By: Terry Graedon May 23, 2019 3 Comments
    How Risky Is It to Eat an Egg?

    How risky is it to eat an egg? For decades, we’ve been warned to avoid eggs, especially yolks. We should stick with egg white omelets if we persist in consuming them at all. The idea is that egg yol…

    By: Terry Graedon May 20, 2019 8 Comments
    Cure Your Athlete’s Foot with Time-Honored…

    Have you checked out your toes lately? Look closely at the area between the toes to see whether there is red or peeling skin. If there is, you might have athlete’s foot, and you may find that the ar…

    By: Joe Graedon May 20, 2019 4 Comments
    Turmeric Lowered Cholesterol Raised by Glucosami…

    The cholesterol hypothesis has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. Although most cardiologists are convinced that cholesterol is the enemy and must be aggressively controlled, there are a …

    By: Joe Graedon May 20, 2019 3 Comments
    Sonic Slush, Brain Freeze and Migraine Relief

    Have you ever had a really bad headache? What about a migraine? We know that the last thing a person with a major migraine would want to do is add to the misery by inducing brain freeze. And yet we ha…

    By: Terry Graedon May 20, 2019 5 Comments
    Could Pineapple Juice Ease Your Gout Flareups?

    Gout is a common and painful condition in which joints become inflamed and exquisitely sensitive to touch. A gout sufferer may not even be able to bear the weight of a sheet over a swollen toe. High l…

    By: Terry Graedon May 16, 2019 1 Comments
    Will Eating Your Vegetables Ward Off Heart Failu…

    Many studies have shown that the DASH diet can help people lower their blood pressure. Now, researchers have found that individuals who follow DASH diet guidelines also reduce their risk of developing…

    By: Joe Graedon May 13, 2019 3 Comments
    Is it Safe to Get Vitamin D From the Sun?

    Before there were vitamin D pills, humans made this essential nutrient whenever their skin was exposed to sunlight. Nowadays, dermatologists warn us that any sun exposure is bad for our skin. They are…

    By: Terry Graedon May 13, 2019 11 Comments
    How to Substitute Powdered Pectin in Arthritis R…

    Because arthritis is so common, people have invented dozens if not scores of home remedies. Scientists have not done studies on most of these approaches, but that won't stop people from trying them. O…

    By: Terry Graedon May 13, 2019 2 Comments
    Are Pecans Good for Your Heart?

    Have you ever wondered whether your favorite food is good for your heart? If your favorite foods include ice cream and cookies, you don't have to wonder. The answer is a clear no. If you love oatmeal …

    By: Terry Graedon May 9, 2019 0 Comments
    Can Restricting Eating Time Help Control Blood S…

    People at risk of developing type 2 diabetes may be able to reverse this process by limiting food intake to a nine-hour period every day. Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia conduct…

    By: Terry Graedon May 6, 2019 11 Comments
    Milk of Magnesia for Odd Underarm Odor

    Have you ever heard of using the laxative Milk of Magnesia (MoM) as a topical application for the armpits? Many readers have tried it and told us that they have found this an innovative way to manage …

    By: Terry Graedon May 6, 2019 12 Comments
    Should You Really Stop Taking Your Supplements?

    Vitamin and mineral pills are still controversial, despite years of study. Many doctors have decided that you should get all your nutrients from your food. No doubt you could, if you followed a though…

    By: Terry Graedon May 6, 2019 9 Comments
    Must You Grind Flaxseed to Get Its Nutritional B…

    The humble flaxseed is now being hailed as a superfood because it is a great source of fiber, healthful omega-3 fats and lignans. The fiber content is helpful against constipation. A systematic review…

    By: Joe Graedon May 2, 2019 10 Comments
    How Can a Man Tell if He Needs More Testosterone…

    The FDA has been quite clear that it doesn't approve of routine prescribing of testosterone, even if men have low levels of this hormone. Here is the official word from the feds: "None of the FDA-appr…

    By: Terry Graedon May 2, 2019 7 Comments
    Can Elderberry Juice Really Fight Flu Virus?

    Elderberries and elderberry juice have long had a reputation for fighting the flu. Most physicians undoubtedly have considered this just another old wives’ tale. Surprisingly, however, scientists in…

    By: Joe Graedon April 29, 2019 9 Comments
    Bee Sting Therapy (Apitherapy) for Arthritis Pai…

    Most people have never heard of bee sting therapy. The idea that someone would voluntarily seek to be stung seems implausible. And yet apitherapy has a venerable history. We were fortunate enough to i…

    By: Terry Graedon April 29, 2019 4 Comments
    Should You Sip Pineapple Juice for Hiccups?

    Almost everyone gets hiccups sometimes. These small spasms of the diaphragm and larynx can be annoying, but they are rarely serious. Consequently, people have made up lots of home remedies to try to s…

    By: Terry Graedon April 29, 2019 6 Comments
    Will Acupuncture Calm Your Restless Legs?

    A friend noticed that when he rose early with his dogs, before 6 am, his neighbor's light was invariably on. He inquired why and learned that the neighbor suffers from restless legs syndrome, which wa…

    By: Terry Graedon April 25, 2019 6 Comments
    Can a Mediterranean Diet Help You Control Your W…

    A Mediterranean-type diet has lots of vegetables, fish rather than meat and olive oil instead of butter. Such a regimen has been shown to protect the heart. Could a Mediterranean diet also help you co…

    By: Terry Graedon April 25, 2019 3 Comments
    Will a Diet of Mostly Plants Help Your Kidneys?

    Chronic kidney disease has been increasing in the United States and now affects 14 percent of adults. This might be explained by the widespread use of medications such as NSAIDs or PPIs that can cause…

    By: Terry Graedon April 25, 2019 1 Comments
    Acupuncture Relieves Symptoms of Menopausal Wome…

    Menopausal women each have their own experiences of this challenging time. However, most women do not enjoy the hot flashes and night sweats. What can they do to minimize the disruption? Some women ta…

    By: Terry Graedon April 22, 2019 13 Comments
    Can Natural Remedies Help Calm Eczema?

    Eczema, also termed "atopic dermatitis," is a common skin condition that frequently makes people miserable. It's considered an inflammatory condition and is more common among people with allergies. Co…

    By: Terry Graedon April 21, 2019 15 Comments
    Will Cannabidiol Relieve Chronic Pain?

    People with chronic pain often have difficulties trying to get relief. Doctors used to prescribe narcotics, but the opioid crisis has made many physicians reluctant to do so. NSAIDs, either prescripti…

    By: Terry Graedon April 15, 2019 7 Comments
    Go Easy on Licorice to Avoid Leg Cramps

    Your mother probably told you not to eat too much candy because it could ruin your teeth. Maybe your grandmother warned that gobbling candy would make you gain weight. But did anyone tell you to go ea…

    By: Terry Graedon April 15, 2019 8 Comments
    Will a Keto Diet Help Eliminate Your Knee Pain?

    Americans are continually searching for the one best diet that will make it easy to maintain a healthy weight, keep blood pressure and blood fats under control and help people feel vigorous. Over the …

    By: Terry Graedon April 15, 2019 6 Comments
    Can Vicks VapoRub on Your Soles Calm Your Cough?

    Sometimes a cough can linger on long after the respiratory infection that triggered it has vanished. What do you do for such a cough? We have heard from a surprising number of people that smearing Vic…

    By: Terry Graedon April 8, 2019 7 Comments
    Should You Take Your Aspirin with Honey?

    When we were kids, we were amused by a silly poem that went like this: "I eat my peas with honey. "I've done it all my life. "It makes the peas taste funny, "but it keeps them on my knife." We were eq…

    By: Terry Graedon April 8, 2019 12 Comments
    Will Taking Krill Oil Help Your Dry Eyes?

    Is there any value in taking supplements? Doctors have been debating this question for years. While many specialties have been extremely skeptical about the value of dietary supplements, ophthalmologi…

    By: Terry Graedon April 8, 2019 16 Comments
    Will Probiotics Help You Recover from Antibiotic…

    Antibiotics are crucial tools for overcoming serious infections. However, they can often kill beneficial bacteria that live in the digestive tract and elsewhere along with the harmful invaders. As lon…

    By: Terry Graedon April 4, 2019 1 Comments
    The Best Way to Lower Your Blood Pressure with E…

    High blood pressure (hypertension) increases the risk for heart disease, stroke and kidney damage. While numerous medications can treat hypertension, many people would like to control their blood pres…

    By: The People's Pharmacy March 31, 2019 9 Comments
    Can Grape Juice with Pectin Ease Your Joint Pain…

    Arthritis and joint pain are extremely common problems as we grow older. The pain itself can interfere greatly with your quality of life. On the other hand, because people suffer from joint pain frequ…

    By: The People's Pharmacy March 31, 2019 9 Comments
    How to Make Warts Disappear by Buying Them

    Warts are mysterious growths on the skin that are caused by the human papillomavirus. If you wonder why we term them mysterious, just think back to a case of warts you have witnessed or experienced. W…

    By: Terry Graedon March 28, 2019 11 Comments
    Could a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Ease Your Knee Pai…

    People with troublesome arthritis pain in their knees may want to consider changing the menu, according to a small trial. Researchers at the University of Alabama in Birmingham studied the effects of …

    By: Terry Graedon March 25, 2019 6 Comments
    If You Take Zinc, Will Your Feet Not Stink?

    Do your feet smell bad? Many of the remedies for unpleasant foot odor are topical: soak the feet in a solution of baking soda, vinegar, Epsom salts or very strong tea. Any of those approaches may be q…

    By: Terry Graedon March 25, 2019 12 Comments
    Will Sniffing Alcohol Ease Nausea After Surgery?

    Most of the time when we learn about an unusual home remedy, we have no idea how or even whether it works. So we were thrilled last year when we came across an actual placebo-controlled trial of sniff…

    By: Terry Graedon March 25, 2019 7 Comments
    Can You Use Cinnamon to Reduce Your Cholesterol?

    Most people want to keep their cholesterol under control, but some would prefer to do so without medication. It is possible to use your diet to lower your cholesterol levels. Some people report that e…

    By: Terry Graedon March 20, 2019 1 Comments
    Will a Mediterranean Diet Improve Your Performan…

    Following a Mediterranean diet has been shown to protect your heart, ease your symptoms of psoriasis and reduce your likelihood of becoming frail. Some research even suggests that a Mediterranean-styl…

    By: Terry Graedon March 20, 2019 7 Comments
    Can You Overcome Depression with Exercise?

    People with heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions are more prone to depression. This seems understandable. The problem is that if they do become depressed, their conditions may worsen. …

    By: Terry Graedon March 18, 2019 11 Comments
    Can You Lower Blood Pressure with Nitric Oxide?

    Nitric oxide is a gas originally thought to be important to human health only as an air pollutant. In the 1980s, however, scientists began to realize that this molecule plays many important roles in h…

    By: Terry Graedon March 18, 2019 16 Comments
    Can You Ease Sinus Woes by Avoiding Dairy?

    Hay fever and other seasonal allergies can cause a lot of discomfort. The congestion such allergic reactions cause can lead to sinus woes that seem to last a long time. But what if the problem is not&…