After yesterday’s article entitled, "Symptoms of Diabetes Mimic Thyroid Disease," I received hundreds of good questions on both topics, thyroid and diabetes. And a few other questions including whether or not I personally have diabetes.
Here’s a surprise. Brand new research published in the February 2015 Journal of Medical Food suggests that coconut water improves diabetes. The catch is that it was a rat study, not a human study. Nevertheless,
"Dear Pharmacist,I’m frustrated and happy at the same time because last week you taught me about a blood test called “leptin” and how it relates obesity. I’ve been the same weight for 5 years and
"Dear Pharmacist,I heard your lecture on free “The Gluten Summit” last week and was shocked to find out I take gluten every day in my medicine, and I’m a Celiac. Can you write more about
"Dear Pharmacist, I heard you recommend a drug called Lactulose as a laxative but you said it helped with brain fog too. How can it work at both ends?" --J.C., Decatur, Illinois Answer: It’s true,
"Dear Pharmacist,This is embarrassing, but I have such bad breath that I can't keep a girlfriend. Every time I kiss a woman, she seems to shy away from me or basically, end the kiss quickly.