You Can Treat Osteoarthritis Symptoms Naturally

Q: My husband was devastated when his doctor gave him a diagnosis of severe osteoarthritis in both hips. He’s an avid runner, and can’t imagine having to give it up. Is there anything we can do?

Dr. Wright: My first suggestion to all osteoarthritis sufferers is to eliminate nightshade vegetables — such as tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, paprika, and eggplants — from the diet. Continue reading

Treating Strep Throat with Sage

Did You Know…

… this herb, commonly used for culinary seasoning, could be the key to successfully treating strep throat?

Sage is an herb that most of us know best for its distinct and delicious flavor in everything from sausage to sauces to stuffing.  Less well known, Continue reading

Treating Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Pregnancy May Improve Fetal Health

Treatment of mild sleep-disordered breathing in women with preeclampsia reverses low fetal activity levels and may improve fetal outcomes

A new study suggests that treatment of mild sleep-disordered breathing with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in pregnant women Continue reading

Seeing Inside Tissue

Caltech researchers develop technique to focus light inside biological tissue

Imagine if doctors could perform surgery without ever having to cut through your skin. Or if they could diagnose cancer by seeing tumors inside the body with a procedure that is as simple as an ultrasound. Thanks to a technique developed by engineers at Continue reading

How the Internet Is Helping Diabetics

One of the problems with treating diabetes is that it requires a daily effort — an often constant monitoring of symptoms. Many diabetics simply lose track of things after a while. There are too many medications and too many appointments and symptoms start to worsen. Well, now there’s help and support for those caught up in this daily struggle… Continue reading

Ten Natural Options for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

Today, in my last look at multiple sclerosis (MS), I’ll reveal a wide swath of natural possibilities for treatment and prevention. These 10 potential remedies range from healthy fats to calcium to ginkgo.

1. Essential fats. Some experts believe that fatty acids, such as sunflower seed, evening primrose, and fish oils, Continue reading

Alternative Remedy for Treating Helicobacter

“Helicobacter” is a common bacterium that causes infection in the stomach. The bacteria can cause ulcers to form and even lead to cancer. Treatment usually involves a course of two different antibiotics. Not everyone responds to treatment, however. It is  good health news, then, that researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that green tea could be a strong alternative remedy in the fight against Helicobacter.

For the study, a research team assessed the “bactericidal” (bacteria-killing) effect of green tea against Helicobacter. They also evaluated the effects of green tea on the development of Helicobacter-induced gastritis in an animal model. According to the research team, the study data clearly demonstrated Continue reading