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How To Make Your Immune System Fight for You

It’s around this time of the year, when the nights draw in and I pull out my woolen sweaters and snow boots, that I usually notice a flurry of articles in the mainstream media about the importance of keeping our vitamin D levels topped off. Vitamin D is your immune system’s best, but most little-known […]

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Important Research About Breast Cancer 





Few things are more painful to bear than a diagnosis of breast cancer and all that goes with it! I have three close friends who are breast cancer thrivers today, unfortunately my beloved mother-in-law died from it because the suspicious spot on her scan did not recieve follow up imaging and by the following year, […]

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Amazing Health Benefits of Butternut Squash — Plus a Recipe

Autum is stunning here in Colorado and I wait for the leaves on the trees to begin to glow orange and yellow. I love how the temperature drops, and I get to dust off my beloved boots. There’s a pumpkin patch near my house that begins to boast its harvest with pretty little pumpkins for […]

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Antibacterial Soap Makers Have to Clean Up Their Act 


Soap makers now have to get their junk out because plain soap works just as well and without risk. Manufacturers were ordered by the FDA to pull out 19 different chemicals from their body wash, hand soap, dish soap and other soaps. Hallelujah, these chemicals are pesticides which go down the drain and into our […]

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6 Lessons Learned from Old People

I used to work in nursing homes where mostly ‘old people’ live, or those who are very sick or terminal. I had a special practitioner license in addition to my regular one, and in Florida, I served as the Consultant Pharmacist of Record for about 14 nursing homes across the state. Part of my responsibility […]

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The Case Against Kale

I want to share with you a recent conversation between me and my “bookface” mom: Mom: Suzy!  Eat more broccoli!!!  (This was the 5th time she said it). Suzy: Ma, c’mon, I don’t want a goitrogen. Mom: Hah? Why don’t you like going to the gym? Suzy: No ma, I said goitrogen!  I like going to the […]

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The Green Tea Pee Connection: Bladder Control and Cancer

There is always some kind of tea in my house, including green tea which millions of people drink every day. Known botanically as Camellia sinensis, green tea contains epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which provides powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-fibrosis and cell protective benefits. It is well-known for it’s anti-cancer effects. Practitioners frequently use green tea as a diuretic […]

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Frankincense and Myrrh Still a Wise Gift of Health

Around the holidays, we are reminded of the most famous gifts in history, frankincense and myrrh, carried by the wise men. Today, perfumes, incense and candles are often infused with these two wonderful aromas. Both frankincense and myrrh have medicinal properties, so holistic practitioners suggest these for patients as dietary supplements and essential oils for […]

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Curry Beats Dementia, Diabetes and Cancer

As the snowy cold weather begins to roll into Colorado, I crave warmer, heartier meals like chili, stews and brisket. Juicing kale and celery when it’s 4 degrees outside doesn’t cut it. So at this time of year, garlic and curry go in everything I eat. Let’s talk curry today.  Penang, red or green curry, […]

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Is Your Daughter At Risk for Cervical Cancer?

Dear Pharmacist, My daughter has cervical dysplasia, and I’m wondering if the HPV vaccine will protect her from getting cancer. Will it? How can a young woman protect against this cancer? –J.D., Silver Springs, Florida Answer: No, it’s never been proven to prevent cancer. The HPV vaccine Gardasil protects against 2 strains of HPV, human […]

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