By: Joe Graedon November 22, 2021 14 Comments
    Does Red Yeast Rice Raise Blood Sugar Levels Lik…

    Many people are reluctant to take statins because of side effects like muscle pain and weakness. But their doctors are often quite adamant that they need to lower their LDL cholesterol. Sometimes peop…

    By: Terry Graedon April 19, 2021 5 Comments
    Will Natural Sugar Substitute Xylitol Raise Bloo…

    If you have been told your blood sugar may be too high, whether or not you have diabetes, you may be looking for foods that could lower it. Sugar, honey and maple syrup all raise blood sugar. What abo…

    By: Terry Graedon July 23, 2020 10 Comments
    Cinnamon May Offer a Surprising Way to Reverse P…

    Prediabetes is an often-undiagnosed condition that frequently leads to the development of type 2 diabetes. In the past, scientists have found that intensive lifestyle changes or medications such as me…

    By: Terry Graedon June 11, 2020 8 Comments
    Show 1216: How Sugar Interferes With Healthy Dec…

    The telomeres that cap our chromosomes are a good way to gauge biological aging. Dr. Elissa Epel, who studies aging and metabolism at UCSF, has found a link between soda consumption and cellular aging…

    By: Terry Graedon February 23, 2020 2 Comments
    How to Eat for Better Blood Glucose Control

    When public health experts point out that nearly one-third of American adults have prediabetes, we figure that we could all benefit from an appropriate diet for better blood glucose control. One reade…

    By: Joe Graedon December 26, 2019 20 Comments
    Should You Consider Intermittent Fasting for Goo…

    Americans love to snack. Stop to fill up your gas tank and you can purchase all sorts of treats—ice cream, popcorn, candy, crackers, cookies and nuts, just to name a few of the many enticements. Go …

    By: Terry Graedon July 23, 2019 10 Comments
    What Is the Outcome of Prediabetes?

    Doctors are increasingly diagnosing people with prediabetes. These individuals have slightly elevated blood sugar levels that don’t yet meet the criteria for frank diabetes. Some studies have used a…

    By: Terry Graedon May 6, 2019 6 Comments
    Prostate Drug Dutasteride Shrinks Prostate and P…

    Dutasterice (Avodart) has a powerful effect on the prostate gland. The history of this medication and its chemical cousin finasteride (Proscar) is a medical mystery. It all started in the Dominican Re…

    By: Joe Graedon January 7, 2019 11 Comments
    Why KayaBiotics from Germany? Certified Organic!

    We are delighted that Kaya Biotics has decided to extend its relationship with The People’s Pharmacy. This German company is now underwriting our nationally syndicated public radio show. We are very…

    By: Joe Graedon November 15, 2018 65 Comments
    The Low-Carb Diet Wins Diet Wars…Again!

    Many nutrition experts have maintained that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie. In other words, all calories are created equal. The more calories you consume the fatter you get. Put another way, thes…

    By: Terry Graedon May 21, 2018 35 Comments
    Is Cooked Oatmeal Better for You Than Instant Oa…

    Oats have been a dietary staple for many centuries, and they have a reputation as a healthy whole grain. Eating cooked oatmeal on a regular basis (daily or several times a week) can help control chole…

    By: Joe Graedon November 27, 2013 8 Comments
    Cinnamon Can Help Control Cholesterol and Blood …

    At one time, we didn't pay much attention to spices. They tasted good and made food more palatable. Now, though, we have found that some spices, such as cinnamon, can have significant physiological ef…

    By: Terry Graedon September 2, 2013 1 Comments
    Statin-Type Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Can Disru…

    Q. I have been on Crestor. It lowered my cholesterol very well, but my blood sugar went out of control. My HbA1c [a measure of blood sugar over time] went from 6.8 to 7.3 in just a short while. My fa…

    By: Terry Graedon April 10, 2011 24 Comments
    Cinnamon for Blood Sugar

    Q. I am concerned about using cinnamon to stabilize blood sugar because I've never seen a reference as to which type of cinnamon works. There are several different types of cinnamon that come from dif…