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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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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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Reishi Mushroom Power – The Plant of Immortality

I asked an elderly Japanese friend why she looks so young for her age. She said she drinks tea made with reishi mushrooms. The Chinese name for reishi mushrooms is ling zhi, meaning “plant of immortality.” These medicinal mushrooms have a history of safety that goes back at least 2,000 years. In my world, any herb that’s […]

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Pain

The medicine your doctor never told you about (but should have)

Low dose naltrexone or LDN is the prescription medication that every doctor has heard of, but never prescribes. Regular naltrexone (not low dose) is used for heroin addicts, alcoholics and opiate withdrawal. I think that’s why doctors don’t really think about it, it’s for people with drug addiction.  That said, the low dose version of […]

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Holiday Stress Relievers

Tis’ the season to be … merry and jolly?  No pressure there! The holidays are in full swing and many people around this special time of year start to experience stress.  Whether you’ve overcommitted to holiday parties, financial strain to buy obligatory gifts, social anxiety, shopping baking, relationship strains (like your mother-in-law who is hard […]

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