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Have You Stopped Enjoying Life? Could Be Low Dopamine

Some people feel so bad they want to die, but don’t follow through because they actually lack motivation. There is no pleasure. That must sound doesn’t it, but it holds true for many. Why bother with anything, nothing brings you pleasure… this kind of depression is related to dopamine imbalances. Does it sound like you? […]

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What Your Doctor Should Have Ordered Instead of Those Drugs!

Sometimes I read journal articles implying that vitamins are harmful. Then the media spins out of control with headlines about our God-given nutrients, and how they could hasten our death. The naive public (their target audience) is suddenly afraid, rushing into the arms of tested and FDA approved -so therefore, they have to be GOOD […]

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Your Brain Loves Magnesium L-Threonate

Have you ever forgotten a word or someone’s name that you should know? It happens to all of us, but what if you frequently find that you have trouble with ‘word finding’ or you keep forgetting to pay bills or get lost easily?  Your kids will tell say you had a “brain fart” or “senior […]

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Licorice Helps Chronic Fatigue and Heartburn

Licorice root is an herbal remedy often used in Chinese traditional medicine. It’s ancient, and was used by the Greeks and Romans for many health concerns such as ulcers, sore throat, asthma, depression, menopause, arthritis, heartburn, gastrointestinal concerns of all sorts and various viral infections (like hepatitis and the flu). Unfortunately, licorice candy (mmm, Twizzlers) […]

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Chronic Illness Responds to Glutathione

You can tell what kind of late-night reading I do… it’s usually one studies that would bore you to tears. But you see my mission in life is your health! So I read a lot of journals (in between watching cute cat videos on YouTube). Today’s article is for anyone who is chronically ill. If […]

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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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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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Uncover the Root Cause of Your Depression

Dear Pharmacist, I was saddened by the suicide of Robin Williams last summer. I’ve dealt with depression on and off for years, and I was wondering if you have any natural suggestions for me to ask my doctor about? —L.C., Gainesville, Florida Answer: When I hear a person say they’ve battled depression “on and off” […]

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Why Some “Gold Standard” Medications Scare Me

Dear Pharmacist, I just became a pharmacist and started reading your syndicated column. Your emphasis is usually centered around the benefits of vitamins, minerals or alternative treatments, as compared to prescription medications. Why don’t you recommend more of our gold standard pharmaceuticals which are FDA approved, unlike nutritional supplements? –JK, Gainesville, Florida   Click to […]

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Exercise Improves Memory and Enhances Mood

Dear Pharmacist, I’m going through a lot right now. This year, my New Years’ Resolution is to exercise more, hoping to take my mind off everything. My schedule only allows me to go to the gym twice per week. Will this help me feel better, in terms of anxiety or mood?  –F.A., New York   […]

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