Southern hemisphere travelers recommend raspberry fruit powder or cordial to prevent or treat travelers' diarrhea. Will it work for you?
First we were told fish oil was good for the heart. Then we were told no, it doesn't work. Now, omega 3 fats work after all. What about for arthritis?
A reader made the serendipitous discovery that applying liquid soap to cramping legs alleviates the spasm. Will it work for you?
Middle-aged Japanese men who eat mushrooms often have a significantly lower likelihood of being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Many popular herbal medicines have prescription drug interactions. Learn about them before including both herbs and drugs in your regimen.
Some readers report that taking the dietary supplement MSM can improve hair growth and make it fuller and thicker.
Drug Side Effects
When blood tests point to liver failure, you need to figure out quickly whether drugs or supplements you are taking could be responsible.
People respond differently to vitamin D pills, so finding the exact right dose of vitamin D supplements may require some trial and error with monitoring.
Scientists are excited to learn how many herbal medicines lower blood pressure. They activate a potassium channel KCNQ5 that relaxes blood vessels.
Coronary Artery Disease
Scientists are studying what vitamin K2 can do. It may help build bone and reduce calcification of major arteries, but research is ongoing.
You may be able to use a common and delicious spice to help control blood sugar. Before you do, learn about the pros and cons of cinnamon.
Some people like to apply DMSO topically for joint pain. Most of the research has focused on its use for interstitial cystitis rather than arthritis.
Epidemiologists find that Puerto Rican women who eat lots of onions and garlic have a lower chance of breast cancer.
Over the last decade and a half, American diets have improved, but the changes are modest. More of us should be eating whole grains and protein from plants.
Might you control neuropathy by consuming a diet rich in ALA (alpha lipoic acid)? One reader reports better success with diet than supplements.
A reader wonders: Could ashwagandha help you sleep? Although this Indian herb has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine, there are no scientific studies.
Many women find that lack of lubrication associated with menopause complicates sexual enjoyment. How can they overcome vaginal dryness?
People with arthritis are caught in a terrible bind. OTC and prescription drugs have some serious side effects. What about golden raisins in gin?
One reader found a way to greatly improve hay fever symptoms: cutting out dairy. Would this work against your sniffles and sneezes?
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