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July 2018

Say Yes to ‘NO’

Aging cells produce less nitric oxide, so blood vessels become less flexible, contributing to hypertension, inflammation in blood vessels, and plaque buildup — NO is known as a vasodilator, fighting cardiovascular disease.

A Healthy Age

What You Need to Know About Mental Health Care

Some facilities offer specialized programs for seniors. However, there is a distinction between patients with dementia and those with mental illness. Dementia patients generally will not improve, while patients with mental illness can make great progress with the right treatment.

Dear Pharmacist

Aloe Vera Has 10 Impressive Uses

Soothe a sunburn. Snap off a stalk from your aloe plant and apply the clear gel onto the sunburned area for a natural cooling balm. It helps with redness and inflammation.

Eat Right Now

Behold: Ancient Ginger Makes Aging More Comfortable

Centuries of research supports ginger as a remedy for travel sickness, nausea, indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea colic, irritable bowel, loss of appetite, chills, cold, flu, poor circulation, menstrual cramps  (bloating, heartburn, indigestion and gastrointestinal problems such as stomach cramps).


Cultivating Vigor

Although we are lucky to live at a time when medicines extend life span, I fear that the mix of drugs people take could cause “festering” health problems for seniors.


Beckoning Biome Benefits

In truth we are walking petri dishes, rife with bacterial colonies from our skin to…our guts, our bodies housing ten times more bacterial cells then human cells.

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“Experiments on mice suggest that bacteria actually help in the process of slimming by suppressing a hormone that facilitates fat storage.”

June 2018
Eat Right Now

Stubbornness May Cause Disease: Let’s Look at Colon Cancer, for Example

The current pandemic of chronic disease has been attributed in part to the universal shift away from mother nature toward a diet dominated by lifeless processed foods, excessive meat consumption, unhealthy hydrogenated oils, dairy, soda, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, salt, and refined grains.


Shingles Shape-up

“Get the new shingles vaccine,” my doctor  ordered. “This new vaccine prevents more than 90 percent of shingles cases, even at older ages; the former vaccination only helped half my patients over 60 and fewer of my older patients.


Lose Weight and Scare Your Friends

As she saw me enter the bowling alley, she said she thought I looked scary thin. I’m NOT scary thin. I’m far more scary than thin, in fact. But for someone who might not see me that often in clothes that actually fit, she thought that my weight loss was dramatic and concerning.

Dear Pharmacist

Health Myths That You Think Are True

A human heart will beat about 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. By the way a football weighs just slightly more than your heart.

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