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February 2016
Ambord

January Potpourri: One Way to Reduce Prescription Costs and Other Pill-Related Stuff

Suppose you find a pill you can’t identify. Maybe it’s in the bottom of your purse, or maybe you found it when you swept the floor. Pills are too expensive to just toss, and too dangerous to guess about.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Shocker ‑-Your Blood Sugar Numbers Don’t Matter Much!

Chromium, zinc, and leucine didn’t just reduce blood sugar, they also protected those fragile capillaries and connective tissue from the cytokine storm, while improving antioxidant status. In other words, nutrients that reduce complications of diabetes are as important as those that reduce blood sugar.

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Pink Himalayan vs. Table Salt

Every cell in your holy temple needs and relies on salt to sustain bone density, proper circulation and stabilized blood sugar. Your temple recognizes processed table salt as an aggressive cellular poison, an unnatural substance. Ever wonder why you crave salt? Salt is an addiction similar the addictions to alcohol, tobacco, sugar and caffeine.

January 2016
Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

This Is Why I Threw Out My Multivitamin

We need to stop fooling ourselves into thinking we can eat garbage and take one tiny pill to fix it all! Ain’t gonna happen.

December 2015
Abbott
A Healthy Age

Surviving a Health Crisis as the Advocate

Unfortunately, there is no one person in the healthcare system who is going to be responsible for your loved one's care. No case manager, no floor nurse, no hospice person knows as much about your loved one as you do.

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Hospitals use something called the "chargemaster" which outlines procedure/equipment costs, and is generally not based in reality (thus, the $4 aspirin.) The price you finally pay is based on some factors, such as reasonable and customary charges, your negotiated contract, or where the planets align. If this confuses you, well, you are not alone.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Medicinal Herbs from the Bible

Also known as “Prunus dulcis” these nuts contain salicin, which acts like modern aspirin. Eat 10 to 15 almonds per day to get mild pain relief. The almond is a popular symbol of resurrection because the flowers bloom in January or February.

November 2015
Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

How Probiotics Improve Bone Strength

Your microbiome and intestinal hormones improve the absorption of calcium and other nutrients you need for a healthy skeleton. It’s about absorbing your calcium, not just dumping a lot into yourself.

Fowler
Eat Right Now

80% of Americans Are Magnesium Deficient

Low levels of magnesium in your temple increase susceptibility to, or is involved with the prevention of diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, kidney stones, cancer, insomnia, menstrual cramping, blood clotting, immune cell activity, insulin sensitivity and blood sugar transport, and controlling free radical damage.

October 2015
Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Acetaminophen is Popular! Protect Yourself from Its Side Effects

The mere ritual of drinking wine with dinner and then taking acetaminophen-containing pain relievers will silently strain your liver to the point of injury.  You may get diagnosed with “fatty” liver or diabetes or obesity. 

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Quality Nutrition for All Seniors

Authorities agree malnutrition due to low-grade Western nutrition, nutrient deficiencies, imbalances and the modern industrialized American diet is being seen in the elderly population, along with a variety of vitamin deficiencies, malnutrition in older people.

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