Doctor Title

  People go to school with good intentions to become a doctor or pharmacist, and earn the “doctor” title.  I’ve enjoyed having the doctor title and the respect it brings with it.  People are often impressed and respectful and then expect me to be very...

The Problem With Obamacare

Obamacare has assisted in providing insurance coverage for most people.  This is great news. Everyone should have insurance coverage in case of an emergency — a car wreck or unanticipated injury —without going bankrupt. But there are huge problems with Obamacare. The...

Swelling

Swelling has a purpose. When we twist our ankle, it swells. The swelling occurs when the blood vessels dilate to create a superhighway. Then the immune system can work to clean out the torn tissue and send in proteins and other substance to help repair and heal. So...

Our Daily Meds – Book Review

  Is a book written by Melody Petersen, who is an investigative reporter who wrote about pharmaceutical companies. Her book is a disturbing revelation of what pharmaceutical companies and our entire healthcare system has become.   There is so much...

Independence Day

Today we are reminded that back in 1776 the Americans fought to stop being ruled by England and to become a sovereign nation. The Declaration of Independence was created which declared the basic rights of the citizens such as human equality, life, liberty, the pursuit...

Weight Loss

As a pharmacist, I have to complete 30 units of continuing education every 2 years. These can be done online. Here is a typical example of a case study that shows how pharmacists are trained to think. See if you notice any problems. At 5 feet 4 inches tall, tipping...

The 7 most popular medicines that DON’T WORK

Natural News listed 7 drugs that don’t work  – although I agree with the article, a more accurate description of medications is they reduce symptoms and make the patient more comfortable, often at the expense of one’s health. Antibiotics may kill an infection,...

Drug Warning: Fluoroquinolones

Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox are all antibiotics in the class of drugs known as quinolones, or fluoroquinolones. Some people who have taken these antibiotics have gone from healthy and vibrant, to sick and disabled. These medications are commonly prescribed for...