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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

Blindness Caused by Junk Food

When you think of B complex, you probably think of it as one B vitamin, but “B Complex” refers to a group of B vitamins consisting of B1, B2, B3, B6 and others. 
The B

Berberine Helps with Brain-Related Disorders

Berberine is extracted from various different trees including a shrub from the "berberis" family. You may have heard of goji berries those come from the Japanese Barberry tree. Berberine is different, it comes from different

Tragically Bubonic Plague is Alive and Well

Let’s talk about Bubonic Plague from a medical standpoint, not political. I’m not going to entertain any of that because for me, it’s just a disease, not a political talking point. Here's a VIDEO Morning

10 Medical Benefits to Eat Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkins can be white, yellow or green. They’re not all orange! Did you know Antartica is the only country that can’t grow a pumpkin? In Colorado where I live, there’s a huge pumpkin patch 2

10 Natural Remedies For Psoriasis & Eczema

Many people take “biologic” drugs that have anti-inflammatory actions on the body and reduce the symptoms of chronic inflammatory conditions that are auto-immune in nature. I’m thinking of ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis,

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