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Alternative Health

Can Splashing Listerine on Shingles Ease Lingering Pain?

Putting original amber Listerine on shingles has helped readers with the pain of this excruciating rash. We don't know why this remedy works.

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Alternative Health

Will Vicks VapoRub Help Your Athlete’s Foot?

Vicks is not promoted as a treatment for athlete's foot. How could Vicks VapoRub help? It contains many essential oils with antifungal activity.

treatment with salicylic acid to banish plantar warts on the soles of two feet
Alternative Health

Can You Cure Warts With Vitamin A?

A reader used water-soluble vitamin A to cure warts on the sole of the foot. Scientific research is inconclusive about this and other wart remedies.

Ashwagandha powder and root
Alternative Health

Will Taking Ashwagandha Help You Fall Asleep?

One reader reports success with an Ayurvedic herb for insomnia. Could the Indian herb ashwagandha help you sleep better too?

child with fever
Alternative Health

How Can You Get a Fever Down Without Drugs?

Centuries ago, people used a tepid bath to get a fever down, even if they had no medications. Now, doctors want to know about the underlying infection.

Hand with pen drawing the chemical formula of CBD (cannabidiol)
Alternative Health

Will CBD Oil Help Your Arthritis Pain?

Cannabidiol has been studied for its ability to relieve joint pain in animals. Some readers think it might also help ease your arthritis pain.

Dog with an icepack on his head
Alternative Health

Can Plants Really Protect You from a Hangover?

A special supplement containing extracts from five plants (acerola, ginger, ginkgo, prickly pear and willow) reduced hangover symptoms significantly.

Foot in a vice representing diabetic nerve pain
Alternative Health

Will Soap Under the Bottom Sheet Ease Foot Pain?

One reader found that keeping soap under the bottom sheet of the bed reduced the unbearable pain caused by tarsal tunnel syndrome.

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Aging

Will Boosting Your Step Count Save Your Life?

A study of American adults shows that people who manage a step count of at least 8,000 a day have a lower chance of dying in the next decade.

A bottle of Selsun Blue dandruff shampoo to ease eczema, under-breast rash with dandruff shampoo
Alternative Health

How Can You Use Dandruff Shampoo to Ease Eczema?

One reader reports washing with Selsun Blue shampoo to ease eczema. This dandruff shampoo inhibits yeast that may contribute to itch and rash.

Elderberry berries Sambucus nigra
Alternative Health

Should You Take Elderberry Extract to Help Fight Flu?

A reader insists you should take elderberry extract to ward off the flu. Another reports that this herbal medicine sped recovery from a cold.

Knee prepared for PRP injection
Alternative Health

Will a PRP Injection Help Your Knee Arthritis?

A meta-analysis of 12 studies found that a PRP injection relieved pain from knee osteoarthritis. It was more effective against pain than hyaluronic acid.

grabbing the sole of the foot in neuropathic pain
Alternative Health

Will CBD Oil Ease Neuropathic Pain?

Readers would like to know if they can use CBD oil for relief from neuropathic pain. Research is limited, but one study suggests topical CBD is helpful.

spoonful of vinegar to relieve heartburn
Acid Reflux

Can You Relieve Heartburn With Vinegar?

Many people have found they can ease heartburn with vinegar. When will scientists study this remedy so we will know whether or how it works?

Two Economy sized MoM deodorants
Alternative Health

Unscented Aluminum-Free MoM Deodorant Back in Stock!

We apologize! We have a hard time keeping our unscented aluminum-free milk MoM deodorant in stock. The economy-size is back with FREE SHIPPING! Order now.

Leptospermum scoparium Manuka flower, source of manuka honey
Alternative Health

Will Your Cracked Fingertips Heal With Manuka Honey?

Manuka honey is helpful in healing wounds, from burns to split fingertips. It discourages bacterial growth and helps cuts close more quickly.

a coconut and coconut oil on a spoon
Alternative Health

Can You Use Coconut Oil to Ease Vaginal Dryness?

Many older women report success in using coconut oil to ease vaginal dryness. It is inexpensive, easy to apply, and does not have scary side effects.

bitter melon Momordica charantia
Alternative Health

Can Indian Fruit Fight Off Cancer?

An Indian fruit known as bitter melon appears to block some cancer cells' ability to get energy from sugar or fat. Watch for further research!

older woman with age-related macular degeneration using magnifying glass
Alternative Health

Will Saffron Delay Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

A reader got great results taking saffron for age-related macular degeneration, along with AREDS vitamins. A few studies support its efficacy.

ginger root
Alternative Health

Ginger Was Brilliant Remedy for Post-Operative Nausea

Placebo-controlled studies support a reader's experience that strong ginger tea alleviated post-operative nausea. Have you tried it?