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April 2018
Dear Pharmacist

Weird Hidden Causes for Heart Attacks

It doesn’t matter what condition you take the drug for, whether it’s for ulcers, sinus infections or wounds, it can still impact the cardiovascular system and FYI, it’s not alone. Many antibiotics impact your heart.

Eat Right Now

Hey Boomers, You Still on Acid-osis?

Maintaining a healthy, balanced pH requires mindful eating choices, with alkaline-forming foods the foundation. As a rule, 80 percent of what you eat should be alkalizing foods, with 20 percent acid-forming.


Heed That Black Box Warning on a Daily Pain Reliever?

People have no warning signs that NSAIDs are causing internal damage before ending up in the hospital with a serious medical condition, 10% of which end in death.


Suspicious Sweets

“Routine [users of] artificial sweeteners may start to find less intensely sweet foods, such as fruit, unappealing and unsweet foods, such as vegetables, downright unpalatable. In other words, use of artificial sweeteners can make you shun healthy, filling, and highly nutritious foods while consuming more artificially flavored foods with less nutritional value.”

March 2018
A Healthy Age

Oxygen Therapy Is Not a Prison Sentence

Notify your electric company you are on oxygen. In case of a power outage, you’ll be on the priority list.

A Healthy Age

Shingles Are Fine on Your Roof, Not on Your Body

The risk is higher for seniors, for shingles and it’s unwelcome relative, post herpetic neuralgia or PHN. Researchers, according to the National Council on Aging, have reported that our immune systems may be “awakened” by our aging bodies, triggering a dormant chicken pox virus.

Dear Pharmacist

6 Natural Remedies for Varicose Veins

Make sure you are hydrated throughout the day. Did you know that coffee dehydrates you? It makes you more prone to leg cramps through the “drug mugger” effect of magnesium and other minerals. Energy drinks rob the same vein-loving minerals.

Eat Right Now

Chai Taking Western World by Storm

The more I researched, the more benefits I discovered. Chai improves digestion, enhances the immune system, fights inflammation and has antioxidant properties. According to Ayurvedic (ancient Indian) medical philosophy, spices in chai are considered calming, vitalizing and mentally clarifying.


All Ready to Believe Bad Information

Heart trouble warnings include anxiety, chest discomfort, persistent cough, dizziness, unusual fatigue, nausea, pain in abdomen, rapid or irregular pulse, shortness of breath, sweating, swelling of feet, ankles, and severe unexplained weakness.


Coffee’s Mixed Reviews

Consuming caffeine within three to five hours of bedtime… diminishes the restorative effect of sleep, which starts a cycle of fatigue. People need higher doses of caffeine the next day to stay alert because the brain develops more adenosine receptors, compensating for those blocked by caffeine.

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