Ask The Pharmacist: Natural cures for holiday headaches
Published 12/17/2013 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I'm prone to tension headaches, but during the holidays, they're constant. I take ibuprofen and sometimes hydrocodone. Can you help me? – J.R., San Jose, California
Ask The Pharmacist: Why you need probiotics year round
Published 12/10/2013 at 2:15 p.m. 0 comments
What is your go-to supplement for immunity? I want to get through the season without getting sick this year. – L.S., Long Island, New York. Answer: Probiotics because your immune system is in your GI tract. Probiotics also improve energy ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Big news for thyroid disease
Published 12/3/2013 at 1:57 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I have Hashimoto thyroiditis, can I take thyroid supplements that contain iodine? – K.S., Seattle, Washington Answer: Hashimoto's or "Hashi's" is an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid gland, causing clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism
Ask The Pharmacist: Alloxan toxin causes diabetes
Published 11/5/2013 at 4:33 p.m. 0 comments
Question: What is the number one thing I can do to prevent diabetes? – T.H., Seattle, Washington. Answer: Avoid white! By that I mean white salt, white sugar and white flour. The white flour is particularly offensive because it contains ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Herbal relief for nerve pain
Published 10/30/2013 at 11:14 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I have nerve pain that is chronic and related to my diabetes. I take medication for that, and want to add some supplements that might help. I promise to ask my doctor if they're alright for me, if you ...
New security issues surface for health website
Updated 10/30/2013 at 6:27 p.m. 5 comments
Sebelius is promising to have the problems fixed by Nov. 30, even as Republicans opposed to Obama's health care law are calling in chorus for her resignation.
Ask The Pharmacist: Metal allergies may cause eczema
Published 10/23/2013 at 9:06 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I have eczema that comes and goes, and I'm currently using a steroid cream which helps. I am sure when I stop the cream, it will return. Any advice? – E.H., Tampa, Florida Answer: There are many factors to ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Side effect solutions for bone building meds, diuretics
Published 10/17/2013 at 1:10 p.m. 1 comment
Question: I take a water pill (diuretic) for blood pressure. Now, I have to take Boniva for osteopenia. Is there a connection? What's next for me? I've read you for years so please pick my question for the paper. – ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Estrogen levels affect guys and gals
Published 10/8/2013 at 9:16 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I am debating whether or not to fill the prescription for Estradiol, and I want more information on this drug and estrogen in general. I need it for hot flashes. – M.G., San Diego, California Answer: Estrogen is a ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Dupuytren's contracture starts with lumps in your palms
Published 10/4/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I have two small nodules in my palm, they are small and painless, but I see (and feel) them below my pinky and ring finger. My doctor's appointment isn't for two months and I'm worried. Can you weigh in? ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Sex headaches – Yes! Yes! Oh no!
Published 9/24/2013 at 12:37 p.m. 1 comment
Question: I get headaches during sex. It's not all the time, but I'm worried. It takes the fun out of it. My doctor said don't worry. But I do. – E.L., Dunnellon, Florida. Answer: Orgasmic headaches or plain old "sex ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Propolis is perfect for immunity, blood sugar and cholesterol
Published 9/19/2013 at 10:11 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I take a dozen antibiotics per year due to frequent infections. What else can I take? Don't worry, I take probiotics, what I want is a natural antibiotic. – M.W., Santa Barbara, California. Answer: For millions of years, honeybees ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Yoga may help blood pressure, chronic pain, headaches
Published 9/10/2013 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments
Question: Dear Pharmacist, I have neck pain, sciatica and headaches. I've tried prednisone, Celebrex, Ibuprofen, Vicodin, physical therapy, chiropractors, massage, reiki, acupuncture, prayer work, laser and two surgeries on my neck. Nothing helps. Please
Ask The Pharmacist: 'Wear and tear' disease
Published 9/3/2013 at 9:25 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I am 60 years old, and now I'm told I have osteoarthritis. My doctor said that there is no known "cure" for this. I need to know the best natural treatments. – O.W. Melbourne, FL Answer: There isn't a ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Ways to protect eyesight
Published 8/27/2013 at 3:23 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I need more options to protect my vision. I take prescription eye drops, but I'm steadily declining. – R.J. Decatur, Illinois Answer: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm always researching ways to protect eyesight because it is so precious, ...
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