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A truly independent voice bringing you everything from home remedies to the latest medical advances.



Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts to discuss their research on issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins and related health topics.



For more than four decades, the Graedons have been teaching, writing, and broadcasting information to help people make informed decisions about their health.



Tune in to get up to speed in less than 5 minutes on the week's breaking health news at the top of each podcast.



The podcast provides insights not found anywhere else about the pros and cons of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Hear stories about side effects, interactions, and generic drug complications that often haven’t yet reached the FDA.



You will discover details on home remedies, too: foods, herbs, and supplements that can ease the symptoms of common ailments. Our listeners often share their own valuable experiences on our website, and we frequently discuss those stories on the podcast as well.

The People's Pharmacy Joe and Terry Graedon

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.5, 648 Ratings

A truly independent voice bringing you everything from home remedies to the latest medical advances.



Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts to discuss their research on issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins and related health topics.



For more than four decades, the Graedons have been teaching, writing, and broadcasting information to help people make informed decisions about their health.



Tune in to get up to speed in less than 5 minutes on the week's breaking health news at the top of each podcast.



The podcast provides insights not found anywhere else about the pros and cons of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Hear stories about side effects, interactions, and generic drug complications that often haven’t yet reached the FDA.



You will discover details on home remedies, too: foods, herbs, and supplements that can ease the symptoms of common ailments. Our listeners often share their own valuable experiences on our website, and we frequently discuss those stories on the podcast as well.

    Show 1219: How to Achieve Maximum Memory Fitness

    Show 1219: How to Achieve Maximum Memory Fitness

    In these challenging times, keeping our brains healthy and working well is important. Social isolation can be debilitating, but there are approaches that can help counteract these difficulties. Research on Maintaining Memory: What does new research tell us about achieving maximum memory fitness? How important is it for us to take care of conditions like […]

    • 1 hr
    Show 1155: Can Bacteriophages Save Your Life? (Archive)

    Show 1155: Can Bacteriophages Save Your Life? (Archive)

    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been cropping up around the world. These superbugs cause serious problems, especially when they fail to respond to increasingly potent medications. One approach may be to put a very old, natural treatment to work. The theory is that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Enlist viruses that infect these bacteria. […]

    • 59 min
    Show 1218: How Industry Manipulates Science to Downplay Risks

    Show 1218: How Industry Manipulates Science to Downplay Risks

    For decades, the tobacco industry was able to ward off anti-smoking policy by claiming that science did not support it. In hindsight, it is clear that most epidemiologists came to the conclusion that smoking is bad for health without much delay. But tobacco companies were able to exploit disagreements over a few facts to sow […]

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Show 1217: Natural Ways to Keep Your Immune System Strong

    Show 1217: Natural Ways to Keep Your Immune System Strong

    The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of having a healthy immune system. It appears that more than three-fourths of the people who contract the infection recover without hospitalization or obvious lingering effects. The others, however, get really sick. We can assume that our immune systems mediate our response to the virus. We want it […]

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Show 1216: How Sugar Interferes With Healthy Decisions

    Show 1216: How Sugar Interferes With Healthy Decisions

    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, even in young children (Childhood Obesity, April 2018). She and her colleagues took advantage of a natural experiment at the University […]

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Show 1215: Chasing a Cure for the Cytokine Storm of COVID-19

    Show 1215: Chasing a Cure for the Cytokine Storm of COVID-19

    Dr. David Fajgenbaum was a medical student in excellent health when he was struck with a mysterious disease. He nearly died before his doctors finally diagnosed him with a rare condition known as idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease. They hardly knew anything about it, and the few treatments that were available didn’t work for him. So […]

    • 1 hr 1 min

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