By: Joe Graedon May 20, 2019 0 Comments
    Turmeric Lowered Cholesterol Raised by Glucosami…

    The cholesterol hypothesis has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. Although most cardiologists are convinced that cholesterol is the enemy and must be aggressively controlled, there are a …

    By: Joe Graedon May 20, 2019 0 Comments
    Sonic Slush, Brain Freeze and Migraine Relief

    Have you ever had a really bad headache? What about a migraine? We know that the last thing a person with a major migraine would want to do is add to the misery by inducing brain freeze. And yet we ha…

    By: Terry Graedon May 20, 2019 0 Comments
    Could Pineapple Juice Ease Your Gout Flareups?

    Gout is a common and painful condition in which joints become inflamed and exquisitely sensitive to touch. A gout sufferer may not even be able to bear the weight of a sheet over a swollen toe. High l…

    By: Terry Graedon May 16, 2019 0 Comments
    Will Eating Your Vegetables Ward Off Heart Failu…

    Many studies have shown that the DASH diet can help people lower their blood pressure. Now, researchers have found that individuals who follow DASH diet guidelines also reduce their risk of developing…

    By: Terry Graedon May 13, 2019 5 Comments
    How to Substitute Powdered Pectin in Arthritis R…

    Because arthritis is so common, people have invented dozens if not scores of home remedies. Scientists have not done studies on most of these approaches, but that won't stop people from trying them. O…

    By: Terry Graedon May 13, 2019 0 Comments
    Are Pecans Good for Your Heart?

    Have you ever wondered whether your favorite food is good for your heart? If your favorite foods include ice cream and cookies, you don't have to wonder. The answer is a clear no. If you love oatmeal …

    By: Terry Graedon May 9, 2019 0 Comments
    Can Restricting Eating Time Help Control Blood S…

    People at risk of developing type 2 diabetes may be able to reverse this process by limiting food intake to a nine-hour period every day. Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia conduct…

    By: Terry Graedon May 6, 2019 9 Comments
    Must You Grind Flaxseed to Get Its Nutritional B…

    The humble flaxseed is now being hailed as a superfood because it is a great source of fiber, healthful omega-3 fats and lignans. The fiber content is helpful against constipation. A systematic review…

    By: Joe Graedon May 2, 2019 10 Comments
    How Can a Man Tell if He Needs More Testosterone…

    The FDA has been quite clear that it doesn't approve of routine prescribing of testosterone, even if men have low levels of this hormone. Here is the official word from the feds: "None of the FDA-appr…

    By: Terry Graedon May 2, 2019 7 Comments
    Can Elderberry Juice Really Fight Flu Virus?

    Elderberries and elderberry juice have long had a reputation for fighting the flu. Most physicians undoubtedly have considered this just another old wives’ tale. Surprisingly, however, scientists in…

    By: Terry Graedon April 29, 2019 3 Comments
    Should You Sip Pineapple Juice for Hiccups?

    Almost everyone gets hiccups sometimes. These small spasms of the diaphragm and larynx can be annoying, but they are rarely serious. Consequently, people have made up lots of home remedies to try to s…

    By: Terry Graedon April 25, 2019 6 Comments
    Can a Mediterranean Diet Help You Control Your W…

    A Mediterranean-type diet has lots of vegetables, fish rather than meat and olive oil instead of butter. Such a regimen has been shown to protect the heart. Could a Mediterranean diet also help you co…

    By: Terry Graedon April 25, 2019 3 Comments
    Will a Diet of Mostly Plants Help Your Kidneys?

    Chronic kidney disease has been increasing in the United States and now affects 14 percent of adults. This might be explained by the widespread use of medications such as NSAIDs or PPIs that can cause…

    By: Terry Graedon April 15, 2019 7 Comments
    Go Easy on Licorice to Avoid Leg Cramps

    Your mother probably told you not to eat too much candy because it could ruin your teeth. Maybe your grandmother warned that gobbling candy would make you gain weight. But did anyone tell you to go ea…

    By: Terry Graedon April 15, 2019 8 Comments
    Will a Keto Diet Help Eliminate Your Knee Pain?

    Americans are continually searching for the one best diet that will make it easy to maintain a healthy weight, keep blood pressure and blood fats under control and help people feel vigorous. Over the …

    By: Terry Graedon April 8, 2019 7 Comments
    Should You Take Your Aspirin with Honey?

    When we were kids, we were amused by a silly poem that went like this: "I eat my peas with honey. "I've done it all my life. "It makes the peas taste funny, "but it keeps them on my knife." We were eq…

    By: The People's Pharmacy March 31, 2019 9 Comments
    Can Grape Juice with Pectin Ease Your Joint Pain…

    Arthritis and joint pain are extremely common problems as we grow older. The pain itself can interfere greatly with your quality of life. On the other hand, because people suffer from joint pain frequ…

    By: Terry Graedon March 28, 2019 11 Comments
    Could a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Ease Your Knee Pai…

    People with troublesome arthritis pain in their knees may want to consider changing the menu, according to a small trial. Researchers at the University of Alabama in Birmingham studied the effects of …

    By: Terry Graedon March 25, 2019 7 Comments
    Can You Use Cinnamon to Reduce Your Cholesterol?

    Most people want to keep their cholesterol under control, but some would prefer to do so without medication. It is possible to use your diet to lower your cholesterol levels. Some people report that e…

    By: Terry Graedon March 20, 2019 1 Comments
    Will a Mediterranean Diet Improve Your Performan…

    Following a Mediterranean diet has been shown to protect your heart, ease your symptoms of psoriasis and reduce your likelihood of becoming frail. Some research even suggests that a Mediterranean-styl…

    By: Terry Graedon March 18, 2019 16 Comments
    Can You Ease Sinus Woes by Avoiding Dairy?

    Hay fever and other seasonal allergies can cause a lot of discomfort. The congestion such allergic reactions cause can lead to sinus woes that seem to last a long time. But what if the problem is not&…

    By: Terry Graedon March 11, 2019 1 Comments
    Is Parsley an Antidote for Bad Breath?

    We love hearing from readers who offer home remedies we haven't seen in common use. You might not be aware of this one: nibble on parsley leaves to banish bad breath. Will Parsley Overcome Bad Breath?…

    By: Terry Graedon March 6, 2019 9 Comments
    Cocoa Flavonoids Help Ease Fatigue in MS

    Cocoa flavonoids may have some benefit for people with multiple sclerosis, according to a small study in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry (March 4, 2019). These antioxidant comp…

    By: Terry Graedon March 4, 2019 8 Comments
    Research Supports Coconut Remedy to Stop Diarrhe…

    Have you heard of eating coconut cookies to control a bout of diarrhea? Here's the story behind this coconut remedy. Coconut Remedy for Chronic Diarrhea: Q. My husband suffered with diarrhea for many …

    By: Terry Graedon February 28, 2019 3 Comments
    Nuts Have Heart-Healthy Benefits for Type 2 Diab…

    People with type 2 diabetes are usually cautioned to avoid fat in their diets. Nuts may be high in fat, but they seem to be heart-healthy for those with this condition. People with type 2 diabetes are…

    By: Terry Graedon February 25, 2019 10 Comments
    What Is the Best Way to Store Extra-Virgin Olive…

    Extra-virgin olive oil has a stellar reputation, not only among foodies but among scientists and cardiologists as well. People who consume this oil as part of their regular diet appear to be less susc…

    By: Terry Graedon February 18, 2019 17 Comments
    Is Vanilla a Helpful Remedy for Cold Sores?

    Do you sometimes suffer from cold sores? If you do, you may have developed your own favorite collection of remedies. Some people like to use medications at the first sensation of tingling, while other…

    By: Terry Graedon February 18, 2019 33 Comments
    How Often Do You Get Up to Pee at Night?

    Do you have to get up to pee several times a night? Many people report that this is a problem, especially as they grow older. Having to urinate several times during the night is a major factor interfe…

    By: Terry Graedon February 11, 2019 5 Comments
    How to Make Onion Syrup for a Cough

    In the midst of cold and flu season, many people are troubled with lingering coughs. Are you barking like a seal? Is your cough keeping you awake at night? Luckily, there are a number of remedies that…

    By: Terry Graedon February 11, 2019 15 Comments
    Is It Possible to Lower Cholesterol with Margari…

    For decades, doctors told their patients to eat margarine instead of butter. The idea was that people who ate cholesterol-rich butter would raise their level of blood cholesterol. Then public health e…

    By: Terry Graedon January 24, 2019 5 Comments
    Will Oolong Tea Prevent Breast Cancer?

    A collaboration between American and Chinese scientists has found evidence that oolong tea may help prevent breast cancer. Not just any tea will do, however. About two percent of the tea consumed in t…

    By: Terry Graedon January 21, 2019 20 Comments
    Which Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar Safely?

    Over the past 15 years, researchers have reported that cinnamon can amplify the effects of insulin and help cells respond more appropriately (Khan et al, Diabetes Care, Dec. 2003; Mang et al, European…

    By: Terry Graedon January 7, 2019 23 Comments
    Will Apple Cider Vinegar Cure Your Heartburn?

    Do you get uncomfortable after a big meal? A burning sensation under the breastbone after eating is common. If you have ever suffered from this type of indigestion, you may want to know how to cure yo…

    By: Terry Graedon January 3, 2019 5 Comments
    For Healthy Kidneys, Avoid Sugary Drinks

    Usually, people are advised to drink plenty of liquids to keep their kidneys healthy and functioning well. A new study suggests, however, that sugary drinks are more of a problem than a help. What Is …

    By: Terry Graedon December 31, 2018 11 Comments
    Can Kiwi Fruit Overcome Horrible Canker Sores?

    Canker sores (aka aphthous ulcers) are painful spots that appear on the tongue, inner lip or lining of the cheeks. Unlike cold sores, which are caused by herpes virus, canker sores are not associated …

    By: Terry Graedon December 24, 2018 22 Comments
    Will Raisins Help You Sleep More Soundly?

    Would you like to sleep more soundly? Many readers complain that they need to rise to urinate several times a night. Then they frequently have trouble getting back to sleep. Several years ago, one per…

    By: Terry Graedon December 13, 2018 4 Comments
    Will a Mediterranean Diet Protect Your Heart?

    Will the Mediterranean diet protect your heart? Such diets have a reputation as a tasty way to cut your risk of heart disease. Previous randomized controlled trials, such as the Lyon Diet Heart Study …

    By: Terry Graedon December 13, 2018 19 Comments
    Which Coffee Compounds Protect the Brain?

    If you, like many people, can’t face the day without a hot cup of coffee, there’s good news. Scientists at Rutgers have evidence that the combination of caffeine with a special fatty acid present …

    By: Terry Graedon December 10, 2018 22 Comments
    How to Make Thyme Cough Medicine

    Have you ever found yourself coughing in the middle of the night and reached for the cough medicine? If your household is like ours, once in a while that bottle was used up two months ago. Luckily, yo…

    By: Terry Graedon December 6, 2018 3 Comments
    Does Fructose Raise Your Risk for Diabetes?

    Do people who often indulge in sugary soft drinks sweetened with fructose have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes? Previous studies have suggested a link. Processed Foods and Diabetes: An ana…