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June 2016
Fowler
Eat Right Now

Romancing the Farmer's Market (The Celestial Apothecary)

Watch in awe the variety change in harmony with the season, like when stone fruit, apples, pumpkins and cider begin to appear. Growing food and supporting local farmers markets are karmic ways to serve Mother Earth while obtaining the freshest, most nourishing energy-packed, health-creating produce.

May 2016
Abbott
A Healthy Age

Planning for the Dreaded Colonoscopy

Make your bathroom as comfortable as possible, for quality time on your throne. Bring your phone, a good book, tablet, and your drinking glass. Use a straw; it makes the medicine go down as Mary Poppins said, even if it is not “in the most delightful way.”

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Sepsis Brings Untimely Death of Patty Duke

While we do not know the events that led up to Duke’s illness, medicine tells us that sepsis is of particular risk to older adults. Many of us have compromised immune systems from other disease states. We may not recognize the symptoms.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

How Aspirin Stops Nerve Pain

Recognizing what your neuropathy stems from is critical to you getting well. For some, it is due to a vitamin deficiency.

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Nacho Madness

Bet the farm that when nachos were invented the corn wasn't genetically altered, spiced with herbicide, fried in filthy cottonseed or peanut oil and then topped with "cheese sauce" from a can that leaches cancerous BPA.

April 2016
Abbott
A Healthy Age

8 Common Sense Suggestions on Enjoying Spring with the Grands

If you are on the golf course for the first time in three months and it’s a warm 88 degrees in the shade, be careful! Keep water or a sports drink at hand. Overheating can lead to a multitude of health problems. Stay hydrated and in the shade when it is hot.

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, or Perhaps a Stately Oak?

But the familiar traditions – embalming the body or cremation – are transitioning as awareness of the environmental cost of modern cremation, embalming, and burial increases. While dying is a constant, the way we handle death is changing.

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You do not need to hire a funeral home to care for your deceased loved one. Forty-two states allow family members to handle the entire process, including filling out death certificates and burial permits.

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Where Have All the Doctors Gone?

What are some of the ways the healthcare system is addressing these shortages and how can you get the care you need? It’s a mishmash, but here are four approaches: telemedicine, retail clinics and urgent care centers, mid-level providers, and delayed retirement.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

How Statins Cause Diabetes

What makes high cholesterol, is consumption of sugar and carbohydrates, soda, candy, cake, potato chips, bread, pasta and other carbohydrates. So to make this clear, high cholesterol and triglycerides almost always occur as a consequence of eating too many sweets, not butter or eggs, okay?

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Lentinula Edodes: The Ancient Shiitake

For thousands of years, the Chinese believed shiitake dispelled hunger, treated colds and nourished the circulatory system and have employed shiitakes as the mainstay of their medicine. Whereas shiitake are 83% water, they're loaded with potassium, manganese, iron, copper, niacin, and vitamins C, B1, B2, D, A and E.

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