Category Archives: Drugs/Medication

3 Pharmaceutical Drugs That Ruined My Health (Part 3) – Antibiotics

In Part 1 of my series, we looked at the dangers of acid-blocking drugs like Nexium and Prilosec. In Part 2, we reviewed the risks of taking synthetic birth control pills for an extended period. And now, in Part 3, … Continue reading

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5 Helpful Websites to Improve Hashimoto’s and Thyroid Health

Do you have a thyroid condition? Low thyroid? Overactive thyroid? Do you suspect your thyroid imbalance is fueled by autoimmunity, as in Hashimoto’s or Graves disease? Whatever your diagnosis, I hope this post will be of help to you. Actually, … Continue reading

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3 Pharmaceutical Drugs That Ruined My Health (Part 2) – Birth Control Pills

Welcome to Part 2 of 3 Pharmaceutical Drugs That Ruined My Health. Do you take birth control pills? Do you experience side effects? Do you know the consequences of long-term use? This post is for you! Birth Control Pills In … Continue reading

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3 Pharmaceutical Drugs that Ruined My Health (Part 1) – Proton Pump Inhibitors

Have you watched TV commercials for the top pharmaceutical medications lately? The Lunesta (sleep aid) ad depicts a lovely 40-something woman sleeping peacefully with cute little butterflies fluttering around her head. The Cialas (erectile dysfunction medication) ad shows a handsome … Continue reading

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Beat the Winter Blues with this Flu-Fighting Vitamin

It’s flu season! Touch no one. Wash your hands regularly. Get your flu shot. We hear these recommendations almost daily during the winter months. What if there was a better way to prevent the flu? What if you could build … Continue reading

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Food as Medicine: 3 Ways to Improve Your Health in the New Year

We’ve all heard food is medicine. Do you believe it? I mean really believe it, enough to change your lifestyle? Two Conversations I had two very different conversations at church on Sunday. I don’t see these friends often, so it … Continue reading

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Good Digestion, Good Health – Poor Digestion, Guess What?

We’ve all heard, “You are what you eat.” But have you considered this? “You are what you digest.” Think about that. What you put in your mouth is important. But how you absorb nutrients is just as crucial! Do you … Continue reading

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My Uterine Fibroids Journey (Part 2) – Surgery and Recovery

UPDATE: Read about my entire fibroids story. In Part 1 of My Uterine Fibroids Journey, I share my personal struggle with fibroids and explain options for treatment, written in February 2014. In Part 3 of My Uterine Fibroids Journey, I … Continue reading

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The Purple Pill: Pandora’s Box (The Untold Perils of Proton Pump Inhibitors)

I love purple. It’s always been one of my favorite colors. From my childhood to adult years, I always thought its deep hues were the most rich and mysterious. Purple was even one of my signature wedding colors. When it … Continue reading

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