Alternative Medicine Update

Xylitol: Low-cost treatment for dental caries, upper respiratory infections

Xylitol: Low-cost treatment for dental caries, upper respiratory infections

Xylitol is a primary sugar alcohol that can be used to help various dental problems as well as upper respiratory and ear infections.

Lysine for treating herpes simplex virus

Lysine for treating herpes simplex virus

Despite a less-than-robust efficacy profile, lysine supplementation is a safe and inexpensive remedy to try in patients with recurrent HSV outbreaks.

Consider glucomannan for obesity treatment

Consider glucomannan for obesity treatment

Glucomannan can help treat obesity and comorbid conditions of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and early mortality.

Bee-venom therapy too risky for treating osteoarthritis, RA inflammation

Bee-venom therapy too risky for treating osteoarthritis, RA inflammation

The risks of bee-venom therapy outweigh the potential benefits, and clinicians should discourage patients from this therapeutic method.

Exploring fluoride's effectiveness

Exploring fluoride's effectiveness

The efficacy of topical fluoride products is only as good as compliance with their use.

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