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Our popular aluminum-free deodorant is available for 20 percent off, but only until Thursday, July 31. Deodorant based on milk of magnesia can help body odor without the aluminum compounds found in antiperspirants. To take advantage of the sale, just... (Read More)
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With cancer looming large in the causes of death in America, it is little wonder that a cancer diagnosis is frightening. While conventional cancer therapies such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are critical, many people would like additional ways to... (Read More)
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Q. I have suffered with canker sores my whole life despite trying numerous remedies including rinsing my mouth with peroxide, salt and water or a benzocaine solution. Eating is excruciating when they are present. In trying to stay hydrated and... (Read More)
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Q. When I was training for triathlons I was told to mix a solution of alcohol, vinegar and glycerin in a squirt bottle. After swimming I would shake the bottle and apply a few drops in each ear, letting it... (Read More)
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Q. I played senior softball for 20 years. At many tournaments, our team might play several games a day, sometimes several in a row. Our bat bags were full of bandages, knee braces, bat gloves and yellow mustard. One packet... (Read More)
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Are you unknowingly putting your child at risk of an overdose? Every day dozens of children end up in emergency rooms because they have received too much medicine. Some die. These tragedies involve both over-the-counter and prescription medicine and most... (Read More)
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Q. I have frequent if not constant headaches, possibly rebound headaches. I am now avoiding chocolate, cheeses and cold cuts. I drink lots of herbal teas and very little alcohol. I am sick of waking up at night with a... (Read More)
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Q. What can you tell me about Rhodiola rosea? I've started taking it and found it really helps in dealing with fatigue and anxiety. Increased libido is an unexpected positive side effect, too. What should I know about possible downsides?... (Read More)
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Cancer is a dreaded disease, and with good reason. It will soon overtake heart disease as the number one killer in the U.S., and the rest of the world is not far behind. Conventional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or... (Read More)
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Q. My husband has psoriasis. His skin is dry and flaky and he gets very bad patches that bleed. He has found that the sun helps heal his skin but he refuses to wear sunscreen, thinking it will undo the... (Read More)
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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: What can we learn from people who have experienced spontaneous remissions of serious... (Read More)
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Q. I read a letter in your column from a person whose cholesterol had gone up dramatically after taking glucosamine. I had the same thing happen. I started using glucosamine with chondroitin four months ago for back pain and... (Read More)
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Q. Thanks for writing about coconut macaroon cookies. I'd had diarrhea for almost 18 months. Last year the doctor did a colonoscopy and found an ulcer in my colon. He put me on a low-fat, low-fiber diet and prescribed Rowasa.... (Read More)
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Imagine slamming your fingers in a car door. After you scream and remove your smashed hand, you will have excruciating pain for several hours. Eventually it will turn into a dull ache. Within a week or two the pain... (Read More)
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When Pradaxa (dabigatran) was approved by the FDA in 2010 it was hailed as a "major milestone" in reducing the risk of strokes for patients with the irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (A-fib). Prior to Pradaxa, doctors relied primarily... (Read More)