By: Joe Graedon July 13, 2017 14 Comments
    Humira Side Effects, Complications and Interacti…

    Humira (adalimumab) is the best selling drug (in dollars) in the U.S. (and around the world). Sales were listed between $13 and $16 billion in 2016. That is an unbelievable amount of money for a singl…

    By: Joe Graedon June 29, 2017 12 Comments
    Coconut for Crohn’s Supported by Science

    In 1998 we received an intriguing letter from a reader of our syndicated newspaper column. Donald Agar, from Pittsfield, MA, contacted us to say he had finally overcome a long-standing battle with inf…

    By: Joe Graedon June 5, 2017 8 Comments
    Side Effects of TNF Blockers: Enbrel, Humira, Re…

    Most drugs are double-edged swords. In other words, they have the potential both to help and to harm. But some medications have sharper blades than others. TNF blockers are great examples of this deal…

    By: Terry Graedon February 15, 2016 3 Comments
    How to Ease a Dog’s Colitis with Coconut

    Usually we don't advocate letting dogs eat the foods their humans enjoy. Too many common people treats could do real damage to a dog. Did you know that grapes and raisins can damage canine kidneys (Th…

    By: Joe Graedon January 22, 2015 11 Comments
    Home Remedies: Chance Favors the Prepared Mind

    How do people discover home remedies? Who decided, for example, that nine is the correct number of gin-soaked raisins to eat each day to relieve the pain of arthritis? Who thought of daubing castor oi…

    By: Terry Graedon March 17, 2014 9 Comments
    Special Diet Plus Coconut Controls Symptoms of C…

    Q. My husband has had Crohn's disease since he was 17, and he's now 48. Fourteen years ago, just before our first child was born, he was in the hospital with a bad flare and was very close to surgery…

    By: Joe Graedon November 27, 2013 4 Comments
    Thalidomide Redeemed for Hard-To-Treat CrohnR…

    No drug in the world that has been more vilified than thalidomide. That is understandable, since it caused so much misery. In the 1950s thousands of babies were born with severely deformed limbs and o…

    By: Terry Graedon September 12, 2013 4 Comments
    Does It Make Sense to Prescribe Parasites to Cal…

    Some day, doctors may prescribe worms to help treat people with autoimmune diseases such as Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis or type 1 diabetes. Humans and their parasites have co-evolved through…

    By: Terry Graedon February 7, 2013 9 Comments
    Cookie Power for Devastating Diarrhea!

    Q. Sorry to repeat a question I know you've answered, but at the time I didn't know someone with the problem. My niece has recently been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and in spite of medication is i…

    By: Joe Graedon December 24, 2012 6 Comments
    Did Coconut Save Man’s Life?

    Q. I heard that a man with Crohn's disease got relief from diarrhea by eating coconut. My husband had been having diarrhea almost every day since 2004. We never knew what caused it and the gastro doct…

    By: Terry Graedon August 30, 2012 6 Comments
    Pig Parasites for Better Health

    Modern medicine has struggled mightily over the last 100 years to help humans rid their bodies of parasites. Now some researchers believe we may have gone too far. Without parasites our immune systems…

    By: Terry Graedon January 23, 2012 12 Comments
    Coconut Cookies Eased Crohn’s Symptoms

    Q. My niece has Crohn's disease and has suffered from unremitting diarrhea for months. She started eating homemade macaroon cookies (1 per day, 12.5 grams of dried coconut per macaroon). As a result, …

    By: Terry Graedon September 29, 2011 6 Comments
    Heavy Antibiotic Use May Predispose People to Bo…

    Antibiotics have long been thought of as silver bullets against infection. There is no doubt that such drugs save many lives each year. But there is also a growing recognition that overuse may have un…

    By: Terry Graedon September 3, 2009 5 Comments
    Intestinal Infection May Lead to Inflammatory Bo…

    No one knows why some people develop inflammatory bowel disease, a condition in which the immune system attacks the intestines. This includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease and causes signific…

    By: Joe Graedon October 13, 2008 6 Comments
    Coconut and Pineapple for Crohn’s

    Q. I read your coconut macaroon article and asked my doctor about using coconut instead of my Crohn's medicine. He said that he has seen it work for others and to give it a try. He said to add pineapp…