By: Joe Graedon June 24, 2019 0 Comments
    An Unexpected Trick For Curing Hiccups

    We have been collecting hiccup remedies for more than 45 years. The first one was written up in the New England Journal of Medicine (Dec. 23, 1971).  A physician experimented with granulated whit…

    By: Terry Graedon June 24, 2019 0 Comments
    Will Canela Cinnamon Help Control Blood Sugar?

    Many people struggle with insulin resistance and some may not even realize it. In this condition, the pancreas produces insulin, sometimes lots of insulin, but the cells stop responding well to this c…

    By: Joe Graedon June 20, 2019 0 Comments
    Pomegranate Power Enhances Mitochondria and Cell…

    The ancient Chinese believed that Pomegranates had anti-aging properties. They might have been right. Swiss scientists have identified a metabolite of compounds found in pomegranates. It is called uro…

    By: Terry Graedon June 17, 2019 0 Comments
    Will Soy Sauce Ease Your Burn Pain?

    If you have ever had hot liquid splash on your hand accidentally, you've looked for a burn remedy. Holding the singed fingers under cold tap water is the recommended first aid, but it may ease your bu…

    By: Terry Graedon June 13, 2019 1 Comments
    Diabetes Risk No Lower with Vitamin D Supplement…

    People with very low levels of vitamin D are known to be at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. A study demonstrates that vitamin D supplements don’t alter diabetes risk (New England Journal…

    By: Terry Graedon June 13, 2019 0 Comments
    Will Soaking in a Hot Tub Ease Your PAD Pain?

    Just as plaque can clog the arteries leading to the heart to cause coronary artery disease (CAD), it can also narrow arteries in legs, arms and elsewhere in the body. Doctors term this peripheral arte…

    By: Terry Graedon June 10, 2019 8 Comments
    Dermatologists Are Unhappy with PediatricianR…

    Many parents become so frustrated dealing with lice infestations that they are tempted to pull their own hair out. Some parents are concerned about having to use insecticides repeatedly. As lice devel…

    By: Joe Graedon June 10, 2019 22 Comments
    Doctor Wants Alternative Treatment for Sore Knee…

    Have you ever had sore knees? It makes it hard to climb stairs. Even walking can be a challenge when your knees hurt. Most people take NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like celecoxib (Cel…

    By: Terry Graedon June 10, 2019 5 Comments
    Will Flaxseed Save Nails Damaged from Psoriasis?

    Many people assume that ugly nails indicate a fungal infection of the nail bed. While this is frequently a reasonable conclusion, psoriasis can also cause nails to become discolored, crumble or separa…

    By: Terry Graedon June 10, 2019 2 Comments
    How Can You Find Natural Cough Medicine That Wor…

    Have you ever looked for a natural cough medicine that you can take until you recover from your cold or bronchitis? Some readers have encountered cold remedies in Europe that they found helpful. When …

    By: Terry Graedon June 6, 2019 7 Comments
    Can Blueberries Combat Metabolic Syndrome?

    A cup of blueberries a day could be a tasty way to combat metabolic syndrome. In this condition, extra fat in the abdomen makes the waist larger. Elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol and insulin …

    By: Terry Graedon June 6, 2019 5 Comments
    Is White Meat Better for Your Heart Than Red Mea…

    For decades, Americans have been told that red meat is bad for the heart. They’ve been encouraged to substitute white meat instead. As a result, millions treat pork chops, steaks and burgers as forb…

    By: Terry Graedon June 6, 2019 3 Comments
    Will a Mediterranean Diet Benefit Your Brain?

    The Mediterranean diet has earned a reputation for promoting heart health, as we discuss below. Now a Harvard study suggests it can also be good for the brain, especially for people with type 2 diabet…

    By: Terry Graedon June 3, 2019 5 Comments
    Do You Know About Soy Sauce for a Blister?

    If you have ever gone for a long hike in a new pair of shoes, you might know a lot about the pain of a blister. Excess friction over time raises a fluid-filled bump on the skin that may be tender for …

    By: Terry Graedon June 3, 2019 10 Comments
    Will L-Arginine Help Your Blood Pressure?

    If you've ever browsed the supplement shelves of your local health food store, you may have encountered l-arginine. This amino acid is found in proteins you may consume on a regular basis. Nuts and se…

    By: Terry Graedon June 3, 2019 19 Comments
    Why Sterile Water Is Best to Flush Sinuses

    Have you ever heard of a neti pot? This tool from the Ayurvedic medical tradition looks a lot like Aladdin's lamp. But you don't rub it to make a genie appear. Instead, you fill it with tepid saline s…

    By: Terry Graedon May 29, 2019 5 Comments
    Cranberry Compounds Help Prevent Antibiotic Resi…

    As bacteria develop resistance to an increasing number of antibiotics, doctors have been searching for a way to counter antibiotic resistance and increase the power of antimicrobial agents. This is a …

    By: Terry Graedon May 29, 2019 0 Comments
    Can Licorice Lead to a Hypertensive Emergency?

      Licorice root is a traditional herbal medicine that may be used to ease ulcers or heartburn. Europeans use it for coughs and colds. Moreover, people around the world often enjoy licorice in foo…

    By: Terry Graedon May 27, 2019 8 Comments
    Will Gluten-Free Diet Ease Arthritis Pain?

    If you suffer from joint pain, you may have wondered why. Most people never get an explanation. Perhaps the doctor suggests that "wear and tear" has broken down the cartilage. When the doctor ends by …

    By: Terry Graedon May 23, 2019 18 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 4 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 13 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 15 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 5 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…