Zinc tablets gave the boot to a stinky feet problem Q:
A: You are not the first person to tell us that systemic zinc may help control unpleasant odors. The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements suggests a daily intake of 9 mg for women and 11 mg for men. The “tolerable upper intake limit” is 40 mg.
A: Emergency physicians did a randomized placebo-controlled trial of sniffing alcohol wipes compared with the powerful antiemetic ondansetron (Annals of Emergency Medicine, August 2018). Their conclusion: “... aromatherapy with or without oral ondansetron provides greater nausea relief than oral ondansetron alone.”
A: A meta-analysis of 13 studies found that cinnamon supplementation can lower triglycerides and total cholesterol, although it may not affect LDL cholesterol (Journal of Clinical Lipidology, NovemberDecember 2017). To learn more about the benefits and risks of cinnamon, you may want to read our book “Spice Up Your Health.” It is available at peoplespharmacy. com.