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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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Cramp Bark Eases Vexing Stomach Aches and Monthly Cramps

Last week I was tearing apart my kitchen cabinet looking for asafoetida spice, when my eye fell on a screw-top glass jar filled with little chunks of brown “cramp” bark.  I confess my kitchen pantry resembles  Aladdin’s cave of precious herbs and spices. Some of these I keep for medicinal reasons, and others are to […]

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Mouth-watering Pesto Squash with Aloe

Today I’m sharing my favorite recipe for a healthy pesto-inspired spaghetti dish. This colorful, fabulous dish is loaded with healthy nutrients and includes the supplement ‘aloe vera juice’ which you can’t even taste. As for health benefits, spaghetti squash has a fair amount of beta carotenoids as well as soluble fiber. It only has 40 […]

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How Some Pain Killers Also Kill Your Pleasure


There is a strong divide among users of prescription pain killers and those who are opposed to them. I’m referring to opiate analgesics such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine and others. The street drug heroin is a highly addictive opiate. 

For the record, I’m not opposed to pain killers when they are prescribed by a caring […]

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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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11 Harmless Folk Remedies to Patch You Up

Dear Readers: Today is going to be fun.  I’m passing along to you some of the folk remedies that readers have shared over the years.  Though there may be truth in some of them,  please don’t take these as medical advice. Remember that just because something is natural doesn’t mean it’s necessarily safe or effective! I’ve put my […]

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Get Pylori Out!

You may have an infection, but unfortunately you could be dismissed if you don’t have the classic signs. There are many conditions tied to H. pylori and doctors only pick it up if you are symptomatic, meaning you have heartburn, stomach pain or ulcers. A lot of you suffer with disturbing problems such as diarrhea, […]

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Natural Remedies that Help From Head to Toe

I’ve been a pharmacist for 25+ years now. Let’s face it, I know the good, the bad and the ugly drugs. I realize we need some of them, yet I know that others are not very useful, or worse, they are harmful. So today I’ve decided to share the best remedies that help from head […]

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Strangely, Acid May Ease The Burn

Dear Pharmacist, You’ve said that if you have twitches, leg cramps, spasms or heart arrhythmias that you could be deficient in acid. What does this mean? I am taking an acid pill myself for reflux. – L.B. Las Vegas, Nevada   Click to Read This Article

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A Laxative that Works at Both Ends

Dear Pharmacist, I heard you recommend a drug called Lactulose as a laxative but you said it helped with brain fog too. How can it work at both ends? –J.C., Decatur, Illinois Answer: It’s true, the prescription medication called Lactulose, is a classified as an “osmotic laxative” which means that it pulls water into the […]

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