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Are Your Vitamins Helping or Hurting You?

Recently, I was watching the news and saw headlines that suggested taking vitamins could be dangerous for our health and I was alarmed. Truthfully, it just annoys me that snippets about this study get any media coverage at all. I don’t know one person, not one, who has been harmed by taking nutritional supplements! Since […]

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This Is Why I Threw Out My Multivitamin

Just like you, I’ve spent a lot of hard-earned money on multivitamins through the years, figuring they will work behind the scenes to improve or maintain my health.  I was never really sure if they did anything for me, so I kept switching brands. It’s not like I felt anything happening, nor did I feel more […]

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5 Supplements for Beautiful Skin

I can spot a smoker or a sun worshipper a mile away… they always look older than they are from the free radical damage that’s been done to their skin. Maybe you thought beauty was only skin deep, but it’s not. A radiant, youthful-looking face is actually an inside job. It helps to drink fresh […]

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Pharmacists Don’t Just Lick, Stick and Pour

When I worked in retail pharmacies, one of the most common questions I had was, “What side effects will this drug cause?”   Another popular question was “How long will it take for this pill to work?” I remember some of my favorite customers, especially the funny ones or those who gifted me with flowers, hand-made […]

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Vitamin E is More than Skin Deep

I heard two women talking at the store about vitamin E. As one of the ladies pointed to her elbow, she said, “I squeeze a little out and rub it on this scar”. The other one said, “It’s better if you take it internally but if rubbing it on is working for you, then go right ahead.” […]

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How To Make Your Immune System Fight for You

It’s around this time of the year, when the nights draw in and I pull out my woolen sweaters and snow boots, that I usually notice a flurry of articles in the mainstream media about the importance of keeping our vitamin D levels topped off. Vitamin D is your immune system’s best, but most little-known […]

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8 Reasons to Avoid Stearate in your Supplements



Some of you watch your gluten intake, others avoid artificial colors and sweeteners.  Some of you read supplement labels, and others don’t. Today I want to teach you about magnesium stearate.  

Magnesium stearate or “mag stearate” for short is a chemical additive used by most nutritional supplement companies.  It acts as a lubricant to run machines […]

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9 Tips to Improve Energy and Stop Thyroid Problems



#1 There are many “thyroid bombs” and cigarettes are one of them. Smokers have lower serum TSH and higher free T4 and free T3 levels than non-smokers, which makes it look like you don’t have thyroid disease even when you do. #2 Drive old cars.  The new ones are off-gassing all the bromide and that’s […]

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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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Why Salt is Not Enough- Clearing the Iodine Confusion

There’s mass confusion and paranoia about iodine, and that’s what prompted me to write today’s article. It actually dawned on me last night (while talking to a person with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) that iodine is used all over your body. She thought it was just used by your thyroid and read someone’s blog about it, and […]

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