I’ve got a few home remedies for what ails you, remedies that actually work.

#1: You’ve probably heard that a cup of coffee can relieve a headache. The truth is: You’d better make it two cups. There are 200 milligrams of caffeine in 2 cups of brewed coffee, the exact amount that provides relief from headaches – even migraines. Doctors aren’t sure why it works but they believe it’s because caffeine constricts the blood vessels in your brain – and relieve the pressure that causes pain. Your best bet - drink coffee only when you have a headache.  Otherwise, it may eventually become ineffective.

Another home remedy: Ginger fights nausea. Yes, ginger can reduce nausea caused by pregnancy, surgical anesthesia, and seasickness. That’s because it contains gengerols that act like anti-nausea meds. But skip the ginger ale – because most of it doesn’t contain any ginger. Instead, cut a slice of fresh ginger about the size of a quarter, and steep it in boiling water to make tea.

Finally: Is it true that eating fatty-fish can help fight arthritis? Yes. Fatty Omega-3 acids work like anti-inflammatory meds, like ibuprofen, by reducing the production of chemicals that cause swelling and pain.  In a study during Lent, people ate fish any time they would usually have eaten meat and by the end of Lent, their arthritis was better.