By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2021 26 Comments
    Are There Natural Remedies for Constipation?

    Constipation is a very common complaint. While doctors rarely become concerned about constipation unless the patient seems to have obstructed bowels, sufferers find that this problem really affects th…

    By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2021 8 Comments
    How Can You Use Dandruff Shampoo to Ease Eczema?

    Eczema is a term used to describe skin that is itchy and red. The inflamed areas may show up as dry, cracked skin, or they may have rash-like bumps that weep when they are scratched. Backs of knees an…

    By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2021 121 Comments
    What Are the Best Remedies for Under-Breast Rash…

    Women rarely talk about one delicate problem that many of them experience. It is especially common at this time of year because of warm, humid weather. These conditions favor the growth of fungus unde…

    By: Terry Graedon July 26, 2021 9 Comments
    Will Boswellia with Turmeric Ease Your Joint Pai…

    Millions of us suffer with joint pain, and the older we get, the more likely we are to have achy knees or sore hips. It is little wonder, then, that there are many home remedies or dietary supplements…

    By: Terry Graedon July 22, 2021 1 Comments
    Study Shows No Need to Shun Coffee to Keep Heart…

    Coffee has a bad reputation when it comes to irregular heart rhythms. Doctors often tell patients to avoid caffeinated coffee to keep their heart rhythm regular. A new study contradicts that conventio…

    By: Terry Graedon July 19, 2021 43 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 July 19, 2021 13 Comments
    Can You Lower Blood Sugar with Cinnamon?

    You've no doubt heard that type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic levels in this country and many others. That means that millions more people have pre-diabetes, blood sugar that is headed in the wron…

    By: Terry Graedon July 15, 2021 3 Comments
    Does a Daily Cup of Coffee Reduce Your Risk for …

    Last summer, you were probably wondering how to reduce your risk for COVID. What we could offer back then were the most obvious tactics: stay at home as much as possible, don't be indoors with lots of…

    By: Terry Graedon July 15, 2021 23 Comments
    How to Choose Whole Grains for a Longer Life

    Nutrition experts have long been advising us to eat whole grains, and epidemiologists have evidence that getting three servings of whole grains daily can reduce the chance of an early death. In fact, …

    By: Joe Graedon July 12, 2021 32 Comments
    Mustard For Cramps Has Amazing Scientific Explan…

    We have been writing about strong flavors for combatting muscle cramps for more than 30 years. Initially, we were told that the quinine in tonic water was the best strategy for overcoming these painfu…

    By: Joe Graedon July 12, 2021 14 Comments
    Preventing Sunburn from the Inside Out

    Fifty years ago, it was hard to avoid sunburn. Sunscreens were crude. The most effective, zinc oxide cream, went on ghostly white. It looked funny, though it did keep lifeguards from burning their nos…

    By: Terry Graedon July 11, 2021 76 Comments
    Is Coffee Really Bad for You?

    Health professionals just can’t seem to make up their minds about coffee. Is it good or really bad for you? They have been arguing about the pros and cons of coffee drinking for at least half a cent…

    By: Terry Graedon July 8, 2021 7 Comments
    Natural Approaches for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is common and challenging to treat. People who have IBS may feel incredibly frustrated because often doctors tell them there is no observable problem. All the same, they…

    By: Terry Graedon July 8, 2021 3 Comments
    Will a Mediterranean Diet Help Your Psoriasis?

    Following a Mediterranean style diet with lots of vegetables, extra-virgin olive oil, whole grains and fruit is good for your heart and your metabolism. A French study suggested this way of eating mig…

    By: Terry Graedon July 5, 2021 13 Comments
    Will Curry Alleviate Alzheimer’s?

    Could natural foods have an impact on cognitive capacity? Most specifically, could curry alleviate Alzheimer's disease? There are numerous spices in various curry dishes, but turmeric is a constant. S…

    By: Terry Graedon June 28, 2021 24 Comments
    Can Magnesium Help Your Restless Legs Syndrome?

    "Restless legs" hardly sounds like medical terminology, but it describes a neurological condition first described in the late 17th century. People with the condition describe sensations similar to som…

    By: Terry Graedon June 28, 2021 6 Comments
    Can Coenzyme Q10 Control Severe Muscle Cramps?

    We are always delighted when we learn about a new way to treat a common problem. If it doesn't require a prescription, so much the better! That's why we were excited to hear from a reader who found th…

    By: Terry Graedon June 17, 2021 2 Comments
    Gut Microbiota Linked to Stroke Severity

    We have been hearing increasingly about connections between the brain and the gut microbiota. Now, research from the Cleveland Clinic demonstrates that the denizens of the digestive tract impact the s…

    By: Terry Graedon June 14, 2021 11 Comments
    Do Vitamin Pills Block Absorption of Levothyroxi…

    If you take medicine every day, have you checked to see whether you are taking it in the optimal way? Some pills interact with foods, beverages or even supplements. We recently received a question fro…

    By: Terry Graedon June 7, 2021 6 Comments
    What Is the Benefit to Eating Black Walnuts?

    Have you ever seen black walnuts? When they fall off the tree, they are surrounded by large green fruit husks that are very tough. Both those green balls and the leaves have a pungent aroma. Is it wor…

    By: Terry Graedon June 7, 2021 26 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 June 7, 2021 12 Comments
    Pickle Relish Will Do in a Pinch Against Leg Cra…

    Over the years, we have collected quite a number of home remedies for sudden painful muscle cramps. Often these are leg cramps, but occasionally muscles in the hands or arms cramp as well. One favorit…

    By: Terry Graedon June 3, 2021 3 Comments
    Tai Chi Can Help Control Waist Size

    Expanding waistlines are not attractive, but they're not just a cosmetic problem. Big bellies, also known as “central obesity” or "abdominal adiposity," are often linked with high blood pressure, …

    By: Terry Graedon May 31, 2021 21 Comments
    Can Tonic Water Banish Your Muscle Cramp Pain?

    What do you do for muscle cramp pain? Some people use massage, and others swallow a spoonful of yellow mustard. By far the most popular preventive used to be quinine tablets. At one time, doctors woul…

    By: Terry Graedon May 27, 2021 0 Comments
    How a DASH Diet Can Protect Your Heart

    The DASH Diet—Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension—has been shown to lower blood pressure. Numerous studies since 1997 have demonstrated its effectiveness against diabetes and depression as wel…

    By: Terry Graedon May 27, 2021 18 Comments
    Will Boosting Your Step Count Save Your Life?

    How many steps do you take a day? During the pandemic, stay-at-home orders might have made it difficult to take a nice long walk and get your step count up. However, a systematic review shows that fit…

    By: Terry Graedon May 27, 2021 1 Comments
    When Do You Get the Most Benefit from a Workout?

    It's no secret that exercise is good for your health. Research has shown that physical activity can help reduce the risk of dementia as well helping to control depression, diabetes and high blood pres…

    By: Joe Graedon May 24, 2021 70 Comments
    Unusual Remedies for Hiccups

    We have been collecting hiccup remedies for 40 years. We thought we had heard of all of them, from swallowing a teaspoon of granulated sugar to breathing into a paper bag. But recently we heard about …

    By: Terry Graedon May 24, 2021 6 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: Joe Graedon May 24, 2021 65 Comments
    Beet Juice Was Better Than a Drug for Lowering B…

    Some natural products have an impressive ability to affect human physiology. Among these are vegetables naturally high in nitrate, particularly beets (referred to in England as beetroot). Research sho…

    By: Terry Graedon May 17, 2021 22 Comments
    How Does Meat Tenderizer Ease the Pain of Stings…

    If you've ever been stung by a wasp or a bee, you know something about pain. Not only does the sting hurt immediately, but it can also swell up and be painful and itchy for several days. Look for reli…

    By: Terry Graedon May 17, 2021 5 Comments
    Probiotic Can Help Prevent C. Diff Due to Antibi…

    Have you ever experienced a bad bout of diarrhea after finishing a course of antibiotics? This reaction is not uncommon. Now, researchers are beginning to recognize that sometimes this problem is caus…

    By: Terry Graedon May 17, 2021 78 Comments
    Many Remedies May Rout Jock Itch

    Our skin is swarming with microbes we can't see. Most of them are beneficial, or at least not harmful. Occasionally, however, one species or another gets a bit out of hand. That's what we think is hap…

    By: Terry Graedon May 17, 2021 1 Comments
    How Can You Use Turmeric to Ease Gout Pain?

    Gout is a very painful condition in which uric acid in the bloodstream precipitates out into the joints. They become extremely red and inflamed and very tender to the touch. While certain medications …

    By: Terry Graedon May 13, 2021 9 Comments
    Will Saffron Extract Help You Sleep Better?

    People with insomnia face a difficult dilemma. Could saffron extract help overcome it? The Insomniac's Dilemma: On the one hand, insomniacs hear that if they don't sleep, they may develop diabetes, hy…

    By: Joe Graedon May 3, 2021 11 Comments
    Will A Banana Peel Ease Inflammation and Itching…

    People are sometimes surprised that they can go decades without developing a skin reaction to poison ivy. Then one day out of the blue they develop red, itchy blisters after exposure to this nasty pla…

    By: Terry Graedon April 26, 2021 11 Comments
    Are There Natural Ways to Reduce Allergy Symptom…

    While some people revel in the glory of spring flowers and new green leaves, others suffer. Allergy symptoms such as itchy eyes, nasal. congestion and fatigue or fuzzy brain can be troublesome. Are th…

    By: Terry Graedon April 22, 2021 2 Comments
    Show 1255: Natural Ways to Keep Your Immune Resp…

    In the middle of a pandemic, it’s important to know how to stay healthy. Sleep, stress management, handwashing, exercise and a healthful diet (cutting back on refined flour and sugar) are all crucia…

    By: Terry Graedon April 22, 2021 4 Comments
    Do Dietary Supplements Help Prevent COVID-19 Inf…

    Could dietary supplements affect susceptibility to COVID infection? That was the question investigators attempted to answer in an article published this week in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.…

    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…