300 episodes

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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 905 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 1392: Grappling with the Mysteries of Long COVID

    Show 1392: Grappling with the Mysteries of Long COVID

    Our interviews this week focus on what is known and what is still being discovered about the mysteries of long COVID. We speak with a physician heading the long COVID Care Center at Yale University and with a microbiologist heading up a multidisciplinary research initiative. You could listen through your local public radio station or […]

    • 1 hr
    Show 1391: Key Steps for Healthy Feet

    Show 1391: Key Steps for Healthy Feet

    This week, Joe and Terry Graedon welcome your questions about keeping your feet healthy. Dr. Jane Andersen is a foot and ankle specialist who will take your calls about a range of podiatric problems. Have you had trouble with plantar fasciitis? You can ask your questions about foot health and share your experience at 888-472-3366 […]

    • 1 hr
    Show 1374: Marvelous Medicinal Mushrooms (Archive)

    Show 1374: Marvelous Medicinal Mushrooms (Archive)

    This week, we talk with 4th-generation herbalist, research scientist and mycologist, Dr. Christopher Hobbs. He extolls the benefits of mushrooms not only as nutritious foods, but also as important components of natural medicine. What should you know about marvelous medicinal mushrooms? You may want to listen through your local public radio station or get the […]

    • 1 hr
    Show 1390: How Insurance Company Rejections Impact Medical Care

    Show 1390: How Insurance Company Rejections Impact Medical Care

    If you need surgery, medication or some other medical intervention, you count on your health insurance company to pay the bill. When the treatment is unusual or the expected cost is especially high, it seems reasonable to ask for prior approval. Increasingly, though, insurance companies are denying those requests and not paying the claims. How […]

    • 1 hr
    Show 1354: How Hypnosis Can Help Your Health (Archive)

    Show 1354: How Hypnosis Can Help Your Health (Archive)

    Would you be surprised to learn that hypnosis is a powerful tool for healing? If your primary exposure to this practice has been in books and movies, you may have a few misconceptions about how it works and what it can do. Some people imagine that when you are hypnotized, you lose control. Instead, it […]

    • 1 hr
    Show 1389: Getting Off the Medication Treadmill

    Show 1389: Getting Off the Medication Treadmill

    This week, Joe and Terry Graedon welcome your questions and stories about difficulties in stopping medicines, whether prescription or OTC. Dr. Richard Friedman, an expert on drugs to treat anxiety and mood disorders, describes the symptoms of discontinuing such an agent too suddenly. Have you had trouble getting off the medication treadmill? You can ask […]

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
905 Ratings

905 Ratings

Closet Luddite ,

Reliable source for the best and latest health info

The Graedons present reputable experts and well-researched advice on health matters.

WI-TX ,

“The latest health headlines” Honest information you can trust

Guests are expert, professional and humble. Easy to understand. Hosts ask important questions. Full range of health topics. You’ll be hooked, like me.

Brian Goulet ,

Self Absorbed and Obnoxious

Joe and Terry are highly devoted to talking excessively about themselves. It’s obnoxious and tedious since they’re not as interesting as they seem to think they are. But the most grating thing they do is their frequent lapse into “baby voice.” Yuck ! Adults should never use cutsie baby talk and baby voice. It’s disgusting. They also recently claimed that an I-Watch couldn’t possibly be dangerous to wear because, well, Joe wears one and he’s careful. How dumb ! What a non sequitur. Apple watches are made and assembled in China for mass consumption : who knows what’s in those chemical components that are affixed to one's wrist all day. Because he wears one doesn’t mean they’re safe. Stop disseminating false assertions as if they’re proven facts.

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