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bun on table next to butter or plant-based spreadHeart AttackTerry Graedon - December 27, 2021
pomegranate juice and pomegranate seedsCancer DietJoe Graedon - December 20, 2021
pouring olive oil onto spoon over a slice of breadHeart AttackJoe Graedon - January 13, 2022 - 9 comments

Amazing Benefits from Half a Tablespoon of Olive Oil

The evidence keeps accumulating that as little as half a tablespoon of olive oil a day can have huge health benefits. Are you getting enough?

Terry Graedon - December 20, 2021

Onion Cough Remedy

Joe Graedon - December 20, 2021

Cinnamon Offers Health Benefits but Also Carries Serious Risks

Terry Graedon - December 20, 2021

Can Grape Juice with Pectin Ease Your Joint Pain?

Terry Graedon - December 20, 2021

Can Beet Juice Really Lower High Blood Pressure?

Terry Graedon - December 6, 2021

Do Walnuts Really Interfere with Synthroid Effectiveness?

Butter in crystal butter dish with knife
Heart AttackTerry Graedon - December 2, 2021

Just How Scary Is Saturated Fat?

Is your doctor's nutrition advice outmoded? Many physicians still warn against saturated fat, though they need a more nuanced message.

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Alzheimer’s DiseaseTerry Graedon - December 1, 2021

What Is It About Coffee That Protects Your Brain?

Scientists tested dark roast and light roast coffee as well as decaf to see what components of coffee may prevent amyloid plaques.

a cup of coffee made with a filter is not bad for you
Arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm)Terry Graedon - November 29, 2021

Study Shows No Need to Shun Coffee to Keep Heart Rhythm Regular

Doctors often tell patients to avoid caffeinated coffee to keep their heart rhythm regular. Studies suggest there's no need to worry.

grape juice with pectin, certo and grape juice
Home RemediesTerry Graedon - November 29, 2021

Certo and Grape Juice Loosened Stiff Knee

A stiff knee or sore hip might respond well to a home remedy like Certo dissolved in grape juice. Have you tried it?

pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds
DiarrheaJoe Graedon - November 22, 2021

Pomegranate Juice For Chronic Diarrhea

Research backs up our reader's claim that pomegranate juice can alleviate chronic diarrhea. Be careful not to drink too much!

a cup of coffee made with a filter is not bad for you
Heart AttackTerry Graedon - November 18, 2021

Is Coffee Really Bad for You?

Studies show that coffee drinkers are less likely to get heart failure or die of heart disease. Unfiltered coffee, though, is bad for you.

Olive oil bottle and jarred olives in a basket of fresh olives provide the right type of fat
Home RemediesTerry Graedon - November 11, 2021

For Preventing Stroke, Type of Fat Matters More Than Quantity

Data from the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study show the type of fat is important. Vegetable sources rock.

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grape juice with pectin, certo and grape juice
ArthritisTerry Graedon - November 8, 2021

Will Certo and Grape Juice Help Your Sore Knees?

Drinking a concoction of the liquid pectin Certo and grape juice appears to ease knee, shoulder or hip pain for many people. Will it help you?

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Blood ClotsTerry Graedon - November 4, 2021

What Are the Health Benefits of Cocoa Flavanols?

Our underwriter, CocoaVia, offers high-potency cocoa flavanol supplements, now with a 15% discount on all its products.

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Acid RefluxTerry Graedon - October 25, 2021

Are the Health Benefits of Buttermilk Like Those of Yogurt?

The health benefits of buttermilk and yogurt both derive in part from vitamins, minerals and probiotic bacteria in their cultures.

almonds and almond milk on table as part of dairy-free diet
FractureTerry Graedon - October 21, 2021

If You Are a Vegan or Vegetarian, Are Your Bones Weaker?

People who stick to a vegan or vegetarian diet appear more likely to suffer a broken hip over the next decade. Dairy can reduce the risk.

Ceylon cinnamon sticks
DiabetesTerry Graedon - October 18, 2021

Can You Lower Blood Sugar with Cinnamon?

Both Ceylon and cassia cinnamon can help lower blood sugar, but Ceylon cinnamon is safer because it does not have coumarin.

a woman holding a large handful of pistachio nuts
Heart AttackTerry Graedon - October 14, 2021

What Is the Story on Nuts and Health?

Scientists suspect there is a connection between nuts and health. Many studies show nut eaters have less heart disease, strokes or cancer.

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DepressionTerry Graedon - October 14, 2021

Diet with Mushrooms May Protect You from Depression

Loading your diet with mushrooms may cut your chance of being diagnosed with depression. Will you eat them on pizza or in stir-fry?

three young children eating lunch with vegetables
DepressionTerry Graedon - September 30, 2021

Eating Fruits and Veggies Boosts Children’s Mental Wellbeing

A large study in England shows that youngsters who eat more vegetables and fruits score higher on tests of mental wellbeing.

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Heart AttackTerry Graedon - September 27, 2021

How to Make Your Blood Fats Healthier

Regular exercise and a Mediterranean-style diet can change blood fats so that they are less likely to increase the risk for heart disease.

African american businesswoman feeling unwell from migraine pain touching forehead at team meeting
Home RemediesTerry Graedon - September 20, 2021

Will an Elimination Diet Help You Avoid Migraines?

If you suffer frequent migraine headaches, following an elimination diet may help you avoid migraines. Better studies are sorely needed.

spoonful of golden raisins, gin-soaked golden raisins
ArthritisTerry Graedon - September 13, 2021

Will Gin-Soaked Golden Raisins Help Your Joint Pain?

Many readers report that eating nine gin-soaked golden raisins daily can alleviate joint pain if used for at least a month or two.

granuloma annulare lesion on top of foot
Granuloma AnnulareJoe Graedon - September 6, 2021

What Is Granuloma Annulare And How Can I Get Rid of It?

What happens when a condition like granuloma annulare is diagnosed? No one knows what causes it or how to cure it. Do home remedies work?

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Home RemediesTerry Graedon - August 29, 2021

Green Tea Calmed Psoriasis

A study found polyphenol compounds (as found in green tea) can reduce skin lesions in mice, suggesting possible areas of study for overcoming psoriasis.

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CancerTerry Graedon - August 26, 2021

Why Should You Eat Colorful Veggies?

People who consume a flavonoid-rich diet full of colorful veggies and berries are less likely to die prematurely of heart disease or cancer.

pecans both shelled and in their hulls
DiabetesTerry Graedon - August 26, 2021

Are Pecans Good for Your Heart?

Nuts, including pecans, can be a healthful addition to the diet. People who eat a few handfuls a week have lower blood sugar and cholesterol.

two young boys eating pizza
Home RemediesTerry Graedon - August 12, 2021

Where Do American Children and Teens Get Most of Their Calories?

A new study shows that American children and teens get about two-thirds of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods.

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CancerTerry Graedon - August 5, 2021

What Is the Best Diet for Cancer Survivors?

A German study reveals that a plant-based diet for cancer survivors may help them live longer. A healthful diet with whole foods is preferred.

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ConstipationTerry Graedon - August 2, 2021

Are There Natural Remedies for Constipation?

A number of natural remedies for constipation work very well. You may not have heard of eating two kiwifruit a day.

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Home RemediesTerry Graedon - July 19, 2021

How Often Do You Get Up to Pee at Night?

Some readers find that eating raisins before bedtime means they don't have to get up to pee as often, or possibly not at all.

roasted coffee beans in an espresso cup can help reduce your risk for COVID
CoronavirusTerry Graedon - July 15, 2021

Does a Daily Cup of Coffee Reduce Your Risk for COVID?

Research utilizing the UK Biobank data demonstrates that drinking a cup of coffee a day can reduce your risk for COVID.

whole grain tabouli salad with pomegranate seeds
CancerTerry Graedon - July 15, 2021

How to Choose Whole Grains for a Longer Life

Analyses of many long-term studies shows that eating whole grains for a longer life works best when people get at least three servings a day.

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Charlie HorseJoe Graedon - July 12, 2021

Mustard For Cramps Has Amazing Scientific Explanation

Skeptics often dismiss remedies that they cannot explain. Such is true for mustard for cramps. But now there is an explanation and it is incredibly elegant!

psoriasis plaque on an elbow
Home RemediesTerry Graedon - July 8, 2021

Will a Mediterranean Diet Help Your Psoriasis?

French scientists found that psoriasis patients whose diets conformed least to a Mediterranean pattern had the worst skin problems. Perhaps a Mediterranean diet would help your psoriasis.

could curry alleviate Alzheimer's
Alzheimer’s DiseaseTerry Graedon - July 5, 2021

Will Curry Alleviate Alzheimer’s?

Does curry alleviate Alzheimer's disease? Studies in animals suggest that it might have a powerful protective effect.