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 1322: Herbs for Healing and Optimal Wellness
This week on our nationally syndicated radio show, we talk with two physicians who have looked closely at the research on using herbs for healing. Sometimes, people dismiss the medicines we can find in plants as old wives’ tales or silly home remedies. Increasingly, however, scientists are confirming that certain herbs can be very helpful […]
Show 1279: Challenging Dietary Dogma on Weight Gain (Archive)
We hear a lot about the obesity epidemic in the United States and around the world. Scientists acknowledge that this has occurred too rapidly to be explained by changes in genetics. Instead, nutrition scientists often turn to the energy balance model: people eating more calories than they expend. However, this dietary dogma on weight gain […]
Show 1290: Approaches for Managing Chronic Pain (Archive)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 50 million American suffer from debilitating chronic pain. Despite that number, in 2016 the agency issued stringent guidelines limiting opioid prescriptions to a bare minimum. Such drugs are often the first line for treating pain. Unfortunately, although this was an effort to reduce drug overdose […]
Show 1321: Rebalancing Our Microbiome Through Personalized Nutrition and Viruses
This week on our nationally syndicated radio show, we consider how to maintain a healthy balance in our gut microbiome. Each of us carries a vast collection of microbes in our digestive tracts. Although we usually think first of bacteria, there’s also an enormous number of viruses that feed on the bacteria. Could these bacteriophages, […]
Show 1320: The Fascinating World of Tiny Animals Living on Us
This week on our nationally syndicated radio show, we explore the ecology of our bodies, especially our skin. Our faces, our armpits and even our bellybuttons harbor a multitude of tiny animals that we don’t see most of the time. What are they doing on us? The Fascinating World of the Tiny Animals Living on […]
Show 1319: How to Have Healthy Hair and Nails
In our nationally syndicated radio show this week we’ll be taking your questions live. We have invited two distinguished dermatologists to discuss problems affecting the hair and nails and tell you how to have healthy hair and nails. Green Nail Syndrome: For years, listeners have been calling in questions about nail fungus that makes toenails […]