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June 2015
Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Green Apples and Your Brain

So even though it was just rodents, I feel like my chicken salad with green apples gives me an advantage in my quest for better brain health.

Fowler
Eat Right Now

There's More than 'Meats' the Eye

Reduce eating red meats served by restaurants, schools, hospitals, hotels or other institutions without first asking for details. Do your best to only purchase from locally sourced community meat processors.

May 2015
Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Natural Remedies That Help from Head to Toe

It’s impossible to have healthy thyroid function without selenium. Not only will it hinder your ability to make thyroid hormone, it will also stifle your ability to use the hormone inside the cell.

Fowler
Eat Right Now

The Statin Experiment

In fall 2014, my writing research took me to this statistic: only 20% of all heart attacks are caused by high cholesterol. What? Wait a minute. Then why are statin drugs handed out like crack on a street corner?

Healy

The Importance and Etiquette of the Hug

Hugs don't just hit the spot with our brains either. They actually have a measurable effect on our skin and hearts and tummies....and one more bonus (albeit an odd one) – hugs spread less germs than handshakes.

April 2015
Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

How to Improve Memory

It’s better for your brain cells to eliminate artificial sweeteners, colors and preservatives. This pretty much means no more junk food or sugar substitutes.

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Want to Know How a Muppet Feels? Schedule that Colonoscopy Now and Eat Well

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in men and women in America. The American Cancer Society expects over 100,000 new cases of colon cancer and rectal cancer this year. Over 90% of colorectal cancer cases are in people age 50 or older.

Lopes

OAB and Me on What? A Cruise?

Now weeks later, I have been staying away from the washroom up to two hours at a time. I know now that I need not fear traveling because of OAB, a condition I have lived with until now for all my life.

March 2015
Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Healthy Bones Without Drugs

By no means am I saying an orange a day will keep the hip fracture away! But regular consumption of citrus fruits or pith-derived supplements might help, and can usually be taken with certain medications (not all).

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Sunshine in a Cup

Lemon water provides immune-boosting vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants to safeguard your temple from illness. Lemon water dissolves uric acid reducing joint pain and inflammation, helps sustain eye health, kills oral bacteria, and is a natural teeth whitener.

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