Articles by Suzy Cohen, America’s Pharmacist® 2020-03-30T17:34:36+00:00

Articles by Suzy Cohen, America’s Pharmacist®

Which is Better, Advil or Tylenol?

When you’re in pain what do you reach for, Tylenol or Advil?What about fever or body aches from the flu?How if your precious baby is teething or gets an earache, which do you give?Is Advil

If you Lose Your Sense of Smell, Stay Home

As information and anecdotal evidence is collected from around the world, more symptoms associated with COVID-19 have come to light. For example, if you’ve recently lost your sense of smell or taste, it could be

In Defense of Precious Elderberries

I’m worried more people are going to die because some health writers are posting their thoughts and offering what I think is very poor “advice” over the Internet. Maybe "die" is a strong word, perhaps

How to Make an Herbal Immune Tea

There are several herbs that I’d like to talk to you about today because they are known to have some benefits for your immune system. This isn’t to discount Vitamin D or Vitamin C, two

How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

As fear of coronavirus COVID-19 spreads across the United States, many people have started buying hand sanitizer. But this product is already sold out in a lot of stores and the prices online have skyrocketed

Natural Remedies for Gallbladder Disease

It’s such an unsexy thing, this gallbladder. The gallbladder is about 3 inches long and 1.5 inches wide and you will never think about it your whole life until your right upper quadrant starts hurting,

Hidden Food Allergies

Adults can tell pretty easily if they react to a specific food but it may go unrecognized in kids. Today, I'll share the less frequently reported symptoms that you or your child may have experienced

Natural Strategies for Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign cysts that can grow inside or outside of a woman’s womb, termed the uterus. There are many articles that address pre-menopausal fibroids, but there are not as many for post-menopausal women

Jojoba Boosts Collagen Production

We all know that collagen is an anti-aging compound that our own body makes. There are ways to increase levels after they decline (as we age). I have an article (and video) you will be

Energy Hacks for Tired People

I bet some of you who deal with chronic fatigue are feeling very misunderstood by others. Some of you have a genuine lack of desire to socialize and it’s nothing personal, but it can easily

New Medications 2019

Dear Readers, It’s time for my annual article regarding new medications of the year. In 2019, a variety of novel entities received FDA approval, and some drugs were approved after just a few dozen people

Lettuce Alternatives

We thought it was just Romaine! At this point, you should probably just throw out all your lettuce regardless of the origin. It doesn’t matter if it came from Salinas, California because other states may

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Holiday foods are all around us at this time of year! And enjoying these pies, cakes and delicious meals is taken for granted by most of us. But what if you had chronic mouth pain?

Poisonous Holiday Plants

So you know how I love to use plants as ‘medicine’ and frequently recommend herbs to you? Well, there are certain plants that are dangerous, especially at this time of the year. Not all plants

My Favorite Winter Essential Oils

Medications come from many sources including plants. When plants are used to make a drug, the end product drug (not the plant) goes through phases of testing until it gets FDA approved. For example, the

Bitter Melon is Useful for Oral Cancer

There’s a famous quote by Hippocrates that underpins today’s article. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” One food, in particular, is gaining interest lately for its potential use in an unusual

Why You Might Need More Phosphatidylcholine

Fatigue is a challenging issue for people, and it’s hard to test for a root cause beyond standard adrenal and thyroid function tests. Sometimes a third etiology is considered and that would be B-vitamin status.

Peppermint is A Cool Solution for IBS

Many people have lost their joy in eating and that’s because they have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. I question that diagnosis because often times it is curable with a change in your diet or