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April 2017
Dear Pharmacist

Here's What Happens When You Cry

As an added effect, our emotional pain tolerance increases after we have cried. This is human nature. Some other interesting benefits associated with crying include enhanced communication, better coping skills and antibacterial effects.

Eat Right Now

I'm Cuckoo for Cashews

Two handfuls of cashews is the therapeutic equivalent of a prescription dose of Prozac. Inside your temple chemistry, L-tryptophan is broken down into anxiety-reducing, snooze-inducing niacin.

March 2017
Dear Pharmacist

Avoiding Salt is Bad for Your Heart

In 2010, a study published in JAMA found that (in exactly the opposite of what most of you think about salt consumption), the risk of heart disease and related deaths rises with seemingly modest salt reductions. Yes, rises! ... Another 2010 study published by researchers out of Harvard, found a link between a low-salt diet and an increase in insulin resistance, which is the gateway problem that leads to diabetes and obesity. 

February 2017
Dear Pharmacist

One Misdiagnosis Leads to a Lifetime of Suffering

This drug will make her feel really good – she will no doubt want more and become physically dependent in 3 weeks. A trial run of thyroid medication alone could have worked, because when you normalize thyroid hormone, anxiousness stops. 

Eat Right Now

Reconnecting to Mother Earth: Herbal Medicine

From mint to marijuana, there are hundreds of botanicals that serve many vital medicinal and health purposes. Potent medical plants you're likely to find in the wildernesses of your back yard can be anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, insect repellent, antiseptic, expectorant, antibacterial, detoxifying, fever reduction, or antihistamine.

Lawrenzi, Jr.

A Horse and a Saddle

But there is one exercise that has stayed with me through the years and that I think is perfect for people regardless of their age. That is horseback riding.

January 2017
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.

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

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.

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.

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