Natural topical remedies for eczema are put to the test, including licorice root gel, St. John’s Wort cream, and emollients such as coconut oil, mineral oil, and petroleum jelly.
Do the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil, and the fiber in flaked coconut, counteract the negative effects on cholesterol and artery function?
When oil pulling was put to the test for teeth whitening, halitosis, and dental enamel erosion, the results were no better than rinsing with water—or worse.
Does extra virgin olive oil have the same adverse effect on arterial function as refined oils and animal fats?
Oil pulling is put to the test head-to-head against chlorhexidine mouthwash for oral and dental health measures.
Are there dietary supplements that can help with atopic dermatitis?
A review of the evidence on the effects of coconut oil on weight loss and belly fat.
What evidence exists to suggest oil pulling can effectively treat serious diseases such as paralysis, meningitis, cancer, and AIDS?
The effects of coconut oil are compared to butter and tallow. Even if virgin coconut oil and other saturated fats raise LDL “bad” cholesterol, isn’t that countered by the increase in HDL “good” cholesterol?
Oil pulling may help with tooth sensitivity, but the risk of inducing lipoid pneumonia outweighs the benefits.
Sprinkling vinegar on greens may augment their ability to improve endothelial function.
A study of 13 over-the-counter children’s fish oil supplements found that all were contaminated with PCB pollutants.
Fish and fish oil consumption do not appear to protect against heart disease, arrhythmias, or sudden death, but why would they increase cancer risk?
In a double-blind study, lavender oil worked as well as the valium-like drug lorazepam (Ativan) for relief of persistent anxiety, though there are concerns about estrogenic effects.
A randomized controlled trial found that a Mediterranean-type diet can dramatically lower the risk of subsequent heart attacks. How does it compare with plant-based diet data?
What’s the best household cleaning product to use?