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What To Do When Your Brain Feels Weird

Dear Pharmacist, I have brain fog, attention deficit and a general feeling of disconnection to the world. I take the drugs Provigil, Zoloft and Clonazepam. I also take vitamins but nothing helps. I see a psychiatrist who says I’m just depressed from my divorce.  Honestly, I’m not, I’m pretty normal but my brain feels weird.  […]

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8 Incredible Medicinal Plants from the Bible

Before the advent of synthetic compounds, injections, and expensive medications, the human body was accustomed to natural herbs and spices. Our planet Earth has thousands of healing plants that grew during biblical times. Even though I am a pharmacist, I believe that we can use what grows on Earth to heal. Today I’m listing 8 incredible plants, […]

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8 Ways to Save Your Brain, Learn Faster & Calm Down

Last December, I forgot where I parked my car at the mall and I had to go find a security  man to drive me around and find it. Well, that’s embarrassing.  At first I thought someone stole my Subaru, but that just didn’t make sense. Who would steal the 4 year old dirty one, I […]

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How to Choose the Right Cinnamon for Your Health

This time of year, cinnamon is wafting everywhere. The smell of cinnamon sticks in apple cider or cinnamon buns (oops did I just say that out loud?!) is enough to make my mouth water.  

There are two forms of cinnamon on the market. I bet you have plain old “Cassia” cinnamon because that is the […]

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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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Coconut Water and 9 Other Brilliant Ideas to Prevent or Reverse Diabetes

Here’s a surprise. Brand new research published in the February 2015 Journal of Medical Food suggests that coconut water improves diabetes. The catch is that it was a rat study, not a human study. Nevertheless, many animal model studies extrapolate to humans so don’t dismiss the research just yet okay?! The rats in the study […]

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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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Memory Enhancing Tips & Supplements

Dear Pharmacist, Recently I saw a major network news program about researchers looking for drugs to prevent Alzheimer’s. The doctors interviewed didn’t mention diet and exercise. Both my parents had dementia. I’m scared of it happening to me. –A.F., Chicago, Illinois   Click to Read This Article

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Thyroid Help- Selenium Helps Hashimoto’s and Grave’s Disease

First up, I should tell you I wrote an awesome book on this subject Thyroid Healthy   🙂  Dear Pharmacist, I have Hashimoto’s thyroid disease, and my husband has Grave’s. We are a perfect match because he makes too much and I make too little. Advice? –B.L., Dallas, Texas Located at the base of your throat, […]

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Huperzine Deserves a Little Hoopla!

Dear Pharmacist, I read in your recent column that huperzine improves memory.  When I did an Internet search, I learned that the herb has been used for centuries to relieve colds/fever, inflammation, pain and menstrual cycles. My question today is about my mother, who doesn’t even recognize me.  Can it help her? –F.A.  Santa Barbara, California Answer: I […]

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