By: Joe Graedon September 17, 2018 12 Comments
    Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Relieved With Soap!

    There are some medical conditions that are surprisingly common but quite mysterious. You have probably heard of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Doctors now call it myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). The …

    By: Terry Graedon September 17, 2018 7 Comments
    Will Vicks VapoRub Ease Facial Pain?

    We have been fascinated to hear lately from readers who have found unusual remedies. We have been writing for years about the possibility that soap can alleviate nighttime leg cramps.  We were surpri…

    By: Terry Graedon September 16, 2018 3 Comments
    Can You Cool Your Hot Flashes with Maca?

    Just because menopause is a natural part of life doesn't mean it is easy. Some women have intense hot flashes for only a few years, but others may suffer for a decade or more. Estrogen is the gold sta…

    By: Terry Graedon September 16, 2018 9 Comments
    How Can You Use Beets for Better Blood Pressure?

    With concerns about contaminated antihypertensive medications, many people are interested in ways to lower their blood pressure without drugs. There is a wide range of options: exercise, weight loss, …

    By: Joe Graedon September 13, 2018 56 Comments
    Is Whole Fat Dairy (Milk, Cheese and Yogurt) Goo…

    Cardiologists have been admonishing Americans to avoid saturated fat in the diet. Whole fat dairy products have been especially vilified. That is why skim milk, margarine and low-fat yogurt have becom…

    By: Terry Graedon September 13, 2018 8 Comments
    Will Tai Ji Help Keep You from Falling?

    Older people have a justified fear of falling. A broken hip often leads to disability or death. That’s why it is so important to prevent falls. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine sugges…

    By: Joe Graedon September 10, 2018 10 Comments
    Can A Bar of Soap Stop a Cough or Laryngospasm?

    We have been writing about the amazing power of soap to stop leg cramps, ease restless leg syndrome and control hand cramps for years. Initially these stories seemed too good to be true. And yet we ha…

    By: Terry Graedon September 10, 2018 19 Comments
    Should You Smear Milk of Magnesia on Your Rosace…

    People with the skin condition rosacea often feel frustrated. To alleviate the redness of the condition, they may try over-the-counter and prescription medications. Many people report that they don't …

    By: Terry Graedon September 10, 2018 10 Comments
    Will Certo and Grape Juice Help Your Sore Knees?

    The recent news that diclofenac, like other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), can make people more susceptible to cardiovascular complications is disturbing. It is not particularly surpri…

    By: Terry Graedon September 4, 2018 2 Comments
    What Is Ayurvedic Medicine and How Does it Work?

    By Jennifer Rioux, PhD, AD, C-IAYT, AYT For people who are interested in learning more about Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicine of the Indian subcontinent, we offer this guest post by Jennif…

    By: Terry Graedon September 3, 2018 23 Comments
    Can Quercetin Control Your Allergy Symptoms?

    Hay fever season is looming, and many allergy sufferers may be wishing they had a way to prevent the misery of sneezing and sniffling. One reader made a serendipitous discovery: quercetin taken for gl…

    By: Terry Graedon September 3, 2018 16 Comments
    How to Use Soap in Bed for Nighttime Leg Cramps

    If you suffer from leg cramps that wake you up at night, you've no doubt sought some way to prevent them. Some people have been advised to take minerals such as magnesium or potassium to ward off leg …

    By: Terry Graedon August 30, 2018 22 Comments
    Show 1101: How You Can Use Essential Oils for Be…

    Plant-based oils often carry the scent of the plant. Plants may use them to attract insects, but people have found numerous uses for them as well. Some can be used in skin care, while others may be us…

    By: Terry Graedon August 30, 2018 0 Comments
    More Indications for Medical Marijuana in Connec…

    Although many physicians are skeptical of its benefits, medical marijuana is gradually gaining acceptance. Medical marijuana in Connecticut was already approved for several serious conditions, includi…

    By: Terry Graedon August 27, 2018 4 Comments
    Is Urine a Good Remedy for Toenail Fungus?

    Experimenting with a military recommendation for preventing athlete's foot led one reader to conclude that it is also an effective remedy for toenail fungus. Still, it is a bit controversial, probably…

    By: Terry Graedon August 27, 2018 3 Comments
    Will Stinging Nettle Banish Your Cold Sores?

    Most adults have been exposed at some point to the virus that causes cold sores, herpes simplex (HSV1). Not everyone reacts by developing recurrent cold sores, but those who do would love a way to get…

    By: Terry Graedon August 27, 2018 7 Comments
    Will Soy Sauce Cool Your Burn?

    Lifting a lid or grabbing a pan are opportunities to get burned. On the other hand, cooking is a pleasure as well as a means to eat well and control your own diet. So rather than avoid the kitchen, ma…

    By: Terry Graedon August 22, 2018 14 Comments
    Are High Carb Diets Better Than Low Carb Diets?

    Do you shun fats and focus on carbohydrates for most of your energy? Or do you subscribe to a low-carb lifestyle? Proponents of both high carb diets and low carb diets have been debating their pros an…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 20, 2018 19 Comments
    Will Milk of Magnesia on Your Face Ease Rosacea?

    Rosacea may start with easy blushing and flushing and proceed to constant (or near-constant) redness across the cheeks. With this, people may get bumps that look like pimples but are not. There are me…

    By: Terry Graedon August 19, 2018 22 Comments
    What Are the Health Benefits of Cinnamon in Coff…

    Have you been hearing that cinnamon is good for you? Or maybe you're worried about the potential health hazards of cinnamon but unsure of what they could be. Perhaps you have been wondering how you mi…

    By: Joe Graedon August 16, 2018 19 Comments
    Is Salt Good or Bad for Your Health?

    You have heard for years that salt is sinful. People who sprinkle salt on their food are frowned upon by many health professionals. The diet dictocrats will tell you that if you eat chips and salsa, c…

    By: Terry Graedon August 13, 2018 16 Comments
    How Does Meat Tenderizer Ease the Pain of Stings…

    If you've ever been stung by a wasp, you know something about pain. Not only does the sting hurt immediately, but it can also swell up and be painful and itchy for several days. Look for relief in you…

    By: Terry Graedon August 9, 2018 3 Comments
    Should You Munch Crickets to Benefit Your Microb…

    You may not think that crickets sound like a tasty snack, but a new study suggests they could be a healthy one. In many parts of the world, however, people are delighted when insects are on the menu. …

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 6, 2018 4 Comments
    Will Aromas Help You Avoid Motion Sickness?

    Plenty of people get seasick on a boat or carsick in a vehicle. There are medications that can help folks avoid motion sickness, but some individuals find that these drugs can lead to confusion or oth…

    By: Terry Graedon August 6, 2018 4 Comments
    Can You Solve Your Foot Odor Problem with Vinega…

    Do you have smelly feet? Many people are embarrassed to take off their shoes because of the resulting odor. You might be looking for a way to solve your foot odor problem with home remedies. Readers h…

    By: Terry Graedon August 6, 2018 4 Comments
    How to Use Olive Oil to Overcome Lice

    Head lice are not particularly dangerous, but they are extremely unpleasant. When they persist despite multiple treatments, people may become very frustrated. Some parents are concerned about having t…

    By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2018 3 Comments
    Will a Mediterranean Diet Help Your Psoriasis?

    Following a Mediterranean style diet with lots of vegetables, extra-virgin olive oil, whole grains and fruit is good for your heart and your metabolism. Now a French study suggests this way of eating …

    By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2018 5 Comments
    How Are Vitamin D and Rheumatoid Arthritis Linke…

    Vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) is essential for good health. Human beings can make this hormone when skin is exposed to sunlight. In addition, vitamin D is found in a few foods: oily fish (and espec…

    By: Terry Graedon July 30, 2018 26 Comments
    Soap Under the Sheet Can Prevent Nocturnal Leg C…

    Nocturnal leg cramps really get in the way of a good night's sleep. You might be sound asleep, possibly even dreaming, and bam! You wake up with a horrible charlie horse or, even worse, an iron-hard m…

    By: Terry Graedon July 30, 2018 11 Comments
    How to Prepare No-Gas Beans

    You may have heard about the benefits of dietary fiber, but such diets have one drawback: flatulence. That's why our readers get excited about no-gas beans. How Fiber Helps the Heart: People who consu…

    By: Terry Graedon July 26, 2018 5 Comments
    Will Extra Vegetables Protect You Against Breast…

    Your mother was right when she urged you to eat your vegetables. And if she took her own advice and consumed extra vegetables, she was lowering her own risk of breast cancer. What Is the Value of Extr…

    By: Terry Graedon July 23, 2018 10 Comments
    Can Castor Oil Clear Your Toenail Fungus?

    What can you do to get rid of your toenail fungus? Many readers have wrestled with that question, and some have discovered ingenious solutions. Here is one we hadn't encountered before. Castor Oil to …

    By: Terry Graedon July 23, 2018 2 Comments
    How to Fight Lice with Cetaphil Cleanser

    Nobody likes lice. Unlike other unpopular biting bugs such as fleas and mosquitoes, lice don't carry dangerous diseases. But they have become resistant to many of the compounds that were once effectiv…

    By: Terry Graedon July 23, 2018 5 Comments
    Can You Use Almonds to Stop Heartburn?

    Heartburn may seem like a recent problem, but in fact, people have been struggling with indigestion for as far back as medical history reaches and probably beyond. Hippocrates wrote about it more than…

    By: Joe Graedon July 19, 2018 23 Comments
    Should You Take Probiotics with Antibiotics? New…

    Health professionals in the U.S. have been slow to embrace probiotics. European doctors have been recommending probiotics with antibiotics for a long time. For reasons that puzzle us, American physici…

    By: Terry Graedon July 18, 2018 3 Comments
    Show 1129: Is Complementary Medicine Good for Ch…

    Complementary medicine has become popular in the US. Many people pay out of pocket for treatment by Ayurveda practitioners, massage therapists or chiropractors. Others take a range of herbs and other …

    By: Terry Graedon July 18, 2018 9 Comments
    Do Vitamin D Pills Lower Your Chance of Cancer?

    Epidemiological studies have shown that people with low levels of vitamin D are more susceptible to various cancers. What can you do to reverse your risk? The answer is not clear.  We do not know if …

    By: Terry Graedon July 16, 2018 8 Comments
    Try Olive Oil for Your Dry Mouth

    Dry mouth is not a life-threatening condition, but it certainly can make you miserable. Quite a few medications can cause this irritating symptom. If your prescriber writes it off as a "minor" side ef…

    By: Terry Graedon July 16, 2018 0 Comments
    What Health Benefits Can You Get from Spices?

    You may be well aware that vegetables and fruits are loaded with vitamins and minerals. Perhaps you've even heard about additional compounds we call phytonutrients. These may not be considered essenti…

    By: Terry Graedon July 12, 2018 8 Comments
    Multivitamins No Help Against Heart Disease

    Are multivitamins no help against heart disease? Millions of Americans take multivitamins, perhaps as many as 40 percent of older adults. A new study suggests that mixed vitamin and mineral formulatio…