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January 2017
Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Suppressing Acid 24/7 Raises Risk of Stroke!

Keep in mind, acid suppression 24/7 is unnatural. PPIs are potent drug muggers of magnesium and other minerals causing a higher risk for fractures, asthma attacks, depression and arrhythmias.

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Nutrition for the Ages

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.

December 2016
Brady

Sit Down and Tone Up

My arms are flying all over the place and my feet are going not only to the left and right but also to the front, and sometimes I’m pointing a toe. My movements seem involuntary and clumsy. I guess my coordination needs work. I gulp a slug from my water bottle as I’ve developed a terrific thirst. No one else seems to be feeling the burn.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Antibiotics Can Cause Diabetes, Stomach Problems and Asthma

I saw the over-prescribing first-hand when my kids were young and that was 20 plus years ago. Then I saw it again with Sam when he was treated for Lyme. In the United States, statistics show that approximately half of all antibiotic prescriptions written have no therapeutic basis. I personally think this is a gross underestimate.

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Cranberry, a Super-Food

Low-calorie cranberries have vitamin C, manganese, fiber and an amazing variety of disease-fighting antioxidant phytonutrients. Cranberries outrank nearly every fruit and vegetable, including strawberries, spinach, broccoli, red grapes, apples, raspberries and cherries.

November 2016
Abbott
A Healthy Age

Health Potpourri: What You May Not Know – And Should

The NWS reports there are 25 million clouds-to-ground lightning strikes per year. While your chances are probably as good as winning the lottery, why take the chance? Golfers and football players know the secret. If there is lightning in the area, get indoors. If you are in a car, make sure it has a hard top.

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Older? Opioids Suggested? Investigate Options for Pain Relief

The magnitude of opioid use among seniors is astounding ...nearly a third of Medicare beneficiaries receive prescriptions for commonly abused opioids, including OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, and Fentanyl or generic equivalents.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Crazy Amazing Health Benefits of Butternut Squash — Plus a Recipe!

A three-and-a-half ounce serving (100 grams) of cooked butternut squash contains about 3,120 mcg of beta cryptoxanthin, whereas a bowl of boiled carrots contains only 199 mcg. 

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Healthier Thanksgiving Traditions

And by all means, before you strap on the fat pants, prepare a decent selection of lightly cooked vegetables with a little crunch left in them – and no need to asphyxiate them in cheese sauce. Heat kills, so undercooking will preserve their heavenly vitamins.

McCarthy

Keeping That Sense about You: Good Hearing = Healthy Brain

Hearing loss that goes on for some time makes people depressed, anxious, and paranoid. This can worsen to the point that there’s less getting together with family and friends, and less interest in social outings. And it can lead to other problems like dementia, falls, hospitalizations, accidents, and deconditioning both mentally and physically.

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