Suzy is a graduate of the University of Florida and have been a licensed pharmacist for nearly 20 years. People call her "America's Most ...
October 21, 2014
Dear Readers: I cannot tell you how frequently people write to me saying they are tired and frustrated with ineffective medicine. I believe adrenal exhaustion is at the root of pretty much everyone's misery, and there isn't a drug that nurtures your precious adrenal glands. If you cry easily, have a short fuse, or people call you "cranky," then you might have insufficient adrenal function. We live in such a fast-paced world with too much stress, too many emails and too many perceived obligations — it's easy to burn your adrenals out.
October 16, 2014
Dear Readers: Vitamin D is good for more than preventing rickets. This time of year, it also helps with depression and immune function.
October 11, 2014
Dear Readers: Drinking from plastic water bottles or taking the pill can cause hypothyroidism by raising your body's levels of estrogen hormone. The same can be said about menopause drugs.
October 4, 2014
Dear Readers: Everyone is worried about heavy metals in their dental amalgams and vaccines. What if I said you could be getting some in your bowl of cereal? It's possible, according to Mike Adams, founder of Forensic Food Lab (labs.naturalnews.com).
September 29, 2014
Dear Readers: Today's column is devoted to giving you answers on some frequently asked questions I've gotten as a pharmacist for 25 years.
September 23, 2014
Dear Readers: Mother Nature has provided us with a beautiful medicine cabinet. In it, we find foods, herbal extracts and vitamins or minerals that reduce pain and promote health. Consider any of the following items for what ails you. Of course, make sure your doctor approves of you eating or taking something new.
September 12, 2014
Dear Readers: The other day I was eating lunch with a friend and colleague and he mentioned that copper can increase the risk of cancer. This was not the first time I had heard something scary about copper, so I researched it. Just as I suspected, copper is essential to good health. We don't need a lot of copper, but certain healthy amounts are vital and essential to our well-being. It's all about balance!
August 29, 2014
Dear Pharmacist: I listened to your Thyroid Summit last June and heard the different doctors talk about medicine, but I'm still unsure what I should be taking. I have Hashimoto's and don't do well on Armour. Can you tell me what is best for me? — J.C., Chicago
August 22, 2014
Dear Pharmacist: I am saddened by the suicide of Robin Williams. I've dealt with depression on and off for years, and I was wondering if you have any natural suggestions for me to ask my doctor about? — L.C., Gainesville
August 8, 2014
Dear Pharmacist: I have high blood pressure, and my doctor recommended a diuretic and another medicine to relax my blood vessels. Do you think I should take it? — J.S., Sacramento, Calif.
August 1, 2014
Dear Pharmacist: Which spray do you recommend for hiking or picnicking outdoors? — T.K., Denver, Colo.
July 25, 2014
I didn't like tea growing up, but now it is a passion. I often want a caffeinated drink that isn't coffee. I used to drink a lot of yerba mate tea, because it increases my mental focus and energy. I've discovered guayusa now.