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Drug Muggers

Vitamins Needed to Boost Mood and the Drugs that Smash Them

What makes one person depressed and another happy? Certain conditions are commonly associated with depression such as hypothyroidism, Crohn’s disease or colitis, migraines, diabetes, chronic infections and cancer. Lifestyles such as drinking alcohol and smoking are correlated and the biggest secret of all is drug mugging! In my book Drug Muggers, I describe how drugs […]

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How Citrus Peel Promotes Healthy Bones: Nobiletin

Many of you take bisphosphonate drugs like Fosamax, Boniva and others, for bone loss and you write to me with many complaints. If you watch television, you will routinely see advertisements for lawyers who now handle cases due to the reports of catastrophic reactions like osteonecrosis or femur fractures induced by the medication. It’s a […]

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My 2 Cents About Copper Worth A Million Bucks

The other day I was eating lunch with a friend and colleague and he mentioned that copper can increase the risk of cancer. This was not the first time I had heard something scary about copper. Last year, another friend (a medical doctor) also mentioned copper’s association with cancer, especially hormonal types. How could something […]

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Gifts of Love for Your Heart

People often ask me what medications and supplements I recommend for heart health. It’s not up to me. Your cardiologist has to pick your medicine based on your medical history, age and individual response. As a pharmacist, I can certainly weigh in the most common medication categories. Those include diuretics, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors […]

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Willing to Lose Your Mind for Wine? How ’bout Coffee?

Somebody’s convinced us that wine is a health drink. Not only does this increase your risk of pancreatitis, but it fires off inflammatory chemicals in your body galore! Think wrinkles, pain and grey hair. More than that, alcohol steals thiamine and that means you’ll forget stuff more often and have a hard time finding that […]

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Memory

How to Improve Memory

You don’t get alarmed when you you lose your keys, but what if you constantly forget what you were trying to say a few seconds ago. Full blown dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is disabling and difficult on family members. Today I am offering suggestions from my Functional Medicine standpoint which should protect your brain and […]

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Immune Boosters for Cold & Flu and more…

When I was checking out of Sprouts the other day, I noticed the cart in front of me was filled with a lot of junk food and canned items. It was literally 2 degrees outside and lots of people are sick at this time of year. It’s not that I wanted her to buy spinach […]

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Reduce Inflammation Naturally with Nature’s Pac Man

Have you ever had a sore throat, been stung by a bee, or twisted your ankle? Do you have arthritis, back pain or headaches? Whenever you are in pain, even post-surgical pain, your body makes compounds in response to the injury which cause temporary redness, heat, swelling, and pain. Then naturally produced enzymes in your […]

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Berberine Offers Hope for Diabetes, Herpes and Brain Injuries

This is a true story, it is an actual email I received 3 days ago from one of you… “Dear Suzy, Five years ago this month I was to ER for emergency surgery….. Hernia cut off my colon…anyway after a year of surgeries and pain I was told I had diabetes 2 devastate me after all […]

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What Works Better than Antidepressants?

You’ve been programmed to believe that serotonin deficiency causes depression. If SSRI antidepressants actually cured people, we would not see escalating rates of suicide, agitation, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). The secret sadness that people carry is not always apparent to the rest of the world. For example, I went […]

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