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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Home cure: Sugar

Home cure: Sugar

Use it for: Hiccups
A teaspoon of sugar swallowed dry can stop hiccups in minutes, says Andre Dubois, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine in the emerging infectious diseases graduate program at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. The sugar is believed to modify the nerve muscles that would otherwise tell the muscles in the diaphragm to contract spasmodically and contribute to hiccups. (But don't overdo it! Sugar addiction is real, and too much can seriously mess with your health.)

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