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Common Food & Drug Adverse Reactions

Many of our favorite foods are more satisfying when paired with another. For example, chocolate on its own is delicious but many people find that chocolate and peanut butter is a tastier combination. But did you know eating chocolate and taking certain drugs might carry risks? What you eat or drink can alter or even negatively affect the way your medicines work. Food can affect the degree and rate at which a drug is absorbed into your system, alter your metabolism and the excretion of certain medications. Although the specifics of “food-drug interactions” are complex, here are examples of foods…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month has begun! Here’s a tid bit many confuse all the time…Forms often ask if you are white, black or hispanic. In reality being Hispanic or Latino is not a race it’s an ethnicity. Hispanics can be black, white, native or asian! But many are a mix of two or more races. No matter what your race is, if you’re Hispanic there are some diseases that target you genetically in part probably thanks to the foods you eat. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis and AIDS all target minorities in the US most. Take this month to be…

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Herbal and Dietary Supplements

Herbal and dietary supplements have seen a surge in popularity over the past few years. But many users are unaware of the dangers of mixing supplements with prescription drugs. This month, Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness Month, educate yourself on the side effects of mixing the two and remember to let your physician and pharmacist know about your dietary supplements.

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Himalayan Pink Salt

Did you know that salt can be good for you? If you select the right type of salt, that is. Himalayan pink salt can contribute to good thyroid, cardiovascular and respiratory & sinus health. It also contributes to bone strength, absorption of healhy nutrients in food, libido, healthy levels of water in the body and sleep. If you are still using table salt, consider this…

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Answer Three Simple Questions to Evaluate Your Eating Habits

March is National Nutrition Month and Women’s History Month so I wanted to focus on both in a two-part series. This week, I wanted to discuss certain habits that may be sabotaging your healthy diet. If we polled 100 of our female customers, the majority would cite losing weight as a top priority. But the real focus needs to be supporting a healthy weight and lifestyle through a balanced diet. I know you’ve heard it a thousand times, but it’s worth hearing 1,001 … a balanced diet is the key to good nutrition and good health. Many of the health…

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