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Dizziness and POTS may respond to Choline

My first article on POTS was one of the most well-trafficked articles on my entire website. POTS is the acronym for “Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome” which (among other things) can make you feel very dizzy and lightheaded when you first stand up. This occurs due to a dramatic drop in blood pressure and a significant […]

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Rules for Using Essential Oils

IT STARTS TODAY A free online event, you just need your computer or device to listen so please go sign up for the biggest summit of 2015 on essential oils: CLICK HERE. No joke, I probably have more than 18 little bottles of essential oils in my house. They are in every room, on top of […]

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Taking Statins? Beware!

Sometimes blind faith leads to a disaster, sometimes a miracle. Where will you end up? If you’re one of the millions of people diagnosed with high cholesterol, you will more than likely be given a prescription “statin” pill. It’s easier to take a statin, truly I get it, it’s hard to control diet and to […]

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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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My 2 Cents About Copper Worth A Million Bucks

The other day I was eating lunch with a friend and colleague and he mentioned that copper can increase the risk of cancer. This was not the first time I had heard something scary about copper. Last year, another friend (a medical doctor) also mentioned copper’s association with cancer, especially hormonal types. How could something […]

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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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Medicine Messes Up Your Methylation

You’re methylating right now! This means you’re turning folate (vitamin B9) from your food, into something else called SAMe. It’s the process called “methylation” and SAMe is your body’s head honcho, the CEO if you will! SAMe stands for S-adenosylmethionine and drives hundreds of chemical reactions in your body. If you ate a salad for […]

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These Herbs Work Like Medicine

Dear Pharmacist, What are popular medications, and their natural counterparts? –A.T., Dallas, Texas Answer: This is a great question, and there’s a lot of different things that come to mind. For example, when I think of popular medications, I think of allergy drugs (antihistamines), pain relievers, antacids, blood pressure drugs, cholesterol reducers and sleeping pills.  […]

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Are Fish Oils Your Only Choice?

  Dear Pharmacist, I’m taking a prescription drug version of fish oils for my heart and cholesterol. I want a plant-derived option because I’m a vegetarian, plus I get “fish burp.” Are there plant-derived essential fatty acids, or do you have to get it from fish? –H.B., Plano, Texas   Answer: Fish burp often happens […]

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E.D. is a Predictor of Heart Attack

Dear Pharmacist, I have a bedroom problem. I took Viagra for several years, and it stopped working, so I was put on Cialis. Sometimes that helps, sometimes not. I’m too embarrassed to ask my doctor again, she says this is a part of aging because I am 58.  Any suggestions?   –T.M., Bethesda, Maryland Answer: […]

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