By: Terry Graedon May 7, 2018 6 Comments
    Raw Onion to Quell Pain of Sting

    You may have simple ingredients in your kitchen cupboard that can ease pain in an emergency. Perhaps you have read about using soy sauce or yellow mustard to cool the pain of a burn. No doubt you are …

    By: Terry Graedon April 30, 2018 1 Comments
    How Could a Cold Mouth Stop Your Migraine?

    Anyone who suffers from migraines would go to great lengths not to have one. Some people are very conscientious about following a migraine diet (see below). Others are careful to stick to a strict sch…

    By: Terry Graedon April 30, 2018 21 Comments
    How to Manage Your Heartburn Without Drugs

    The American diet seems designed to create digestive problems. We love fast food, which is low in fiber and high in processed carbs and fat. We also eat on the run. As a result, many people suffer fro…

    By: Terry Graedon April 30, 2018 16 Comments
    Skeptic Discovers Benefit of Soap for Neuropathy

    Do you suffer from nerve pain? This type of pain can be quite difficult to treat. Medications such as gabapentin (Neurontin) or pregabalin (Lyrica) may ease the discomfort, especially at first. Howeve…

    By: Terry Graedon April 16, 2018 8 Comments
    Will Your Toes Be Fungus-Free and Purple?

    When the weather gets warm, are you embarrassed to put on sandals so everyone can see your toes? Even though it is very common, toenail fungus can be unsightly.You might also have trouble getting rid …

    By: Joe Graedon April 16, 2018 12 Comments
    Aromatherapy | Can a Sniff of Alcohol Relieve Na…

    Have you ever experienced nausea? Who hasn’t? It’s a terrible feeling. It can be brought on by vertigo or medications. Cancer chemotherapy drugs are notorious for triggering unrelenting nausea and…

    By: Terry Graedon April 16, 2018 17 Comments
    Will Cannabis Cream Really Ease Neuropathy?

    People with neuropathy are often desperate for relief. The causes of this nerve pain may vary, from drug side effects to the aftermath of an infection. Sometimes too little or too much of a common vit…

    By: Terry Graedon April 16, 2018 20 Comments
    Will Soap Under Sheets Help Your Leg Cramps?

    Have you ever leapt out of bed in the middle of the night with a terrible pain in your calf or your hamstring? Nocturnal leg cramps can really wreck a night's sleep. Some people are quite susceptible …

    By: Terry Graedon April 15, 2018 9 Comments
    Will Gelatin Strengthen Your Broken Nails?

    Nail problems are notoriously stubborn. It takes a long time for nails, especially toenails, to grow out. Consequently, a treatment that is working from the inside out, improving the nail plate and ma…

    By: Terry Graedon April 9, 2018 48 Comments
    Are You Wasting Your Money on Curcumin?

    If you have ever shopped for supplements online, you may have wondered if you are wasting your money. Ever since 1994, when Congress passed the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA), FDA…

    By: Terry Graedon April 9, 2018 8 Comments
    Pouring Ground Black Pepper on a Cut Stops Its B…

    We have been collecting home remedies for years. One fascinating remedy is a way to stop bleeding from a minor cut. It is very simple: just put ground black pepper on the cut and cover it with a banda…

    By: Terry Graedon April 2, 2018 10 Comments
    Will Borax in Shoes Get Rid of Foot Odor?

    Smelly feet are embarrassing, although the problem is quite common. Doctors rarely become concerned about foot odor, but it can be quite a social liability. What remedies really work to get rid of the…

    By: Terry Graedon March 29, 2018 6 Comments
    How to Time Your Meals to Control Blood Sugar

    Does it matter how you time your meals? Nutrition experts often urge obese people with diabetes to eat six small meals evenly spaced throughout the day. The idea is that this pattern will even out blo…

    By: Joe Graedon March 26, 2018 34 Comments
    Pricey Nail Fungus Treatment vs. Inexpensive Hom…

    Let’s be honest. Nail fungus looks disgusting. When your nails get thick and misshapen, yellow, brown and crumbly, they are not nice to look at. Why do some people develop fungus and others don’t?…

    By: Terry Graedon March 22, 2018 13 Comments
    How Safe Are Lavender and Tea Tree Oils?

    Lavender and tea tree oils are popular ingredients in body care products. But might they have some unintended consequences? A new study presented at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting in Chicago on…

    By: Terry Graedon March 19, 2018 22 Comments
    How Can You Feel Better with a Sluggish Thyroid?

    Millions of Americans are struggling to manage despite a sluggish thyroid gland. Levothyroxine, the main treatment for underactive thyroid, is among the most frequently prescribed drugs in the country…

    By: Terry Graedon March 15, 2018 1 Comments
    Will Mindfulness Meditation Reduce the Risk of D…

    Warding off major depression without medication is a big challenge. Mindfulness meditation may help, however. A study found that people with low-level depression who practiced meditation in a group we…

    By: Terry Graedon March 12, 2018 14 Comments
    Is Acidophilus an Antidote for Dreadful Diarrhea…

    Diarrhea that comes and goes suddenly and unpredictably can be a serious problem even if it is not connected to a serious diagnosis. People who have this experience may become reluctant to leave home,…

    By: Terry Graedon February 18, 2018 23 Comments
    Why Would Armour Thyroid Help Hashimoto’s?

    The thyroid gland is small and rather unobtrusive, but its effects are huge. This butterfly-shaped bit of tissue on the front of the neck produces hormones that help set the metabolism of every cell i…

    By: Terry Graedon February 18, 2018 8 Comments
    How Can You Get Rid of Plantar Warts?

    Plantar warts that appear on the soles of the feet or the palms of the hand can sometimes be stubborn. Those on the soles may cause discomfort when a person is standing, walking or running. But people…

    By: Terry Graedon February 11, 2018 2 Comments
    Does the Laxative Psyllium Really Lower Choleste…

    Dietary fiber is almost universally acknowledged as beneficial. Diets rich in whole grains and vegetables that supply fiber seem to be associated with better cardiovascular health, better metabolic ba…

    By: Terry Graedon February 5, 2018 10 Comments
    Fascinating Strategies to Get Rid of Warts

    Warts are caused by a near-ubiquitous virus, human papillomavirus. But nobody knows quite why they pop up at certain times and are absent at others. Doctors can offer a variety of treatments for warts…

    By: Terry Graedon January 28, 2018 2 Comments
    Treating Seborrheic Dermatitis on the Scalp

    There are a number of skin conditions that can be a bit difficult to distinguish. A person who complains about itchy bumps on the scalp and assumes it is acne might actually be treating seborrheic der…

    By: Terry Graedon January 22, 2018 16 Comments
    Can Washing Your Face with Selsun Blue Overcome …

    Rosacea can cause easy flushing and a persistently red face. In some cases, people develop little red bumps on the skin that resemble acne, although they aren't actually pimples. Eventually, the nose …

    By: Terry Graedon January 22, 2018 10 Comments
    Dancer Delights in Fungus-Free Toenails

    Nail fungus is very common, affecting toenails more often than fingernails. Thirty years ago or so, doctors often advised their patients to ignore toenail fungus. They would point out that, although t…

    By: Terry Graedon January 15, 2018 8 Comments
    How to Fight Fungus with a Sock Soak

    Have you ever had to fight fungus on your feet? The infection may show up between your toes or spread over the soles. To get rid of it, you may have tried an antifungal lotion or cream, such as clotri…

    By: Terry Graedon January 11, 2018 1 Comments
    Will Magic Mushroom Compound Ease Depression?

    Psilocybin is the psychoactive compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms. Humans have used this magic mushroom compound in rituals for thousands of years. The compound alters sensory perceptions and even t…

    By: Terry Graedon January 8, 2018 4 Comments
    Why Do Cough Lozenges Ease Indigestion?

    Heartburn is hardly a new phenomenon. Humans have probably had to contend with indigestion for as long as the species has existed. Still, it often seems as though 21st century Americans suffer more of…

    By: Terry Graedon January 7, 2018 8 Comments
    What Is the Magic with Concord Grape Juice?

    Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. Most people experience the pain predominantly in the heel, especially first thing in the morning. The usual t…

    By: Terry Graedon January 1, 2018 19 Comments
    How to Stop a Cold Sore with an Herb

    Whether you call them cold sores or fever blisters, these lesions may pop up when you get sick. A respiratory tract infection or exposure to wind or sun may bring them out. No one knows exactly why a …

    By: Terry Graedon December 21, 2017 11 Comments
    Can Ginkgo Help Stroke Survivors Keep Their Wits…

    Ginkgo biloba has long been a popular herb in China. It is credited with promoting memory and fighting dementia, although most studies using a German extract of the tree have not provided convincing r…

    By: Terry Graedon December 18, 2017 17 Comments
    Painful Fingertip Cracks Heal Quickly with Liqui…

    When the weather turns cold and heating dries out the air, many people suffer painful fingertip cracks. When the skin of thumbs and fingers cracks, simple tasks like buttoning a shirt, typing a messag…

    By: Terry Graedon December 14, 2017 7 Comments
    People with Parkinson’s Benefit from High-…

    Patients with the movement disorder called Parkinson’s disease often develop resistance to treatment after several years. Unfortunately, the usual consequence is worsening symptoms that make daily l…

    By: Terry Graedon December 11, 2017 24 Comments
    Will Melatonin Under Your Tongue Ease Insomnia?

    Millions of Americans suffer with insomnia. They have trouble falling asleep, or they wake in the middle of the night and toss and turn when they can't get back to sleep. When they stumble out of bed …

    By: Terry Graedon December 4, 2017 10 Comments
    Twins Demonstrate the Benefits of Vicks VapoRub …

    When we first heard about putting Vicks VapoRub on the soles of the feet to calm a cough, we thought it was a little odd. In fact, the nurse who told us about it described this remedy as "wacky." None…

    By: Terry Graedon November 27, 2017 19 Comments
    Why Put Soap Under Your Bottom Sheet?

    Sometimes we come across a remedy or recommendation that, at first blush, doesn't seem to make any sense. That certainly was the response from many of our readers when we wrote about putting soap unde…

    By: Terry Graedon November 27, 2017 4 Comments
    How to Lower Blood Pressure Without Drugs

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, does not give out many warning signs. You can't usually feel whether your blood pressure is high or low, and as a result it can creep upwards sometimes without yo…

    By: Terry Graedon November 20, 2017 12 Comments
    Can You Prevent Cold Sores by Avoiding Cashews?

    Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are part of the body's reaction to herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Although the vast majority of us have been exposed to HSV-1, not everyone gets blister…

    By: Terry Graedon November 20, 2017 31 Comments
    Can You Heal Sore Fingertips with Salve?

    Every year, we hear from people who suffer during cold weather with sore fingertips that are cracked or even split open. This condition makes it difficult to fasten buttons, handle pen and paper, mani…

    By: Terry Graedon November 16, 2017 9 Comments
    Understanding Ayurvedic Medical Practice and Pro…

    For people who are interested in learning more about Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicine of the Indian subcontinent, we offer this guest post by Jennifer Rioux, PhD. She is a Doctor of Ayurv…