Natural (‘Gypsy’) Cures Backed by Science

In honor of International Romani Day (April 8th), I wrote this piece on Romani folk medicine that’s really backed by science for Thrillist

Folk medicine — touted by grandmas all over the world — sometimes offers good advice, just like your grandma. My grandma, a sweet and salty Romani woman, says things like, “Girl, get it while you’re young,” and, “You only get one body, so keep it healthy and fine.”

I listen because she has serious survivor cred. This woman, born in Germany, lived through the Holocaust as a persecuted minority, and came to the States alone at 19. In honor of grandmas everywhere, here are a few traditional medicine practices that are backed by science. As always, check with a doctor if you’re having serious problems, and keep your body fine. Grandma says.

Read  about the cures here: https://www.thrillist.com/health/nation/natural-cures-that-are-backed-by-science

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The Morning Routines of Crazy-Successful People

610_monroe_introMy first article for Thrillist, “The Morning Routines of Crazy-Successful People” is live! Find out how Toni Morrison, Marilyn Monroe, Louis Armstrong, Gertrude Stein, Audrey Hepburn, Joan Miró, Flannery O’Conner, and Ludwig von Beethoven do mornings.