Health

Losing Weight

Vinegar for Weight Loss (and It Lowers Blood Sugar!)

We tend to think of vinegar mostly for salad dressing, but it actually has a long history as a folk…

Drug Interactions

Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?

You may not need all the drugs you’re taking… Nearly 60% of the prescription medications taken by patients aren’t needed.…

Medications

Is Your Pharmacy Selling You Drugs That Your Doctor Told You to Stop Taking?

Recently, a friend had a doctor’s appointment. During the visit, the doctor told him that his cholesterol levels were low…

Wellness

When Your Town Makes You Sick

Are you satisfied with the town where you live? Also: How physically healthy are you? You may think that these…

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…

Reproductive Health

Father’s Age Is Linked to Autism and Mental Illness

“Can you believe it? She’s expecting—at her age!” When a woman who’s pushing or past 40 announces a pregnancy, loved…

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…

Losing Weight

Boost Your Calorie Burn

We all know that a walk can be a nice workout—but if it’s too leisurely, it isn’t exactly super-duper in…

Wellness

Why Deep Breathing Really Does Help with Hot Flashes (Despite What That Study Said)

For a woman, tearing off her own clothes may seem like perfectly understandable behavior when she’s in the grip of…

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…

Supplements

The Natural Cures a Top Holistic Doctor Prescribes Most Often

Americans take an astonishing number of medications—an average of 26.5 million pills per hour. Medications do ease symptoms, but they…

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…

Caregiving

When Sick People Get Hooked on Care

My friend’s elderly father was diagnosed with prostate cancer a few years ago. And at the time of this health…