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Disinfect Safely During a Viral Outbreak

We need to be able to disinfect our homes safely during a viral outbreak. Those people who are “essential” and can’t completely shelter at home, have even more need to be able to keep their work and home environments clean. Since, as a pharmacist, I am not able to completely stay at home, this topic …

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Keto and Cancer Metabolism

Cancer Metabolism All living tissues need a fuel source for its metabolic needs—from bacteria to fungi to cancer cells. It turns out that healthy human cells and cancerous cells have some differences in how they use fuel for their metabolic needs. We can use our knowledge of these differences to decrease our risk of cancer …

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Metabolic Syndrome, Keto and Breast Cancer

What is Metabolic Syndrome? The term “metabolic syndrome” (MetS) does not yet have an agreed-upon definition by the medical establishment. Some doctors will say it is simply insulin resistance. Insulin resistance (IR) happens as a result of blood insulin levels that remain consistently high (hyperinsulinemia). This constant exposure to insulin causes a decrease in cell …

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Decrease Your Risk of Breast Cancer

How much do we really know about how you can decrease your risk of breast cancer?  Turns out, we know a lot. We also know that prevention is the best cure. Cancers of all kinds are feared more than any other lifestyle disease, even though we are more likely to die of a cardiovascular event …

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The Best In-Home Water Filtration Systems

What is the Best In-Home Water Filtration System and Why is a Filtration System Necessary? In 21st century America, having access to clean drinking water seems like it should be as easy as turning on a faucet.  Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Most of us live in areas where our city officials are doing …

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The Therapeutic Power of Plants: The Power to Heal

Plants as Food Plants have the power to heal the body.  When we eat plants as food, we don’t just get vitamins, minerals and macronutrients like carbohydrate, fat and protein.  We also eat pigments and other compounds made by the plant that are generally called phytochemicals (phyto- from the Greek for “plant”) or phytonutrients. These …

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The Importance of Vitamin D

  The importance of Vitamin D’s function is becoming more and more evident with current research. We were taught, at one time, that the only purpose of Vitamin D was to increase the absorption of calcium from the intestines into the blood stream.  The increase of calcium blood levels would, in turn, increase bone density. …

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The Importance of Magnesium in a Ketogenic Diet

  Supplementing with magnesium can be very important while doing a ketogenic diet. Electrolytes, in general, can become depleted during a keto diet.  This happens because excess ketones in the blood are eliminated in the urine, and with them go water and electrolytes.  So, those will need to be replaced.  That can easily be done …

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Cruciferous Veg in the Whole Food Keto Diet

The Importance of Cruciferous Vegetables All leafy greens are important in The Whole Food Ketogenic Diet, but cruciferous vegetables have some special phytonutrients that make them powerful healers for our bodies. There is a wrong way and a right way to do keto. The wrong way is high protein and non-vegetable carb sources. Doing keto …

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Monitoring Your Progress on a Ketogenic Diet

Monitoring your progress on a ketogenic diet is your prescription for success at losing weight and reversing disease caused by lifestyle choices and inflammation. It’s important to monitor your progress with some concrete evidence. I suggest that you do this in a couple of different ways.  The first way is going to help you see …

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