A reader reports great results using turmeric to ease pain. Before you start swallowing pills, though, you should be aware of possible side effects.
A long-term study of atherosclerosis revealed that adequate magnesium is critical for good heart health.
Drug Side Effects
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.
Rodent research shows that grape seed extract can slow cognitive decline and the development of dementia. How well will it work for humans?
Taking a formula with AREDS vitamins and eating foods full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals can help keep macular degeneration from deterioriating.
Would you like to avoid last minute shopping for family and friends? How about something really meaningful? Give the best gift: the gift of good health?
Imagine using coffee as an herbal remedy to get a precise dose of organic herbs as part of a delicious morning ritual.
A serious vitamin B12 lack due to PPI medication, vegan diet, or stomach inflammation can cause trouble with balance, cognition and fatigue.
A doctor who appreciates practical, inexpensive options for common problems asks how to learn about home remedies. Here's our answer.
SAM-e performed as well as an NSAID drug to relieve arthritis pain in some studies. Might it help you feel better?
One reader reports that the supplement Pycnogenol essentially eliminated chronic eczema. Basic research suggests this antioxidant could have benefit.
Coronary Artery Disease
New data suggests that taking fish oil can protect people from heart attacks, heart failure, stroke and premature death without boosting prostate cancer.
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.
Dry Eyes (keratitis sicca)
Research has confirmed that quality fish oil supplements can benefit cardiovascular health, mitigate autoimmune disease and possibly ease dry eyes.
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?
Could selenium supplements cause horrible muscle cramps? Animal research suggests that an excess of the mineral can affect muscles and nerves.
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.