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July 2018
Fowler
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).

Slayback

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.

Slayback

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
Fowler
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.

Slayback

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.

Beeson

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.

Cohen
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.

Slayback

Beware the Cat

Cat scratch fever affects about 24,000 people a year. They may suffer a bump or blister, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, headache or low-grade fever. The presence of the bacteria can be diagnosed by an enlarged spleen and/or a blood test.

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Big Pharma/Big Complaint

The World Health Organization, concerned about misinformation doled out on TV says, “these are complicated medical issues, and you simply can't communicate everything a patient needs to know for an informed decision in under a minute.”

Telleen-Lawton

Hope and Planning for Hospitalization

Creating an emergency hospitalization plan is a necessary tool in your emergency toolkit. It could save hassle, pain, and perhaps your life. An excellent guide is The Patient's Checklist, by patient advocate Elizabeth Bailey.

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