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New Drugs 2016 Help Epilepsy, Dry Eyes and Hallucinations

Dear Readers, What an incredible year for the pharmaceutical industry. In 2016, many new and useful medications received FDA approval. My articles are syndicated worldwide, but I’m only listing English drug names so please ask your local pharmacist to translate the medication name as it is known in your country. Happy New Year everyone! Love, […]

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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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13 Ways to Make Your Dentist Less Terrifying

My friend Jan who is a self-confessed “big coward who cringes” at the thought of any dental procedure asked me if she should take cannibis prior to her dental appointment. She is not able to use nitrous gas due to her body crashing from it (from a methylation SNP). She’s had a bad reaction to […]

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Green Apples and Your Brain

When I was chopping up green apples to put into my chicken salad I wondered two things: 1) Does anyone else realize that apples are brain food? 2) Do all of you see your food as “medicine” or am I just slightly neurotic? When I eat avocados all I can think of is glutathione! Sprinkle […]

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Genes, Methylation and Your Health

Today’s topic is controversial because few physicians bother to test, or interpret genetic code. But for me, I’ve seen how my own genetic SNPs as well as those of my friends have impacted their health, and how dietary supplements improve problems caused by genetic speed bumps (for lack of a better word). I don’t like […]

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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 Muscle Relaxers and Soothers

Dear Pharmacist, I went on a hike that was way too steep and long. My muscles don’t recover quite as fast as when I was younger.  What can I do or take?  –H.N., Boulder, Colorado Answer: If it were me, I’d take a hot bath with Epsom salts and a few drops of essential oils. The […]

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Natural Cures for What Ails You

Mother Nature has provided us with a beautiful medicine cabinet. In it, we find foods, herbal extracts and vitamins or minerals that reduce pain and promote health. Consider any of the following items in my list for what ails you. Of course, make sure your approves of you eating or taking something new. So what […]

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Pain Relief for Tendonitis, Sprains and Strains

Dear Pharmacist, After years of hiking without many problems, I began experiencing pain near my ankle and heel. My doctor diagnosed “Achilles tendonitis” and prescribed medicine which did reduce pain and swelling. I’m still worried I’ll not be able to hike again. What natural remedies keep this at bay? – J.S. Boulder, CO   Click […]

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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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