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I’ve had slightly high cholesterol for a couple years.

Q. Dear Terry, “I’ve had slightly high cholesterol for a couple years. I tried statins before and they didn’t agree with me. What natural options are there for lowering cholesterol?” – Ryan M., Norman, OK
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I have type 2 diabetes and would like to know how can I safely lower my blood sugar?

Q. Dear Terry, “I have type 2 diabetes and would like to know how can I safely lower my blood sugar?”– Daniel W., Sunrise Manor, NV
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My 84-year-old mother is dealing with some mobility issues.

Q. Dear Terry, “My 84-year-old mother is dealing with some mobility issues. She says that her joints feel really stiff and it’s hard for her to get up in the morning. She won’t take any prescription medications and wants natural options only. What do you suggest?”– Nikole E., Caldwell, ID
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I’d like to know what you take to stay healthy while traveling?

Q. Dear Terry, “I’ve started to do more traveling again for my personal and professional life. I’d like to know what you take to stay healthy while traveling?” – Sheila L., Sacramenta, CA 
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I noticed last year that I was seeing more eye “floaters.”

Q. Dear Terry, “I noticed last year that I was seeing more eye “floaters.” I’ve had glasses most of my life and my vision has never been perfect. However, I’m hoping there is something I can do to minimize these pesky floaters. What do you think?”– Beau M., Seattle, WA
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My husband has some dental issues and I finally convinced him to go to the dentist.

Q. Dear Terry, “My husband has some dental issues and I finally convinced him to go to the dentist. He has a gum infection among other things. I want to help him find natural ways to keep his teeth healthy from now on. What should he take?” – Misty K., New York, NY
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I’m on a strict ketogenic diet right now with very limited carbohydrate intake due to some chronic health issues.

Q. Dear Terry, “I’m on a strict ketogenic diet right now with very limited carbohydrate intake due to some chronic health issues. I have been feeling a little bit better each day. My primary concern is I’m not able to eat certain fruits and vegetables while I’m on the ketogenic diet. I know fruits and vegetables are healthy and I don’t want to miss out on any nutrients. Since you’re a big fan of the ketogenic diet, what do you suggest?”– Mai W., San Mateo, CA
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I’m looking for natural support for intimacy.

Q. Dear Terry, “I’m looking for natural support for intimacy. I love my husband very much and we’ve been together for over 30 years. I feel like over the past few years my libido has decreased a lot. My doctor said that’s normal for a post-menopausal woman, but I feel like there has to be something I can try. Any advice?” – S.G., Portland, ME
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I started waking up a few times per night to go to the bathroom.

Q. Dear Terry, “I started waking up a few times per night to go to the bathroom. My doctor said my prostate is getting a little bit bigger, but that’s normal for my age (52 years old). Is there anything I can do to decrease the number of times I’m waking up?” – Geoff K., Sioux City, IA
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What do you suggest for helping to get my sense of smell and taste back?

Q. Dear Terry, “What do you suggest for helping to get my sense of smell and taste back? It’s been several months and I’m noticing a little improvement, but would like to know if there’s anything else I could be doing or taking?” – Ted A., Joliet, IL 
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The past few weeks I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night once or twice.

Q. Dear Terry, “The past few weeks I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night once or twice. Thankfully, I’m able to fall back asleep pretty quick. Is there anything natural I can try so I can sleep through the night?”– Monica F., Hoover, AL
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I would like to try a multivitamin, but I don’t know which one to choose.

Q. Dear Terry, “I would like to try a multivitamin, but I don’t know which one to choose. What do you think is important to look for in a multivitamin?” – Hank C., Cary, NC
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My husband has been dealing with dandruff for many years.

Q. Dear Terry, “My husband has been dealing with dandruff for many years. He wears a lot of hats to try and cover it up. He’s tried all the shampoos out there. What natural options are there for dandruff?” – Sheela B., Rio Rancho, NM 
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Two of my grandparents had Alzheimer’s disease in their 80s.

Q. Dear Terry, “Two of my grandparents had Alzheimer’s disease in their 80s. I think my mom is also starting to show signs of dementia. I don’t want to go through that when I get older. How can I prevent this from happening to me?”– Trent D., Fayetteville, AR
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My teenage daughter has experienced several urinary tract infections in the past three months.

Q. Dear Terry, “My teenage daughter has experienced several urinary tract infections in the past three months. She went on antibiotics each time, but I’m not sure if they completely eliminated the infection. I want her to try something that can help prevent these infections. What do you suggest?” – D.T., New York, NY
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In the past year I’ve been gaining weight, especially in the stomach area, have difficulty concentrating, feel fatigued, and many other things.

Q. Dear Terry, “In the past year I’ve been gaining weight, especially in the stomach area, have difficulty concentrating, feel fatigued, and many other things. I started reading about high cortisol and it seems to describe what I’ve been experiencing. The past year has been very stressful for me. I know I need to manage my stress better. While I’m working on decreasing stress, do you have other ideas to help?” – Arianna L., Concord, NH  
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My mother-in-law has varicose veins that cause her a lot of discomfort throughout the day.

Q. Dear Terry, “My mother-in-law has varicose veins that cause her a lot of discomfort throughout the day. She has frequent leg pain when she stands for too long. Her doctor suggested surgery, but she would like to try other options first. Do you have any natural suggestions?”– Josie H., Quebec, Canada
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I usually do a cleanse in the springtime.

Q. Dear Terry, “I usually do a cleanse in the springtime. I’m wondering what you recommend for a good cleanse?” – Charlie V., Lexington, KY
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I have a couple white spots on my fingernails.

Q. Dear Terry, “I have a couple white spots on my fingernails. My friend told me it could mean I don’t get enough zinc. I’m interested in trying zinc to see if it makes any difference in my nails. How much zinc should I take per day?” – Geneva P., Woodbury, MN
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I have asthma and fortunately it is under control.

Q. Dear Terry, “I have asthma and fortunately it is under control. I want to do more to support my lungs and prevent my asthma from worsening. What herbs could help me?”– Elijah C., Sandy, UT
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