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?
Does extra virgin olive oil have the same adverse effect on arterial function as refined oils and animal fats?
Sellers of coconut oil use a beef industry tactic to downplay the risks associated with the saturated fat in their products.
Are there dietary supplements that can help with atopic dermatitis?
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?
Though there have been more than a thousand papers published on coconut oil in medical journals, there is little evidence it helps with Alzheimer’s disease.
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.
What happens inside the arteries going to the hearts and brains of those who add nuts or extra virgin olive oil to their diet?
Fish and fish oil consumption do not appear to protect against heart disease, arrhythmias, or sudden death, but why would they increase cancer risk?
Advice to eat oily fish, or take fish oil, to lower risk of heart disease, stroke, or mortality is no longer supported by the balance of available evidence.
Instead of treating sensitive skin topically, with lotions and creams, why not treat it from the inside out—with diet?
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?
By preventing colon spasms, peppermint oil can both reduce the pain and discomfort of colonoscopies for the patient, as well as make insertion and withdrawal of scope easier for the doctor.