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Arthritis

What Can You Do to Control Arthritis Pain?

Staying active, even while staying at home, should help control arthritis pain. We also offer other possible treatments that may help.

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Aging

What Can Help You Stay Sharp as You Age?

Maintaining physical activity and consuming blueberries, turmeric and rosemary may help you stay sharp as you age. Which will you try?

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Arthritis

Do Green-Lipped Mussels Ease Arthritis Pain?

The research is inconclusive, but a reader reports that New Zealand green-lipped mussels ease arthritis pain for the whole family, including the dog.

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Home Remedies

Should You Avoid Coffee When You Take Your Vitamins?

Don't worry about drinking coffee when you take your vitamins. It can interfere with the absorption of Synthroid, though, while tea blocks iron absorption.

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Arthritis

Boswellia Boosted Pain Relief from Glucosamine

A reader reports that boswellia boosted pain relief of fibromyalgia and plantar fasciitis when it was added to glucosamine and chondroitin.

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Diabetes

Are There Benefits from Taking Ginseng?

Scientific studies suggest that there are benefits from taking ginseng, but it may interact with medications to prevent blood clots.

omega 3 fats in capsules, fish oil
Heart Attack

Will Fish Oil Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease?

British data suggest that fish oil reduces your risk of heart disease modestly. These supplements have other health benefits as well.

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Do Vitamin Pills Block Absorption of Levothyroxine?

Could your vitamin pills block absorption of your thyroid medicine? If they contain minerals like iron or calcium, you should take them at a different time.

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High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

Do Ginseng Supplements Raise Blood Pressure?

If you plan to take ginseng supplements, be sure to learn what benefits you might expect and what possible side effects you might encounter.

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Back Pain

Should You Take Turmeric to Ease Pain?

A reader reports great results using turmeric to ease pain. Before you start swallowing pills, though, you should be aware of possible side effects.

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Heart Attack

Will Adequate Magnesium Keep Your Heart Healthy?

A long-term study of atherosclerosis revealed that adequate magnesium is critical for good heart health.

vitamin D3 pills
Drug Side Effects

Do Vitamin D3 Pills Cause Digestive Distress?

When sunshine is limited, you may need vitamin D3 pills to bring your level of this hormone up to normal. However, some people report digestive symptoms.

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Can You Prevent Dementia With Grape Seed Extract?

Rodent research shows that grape seed extract can slow cognitive decline and the development of dementia. How well will it work for humans?

Foods that provide AREDS vitamins
Home Remedies

Can You Save Your Sight With AREDS Vitamins?

Taking a formula with AREDS vitamins and eating foods full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals can help keep macular degeneration from deterioriating.

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Home Remedies

Give the Best Gift This Holiday: Better Health for 2020!

Would you like to avoid last minute shopping for family and friends? How about something really meaningful? Give the best gift: the gift of good health?

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Home Remedies

Coffee as an Herbal Remedy and a Special Treat

Imagine using coffee as an herbal remedy to get a precise dose of organic herbs as part of a delicious morning ritual.

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Burning Tongue

Vitamin B12 Lack Led to Balance and Memory Problems

A serious vitamin B12 lack due to PPI medication, vegan diet, or stomach inflammation can cause trouble with balance, cognition and fatigue.

ECG of A-Fib, atrial fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib, arrhythmia)

Should You Take CoQ10 for Atrial Fibrillation?

Some evidence suggests that there could be benefits in taking CoQ10 for atrial fibrillation. Be sure to check with your doctor about possible interactions.

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Alternative Health

Where Can You Learn About Home Remedies?

A doctor who appreciates practical, inexpensive options for common problems asks how to learn about home remedies. Here's our answer.

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Arthritis

Can SAM-e Help Ease Your Back Pain?

SAM-e performed as well as an NSAID drug to relieve arthritis pain in some studies. Might it help you feel better?