Tuesday Morning, January 29th! Today, a way to save on health care costs with some good old fashioned home remedies! Plus, there was a time I was “Garth” Tuna! “BUZZ” – Britney finally gets help, and no pickets at the Grammys. “PHOTO GALLERY” – 2006 Beauty Queens in studio, and the Bay City Rollers!
Health care costs are going higher and higher, so to help save your pocketbook and cut down a little on future expenses, today I’ve got some good old fashioned home remedies!
Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.
Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They’ll clear up your stuffed nose.
Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.
Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer . Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly — even though the product was never been advertised for this use. (Note: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine is not the same..and contains aspirin, which can cause stomach bleeding if you have ulcers.)
Honey remedy for skin blemishes… Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
Listerine therapy for toenail fungus… Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
Easy eyeglass protection… To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
Coca-Cola cure for rust… Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.
Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer… If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can’t find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.
Smart splinter remover…just pour a drop of Elmer’s Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
Hunt’s tomato paste boil cure….cover the boil with Hunt’s tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.
Balm for broken blisters…To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine … a powerful antiseptic.
Heinz vinegar to heal bruises… Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog’s bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.
Rainy day cure for dog odor… Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.
Eliminate ear mites… All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat’s ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat’s skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.
Quaker Oats for fast pain relief….It’s not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.
YES, THERE WAS A TIME BACK IN THE 90′S THAT I WAS “GARTH” TUNA!
Country music was part of my career in the mid 90′s, and I received an email and picture a couple of years ago that I rediscovered while going through my archives, that’s one more reason why I love this business of radio. It was from Therese Fox (pictured to the left of me in the picture above), and I’ll let her pick up the story from there with that 2005 email.
“Dear Charlie Tuna,
I just wanted to thank you personally for something you did 10 years ago, on June 10, 1995. At that time you were with KIK-FM and doing a live broadcast to kick off The Fieldstone Company’s newest phase of homes to be released. My husband (Rick Fox – not the basketball player – but just as cute), and I were first to purchase our home and our soon-to-be neighbors, Annette and Craig followed suit after us. Since we were the first two couples to purchase our homes, you introduced us and said, “Let’s take a picture to mark the moment”. From that moment, I met my best friend Annette! I can’t imagine not having her as a part of my life. She is a wonderful friend and confidant. She is honest and caring. I couldn’t be luckier to be her friend! In addition, we are so much a like, even from the very beginning. As you can see from the picture, we didn’t even know each other an d we are dressed exactly the same, even down to our shoes and purse. We still live across the street from each other and talk endlessly about everything. Our kids (5 together) are best friends and act like siblings. Thanks for being there on June 10, 1995 and for insisting that we “…take a picture to mark the moment”. This picture is very special to me because it is where my lifetime friendship began. Thanks a million. I listen to you every morning around 7:15 am. Take care.
“BUZZ” today has breaking Britney news, no pickets at the Grammys, a new baby chick for the Dixie Chicks, and a scene at the DGA awards. “CLIPS” has a celebration of the anniversary of Pop Rocks, “GALLERY” features Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss Universe 2006, plus the Bay City Rollers, and “TALKBACK” has more anxious emails for my return.