2020-07-17T17:41:59+00:00July 21st, 2020|Blog|

I overheard a customer talking to one of our staff this morning. He mentioned that he was having both knees replaced later this summer and that his surgeon recommended he take an iron supplement. This is a DANGEROUS suggestion. One of my friends, a pharmacist, followed that advice and ended up in the ER twice [...]

Sleep and Z-Drugs

2020-02-19T19:55:23+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Blog|

Zzzzz Remember sleeping through the night? Not lately? If you’re lying awake night after night, unable to sleep, you may want to talk to your health care provider about it. He or she may prescribe insomnia medicines such as eszopiclone (Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata) and zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, and Zolpimist)—sometimes known as “Z-drugs”—to help [...]

GERD in Newborn Infants

2020-02-25T17:56:39+00:00March 1st, 2020|Blog|

My 6-week old grandson has been struggling with a severe case of GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) that actually landed him in a local hospital for six days. What was once thought to be pyloric stenosis or an anatomical obstruction of some sort, ended up being diagnosed by a pediatric GI specialist, as a powerfully projectile [...]

Low-Dose Atropine Eye Drops

2020-02-17T22:24:28+00:00February 24th, 2020|Blog|

Low-Dose Atropine Eye Drops to Slow Myopic Progression in Children Low-dose atropine (0.01%) is being prescribed to slow the development of nearsightedness (myopia) in children (children from 5 to 15 years of age). Initial research papers about the treatment focused primarily on children of Asian heritage. It wasn't long before children of other nationalities have [...]

Bee Stings, Pregnant Moms, and You

2020-02-17T22:21:53+00:00February 17th, 2020|Blog|

Bees and wasps are Arthropods. They are crucially important to the pollination of plants, specifically flowers, fruits and vegetables. They vary in size and have induced fear into humans for centuries. Phobias of insects have long been a source for people to avoid the outdoors. MYTHS & FACTS ABOUT BEE STINGS Myth: After your first [...]

re: Melanoma, Heart disease & Stroke

2020-02-17T22:23:04+00:00February 16th, 2020|Blog|

My blog post about quitting the use of sunblock produced a large number of emails with questions, comments, and concerns. Rather than keeping this correspondence private, I've decided to post them here. Maybe you had a question you didn't ask that might be answered through some of these conversations. Below is one such email I've [...]

Why is IL poisoning me with fluoride?

2020-02-17T20:59:16+00:00February 14th, 2020|Blog|

How is Illinois different from practically every country in the world? Illinois requires the addition of fluoride to all commercial water. Fluoride is a toxic material that is responsible for a multitude of serious health conditions, ranging from fluorosis to serious bone degeneration. Fluorosis is a disturbance of dental enamel caused by excessive exposure to [...]

Diagnosis MIGHT be Wrong?

2020-02-08T14:35:36+00:00February 8th, 2020|Blog|

A Diagnosis Will Define the Rest of Your Life. You have the symptoms commonly associated with Multiple Sclerosis and your doctor has made the diagnosis. Maybe you’ve been told you have Relapsing-Remitting, Secondary-Progressive, Progressive-Relapsing, Fulminate, or even Benign MS. Regardless of the names or initials added to your medical record, you now HAVE an official [...]

Treating Burning Mouth Syndrome

2020-01-17T15:58:45+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Blog|

Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) Never underestimate the importance of good bacteria balance in the gut. Mayo describes it as “...ongoing (chronic) or recurrent burning in the mouth without an obvious cause. This discomfort may affect the tongue, gums, lips, inside of your cheeks, roof of your mouth or widespread areas of your whole mouth. The [...]

Painful Feet. Could it be Chilblains?

2019-11-27T19:30:39+00:00November 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Linda has had painful feet for more than a decade. A clear diagnosis eluded her doctors for years. Fortunately, she had an appointment with an older doctor who had actually practiced for most of his career in the northern parts of Europe.  Rather than conducting a battery of tests, the new doctor actually talked to [...]