Many people take biotin for strong nails, although there is limited scientific support for this use of the supplement. Can biotin interfere with tests?
Certain supplements such as benfotiamine and alpha lipoic acid may help ease diabetic neuropathy. They do not have the same side effects as approved drugs.
Berberine is a natural product of the Oregon grape plant. Berberine has some fascinating biological activity. Could it be helpful against prostate cancer?
Scientists have found that volunteers recognize errors more quickly after a single 20-minute session of open-monitoring meditation.
Dry Eyes (keratitis sicca)
Research has confirmed that quality fish oil supplements can benefit cardiovascular health, mitigate autoimmune disease and possibly ease dry eyes.
Herbal treatments for cough can help avoid overuse of antibiotics and prevent antibiotic resistance. Have you tried sage for sore throat & thyme for cough?
A randomized controlled trial shows that veterans following a meal plan that is low in carbs were better able to lose weight and control blood sugar.
When depressed college kids tried eating the Mediterranean way, they began feeling better. Less junk food meant lower scores on a depression scale.
Some readers report that intermittent fasting reduces their symptoms of heartburn. For others, however, fasting triggers indigestion.
A study of over one million people found that those who ate the most yogurt and foods rich in fiber had less chance of lung cancer.
Many people take supplements. A major review last summer concluded, though, that they are a waste of time for heart disease. Is that really true?
Drug Side Effects
You might worry about whether pomegranate juice will react badly with your medication, but it should not create problems with rosuvastatin (Crestor).
Could selenium supplements cause horrible muscle cramps? Animal research suggests that an excess of the mineral can affect muscles and nerves.
Many people would love a simple, inexpensive cure for toenail fungus. One reader used topical vitamin E to good effect. What remedies have you tried?
Tradition credits bilberries with vision-preserving power. Despite a lack of clinical trials, some readers report that bilberry extract helped.
Many readers report that eating nine gin-soaked golden raisins daily can alleviate joint pain if used for at least a month or two.
Epidemiologists in Japan have found that eating seaweed reduces the risk of heart disease.
Travelers' diarrhea can be a problem, but there are solutions. One reader recommends raspberry powder. Pepto-Bismol and coconut may also help.
Studies of supplements rich in omega 3 fats have reached conflicting conclusions. The latest analysis concludes that they reduce the risk of heart disease.
A reader reports that smearing liquid soap on the legs can stop muscle spasms quickly.