Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sugar: Necessary or Poison?

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” From an obese couch potato to a fit and healthy champion figure athlete, fitness writer, personal trainer, and nutrition & wellness specialist, Roni Davis has made it her life’s mission to teach other women how good their bodies are designed to look and feel, how strong they are and how to love the skin they’re in.”

By now you’d have to have been living under a rock to not have heard the phrase “empty calories” in relation to sugar, but is sugar really just empty calories or is it something far worse? Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, best-selling author and the leading expert in childhood obesity will tell you it’s a poison that’s slowly killing us and based on everything I have studied, I happen to agree wholeheartedly. Continue reading

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So you’re against the flu shot?

It’s a pharmacist’s job to promote the flu vaccine, not twist a patient’s arm into taking it.

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How many times in the run of a day does a pharmacist make recommendations on medications to a patient, nurse, physician, parent, caregiver, or pet owner? Often we finish the quick interview of medical issues, current medications, allergies, and what have they already tried with a go-to personal recommendation based on a certain intuition called, clinical judgement. Quite often, we do not get any type of follow-up or feedback on how that recommendation went.

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