Dr. Weil's Pill-Free Solutions

Find out how you can treat a variety of common conditions without pills.

Dr. Weil's Pill-Free Solutions

Modern medications have revolutionized health care and dramatically improved the quality of health and life for billions of people around the world. But sometimes we’re a little too quick to jump to pills when natural remedies might work just as well. Here are a few “no-pill” solutions to common health problems.

Indigestion

With the widespread over-the-counter availability of antacids, Americans are more medicated for their acid reflux than ever before. But the decreased stomach acid can lead to problems absorbing certain nutrients. Try two cups of ginger tea after eating to stimulate saliva production and help to settle your stomach.

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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