Simple Steps to Look 15 Years Younger
met you at a book signing and was in awe of how good you look at 47
yo, your skin was radiant and you look 30 something, not a deep
wrinkle on you. What’s your secret? --L.J., San Diego, California
Dear L.J., Thank you! That warms my heart because I work at that. It’s harder
to maintain skin in Colorado, compared to humid Florida. Out here
it’s a desert....
Natural Asthma Relief
Dear Pharmacist, I read your facebook post about people with asthma and how they should be dairy free. I feel better after just one week. I also read where you recommend two supplements for asthma which I just started (Coleus Forskholii and N-Acetylcysteine). You are saving my life Suzy. What else? --J.R., Rockwall, TexasDear J.R.,My answer will set you back about $10 per month. If you have even...
Hot Flashes or PMS? Progesterone to the Rescue
I met you at a book signing, and didn’t want to hold up the line to elaborate on my health concerns. You said I should not be taking “unopposed estrogen” and I don’t know what that means. If you recall, I’m post-menopausal, I had a hysterectomy, and my doctor prescribes estradiol tablets. --L.Y., Baltimore, Maryland
Answer: I do recall saying that. It scares me that...
Slippery Answer for a Sticky Stomach
dealt with stomach problems all my life. Sometimes it’s hard to
eat, but I am under physician care. What natural remedy can soothe my
tummy when it’s hard to eat? --.W.C., Denver, Colorado
Dear W.C., Probiotics are fundamental to digestive health. And a diet free of
common food allergens is in order. Today, But something like slippery
elm could help....
Undress your STRESS!
Dear Pharmacist, What an awful year 2012 has been, I’m stressed and tired. I cry easily. It’s not who I am! Can you help me? --V.D., Broomfield, Colorado --Answer: Sounds like you’ve exhausted your adrenals glands, you can tell if you have this particular energy pattern:
* Difficulty rising-you don't really wake up until 10 am
* You feel better after lunch
*You have an afternoon low...
Dear Pharmacist, I saw your pictures of hot springs in Utah and you said that you’d actually fly to hot springs to get their healing benefits. This may be personal, but are you sick? What’s in the water that is so healing? I’m curious because around here, hot springs are for hippies only. --E.W., St. George, UtahDear E.W., Hippies? I am an Aquarian, so perhaps I qualify, LOL. The mere...
Many of us are on multiple prescriptions for health issues like high blood pressure or high cholesterol. But what are those drugs doing to the rest of your body? Renowned pharmacist Suzy Cohen explains how to naturally boost your health.
How to Prevent Diabetes
Dear Pharmacist, What is the number one thing I can do to prevent diabetes? --T.H., Seattle, Washington Answer: Avoid white! By that I mean white salt, white sugar and white flour. The white flour is particularly offensive because it contains a compound known to harm a pancreas. The pancreas is the gland you need for healthy blood sugar balance because it secretes insulin. Let me back up to the...
Hot Springs at Home
Dear Readers, Last week I wrote about “fountain of youth” hot spring waters which are super rich in minerals and sulfur compounds. These substances penetrate the skin and relieve muscle aches/spasms, arthritis and skin rashes. The warmth of the water increases circulation which helps detoxification and improves blood flow to the heart. I realize some of you cannot travel so recreate the hot...