Diseases & Conditions

Pain Relief

Ginger Bath for Aches and Pains

If your body is sore from hard work…or hard play, try a healing ginger bath.   Ginger is a known…

High Cholesterol

Eat This Fruit to Lower Cholesterol

Sure, statin drugs such as Lipitor and Zocor can be effective in bringing down elevated cholesterol—and, therefore, your risk for…

Respiratory

Stop That Nagging Cough

A cough is nature’s way of helping us loosen and get rid of mucus that’s congesting our system, but you…

Digestive

If You Have a Stomach Virus

Q. If I have a stomach virus, what steps can I take to get over it more quickly? A. To…

Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune Encephalitis: The Brain Disease That Makes People Seem Crazy

My former neighbor’s daughter, whom I’ll call “Ricki,” had it all—a great job, great little Manhattan apartment, great life. Only…

Bone Health

Help for Broken Bones

I recently broke my wrist. Is there any natural treatment that can speed healing of a broken bone? Most broken…

Indigestion

Coca-Cola Cures Bezoars

You’ve all heard me issue warning after warning about the health risks of soda—and my opinion on those bad-for-you beverages…

Skin Disease

The Great Imposter Skin Disorder

It masquerades as acne, sunburn, even eye irritation If you blush easily, you might already have a skin disease that…

High Blood Pressure

What’s Slowly Killing Your Brain

There are lots of “young-ish” people—say, people in their 30s or 40s—who have been told by their doctors that they…

Diseases & Conditions

How Fish Oil Fights Deadly Sores

I still feel sad when I think of how actor Christopher Reeve died of complications from a bedsore infection after…

Treatment

No Two Diabetes Patients Are the Same

Far too many are not getting the treatment that is right for them Chances are you know one or more…

Headache

Headache Home Remedy

Fatigue, anxiety and stress can trigger headaches. For fast relief, brew one cup of green tea and add sprigs of…

Cardiovascular Disease

Considering Heart Surgery? Do This First

It's scary to think about having your chest cut open and your heart operated on. But someday you may find…

Headache

Why You Get the Headaches You Do—and How to Ease Them

Destiny, you may believe, is what leads you to fall in love with a particular person…to have or not have…

Cardiovascular Disease

Skip the Fast Before a Cholesterol Test?

If you’ve ever had a cholesterol test scheduled for midday or afternoon, then you know what a pain it can…