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Top ASKs of the Week: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Water on the Brain & Benefits of Aloe

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Here are some of our favorite ASKs from this week:


1. A: "It does not matter if you chew the sugary food on only one side of your mouth. These bacteria form a sticky plaque that clings to the surface of your teeth." Read the rest of the answer here.

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2. A: "It hurts to hear that you have been the victim of bullying. People can be so cruel..." Read the rest of the answer here.

chronic fatigue

3. A: "You are not alone. There are so many of us out there. Look for online support groups, there are many for us." Read the rest of the answer here.


4. A: "Have a drink made of hot water, lemon, honey and cloves.  It is very soothing. Add a once ounce serving of whiskey in it on weekends." Read the rest of the answer here.

aloe benefits

5. A: "For many years Aloe Vera have been used both externally and internally with claims of having positive benefits which have been supported medically and scientifically." Read the rest of the answer here.

water on the brain

6. A: "Symptoms of water on the brain are also present as the child gets older. The child has a delay in growth from birth to age five, as well as a slowed or regression of development." Read the rest of the answer here.

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