Health & Medical

Osteoporosis, PPI’s & Vitamin D: Big Wheels in Washington Turn Slowly

It was announced August 9th., 2010 that patients that take PPI’s chronically have a higher risk of osteoporosis, and especially if you are over 50 years of age. Here is the announcement in its entirety. From the FDA (a branch of the National Institute of Health): FDA is cautioning healthcare professionals and patients that proton…

Health & Medical

Value of Vitamin D

Improving Health at The Grass Roots Level I just returned this weekend from a seminar at the Scripts Institute in La Jolla, California. It is the home of brilliant medical researchers who are on the cutting edge of medical science. I attended a seminar on the “Treatment and Diagnosis of Vitamin D Deficiency” I must…

Sugar Beverage Taxes
Finance Health & Medical

Sugar Beverage Taxes: How Sweet It Is

Why the uproar over beverage taxes? The average per capita consumption of all types of sugar in the US has reached over 160 pounds of sugar per year. Liquid corn syrup is the number one sugar source. I don’t drink pop very much; maybe a can a month. It means someone is making up for…

Health & Medical

Don’t Believe Consumer RX Marketing

Reader’s Digest’s Fall Perfect Example In the ’50s, when I started my professional career in pharmacy, the Readers Digest was a respected magazine that provided condensed versions of new books by well-known authors. At that time, it was verboten to advertise prescription drugs to the American consumer. Somewhere along the way, a creative advertising manager…

Health & Medical

Processed Food and Your Health

The Food Revolution that the FTC and USDA Ignore I doubt most Americans know that there are food retailers that sell mostly organic foods processed and packaged with no chemicals or drugs added or used in the food growing or raising process. Food retailers named Whole Food, Wild Oats, Henry’s and Sprouts are becoming the…


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