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 1286: What You Need to Know About Hoarding Disorder
We have heard that some people used their time locked down at home during the pandemic to clean out their closets and clear away the clutter. For others, though, we suspect that such projects would have been overwhelming or possibly even undesirable. Perhaps you know someone with hoarding symptoms such as excessive acquiring activities, difficulty […]
Show 1285: The Plant Hunter’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines
Cassandra Quave is an explorer and an ethnobotanist uncovering potential ways that plants can benefit human health. She has a particular interest in multi-antibiotic resistant infections. Not only do these pose a grave risk for people around the world; her professional interest is also personal. When she was three years old, she suffered a post-surgical […]
Show 1117: What Can Chinese Centenarians Teach You About Long Life? (Archive)
More Americans are living to old ages, but frequently their later years are plagued with chronic diseases. Is there a way to stay healthy into the ninth and tenth decade of life? To find out, we take a virtual trip to visit centenarians in a remote village in southern China. Visit to Longevity Village: Dr. […]
Show 1258: Preparing for Post-Pandemic Relationships (Archive)
Can you have too much togetherness? After a year of pandemic restrictions that kept many couples cooped up together for months, some have discovered that minor annoyances loom larger. Couples have had to negotiate their roles and responsibilities more intensely than ever. This has put quite a strain on some relationships. Pre-existing problems have been […]
Show 1284: The Book of Hope–A Survival Guide for Trying Times
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 […]
Show 1283: What We Should Learn About the Coming Plague
Almost thirty years ago, Laurie Garrett published The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance. In this thorough, carefully researched analysis, she laid out why public health authorities should be watching for new pathogens and how they should respond if that happened. Since then, of course, a number of bacteria and […]
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.
My favorite podcast
I have followed this podcast for years now. It has always been my favorite. Credible guests,interesting topics, excellent interview skills, and absolutely love Terry’s calm and soothing voice. Please keep up the excellent work. Thank you!!!
Almost part of the family
My wife and I have been listening to the people’s family for years while living in North Carolina. Thanks to the portability of podcasts we have continued to enjoy them from anywhere. With time I’ve learn to follow their advice to be respectful of all drugs and especially not getting too casual about over-the-counter drugs. Keep up the good work. We look forward to show number 2000 and beyond!