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Ask Dr. Gott 10/10
Horse treatment eases joint pain
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    DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in regard to your column earlier this year concerning the use of Veterinary Liniment. I want to share my success using it.
    I suffered pain and stiffness in my right wrist just below my right thumb. The inflammation was so bad that I had limited movement of my right hand. I heard about this veterinary liniment from a friend who used it to treat stiffness in his knees.
    I went to our local feed store and purchased a bottle of the veterinary gel. I applied it to the affected area, and I am pleased to say I no longer suffer the pain and inflammation. I strongly recommend it.
    DEAR READER: I'm passing along your success story with Veterinary Liniment for sore joints. I have received hundreds of letters from readers who have had similar success using the product. While technically for sore muscles and joints on horses, Veterinary Liniment seems to have a strong following with their human companions. For more information on the product, visit I have no affiliation with this product or company. Thanks for writing.
    DEAR DR. GOTT: I remember reading something about this issue one time in your column. What can you do about excessive gas?
    I eat mostly whole grains, veggies, fruits, very little meat, yogurt and no milk. I am a 53-year-old female. I have no stomachaches or other symptoms.
    DEAR READER: Excessive gas often comes with the aging process. But it can also be the result of food sensitivities, such as milk sugar (lactose) or gluten (grain protein). Try changing your yogurt to Lactaid or, as another option, experiment with a gluten-free diet. You may also wish to try a product that aids in the breakdown of the food while decreasing the amount of gasses produced in the process. Beano is one option. If these options are ineffective, see your doctor.
    DEAR DR. GOTT: Can you handle another question about the no-flour, no-sugar diet? I have used this plan with some success but wonder if I might be doing better.
    Just how nit-picky should I be about the sugar, especially? I find sugar listed in the ingredients of peanut butter, ketchup and fat-free Miracle Whip. My beloved fat-free yogurts and fat-free salad dressings all have 10 to 15 grams of sugar listed on their nutrition charts.
    It's simple to eliminate the obvious foods — pies, cookies, cakes, etc., but just how much label-reading should we do? Your recommendation?
    DEAR READER: A lot of label-reading will put you in the driver's seat. To give you further, more detailed information, I suggest that you defer to my book "Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet." It contains food lists, meal planners and recipes. It is available in most bookstores or online at
    Available in January 2008 is my newest book, "Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Cook Book." It contains more than 200 recipes. It will be available in most bookstores and is now available for pre-order online at
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