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Smelly FeetJoe Graedon - May 10, 2021

Seeking Solutions and Home Remedies for Smelly Feet

Smelly feet can make life hard on those around you. Readers delight in sharing their favorite remedies for smelly feet, such as alcohol.

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COVID-19Joe Graedon - May 10, 2021

Is Tinnitus an Adverse Reaction of COVID Vaccines?

An unexpected adverse reaction of COVID vaccines may be ringing in the ears. The virus can also cause tinnitus.

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Drug Side EffectsJoe Graedon - May 9, 2021

Is Vitamin Deficiency at the Bottom of Burning Sensation?

A burning sensation in the feet or the tongue could be the result of inadequate vitamin B12 levels. Some drugs may contribute to reduced B12.

PodcastsTerry Graedon - May 6, 2021

Show 1257: The Metabolical Results of the American Diet

Dr. Robert Lustig describes how processed food is driving inflammation and subcellular pathologies that underlie chronic disease.

Doctors with patient suffering from COVID surge
COVID-19Joe Graedon - May 6, 2021

Is the COVID Kill Count Really that High?

How many people have actually died from the coronavirus? The COVID kill count will surprise you!

Doctor prepares to give a flu shot or COVID-19 vaccine
Muscle PainJoe Graedon - May 6, 2021

Unexpected Benefits and Risks of the Moderna Vaccine

We have learned a lot about the benefits and risks of the Moderna vaccine. Here are some unexpected pros and cons of other shots.

A bottle of generic delayed-release Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 30 mg
AnxietyJoe Graedon - May 6, 2021

How To Stop Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Without Withdrawal Symptoms

Millions of people take antidepressants for anxiety, arthritis, depression, nerve pain or fibromyalgia. Are they told how to stop duloxetine?

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PTSDJoe Graedon - May 6, 2021

Will Ecstasy or MDMA Ease the Trauma of PTSD?

Most therapists know that PTSD is hard to treat. Could the controversial drug MDMA help overcome the trauma of PTSD?

Woman holding up face mask with Taiwan flag
COVID-19Joe Graedon - May 5, 2021

How Did Some Nations Beat COVID?

Some countries have done a good job controlling COVID-19, but India is currently struggling and Brazil and Mexico are also suffering from high death rates.

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AllergiesJoe Graedon - May 3, 2021

Solve Spring Allergy Symptoms Safely!

Should you use antihistamines, steroid sprays or more natural approaches for spring allergy symptoms?

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Home RemediesJoe Graedon - May 3, 2021

Will A Banana Peel Ease Inflammation and Itching from Poison Ivy?

The banana peel remedy for poison ivy has been popular for decades. First, remove the invisible resin with soap. If you miss a spot, consider banana peel.

Dr. Peter Hotez explains vaccine diplomacy
PodcastsTerry Graedon - April 29, 2021

Show 1256: How Vaccine Diplomacy Can Help Prevent the Next Pandemic

Dr. Peter Hotez explains vaccine diplomacy and how it can help us avoid another global pandemic.

signage for six feet distance
CoronavirusTerry Graedon - April 29, 2021

Standing Six Feet Apart Indoors Is Not as Safe as You Think

Maintaining six feet of distance between people indoors is less effective than avoiding crowds for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 long hauler Woman in bed with fatigue feels bad after COVID-19
COVID-19Joe Graedon - April 29, 2021

Are You Prepared for Post-COVID Syndrome?

Over 30 million Americans caught COVID-19. How many will develop post-COVID syndrome?

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Alzheimer’s DiseaseTerry Graedon - April 29, 2021

Is Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Dementia Risk?

A study of 10,000 British civil servants shows that earlier diagnosis of type 2 diabetes increases the chance of developing dementia.

Metformin Prescription Pills With Identification Numbers
Alzheimer’s DiseaseJoe Graedon - April 29, 2021

Can You Delay Alzheimer Disease with Drugs for Diabetes?

New research on brain tissue hints that drugs for diabetes may prevent genes relating to dementia from turning on. This could delay its development.

FDA-approved pills, ampules and injections
Drug Side EffectsJoe Graedon - April 26, 2021

Can You Trust Your Drug Quality? Maybe Not!

The FDA has suspended most foreign inspections. Can you trust those companies to maintain drug quality?

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AllergiesTerry Graedon - April 26, 2021

Are There Natural Ways to Reduce Allergy Symptoms?

Air filters and saline nasal washes can help reduce allergy symptoms. So can quercetin, a supplement, and plant-derived cromolyn.

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ConstipationJoe Graedon - April 26, 2021

Constipation | Will Miralax Cause Gas?

Constipation is a major problem in America. That is why Miralax is so popular. Does Miralax cause gas?

Dr. Low Dog, expert on essential oils, herbs and supplements
PodcastsTerry Graedon - April 22, 2021

Show 1255: Natural Ways to Keep Your Immune Response Optimal

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog describes how to use vitamin D, zinc and botanical medicines to keep your immune response optimal. Also, an herbal first aid kit.

Gray-haired man wearing surgical mask pulled below his nose but over his beard
COVID-19Joe Graedon - April 22, 2021

The Mask Masquerade: Why Should You Be Double Masking?

Travel by air is not for the faint-hearted or unvaccinated. Protect yourself by double masking!

omega 3 fats in capsules, fish oil
CoronavirusTerry Graedon - April 22, 2021

Do Dietary Supplements Help Prevent COVID-19 Infection?

Researchers found a modest but significant benefit for women taking probiotics, omega 3 fatty acids, multivitamins or vitamin D.

Senior man in pajamas sits on bed unable to sleep
Cognitive DysfunctionTerry Graedon - April 22, 2021

Can Skimping on Sleep in Middle Age Lead to Dementia Late in Life?

Middle aged people skimping on sleep may be putting themselves at risk for dementia in old age.

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PainJoe Graedon - April 19, 2021

Opioid Crackdown Betrays People in Pain!

Has the opioid crackdown left millions of people suffering intractable pain? How many are contemplating suicide?

Man with type 2 diabetes checks blood sugar on glucometer to manage diabetes
DiabetesTerry Graedon - April 19, 2021

Will Natural Sugar Substitute Xylitol Raise Blood Sugar?

The natural sugar substitute xylitol doesn't raise blood sugar or insulin, but it may cause diarrhea and is toxic to dogs.

Older woman taking her blood pressure
DizzinessJoe Graedon - April 19, 2021

How Bad Is Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure) for the Brain?

Should people be concerned about low blood pressure? Can it lead to falls or dementia? Are there remedies for HYPOtension?

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Drug Side EffectsJoe Graedon - April 19, 2021

Mistakes in the Pharmacy Could be Deadly

Mistakes in the pharmacy are shockingly common. No other profession could get away with so many errors and remain respected. How can you protect yourself?

Older woman leans on table with fatigue, possibly due to COVID-19 symptoms lasting
PodcastsTerry Graedon - April 15, 2021

Show 1254: Combating the Long-Term Effects of Post-COVID Syndrome

Some people suffer devastating consequences after an acute coronavirus infection. Fatigue and dizziness from POTS may be part of this post-COVID syndrome.

crying doctor during COVID-19
CoronavirusJoe Graedon - April 15, 2021

The Vaccines vs. Variants: Which Will Win the Race?

Vaccines are making a difference, but COVID-19 cases are rising in many populations due to variants such as B.1.1.7.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19Joe Graedon - April 15, 2021

Should You Worry About the J&J Vaccine Pause?

Is there a good reason for the J&J vaccine pause or are the federal bureaucrats being overly cautious?

Bentall's Operation In The Ascending Aortic Aneurysm repair
Drug Side EffectsTerry Graedon - April 15, 2021

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Are Risky for People With Aorta Problems

People with previously weakened aortas must avoid fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It could be a matter of life and death.

a man having an asthma attack using an inhaler
COVID-19Joe Graedon - April 15, 2021

The Asthma Drug Budesonide vs. COVID-19

Researchers are searching for effective treatments for the coronavirus. Could the asthma inhaler budesonide help?

Psilocybe semilanceata, magic mushroom, cancer death anxiety
Alternative HealthTerry Graedon - April 15, 2021

Psilocybin from Mushrooms Can Ease Depression

Several studies have shown that psilocybin is more effective than placebo for depression. It also works as well as escitalopram, an antidepressant.

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cacao beans, cocoa powder, cocoa beverage
Alternative HealthTerry Graedon - April 12, 2021

New Study Shows Cocoa Compounds May Help Improve Memory

The latest study shows that taking high-dose cocoa flavanols can help improve memory for lists. People with poor diets get the biggest boost.

LInsey Marr, PhD, expert on how to avoid airborne viral transmission
PodcastsTerry Graedon - April 8, 2021

Show 1253: The Lessons of COVID-19 on How to Avoid Airborne Viral Transmission

Evidence shows that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, moves like an aerosol. How can we avoid airborne viral transmission?

Covid Cases map of the world
COVID-19Joe Graedon - April 8, 2021

Are COVID Cases Falling or Rising? Where Are You?

Are COVID cases going up or going down? A lot depends upon where you live. Some places are up while others down. Ditto for European countries

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CancerJoe Graedon - April 8, 2021

You Have Likely Been the Victim of Diagnostic Mistakes

Diagnostic mistakes are common. They can lead to disability, death or unnecessary treatment. A new study reveals dramatic overdiagnosis.

Woman wearing face mask under nose incorrectly
COVID-19Joe Graedon - April 8, 2021

You CAN Contract COVID-19 by Breathing Viral Particles

Researchers have just shown that not all face masks are created equal. The fit is crucial! People DO contract COVID-19 by breathing bad air.