By: Terry Graedon May 11, 2017 8 Comments
    Are Full-Fat Milk and Cheese Really Risky?

    Health professionals and nutritionists have been telling people for decades that full-fat milk and cheese (as well as other dairy products such as yogurt) are bad for the heart. They were sure that th…

    By: Terry Graedon May 11, 2017 1 Comments
    How Breastfeeding Helps Babies Establish Good Di…

    Why should new mothers consider breastfeeding? Pediatricians have been recommending that babies be breastfed exclusively for the first six months if possible. One benefit of breastfeeding is that it …

    By: Joe Graedon May 8, 2017 14 Comments
    High Drug Prices Shielded by Soaring Lobbying Bu…

    Wonder what's behind high drug prices? Have you ever heard the crude expression: "Money talks and bulls**t walks." We apologize for the obscenity. But nowhere is that crude phrase clearer than on Capi…

    By: Terry Graedon May 8, 2017 7 Comments
    Medicine for Sore Feet Linked to Unexpected Head…

    Arthritis hurts. Different people find the pain hits their joints in a very particular individual pattern, but when a joint hurts, you want relief. What will ease your joint pain? One reader found tha…

    By: Terry Graedon May 8, 2017 7 Comments
    Is Clever Home Remedy for Insomnia Hurting Your …

    We love simple approaches to common problems, so when we heard about a clever home remedy for insomnia we were intrigued. The approach takes advantage of an acupressure point that is supposed to help …

    By: Terry Graedon May 8, 2017 0 Comments
    Do You Know How to Remove Splinters with White G…

    How do you remove splinters? Sometimes, people go in for home surgery with sharp tweezers or even scalpels. That is risky. We like this home remedy much better. How to Remove Splinters with White Glue…

    By: Joe Graedon May 8, 2017 1 Comments
    Is Your Aluminum Antiperspirant Setting You Up f…

    People take their aluminum antiperspirant for granted. They apply it every morning like clockwork because of a fear of body odor. No one wants to offend co-workers, friends or family members. Who woul…

    By: Terry Graedon May 8, 2017 2 Comments
    Will Simple Remedies Get Rid of Your Ugly Toenai…

    Nail fungus is an extremely common complaint. It makes toenails thick, yellow and ugly. Infected nails may be so thick that trimming them is a chore. Dermatologists assure us that for most people nai…

    By: Terry Graedon May 8, 2017 2 Comments
    How Can You Stop Taking Klonopin for Insomnia?

    When you are feeling stressed and can't seem to get to sleep, medicines can help. Many people have found, however, that it is too easy to rely on a sleep aid. Then, when you no longer feel you need th…

    By: Terry Graedon May 8, 2017 3 Comments
    Will Raisins Help You Sleep Through the Night?

    How often do you have to get out of bed at night to hike to the bathroom? This scenario is very familiar to men past a certain age, but many women also find they need to urinate at least once during t…

    By: Terry Graedon May 8, 2017 7 Comments
    Can You Overcome Dry Mouth with Sugar-Free Sweet…

    A dry mouth creates its own special kind of misery. You may feel as though you've been walking through the desert. For some reason, your mouth is stuffed full of the kind of cotton logs the dentist us…

    By: Joe Graedon May 7, 2017 260 Comments
    Serious Tramadol (Ultram) Side Effects & Wi…

    America is undergoing a massive opioid anxiety attack. It has been called an epidemic by lawmakers and the media. While many people used opioids responsibly for chronic pain, there has been substantia…

    By: Terry Graedon May 4, 2017 8 Comments
    Show 1078: How to Have Good Digestion Without He…

    Millions of people take medicines like Prevacid, Prilosec or Nexium every day. But while such proton pump inhibitors may ease symptoms of heartburn, they can also lead to serious side effects. Dr. Phi…

    By: Terry Graedon May 4, 2017 5 Comments
    Will a Statin Make Your Back Sore?

    People who take statins to lower their cholesterol may be more vulnerable to back disorders. Cardiologists do not all agree on whether statin drugs such as atorvastatin (Lipitor) or simvastatin (Zoco…

    By: Terry Graedon May 4, 2017 0 Comments
    Will Aspirin Keep Barrett’s from Turning i…

    Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining the bottom of the food tube changes to resemble tissue lining the intestine. It is considered a pre-cancerous condition and is often assoc…

    By: Joe Graedon May 4, 2017 132 Comments
    Where Can I Find A List of Anticholinergic Drugs…

    Anything that interferes with the crucial neurotransmitter acetylcholine can be bad for the brain. A great many medications have what has been called "anticholinergic" activity. Research has verified …

    By: Terry Graedon May 4, 2017 8 Comments
    Will Magnesium Prevent Your Painful Leg Cramps?

    Many people complain about painful leg cramps that wake them at night. The pain they cause can be excruciating, even making grown-ups cry. Their doctors have nothing they can prescribe for this probl…

    By: Terry Graedon May 4, 2017 0 Comments
    Where Is the Synergy Against Heart Disease?

    Both exercise and adequate vitamin D have been identified independently as contributing to good cardiovascular health. But could the combination offer special advantages against heart disease? How Do …

    By: Terry Graedon May 4, 2017 2 Comments
    Is Your Home Blood Pressure Monitor Up to Snuff?

    How accurate is your home blood pressure monitor? A small study conducted in Canada has concluded that too many home monitors do not measure blood pressure well enough. Assessing the Accuracy of a Hom…

    By: Joe Graedon May 4, 2017 174 Comments
    How Much Tonic Water Must You Drink to Ease Leg …

    People took quinine pills for decades to prevent leg cramps. Quinine comes from the bark of the cinchona tree in South America. The dose was substantial--200 to 300 mg. Researchers have described the …

    By: Terry Graedon May 4, 2017 0 Comments
    Don’t Miss Out on Saving Money on Aluminum…

    Early in May we announced our spring MoM deodorant sale. That's because warm weather is on its way. Wouldn't you like to be able to save money on the deodorant you'll want for this spring and summer…

    By: Terry Graedon May 1, 2017 6 Comments
    Is It Risky to Reduce Salt in Your Diet?

    If you have high blood pressure, chances are good that your doctor has told you to reduce salt in your diet. Epidemiological studies show that highly-processed high-sodium diets go hand in hand with h…

    By: Terry Graedon May 1, 2017 5 Comments
    Can You Control Your Blood Sugar with Turmeric?

    We are in the midst of a diabetes epidemic. Not only in the US, but around the world, type 2 diabetes has become frighteningly common. While drugs can be useful in lowering high blood sugar, there ar…

    By: Terry Graedon May 1, 2017 5 Comments
    How to Calm a Cough with Crystallized Ginger

    Even a spring cold can sometimes produce a troublesome cough. Nobody wants to be wakened in the middle of the night with a cough. It isn't pleasant, either, to be coughing through a concert or church …

    By: Terry Graedon May 1, 2017 3 Comments
    Will Ice Stop a Killer Headache?

    What do you do for a nasty headache? If you suddenly develop a severe headache unlike anything you've experienced before, you should get medical attention right away. It might be nothing more than you…

    By: Joe Graedon May 1, 2017 9 Comments
    Should You Worry About Scary Corticosteroid Side…

    Cortisone, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone and prednisone are called corticosteroids or glucocorticoids. These drugs dampen an overactive immune reaction. They can soot…

    By: Terry Graedon May 1, 2017 2 Comments
    Will Supplements Help Clear Psoriasis Plaques?

    Psoriasis is a common skin condition in which the immune system drives skin cells to divide and develop far too rapidly. As a result, silvery scaly patches, or psoriasis plaques, appear over reddened …

    By: Terry Graedon May 1, 2017 2 Comments
    Could an Unexpected Reaction to a Blood Pressure…

    High blood pressure is a risk factor for strokes and heart attacks as well as kidney disease and other chronic conditions. Doctors can choose from a wide range of medications to control hypertension. …

    By: Terry Graedon April 30, 2017 3 Comments
    Can Frequent Blinking Overcome Dry Eyes?

    Dry eyes are a serious concern because they can cause pain and affect a person's quality of life (Benitez-Del-Castillo et al, The Ocular Surface, April 2017). There are artificial tears and other eye …

    By: Terry Graedon April 27, 2017 6 Comments
    Show 1077: Dr. Andrew Weil on Drug-free Alternat…

    Americans are taking more pills than ever before. Last year we shelled out more than $400 billion for prescription drugs alone. Over-the-counter medicines are also extremely popular. But all those dru…