DIY Health

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The condiment that raises your blood pressure lowers your immune response

You’ve heard you should avoid too much salt in your diet because it could lead to blood pressure problems. The tasty condiment can be a double-edged sword, delivering great taste with real danger. And now there’s one more reason to watch your salt intake closer than ever before…

Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby

Top 9 natural antibiotic foods and herbs

Antibiotic alternatives have been around for millennia before penicillin was discovered. These 9 antibiotic alternative foods and herbs haven’t lost their ability to fight bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi.

Joyce Hollman

Is laughter really the best medicine, even during a pandemic?

The truth is, laughing is healthy. A good laugh offers a healthy distraction from anger, guilt, stress and other negative emotions, something we all could use right about now. But you may be shocked at what it can do for the backbone of your immune system…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The toxic byproducts lurking in your drinking water linked to cancer

The most common method of disinfecting drinking water in the U.S. involves chlorine. There’s no doubt that doing so has been beneficial against disease. But killing bacteria isn’t all chlorinating our water is doing… It’s also producing previously unidentified toxic byproducts.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The surprising cause of death in women that’s jumped 85 percent

Alcohol-related deaths in the U. S. have risen sharply. However, women are far outstripping the men in this morbid race. While deaths in men went up by 35 percent over time, researchers want to know what’s fueling the shocking increase for women and how to stop it…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Is bar soap a safe alternative if you can’t find liquid hand soap?

All I could find this weekend was bar soap. I couldn’t help but wonder whether it was a good idea or if someone in my family came down with Coronavirus would they be able to pass it to the rest of us by using the same bar. Here’s what science says about sudsy bar soap…