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Generic Meds May Not Be a Good Idea

I’ve always been a proponent for generic medications because they are more affordable and supposedly contain the same biologically active ingredient. For years, I’ve highly recommended them to people who couldn’t afford the name brand,

Does MRI Contrast Stay in the Brain?

NOTE: I have begun posting reader comments that are flowing in, these are at the end of this artcle. Thank you for these.Gadolinium is a silvery-white heavy metal that is injected into the body through

Ease Depression & Anxiety Now

Dear Pharmacist Suzy, Last week, you gave a ‘Dumb’ Award to “anti-depressant drugs and the doctors who prescribe them for every woman who is tired or tearful.” I struggle with depression, and my medications don’t

How Fruit Acts Like Medicine

Some people eat nothing but fruit. They are called fruitarians and being a fruitarian is something you choose. While I do not support a 100% fruit-only diet for everyone, I definitely see the virtues in

10 Natural Ways to Treat a Diaper Rash

Diaper rashes are a misery for all involved! Most babies will develop a diaper rash before the age of two, and while there are good commercial creams available, sometimes they simply don’t work or contain

Metformin’s Pros and Cons

Introduced in 1995 when I was just 30 years old, metformin quickly gained traction in the medical arena as the drug of choice to use in diabetes. Prior to its introduction in the United States,

Why Cells Don’t Absorb Thyroid Hormone

No matter what medication you take, or how much T4 your thyroid gland produces, it doesn’t matter if the cells aren’t taking up the thyroid hormone. In other words, you can take (or make) thyroid

Hormone Strategies for Fatigue and Menopause

Many times, when a woman is fatigued and experiencing post-menopausal symptoms, practitioners are quick to recommend hormone replacement therapy, referred to as HRT. This can mitigate the symptoms of menopause, and particularly serves as a

Statins are Drug Muggers of DHEA

DHEA is dubbed the “Fountain of Youth” hormone, and it is produced in high quantities during your younger years. After age 30, it slowly begins to decline. It may eventually flat-line, especially if you are

11 Ways You Ruin Your Teeth

You may unknowingly be harming your teeth unwittingly with all the things you do, eat or drink. You’ll want to read this article if you love to eat citrus fruit, or drink coffee, citrus juices,

5 Brand New Ideas to Treat Diabetes

Diabetes affects millions of people each year, and some of the complications are fatal. The market trends are staggering as the global diabetes drug market is expected to exceed 76 billion dollars by the year

Low Dose Aspirin May Help Preeclampsia

Pregnancy should be a time of joy, but sadly for some women it brings unexpected health challenges. Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy where blood pressure spikes very high and excess protein spills