Many generations of "kitchen table wisdom" are contained in this guide to our favorite home remedies, which we have been collecting for more than 40 years. The remedies may have been used for hundreds, or even thousands of years, but haven't been tested in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Now please don't get us wrong. We love science. We also love common sense and experience. The trouble with home remedies is that they can rarely, if ever, be patented. If a drug company can't make money on something readily available from the spice rack or kitchen cabinet, there is little motivation to finance a scientific trial.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is not likely to spend tax payer money on home remedies, even if they might be cost effective and safe. And most researchers cannot afford to spend money out of their own pockets to pursue a quirky remedy that colleagues are likely to make fun of.
As a result, we have relied upon listeners to our public radio show and readers of our books, syndicated newspaper columns and website to supply new and intriguing treatments for common ailments.
Surprisingly, many of the most interesting home remedies we have collected in recent years actually have substantial scientific support.
We now present to you a condensed collection of some of our favorite bits of kitchen table wisdom and home remedies in this health guide.
This eGuide is available only as an online resource.
Pickle juice is also very good to drink/use when you have indigestion and heartburn. I just take a swig of it, and it works immediately.
I remember most of these remedies from your radio programs. It’s good to have them in one relatively easy-to-access location. I appreciate that they are mostly readily available products; also that they have very few, if any side effects. I also believe that there are natural products for almost all of our needs somewhere in the world. Please keep us informed as they become available. You have done excellent work for many years. Thanks.
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Some are good, but there doesn’t seem to be a complete selection. I know there are more of each category “floating around” that were not included. Also, there was no understandable way each item was presented; they all blended together with out any defined boundaries between each. I commend your putting these out for all to partake of, however.