By: Terry Graedon December 31, 2018 5 Comments
    Will Therapeutic Frankincense Help You Sleep?

    In the Christmas story found in the Gospel of Matthew, wise men come from the east seeking the newborn king. They bring him presents: gold, frankincense and myrrh. This part of the story with these pr…

    By: Terry Graedon December 24, 2018 5 Comments
    How to Calm a Cough Naturally

    Do you know how to calm a cough naturally? At this time of year, lots of people are coughing. If you go to a movie or a concert, chances are good that the people around you will be hacking away. Ditto…

    By: Terry Graedon December 24, 2018 27 Comments
    Seniors Swear by Marijuana Oil for Pain Relief

    In an increasing number of states, the legislatures have legalized the medicinal use of marijuana. (Ten states and the District of Columbia have made recreational use legal, usually in addition to med…

    By: Joe Graedon December 20, 2018 12 Comments
    Could Exercise Save Your Brain?

    There are a couple of health problems that everyone dreads. A diagnosis of cancer is most unwelcome. Neurological conditions run a close second, though. If a doctor diagnoses Parkinson's disease, ALS …

    By: Terry Graedon December 20, 2018 0 Comments
    Can Mindfulness Help You Lose Weight?

    Mindfulness, the practice of paying attention to your own thoughts and feelings in the moment, has been praised as a way for people to manage stress. It has also been studied as a way to manage major …

    By: Terry Graedon December 20, 2018 9 Comments
    Could Massage Make Your Knees Feel Better?

    A weekly whole-body massage sounds like a luxury, but new research suggests it could help people with knee arthritis live with less pain (Journal of General Internal Medicine, online Dec 12, 2018). It…

    By: Terry Graedon December 17, 2018 14 Comments
    Can Holding Your Breath Stop Painful Foot Cramps…

    Have you often been awakened by painful foot cramps? This is a most unpleasant experience. Some people find that stretching the toes back toward the knee is enough to stop the cramp; they may not even…

    By: Terry Graedon December 17, 2018 5 Comments
    Can Epsom Salts Combat Chronic Constipation?

    Many Americans have difficulty with "regularity." They may pass stool infrequently or they may find their stool is hard and painful to pass. People are eager to find ways to combat chronic constipatio…

    By: Terry Graedon December 17, 2018 7 Comments
    Will Lavender Oil Ease Your Anxiety and Insomnia…

    Aromatherapy, the use of plant materials with notable fragrance, has long been popular in Europe. It is now becoming more widely adopted in the US as well. In this approach, people utilize the "essent…

    By: Joe Graedon December 10, 2018 0 Comments
    Celebrate with a Cool Gift from The People’s P…

    What is the most precious gift of all? Hint: It’s not a new car, a smartphone, an electronic gadget, jewelry or clothing. The most extraordinary gift is good health. Many of us take our health for g…

    By: Terry Graedon December 10, 2018 21 Comments
    Is There a Natural Remedy for Cold Sores?

    During cold season, many people suffer from outbreaks of cold sores, also called fever blisters. Perhaps when the immune system is busy fighting off another infection, the herpes simplex virus that ca…

    By: Terry Graedon December 3, 2018 16 Comments
    Why Would a Veterinary Office Use Coca-Cola?

    For decades, we have been warning people not to drink sugar-sweetened soda pop. Not only is it bad for teeth, those liquid calories sneak in too easily and add up too readily. However, we recently wro…

    By: Terry Graedon December 3, 2018 4 Comments
    Will CBD for Pain Make You Fail the Marijuana Te…

    One lesson learned from the terrible opioid crisis of the past few years: a lot of Americans are in a lot of pain. With doctors increasingly reluctant to prescribe narcotics for pain relief, people ar…

    By: Terry Graedon November 26, 2018 9 Comments
    Vicks on Soles of Feet Calmed Grandkids’ C…

    When young children cough all night, they may not be awake themselves, but their parents and grandparents won't be able to sleep well. Little ones don't respond well to conventional cough medicines. W…

    By: Joe Graedon November 19, 2018 14 Comments
    Terpin Hydrate Helped World War I Veteran

    Terpin hydrate, with or without codeine, used to be a highly popular cough remedy. It was available without a prescription from the 1880s until the 1990s. That’s when the FDA decided there wasn’t …

    By: Terry Graedon November 19, 2018 12 Comments
    Should You Pour Black Pepper on Your Cut?

    Who knows where home remedies come from? Most of the time, their history is untraceable. Who first thought to pour black pepper on a cut to staunch the bleeding? We have no idea. If you search the int…

    By: Terry Graedon November 12, 2018 19 Comments
    What Can You Do for a Kitchen Burn?

    A kitchen burn or other minor household burn is painful. They usually cause redness and sometimes blistering. Cold water is the standard first aid recommendation. In fact, cold tap water is just the r…

    By: Terry Graedon November 12, 2018 35 Comments
    What Is the Alternative to Grape Juice and Pecti…

    Arthritis, joint pain and inflammation and rheumatism have plagued human beings since prehistoric times. Possibly as a result, there are more home remedies for arthritis than you could count easily. T…

    By: Terry Graedon November 5, 2018 18 Comments
    Can You Cure a Plantar Wart with Silver Nitrate?

    Plantar warts are those that appear on the sole of the foot. They can become tender and make walking painful. Over the years, we have heard of many different home remedies to get rid of plantar warts.…

    By: Terry Graedon November 5, 2018 1 Comments
    Is Chasteberry a Natural Way to Ease Hot Flashes…

    Hot flashes are the signature symptom of menopause. Some women are barely troubled by them while others are incapacitated. Most women in menopause would like to find a way to ease hot flashes, though …

    By: Terry Graedon October 28, 2018 17 Comments
    Could CBD Cream Relieve Your Knee Pain?

    As people age, their joints often begin to hurt. They may try a variety of approaches, from taking OTC pain relievers such as ibuprofen or naproxen to swallowing home remedies such as gin-soaked raisi…

    By: Terry Graedon October 28, 2018 26 Comments
    Do You Want a Natural Thyroid Treatment?

    Thyroid problems are far more common than you might guess. Pharmacists dispense approximately 120 million prescriptions each year for levothyroxine (Levoxyl, Synthroid, Tirosint, Unithroid). People wh…

    By: Terry Graedon October 27, 2018 4 Comments
    How to Use Cold Keys to Stop Your Nosebleed

    Nosebleeds are common, messy and embarrassing. No one likes to drip blood all over everything. Your first reaction might be to try to stop the blood with a handful of paper tissues, but that doesn't a…

    By: Terry Graedon October 25, 2018 7 Comments
    Will a Whiff of Lavender Ease Your Anxiety?

    Many people think of lavender as a calming herb. Research in mice now shows that this reputation goes beyond folklore. A whiff of lavender has anti-anxiety effects. How Do Mice React to a Whiff of Lav…

    By: Terry Graedon October 22, 2018 24 Comments
    Is Black Pepper Better Than Styptic Pencil for C…

    Do you have a favorite home remedy to stop bleeding? Many people insist that pouring ground black pepper on a cut stops the bleeding more quickly. Is black pepper better than other approaches to stopp…

    By: Terry Graedon October 14, 2018 4 Comments
    Show 1138: What Are the Health Benefits of Yoga?

    Yoga has become extremely popular over the last few decades. You have probably seen photographs of fit-looking young people in stretchy clothing and improbable poses and wondered why they are so enthu…

    By: Joe Graedon October 14, 2018 13 Comments
    Is There Science to Support Alternative Treatmen…

    Psoriasis sucks. It is a condition that causes red, dry, scaly, itchy skin patches. There is no cure. The causes are mysterious. Scientists believe that an overactive immune system is the culprit. For…

    By: Terry Graedon October 8, 2018 7 Comments
    Can You Get Rid of Warts with Super Glue?

    Warts are bumps on the skin caused by a virus, the human papillomavirus (HPV). Even though you can't actually get rid of the virus, you can get rid of warts. A wide range of home remedies and over-the…

    By: Terry Graedon October 1, 2018 16 Comments
    Why Cold Water Is Great First Aid for a Burn

    If you burn yourself in the kitchen, what's the first thing you do? It is helpful to know first aid for a burn consists, first, of cold water. Here's one reader's experience with this essential remedy…

    By: Terry Graedon October 1, 2018 16 Comments
    Will Grape Juice and Pectin Ease Your Joint Pain…

    Arthritis pain presents a big dilemma. The pain itself can interfere greatly with your quality of life. On the other hand, because people suffer from joint pain frequently, if not every day, they may …

    By: Terry Graedon September 24, 2018 6 Comments
    How Can You Keep Plantar Warts from Recurring?

    Plantar warts occur on the soles of the feet. At first, you might not notice a plantar wart. Most of us don't inspect our soles regularly unless they hurt. Plantar warts often become painful to walk o…

    By: Terry Graedon September 24, 2018 15 Comments
    Acupressure Wrist Bands Help You Get to Sleep

    If you sleep well, you may not realize how lucky you are. Those who have difficulty sleeping are faced with a tough dilemma. Sleep deprivation is bad for your health, as many studies have shown. On th…

    By: Joe Graedon September 17, 2018 18 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 17 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 13, 2018 10 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 20 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 4, 2018 4 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 19 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…