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 1327: What Have We Learned About Long COVID?
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, it seemed there were only two outcomes from an infection. Either you died (as far too many people did) or you survived and moved on. Now, physicians, researchers and a growing number of patients are coming to grips with symptoms that persist months or possibly years after the initial infection. […]
Show 1326: Think Different About Alzheimer Disease
This week on our nationally syndicated radio show, we consider the causes of Alzheimer disease. For decades, one theory has dominated. It suggests that the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques found in the brains of people with dementia cause the problem. Is it time to think different about Alzheimer disease? Beta Amyloid and Alzheimer Disease: What, […]
Show 1325: Recognizing the Ravages of Silent Inflammation
This week on our nationally syndicated radio show, our guest describes the causes and consequences of silent inflammation. Usually, inflammation (redness, swelling, heat, pain) is a tool the immune system uses to fight infection. But what happens when it gets out of control? The Dangers of Silent Inflammation: A number of factors might help explain […]
Show 1262: How to Manage Your Anxiety (Archive)
More than two years of living through a pandemic has really increased anxiety for a lot of people. If we define anxiety as worry or unease about an imminent event with an uncertain outcome, it’s easy to see why. However, it really isn’t healthy to feel anxious all the time, even when outcomes are uncertain. […]
Show 1212: Should You Worry About Forever Chemicals?
Virtually everyone in the US has been exposed to PFAS chemicals. That stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances found in fire-fighting foam, nonstick coatings, food packaging and waterproofing or stain resistant chemicals used on clothing, furniture and carpets. Pesticides are also an important source. These are also referred to as “forever chemicals” because they persist […]
Show 1284: The Book of Hope–A Survival Guide for Trying Times (Archive)
Jane Goodall is an eminent naturalist who spent years studying chimpanzees in their natural habitat. It was she who first reported that we humans are not the only primates to make and use tools. She transformed our understanding of these animals. Now she is an elder stateswoman speaking out for action to help reverse climate […]
Very useful info, but...
Very useful- discussions with experts in their fields on subject concerning everyday health. I’ve learned much that I apply, often on a daily basis. But, FRUSTRATING that it takes Joel forever to get out a question, going on needlessly with details that are obvious or were even just discussed. It’s like he’s trying to fill in time, which is also the impression from so many re-introductions with long titles. That said, I grin and bear it, or grimace; it’s usually worth it.
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