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How to Relieve Joint Pain Without Ibuprofen

Many people have aches and pains that require ibuprofen and no one would begrudge you for taking this pill for an acute migraine or severe pre-menstrual cramps. I’ve been asked if I believe in ibuprofen and I do, but only for occasional use. I’ve even recommended a 200mg tablet of ibuprofen be taken along with […]

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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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Reduce Inflammation Naturally with Nature’s Pac Man

Have you ever had a sore throat, been stung by a bee, or twisted your ankle? Do you have arthritis, back pain or headaches? Whenever you are in pain, even post-surgical pain, your body makes compounds in response to the injury which cause temporary redness, heat, swelling, and pain. Then naturally produced enzymes in your […]

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The medicine your doctor never told you about (but should have)

Low dose naltrexone or LDN is the prescription medication that every doctor has heard of, but never prescribes. Regular naltrexone (not low dose) is used for heroin addicts, alcoholics and opiate withdrawal. I think that’s why doctors don’t really think about it, it’s for people with drug addiction.  That said, the low dose version of […]

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Freak Out and Go Bed Dancing ( Joint Pain )

Early this morning, Sam clicked on Pandora on his iPhone and Le Freak started playing. If you don’t know that song, look on YouTube and watch the “Freak Out” video by Chic which was popular in 1978 when I was 13 years old. We must have healthy amygdalas because we remembered the lyrics which go […]

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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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Fight to Find Out What is Causing Your Fibromyalgia

Dear Suzy, I’ve had fibromyalgia for the last 8 years, and I take Lyrica, Hydrocodone and citalopram for medicine. My local pharmacist said those are used to treat pain and depression but I want to make sure with you. And also, I’d like to know what natural alternatives I have. —S.D., Gainesville, Florida Click to […]

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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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Best Medications and Herbs for Muscle Relaxation

Dear Pharmacist, I was in a car accident. I’ve been taking medicine for my muscle aches and pain, but once the drug wears off, my pain returns. What are the best prescription muscle relaxers, and are there natural alternatives? –K.B., Los Angeles Click To Read This Article

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Take Glutathione if you Take Acetaminophen

Dear Pharmacist, I recently read a magazine article that discussed the health benefits of glutathione, and I was shocked at how many there are. Do you recommend this supplement for everyone? – L.S. Orlando, FL Click to Read This Article

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