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Dr. Low Dog, expert on essential oils, herbs and supplements
Podcasts

Show 1217: Natural Ways to Keep Your Immune System Strong

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog offers advice on vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements you can use to help keep your immune system strong and healthy.

an Aedes aegypti mosquito biting and feeding
Home Remedies

Will Vitamin B1 Keep Mosquitoes from Biting You?

Studies have not shown that taking vitamin B1 pills can keep mosquitoes from biting, but new research suggests that a topical form is effective.

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Hangover

Have You Found a Hangover Remedy That Works?

A double-blind placebo-controlled trial found that a solution containing vitamins, minerals and five plant extracts is a hangover remedy that works.

Older woman with a cough suffering from cough syrup withdrawal
Coronavirus

Will Vitamin D Help You Avoid Infection?

Several research papers link low vitamin D levels to a higher risk of COVID-19. We need clinical trials to see if supplements help you avoid infection.

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Alternative Health

Can Plants Really Protect You from a Hangover?

A special supplement containing extracts from five plants (acerola, ginger, ginkgo, prickly pear and willow) reduced hangover symptoms significantly.

vitamin D and magnesium supplement bottles
Cancer

Reducing Cancer Risk With Vitamin D and Magnesium

A new study finds that the combination of adequate vitamin D and magnesium helps patients with colorectal cancer avoid an early death.

woman with spring allergies blowing nose in a field of wildflowers
Allergies

Quercetin Is a Natural Way to Relieve Spring Allergies

The flavonoids quercetin and luteolin can dampen mast cell response to allergic triggers and ease symptoms from spring allergies.

woman has hands on her abdomen for symptoms of IBS
Home Remedies

Peppermint Oil Can Help With IBS Symptoms

People looking for a natural way to manage IBS symptoms might want to try enteric-coated peppermint oil. Exercise could also help.

A bottle of kefir and a bowl of kefir grains
Cognitive Dysfunction

Can Your Gut Microbiome Affect Your Memory?

When their gut microbiome has more Lactobacillus in it, mice perform better on memory tests. Will you?

vitamin D3 pills
Coronavirus

Can You Boost Your Resistance to COVID-19?

Adequate sleep and taking several specific supplements could help you boost your resistance to infection. Don't overlook the probiotics.

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Home Remedies

Should You Take Calcium Supplements for Leg Cramps?

A reader reports that taking calcium supplements for leg cramps at night has worked for three decades. Others prefer magnesium or other minerals.

Alan Greene, MD, expert at keeping kids healthy
Allergies

Show 1208: Keeping Kids Healthy in the Age of Coronavirus

How are parents and grandparents keeping kids healthy when they can't go to school or the playground? Dr. Alan Greene has suggestions for families, 4/18/20.

food sources of resveratrol
Home Remedies

What Are the Pros and Cons of Resveratrol?

What do you know about the pros and cons of the popular supplement resveratrol? Scientists are still uncovering its potential benefits and problems.

Elderberry berries Sambucus nigra
Home Remedies

Will Elderberry Extract Help You Recover from Flu?

Elderberry extract has antiviral activity in laboratory tests, but there are not enough good clinical trials to show whether it works against influenza.

woman with spring allergies blowing nose in a field of wildflowers
Allergies

Can You Take Quercetin for Your Allergies?

Plants make some compounds to defend themselves that can be helpful for people, too. Should you be taking the flavonol quercetin for your allergies?

Older woman practicing tai chi to improve her balance
Arthritis

What Can You Do to Control Arthritis Pain?

Staying active, even while staying at home, should help control arthritis pain. We also offer other possible treatments that may help.

Senior couple growing stressed plants in their organic garden
Aging

What Can Help You Stay Sharp as You Age?

Maintaining physical activity and consuming blueberries, turmeric and rosemary may help you stay sharp as you age. Which will you try?

green-lipped mussels ease arthritis pain
Arthritis

Do Green-Lipped Mussels Ease Arthritis Pain?

The research is inconclusive, but a reader reports that New Zealand green-lipped mussels ease arthritis pain for the whole family, including the dog.

Man has vitamins in hand next to coffee cup
Home Remedies

Should You Avoid Coffee When You Take Your Vitamins?

Don't worry about drinking coffee when you take your vitamins. It can interfere with the absorption of Synthroid, though, while tea blocks iron absorption.

A bowl of Boswellia resin, also known as frankincense
Arthritis

Boswellia Boosted Pain Relief from Glucosamine

A reader reports that boswellia boosted pain relief of fibromyalgia and plantar fasciitis when it was added to glucosamine and chondroitin.