DIY Health

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…

Jenny Smiechowski

Why simple soap slays viruses better than alcohol and disinfectants

“Drastic times call for drastic measures.” And the pandemic was one of those times. It was tempting to apply drastic measures to our disinfectant efforts. But something we learned that we can carry forward, no matter what virus we face, is that the simple answer turned out to be the best answer…

Jenny Smiechowski

How to unlock vitamin C’s cancer-fighting potential

There’s a lot of controversy over what vitamin C can do for your health… Some say it can help you fend off a cold. Others say it can’t. Some say it helps you overcome cancer. Others say it can’t. But it turns out, in both cases, there is one factor that majorly influences whether vitamin C works or not…

Jenny Smiechowski

How to make homemade hand sanitizer that actually works

I’ve never been much of a hand sanitizer person. I’ve always opted for good old-fashioned soap and water over hand sanitizer. And maybe you’ve been the same way. But with COVID-19 sweeping across the country right now, there are times we are all going to need it and finding it is getting impossible…

Easy Health Options Staff

Can’t find Lysol? Try these 6 essential oils in your diffuser

This past weekend, like most everyone else, I went in search of Lysol disinfectant spray and came home empty-handed. After all, when you want to ward off the spread of anything in your home, that’s been our go-to disinfectant, right? But if you can’t find it, here’s how you can use essentials oils in your home…