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March 2019
Dear Pharmacist

7 Supplements and Some Medications That Should Be Taken With Food

CoQ10: Some people take this powerful antioxidant for cellular energy production to support their heart, pancreas, liver and brain. CoQ10 (ubiquinone) should be taken with food, or a fatty meal to speed absorption.

Eat Right Now

It’s Flu Season – Nourish Your Inner Healer

Seductive sugar, a legal drug, has a dreadful impact on the building blocks of our immune system’s functioning for four to six hours. Sugar destroys the germ-killing ability of white blood cells for up to five hours after ingestion and interferes with the transport of vitamin C, important for immune function.


Bad Testing Makes My Blood Boil

In the past year my mom’s blood pressure has been taken in medical exam rooms of two university research centers and an assortment of doctor’s offices. Nobody takes blood pressure properly. Rushed nurses are unconcerned about it. Everyone should be concerned and here’s why:


Care for a Broken Heart

I am mindful that susceptibility to BHS increases with age, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure — all of which compromise the immune system. My population of seniors may not know how to ask for help, be confused about medications, dehydrated, or not eating properly.

February 2019
Dear Pharmacist

6 Startling Reasons to Be Less Nice This Year

Saying no, or calling someone out is not nice. I submit to you that I am not a nice person. I propose that in 2019, you be less nice as a method of improving your health and mental well-being. It's a good resolution, and one that you can actually stick to.


Meet Your Meat

Government data finds the following “prohibited drugs in our meat more often than previously known”: “ketamine, a hallucinogenic party drug; phenylbutazone, an anti-inflammatory deemed too risky for human use; and chloramphenicol, an antibiotic linked to potentially deadly anemia.”


A Downhill Treadmill Against Heart Problems

 Pages flipped from calendars. Chest pain. Denial. Chest pain. Excuses. Chest pain. Ignore; remember the stress test showed “typical woman's lack of conditioning” and a live-with floppy heart valve. Chest pain and electrocardiogram changes. Hospital.

January 2019
Dear Pharmacist

3 Convincing Reasons to Eat More Oatmeal

Because it keeps blood sugar stable, oatmeal is theoretically great at preventing complications from diabetes or other chronic illnesses. It literally improves insulin resistance.

Eat Right Now

Fresh, Nourishing Golden Pineapple

Perfect health is your divine right. You were born to express perfect health at any age. Claim it now. Be like a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown of good health and be fierce on the outside, but sweet and whole on the inside.

Lawrenzi, Jr.

The Trouble with Mangoes

Mangoes are a tropical island fruit known for their delicious flavor and healthy texture. Unfortunately they are also messy and attract fleas.

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