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Are Your Vitamins Helping or Hurting You?

Recently, I was watching the news and saw headlines that suggested taking vitamins could be dangerous for our health and I was alarmed. Truthfully, it just annoys me that snippets about this study get any media coverage at all. I don’t know one person, not one, who has been harmed by taking nutritional supplements! Since […]

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What If No One Can See Your Pain?

From time to time, when yet another celebrity dies tragically from an overdose of painkillers, people ask me if I think prescription painkillers should be banned.  The answer is no, and today I’ll tell you why. It’s a sad fact that we have lost too much talent far too young, from Prince to Philip Seymour […]

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What To Do When Your Brain Feels Weird

Dear Pharmacist, I have brain fog, attention deficit and a general feeling of disconnection to the world. I take the drugs Provigil, Zoloft and Clonazepam. I also take vitamins but nothing helps. I see a psychiatrist who says I’m just depressed from my divorce.  Honestly, I’m not, I’m pretty normal but my brain feels weird.  […]

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Don’t Hold Back Your Tears, Here’s Why

When we think of crying, we usually relate it to some form of grief, pain (emotional or physical), shame or guilt. We cry for a lot of reasons! I remember once becoming very emotional about a touching gift I received. The sniffling began as soon as I opened it: a pretty hand-made photo collage of my […]

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Benzodiazepine Dangers and Lies

You know how you can warn a kid not to touch a hot stove, but he’ll do it because he has to learn “hot” for himself?   It’s the same with some medications. Despite numerous warnings about the risks associated with certain long-term prescription drug use, people still use them for months and even years! The […]

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The Right Hormones Can Make You Happy

For years, doctors have prescribed unopposed estrogen (estrogen without progesterone) to women who’ve had hysterectomies.  The thought process has always been, why give progesterone to patient who no longer has a uterus?   Many practitioners still believe that progesterone is only necessary to the function of the uterus, so there’s no reason to prescribe it for […]

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This Is Why I Threw Out My Multivitamin

Just like you, I’ve spent a lot of hard-earned money on multivitamins through the years, figuring they will work behind the scenes to improve or maintain my health.  I was never really sure if they did anything for me, so I kept switching brands. It’s not like I felt anything happening, nor did I feel more […]

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5 Supplements for Beautiful Skin

I can spot a smoker or a sun worshipper a mile away… they always look older than they are from the free radical damage that’s been done to their skin. Maybe you thought beauty was only skin deep, but it’s not. A radiant, youthful-looking face is actually an inside job. It helps to drink fresh […]

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14 Essential Oils for a Healthy Thyroid

Many of you are taking thyroid supplements or medications already, but you might consider adding one more thing into your thyroid health regimen.  Simple is best, and there’s nothing more simple or pure that I can think of than essential oils, which are basically extracts from flowers and plants. The medical community never used to think much […]

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Give Your Valentine a Healing Bouquet of Flowers

For Valentine’s Day, I know most of us ladies want some chocolate. I love chocolate myself, and the darker the better. You don’t need me to tell you about the health benefits of dark chocolate, there are probably 100 posts about it being uploaded as I write this. So this year, I am thinking outside […]

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