (all calorie-free) instead of sugar-packed sodas or tonic water (which has about 90 calories for every 8 ounces)
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | November 3, 2002
I have a friend who says that Preparation H can smooth wrinkles on your face. She has lovely skin, but I am dubious. Could a hemorrhoid product really do any good against wrinkles, or is this an urban legend? Preparation H has a reputation for unique uses beyond the obvious one. For decades people told us that they used this ointment on bed sores, surgical scars (to reduce itching and inflammation), burns and cracked, dry fingertips, as well as wrinkles. One woman told us that Preparation H rescued her plum tree after she scraped the bark with her lawn mower.
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By Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN King Features Syndicate | July 15, 1997
About a year ago, I came across a letter by a physician in the Lancet. One of his patients had leg cramps and the doctor recommended what many Brits took in India -- a glass of tonic water at bedtime.He said there was enough quinine in tonic to help with this problem. The patient's wife later told the doctor that it had really done the trick. However, she did have one complaint: It seems that their liquor bill had increased, since the patient had decided to add a shot of gin to the tonic before drinking!
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,peoplesPharmacy.com | January 26, 2007
I recently heard that the Food and Drug Administration will no longer allow quinine sulfate to be used for treating leg cramps. My internist prescribes the drug for me to use when I take long bike rides. I have found that if I take three 260 milligram tablets, the leg cramps do not occur. My internist says this is the maximum amount. I understand tonic water also has quinine in it, but I don't know how much. Is it possible to get 780 mg of quinine from drinking tonic water? The FDA has virtually banned quinine as a treatment for leg cramps.
NEWS
By Sara Engram and Sara Engram,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 21, 2002
Julia Child is marking her 90th birthday this month, and there is no shortage of celebrations - from COPIA, the food and wine center she helped establish in Napa, Calif., to the Smithsonian Institution, where her Cambridge kitchen was unveiled as an official exhibit Monday. After all, Child has done more than anyone to teach Americans how to celebrate the joys of the table. She was no cook when she married Paul Child after World War II. But his artistic bent and love of fine food and drink inspired her to learn, and his diplomatic assignments in France gave her a chance to study with great chefs.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 7, 1999
Q. I'd like to make a suggestion for the person who wrote to you about painful leg cramps at night. He used to take quinine but found it was no longer available over-the-counter. My doctor recommended that I try Schweppes Tonic Water, which has enough quinine that it might help.I tried it and it works. I have recommended this to several others who were bothered with cramps after exercising and they have been pleased. Maybe it will work for your reader.A. Quinine, originally derived from cinchona tree bark, provides the distinctive flavor in tonic water.
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