The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Pomegranate Juice is Good for Your Brain Based on Science

There is growing evidence that pomegranate juice can help control inflammation in the body. That could mean that pomegranate juice is good for your brain.

Will Saffron Delay Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Ginger Was Brilliant Remedy for Post-Operative Nausea

Will Adequate Magnesium Keep Your Heart Healthy?

Will Magnolia Compound Help You Control Pain?

How Does Rosemary Oil Fight Resistant Lice?

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Drug Side Effects

Do Vitamin D3 Pills Cause Digestive Distress?

When sunshine is limited, you may need vitamin D3 pills to bring your level of this hormone up to normal. However, some people report digestive symptoms.

Podcasts

Show 1194: How You Can Discover the Joy of Movement

When you experience the joy of movement, you get multiple benefits for physical and mental health. What type of movement brings you joy?

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Alternative Health

Are Home Remedies Supported by Scientific Studies?

Companies rarely wish to fund research on home remedies; however, scientific studies do support some unlikely seeming treatments such as mustard for cramps.

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Can You Prevent Dementia With Grape Seed Extract?

Rodent research shows that grape seed extract can slow cognitive decline and the development of dementia. How well will it work for humans?

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Alternative Health

Will Acupuncture Ease the Pain of Neuropathy?

A reader reports that acupuncture offered relief from the pain of neuropathy due to chemotherapy. Scientific reviews support this possibility.

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Home Remedies

What Should You Eat to Sleep Better?

A large study shows that diet makes a difference at bedtime. Will you change what you eat to sleep better, even if it means fewer snacks and desserts?

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Home Remedies

Can You Prevent Leg Cramps With Hot Soup?

Enjoying a bowl of spicy hot soup might be just the ticket to prevent bothersome nighttime leg cramps. The pungent flavors could be responsible.

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Alternative Health

Will Ginger Help You Avoid Motion Sickness?

If you would like to avoid motion sickness without the drowsiness caused by Dramamine, consider ginger in capsules or chewing gum.

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Acne (pimples)

How Milk of Magnesia Cleared Stubborn Blemishes

A person who suffered from stubborn blemishes for many years found that applying milk of magnesia worked better than other treatments.

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Alternative Health

How Can You Overcome Midnight Motor Mind?

A reader offers a simple recipe for lemon balm syrup to calm midnight motor mind and get back to sleep easily. Will you try it?

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Heart Attack

Will Chile Peppers Extend Your Life? Hot Peppers vs. Heart Disease!

People all over the world love hot peppers. New research suggests that chile peppers can help you live longer and reduce the risk of a heart attack.

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High Cholesterol

Will Two Apples a Day Keep Your Heart Healthy?

Researchers report that people eating two apples a day, everything except the core, lowered their total and LDL cholesterol modestly.