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Local Woman Can’t Get Life-Saving Drug

About half of Americans took at least one prescription drug over the past month. That includes one of five children, nine out of ten older Americans, and a local woman who needs her medication in order to be able to even leave her house. You’d never realize Amy  Hanna...

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Clinician’s Corner: Herbals – FeverFew

Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium (feverfew, bachelor’s buttons, featherfew) is ranked #19 as the most often used herb in the US. The leaves or flowers, which can be fresh or dried as well as a tincture are available.  The active ingredient is parthenolide, which has been studied to prevent menstrual cramps, cancer,...

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Clinician’s Corner: Types of herbs

As we start an in depth exploration of the herbals and supplements it is important for us to distinguish between the types of herbs available. Food Herbs: characterized by low toxicity. May ingest substantial amounts for extended periods of time Examples: peppermint, lemon balm, marshmallow, chamomile, garlic, ginger, rose...

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Clinician’s Corner: Zinc

We started this journey through the vitamin aisle on February 5th with Clinician’s Corner.  We now wrap up this journey through the vitamins and supplements with Zinc. Zinc is considered to be an essential “trace element” that has to come from the diet. Zinc is an enzyme cofactor and...

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Clinician’s Corner: Fluoride

A dentist told me when he started dental school in the 1980’s a professor told him, that with fluoridation of water becoming so common they probably wouldn’t have a job in a few years! Little did that professor know that kids would be drinking sugary beverages and not even...

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Clinician’s Corner: Iron supplementation

Let’s discuss another very common cation, which approximately 14% to 18% of Americans supplement their diets with. Iron is a mineral that is naturally present in many foods, used to fortify some food products, and available as a dietary supplement. Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin, a red...

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