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: Terry Graedon July 25, 2016 13 Comments
    How to Improve Digestive Health with a Poop Tran…

    How do you feel about poop? Most people prefer not to talk about it. That's why we have so many euphemisms: number two, stool, feces, manure, crap or BM for bowel movement. No wonder you probably neve…

    By: Joe Graedon January 29, 2015 6 Comments
    Viruses Lurking in Gut May Contribute to Disease

    Recent research has generated intense interest in the bacterial ecology of the human digestive tract. The ability to analyze the collected DNA of gut denizens has allowed scientists to recognize how c…

    By: Terry Graedon May 22, 2014 1 Comments
    Vitamin D Deficiency Increases the Risk of Cance…

    People with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis are often deficient in vitamin D. Researchers in Boston wondered whether a lack of vitamin D would make them even more vulnerable to developing cancer…

    By: Terry Graedon November 25, 2013 4 Comments
    Peppermint Tea Helps Irritable Bowel Syndrome, U…

    Q. My daughter has severe ulcerated colitis and her doctor suggested she take Humira. She's afraid of the long-term side effects. She read an article about the pros of peppermint tea for her condition…

    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 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 February 23, 2009 10 Comments
    Coconut Counters Chronic Colitis

    Q. Thank you for writing about coconut for treating ulcerative colitis. I was diagnosed with colitis in 1980, and had three feet of my colon removed. My condition was moderate to severe and I was taki…