Phototherapy has been touted as a non-drug approach to treating depression. But how good is the evidence? We talk with an expert who has reviewed it. There’s also a report based on animal research that the yellow spice turmeric, used in curry powder and mustard, may fight the formation of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease. It’s too early to extrapolate from mice to humans, but adding some curry to your diet might be a pleasant way to get a bit more turmeric. Recent research published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that some marathon runners can load up on too much water. This reduces sodium levels in the body to the danger zone. We’ll hear from a woman who experienced the frightening effects of hyponatremia. (Her story is in the LA Times.) Guest: Dr. Robert Golden, professor and chair of Psychiatry, and vice-dean of the School of Medicine, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Gregory Cole, Associate Director of UCLA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and professor of Medicine and Neurology, UCLA. Carol Krucoff, science and fitness writer

Get The Graedons' Favorite Home Remedies Health Guide for FREE

Join our daily email newsletter with breaking health news, prescription drug information, home remedies AND you'll get a copy of our brand new full-length health guide — for FREE!

What Do You Think?

We invite you to share your thoughts with others, but remember that our comment section is a public forum. Please do not use your full first and last name if you want to keep details of your medical history anonymous. A first name and last initial or a pseudonym is acceptable. Advice from other commenters on this website is not a substitute for medical attention. Do not stop any medicine without checking with the prescriber. Stopping medication suddenly could result in serious harm. We expect comments to be civil in tone and language. By commenting, you agree to abide by our commenting policy and website terms & conditions. Comments that do not follow these policies will not be posted. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Your cart

Total
USD
Shipping and discount codes are added at checkout.