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Your Tongue Tells a Story

Dear Pharmacist, Sometimes my tongue gets bald, red patches, or thick yellowish coatings on it. I can’t figure out why this happens, or what it means. My tongue looks nasty. Suzy, I don’t know who else to ask since it’s very embarrassing. My doctor says that it’s nothing to worry about. Do you agree? – […]

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Why Some “Gold Standard” Medications Scare Me

Dear Pharmacist, I just became a pharmacist and started reading your syndicated column. Your emphasis is usually centered around the benefits of vitamins, minerals or alternative treatments, as compared to prescription medications. Why don’t you recommend more of our gold standard pharmaceuticals which are FDA approved, unlike nutritional supplements? –JK, Gainesville, Florida   Click to […]

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Natural Solutions for Sexual Dysfunction

Dear Pharmacist I have erectile dysfunction and routinely take Viagra. Is it safe and do you have a natural recommendation? – L.B., Sacramento, California   Click to Read This Article

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Thyroid Hormone Help: How To Boost Your Thyroid Naturally

Dear Pharmacist, I’m very tired and weak without my thyroid medicine. Now, I’m concerned about the thyroid shortage and worried that there will not be medication for me. What else can I do? – M.K., Gainesville, Florida 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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LIST OF GLUTEN-FREE MEDICATIONS, AND VITAMINS

Certain name brands, including physician-formulated brands, work extremely hard to keep their products free of common allergens, including gluten. I can’t vouch for every single product for every category, but there are companies worth paying extra for because they are “cleaner” in terms of common allergens, binder, fillers and other excipients. Among the best are: […]

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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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Cold and Flu Season Isn’t Over Yet – Protect Yourself!

Dear Pharmacist, Everyone in my family gets sick, what can I do to help myself? –K.B., San Antonio, Texas   Click to Read This Article

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New arrivals in 2013 – Medications and Supplements

Dear Readers, Here are some interesting new items that became available for 2013 in the United States. My column is printed in various languages so I apologize that I’ve only listed English brand names, please ask your local pharmacist for translations. Happy new year! Love, Suzy   Click to Read This Article

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New JAMA Study Bakes Fish Oils – Don’t Believe It!

Dear Pharmacist, I just heard about the new study that says fish oil supplements don’t prevent heart attacks, and may not help us. Should I keep taking fish oils? –S.S., Chicago, IL   Click to Read This Article

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