James A. Duke, PhD

James A. Duke, PhD, an ethnobotanist retired from the USDA, where he developed a database on the health benefits of various plants. Dr. Duke, who died in 2017, was author of numerous books including The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods: Proven Natural Remedies to Treat and Prevent More Than 80 Common Health Concerns (Rodale). GreenPharmacy.com

What to Eat When you Have Pneumonia
Respiratory

What to Eat When you Have Pneumonia

James A. Duke, PhD | May 23, 2024

Pneumonia tends to dampen the appetite making it hard to eat, and harder to recover. In this excerpt we discuss what to eat when you have pneumonia.

Best Foods for IBS, and Some to Avoid
Digestive

Best Foods for IBS, and Some to Avoid

James A. Duke, PhD | May 18, 2024

IBS is a disease that affects between 10 to 25 percent of adults in the United States. Doctors aren’t sure of the cause but can help control the condition.

Laryngitis Self-Care
Diseases & Conditions

Laryngitis Self-Care

James A. Duke, PhD | May 15, 2024

If you have sore throat and fever, see your physician. It could be strep that leads to rheumatic fever. Otherwise, sore throats usually go away in about five to seven days.

How to Start Eating Healthy
Food

How to Start Eating Healthy

James A. Duke, PhD | May 7, 2024

Adding healing foods to the diets can be challenging. The low-quality foods typically in American supermarkets don’t make that challenge any easier.

Ulcer Friendly Foods and Some to Avoid
Digestive

Ulcer Friendly Foods and Some to Avoid

James A. Duke, PhD | May 5, 2024

Ulcers are sores within the stomach where the protective lining has been eaten away allowing stomach acid to attack the…

Bursitis Self-Care Through Food and Nutrition
Pain

Bursitis Self-Care Through Food and Nutrition

James A. Duke, PhD | May 3, 2024

Between our bones and the muscles or tendons near joints called bursae, and if they become inflamed, the result is bursitis.

At Home UTI Treatment
Diseases & Conditions

At Home UTI Treatment

James A. Duke, PhD | May 2, 2024

Half of all women will have at least one bladder infection during their lives. Men can have bladder infections too, but this problem strikes mostly women.

Healing Food for Cuts, Scrapes and Wounds
Food

Healing Food for Cuts, Scrapes and Wounds

James A. Duke, PhD | May 1, 2024

There’s nothing you can do to prevent cuts except be more careful. You can make sure your nutrition keeps your body at its ultimate healing potential.

How Diet can Cure Tinnitus
Food

How Diet can Cure Tinnitus

James A. Duke, PhD | April 30, 2024

Tinnitus can occur with no warning or apparent cause. A distracting problem for those suffering from it. Fortunately, diet may help cure tinnitus.

Bronchitis Self-Care Through Food and Nutrition
Respiratory

Bronchitis Self-Care Through Food and Nutrition

James A. Duke, PhD | April 29, 2024

If you develop a cough that produces phlegm you may have bronchitis. Bronchitis self-care with proper food alongside treatment can speed recovery.

Foods that Eliminate Body Odor
Food

Foods that Eliminate Body Odor

James A. Duke, PhD | April 28, 2024

Body odor is something we're inclined to worry about. Diet can be a big part of it, with some foods that eliminate body odor while others increase it.

What Foods are Good for Back Pain?
Pain

What Foods are Good for Back Pain?

James A. Duke, PhD | April 27, 2024

Back pain has adverse effects on your work , day-to-day activities, sleep, and enjoyment of life. Discover ways to fix it through diet and supplements.

The Osteoarthritis Diet
Pain

The Osteoarthritis Diet

James A. Duke, PhD | April 26, 2024

An osteoarthritis diet can help relieve the inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, one of the most prevalent forms of arthritis in the US.

Gingivitis Self-Care Through Healing Foods
Food

Gingivitis Self-Care Through Healing Foods

James A. Duke, PhD | April 25, 2024

Gingivitis is a minor disease of the gums that can lead to much worse. Fortunately, gingivitis self-care can help remedy the problem before it gets worse.

Foods that Fight Memory Loss
Memory

Foods that Fight Memory Loss

James A. Duke, PhD | April 24, 2024

There is a clear link between a healthy foods that fight dementia and improved cognition later in life to make the most of your golden years.