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April 13, 2022

What is Rosacea?

What is Rosacea and why does it need a month of awareness... no other inflammatory skin disorder like acne, psoriasis, eczema has an awareness month? Rosacea is a genetic-based inflammatory skin disor…

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December 2, 2021

Essential Functions of Nutrients

VITAMINS Vitamin A: Helps formation and maintenance of health teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. Promotes good vision and is required for reproduction and lactation. Beta-car…

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December 1, 2021

Beating Sugar Cravings

1. Problem: Irregular or missed meals. Skipping meals or eating on an unpredictable schedule catapults your body into a state of starvation depriving your brain and body of fuel. This sets you up to c…

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August 4, 2021

7 Brain Damaging Foods to Avoid

It can be difficult to choose foods that properly fuel your brain and keep it healthy. Regularly consuming these unhealthy products may damage your brain and put you at risk of cognitive disorders. If…

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June 17, 2021

Hidden in Plain Sight

Added sugar is hiding in 74% of packaged foods We tend to think that added sugar is mainly found in desserts like cookies and cakes, but it's also found in many savory foods, such as bread and pasta s…

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June 8, 2021

110 Foods Unlikely to Spike Your Blood Sugar

We all have unique glucose responses to food, so there's no perfect metabolic ingredient list. But these low-glycemic foods are a great place to start. There’s no one-size-fits-all for a metabol…

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April 21, 2021

Are Sardines Good for You?

"Sardines bring back memories of my dad, my hero Pharmacist role model and his healthy appetite for good food. In this case Sardines on Uneeda Biscuit crackers. Find out why he made such a great food…

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March 10, 2021

March is National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month®, a time to focus on nutrient-dense foods, hydration, new flavors, and microbiome-friendly choices. Microbiome Labs is getting in on the fun… and you&rsqu…

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February 17, 2021

Cholesterol is NOT the Villain in Heart Disease

Hello Friends, Anyone who knows me knows that Thyroid Hormone is my favorite hormone in the body with the most far-reaching effects in every cell of the body. I call Thyroid Hormone the King to the Qu…

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January 18, 2021

Keys to Living a Healthy Vibrant Life

Many people choose to lose weight, cut out sugar, run a marathon, learn another language, or finally clean out the garage, but as this time of year approaches, my resolution, and my suggestion for you…

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November 10, 2020

Take Care of Your Liver!

NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE AND GLUTATHIONE! The holidays are upon us and we typically overindulge in sweets, high carb foods, processed toxic foods, and plenty of alcohol, all of which have a n…

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September 21, 2020

Six Top Benefits of Selenium

Did you know that selenium, an essential mineral, has the ability to protect your health in multiple ways and is abundant in Brazil nuts? Selenium is an important mineral for your body and only a smal…

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July 13, 2020

Krill Oil Vs. Fish Oil

STORY AT-A-GLANCE Krill oil is often compared to fish oil, but there are several differences between the two that make krill a more ideal option, especially for those with metabolic dysregulation or…

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July 13, 2020

MAGNESIUM…Miracle Mineral!

WHY WE NEED MAGNESIUM (ACTIONS/FUNCTION) Magnesium supplementation is actually crucial for everyone today but we have to pay special attention to the method of supplementation because this is critical…

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April 8, 2020

Shopping during the COVID-19 Pandemic

What was previously a mundane task has turned into a nerve-wracking ordeal. Here's a guide to grocery shopping during the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has upended many aspects of daily life, inc…

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March 23, 2020

Vitamin C Vs. The Coronavirus

A group of medical doctors and scientists met on March 17, 2020 to discuss the use of high dose intravenous vitamin C (IVC) in the treatment of moderate to severe cases of Covid-19 patients. The key g…

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March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

Dear Friend, In a telephone town hall that I held earlier this week, many Pittsburghers told my staff how happy they were to get reliable answers to their questions from Allegheny County officials and…

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February 20, 2020

Cardiovascular Health

A diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, usually hypertension (high blood pressure) or dyslipidemia (elevated cholesterol and lipids), often marks the beginning of multiple medication therapy. A multipl…

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February 6, 2020

Coronavirus Update - Important!

Greater than SARS: Death toll of coronavirus surges in China and the world is watching As promised, we’re doing our best over the coming weeks and months to keep our readers up-to-date on the la…

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January 28, 2020

Coronavirus: What To Do

I am sure you aware of the corona virus infection that is causing concern around the world. A January 24, 2020 study in The Lancet reported the latest statistics. (1) The fatality rate (so far) from t…

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January 20, 2020

Living a Healthier Life This New Year

Dear Friends, As the holiday season draws to a close and we start thinking about the new year, full of hope and promise, it has become a tradition to choose a new year’s resolution or two in an…

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November 13, 2019

Maintaining A Healthy Immune System

Scientists and medical experts agree that the key to optimal health and vitality is a healthy immune system. Mother Nature’s singular goal is survival of the species. To the extent that we contr…

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September 19, 2019

The Powerful Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Referred to as the “Queen of oils,” it possesses biologically active phenolic compounds which most well-established research has focused on. Associated with decreased cardiovascular diseas…

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July 16, 2019

12 Symptoms of a Vitamin D Deficiency

Dear Friends, Wow! Summer is halfway over already! Where does the time go? Are you getting enough of Vitamin D, the Sunshine vitamin? We do not get much sun in Pittsburgh and many of us are experienci…

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June 24, 2019

Cats, Hyperthyroidism and Bromine Toxicity

The U.S. EPA reported (Reuters, 8.15.07) a study that showed common chemicals (polybrominated diphenyl ethers– PBDE’s) found in nearly all our homes are contributing to a rash of thyroid p…

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June 19, 2019

Zinc and a Healthy Liver

Dear Friends, Over the past few decades, the incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), has soared in the United States, going from a little-known condition to a virtual epidemic. In fact,…

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March 26, 2019

Insulin Resistance: A Key to Diabetes

Insulin Resistance: A Key to Diabetes Hello Friends, Last month we shared Dr. Michael Greger, MD’s thoughts on saturated fat and Type 2 Diabetes, but keep in mind that the Sad American Diet of…

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February 26, 2019

How Not to Die from Diabetes

Dear Friends, This month’s article is How Not to Die from Diabetes from our series covering the work of Dr. Michael Greger, MD. What Causes Diabetes? After about age 20, we may have all the ins…

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November 1, 2018

A Few Facts about Sleep

A Few Facts about Sleep My bedtime is fast approaching but before I go to sleep, I want to share a few thoughts about sleep from the book Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matt…

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September 27, 2018

Top 5 Tips for Good Sleep Hygiene

Top 5 tips for good sleep hygiene that I’ve personally found helpful for getting a great night’s rest: Get on a regular schedule and include natural sunlight as part of your daily routine.…

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August 27, 2018

20/20 Opticians - Looking Toward the Future

20/20 Opticians - Looking Toward the Future Dear Friends, I am taking a break from my monthly wellness column for Murray Avenue Apothecary to discuss two fine gentleman who have provided the professi…

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May 22, 2018

Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance Dear Friends, Diabetes is rising at an alarming rate in the United States. Since 1990, the number of people with diabetes has increased by 375%!1 Diabetes is found in people of all…

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April 3, 2018

Good Health Protocol

Dr. Levy's Good Health Protocol Bonus Information: Dr. Frank Lipman's Six Rings from The Good Medicine Mandala. This is a circular system in which you, not a doctor or any other authority figure, stan…

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