Certo and grape juice (the purple pectin remedy) can lower cholesterol, make arteries more flexible and ease arthritis pain.
English walnuts may have the advantage for heart health, but black walnuts appear to have anticancer activity.
One reader found that following an allergen-free diet without dairy, eggs or gluten eliminated joint pain. Will it work for you?
Archway has changed hands several times, and the current owner does not seem to be making Archway coconut cookies. You can make your own!
There are many sources of vitamin C in food other than citrus fruits. Are you getting enough to keep your immune system strong?
A green Mediterranean diet relying on plant protein instead of meat or fish lowers LDL cholesterol, blood pressure and insulin resistance.
People who stick to a vegan or vegetarian diet appear to be more likely to suffer a broken hip over the next decade.
Many physicians prescribe drugs to lower LDL cholesterol and inflammation. Walnuts are also good at lowering cholesterol and inflammation.
A number of natural remedies for constipation work very well. You may not have heard of eating two kiwifruit a day.
When you choose what to eat for a healthy heart, pick vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and avoid highly processed fried foods and sugar.
Acne Rosacea (rosacea)
Rosacea can be a stubborn skin problem. One reader found that a change in diet made a significant difference.
There is a possibility that eating foods rich in arginine could make shingles worse. We offer a list of what you might avoid.
A dose of baking soda in water signals the spleen to produce anti-inflammatory immune cells. This may help reduce swelling.
Using virgin olive oil in your diet can increase your good HDL cholesterol and possibly lower your risk of heart problems.
Cramps (hands, legs)
The quinine in tonic water can activate TRPM7, a transient receptor potential channel, to ease or eliminate muscle cramp pain.
A pectin and grape juice remedy cut down on nighttime urination but made nosebleeds worse, due to the action of grape juice and aspirin.
Diarrhea due to microscopic colitis can be debilitating. One step might be to restore balance to the microbiota in the digestive tract.
You may be able to lower your chance of getting diabetes if you concentrate on eating lots of vegetables and fruits rather than processed foods.
Two large studies demonstrate that people who eat more plant protein rather than meat have a small but significant advantage for long life.
A study finds that, for older women, eating fish a couple of times a week can provide protection against brain shrinkage caused by air pollution.
An international panel says there's little evidence that LDL cholesterol is an important risk factor for heart disease. A low-fat diet might not be helpful.
High Blood Pressure (hypertension)
British researchers found that snacking on almonds instead of mini-muffins boosts blood vessel flexibility and lowers LDL cholesterol levels.
If you focus on vegetables, fruits and whole grains and avoid processed foods, you're on a good diet to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease.
Eating patterns without processed foods seem to promote clear skin better than a typical American diet.
Adopting a healthy eating pattern over the years reduces your chance of a heart attack or stroke by about 20 percent.
An analysis of dietary intakes show that many Americans fall short on important immunity-boosting nutrients such as vitamin D or vitamin A.
A long-term study of health professionals suggests that eating fewer processed foods and more whole grains and vegetables can lower the risk for diabetes.
According to research, people following a dairy-free diet are less prone to acne. Could this approach benefit your complexion?
High Blood Pressure (hypertension)
Could extra virgin olive oil rich in plant phenols be a key to the benefits of the Mediterranean diet? One reader suggests we should all take olive oil.
A study from Framingham suggests berries, apples, pears, oranges and tea are among the foods you should eat to reduce your risk for Alzheimer disease.
Studies show that coffee drinkers are less likely to get heart failure or die of heart disease. Unfiltered coffee, though, is bad for you.
If you think of them as just tasty beverages, you could be surprised to learn about the health benefits of tea, coffee and chocolate. Listen May 2, 2020.