By: Joe Graedon May 29, 2017 33 Comments
    Busting Myths and Offering Unique Leg Cramp Reme…

    Q. My wife told me about leg cramp remedies, including theĀ mustard cure some time ago. I thought it sounded wild, as I don't understand how it would work. Last week, I participated in a run/walk in I…

    By: Joe Graedon March 13, 2017 22 Comments
    Do Statin Side Effects Make It Harder To Exercis…

    Regular exercise is considered essential for good health. The benefits include weight control, diabetes prevention, blood sugar management, blood lipid control, improved mood, better sleep and a reduc…

    By: Joe Graedon January 23, 2017 24 Comments
    Do Simvastatin Side Effects Include Diabetes and…

    Many physicians tell us that even if statins increase the risk for diabetes, the drug benefits far outweigh any increase in blood glucose. But diabetes is a challenging condition to treat. Then there …

    By: Joe Graedon September 5, 2016 17 Comments
    How Safe Are Topical NSAIDs Like Voltaren Gel?

    When the FDA allowed drug companies to sell NSAIDs over the counter we were concerned. That's because drugs like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, etc) and naproxen (Aleve) came with some pretty serious si…

    By: Terry Graedon June 30, 2016 3 Comments
    How to Fight Sore Muscles with Powdered Cherries

    In previous studies, tart cherries or Montmorency cherry juiceĀ improved performance and helped marathon runners recover faster (Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, online May 11…

    By: Terry Graedon December 30, 2013 30 Comments
    Does Your Turmeric Supplement Fall Short? Many D…

    Q. I heard somewhere that turmeric is an anti-inflammatory agent. I cannot find a reference for the dosage. I am wondering which turmeric to try. I am a 52-year-old female runner with a persistently s…

    By: Terry Graedon August 26, 2013 50 Comments
    Severe Muscle Weakness Improves After Stopping S…

    Q. I am 44 years old and took simvastatin for five years. I was very active and full of energy before taking simvastatin. Gradually, I lost strength in my body, especially in my left leg. I could hard…

    By: Terry Graedon August 22, 2013 4 Comments
    Ice Bath No Benefit for Sore Muscles

    Athletes have long been advised to ice their sore muscles and joints after a strenuous workout. A new study from the University of New Hampshire suggests that such a regimen may not be all that effect…

    By: Terry Graedon March 8, 2012 3 Comments
    Cocoa Boosts Muscle Mitochondria

    A clinical trial at the University of California, San Diego, revealed a new benefit of dark chocolate. Five people with type 2 diabetes and advanced heart failure had the mitochondria in their muscles…

    By: Terry Graedon February 9, 2012 9 Comments
    Massage Reduces Muscle Inflammation

    Athletes appreciate the relaxation provided by a good massage. A study from McMaster University in Canada has demonstrated that people suffering with chronic inflammation can also benefit greatly. A 1…

    By: Terry Graedon August 19, 2007 31 Comments
    Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs and Muscle Pain

    Q. I have read about how people experience muscle pain with Zetia and statin-type cholesterol drugs. That happened to me as well. My doctor prescribed TriCor instead and it has lowered my cholesterol …