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Cancer Breakthrough: Suppressing Cancer Stem Cells

The new understanding about the role that cancer stem cells play in both the initiation of cancer and cancer metastasis is an exciting scientific breakthrough in cancer therapy.  Therapies that target cancer stem cells will revolutionize cancer therapy. In the first section of this article, I will discuss what cancer stem cells are, and the role they play in the initiation of cancer and the development of cancer metastasis (spreading). In the second section, I will discuss anti-inflammatory…

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SQUATS: Key Exercise for Life Extension

Muscle strength really matters. In a previous blog post I recommended doing squats just before meals as a great exercise for weight loss. In this post, I am going to review studies which report that your leg strength is one of the most reliable predictors of your longevity and the quality of your life as you age. And, doing squats regularly is the BEST exercise to build your leg strength.

Squats: Building Leg Strength Reduces Risk of Dying: In one study, 81 elderly patients were followed for a…

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Can Probiotics Make You Sexier?

Happy Valentine’s Day.  Can Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics® make you sexier?  Did you know that your intestinal bacteria (your microbiome) regulate hormone levels…and your sexiness?  Dr. Susan Erdman has conducted pioneering microbiome research at MIT. In her study titled Microbes, Oxytoxin, and Healthful Longevity, she reported that giving certain strains of probiotic bacteria to male mice resulted in unusually lustrous fur, healthier skin, elevated testosterone levels and increased sexual activity.…

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Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Damage Your Microbiome: Can Cause Serious Side Effects

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the highest-selling classes of drugs of all time with sales approaching $10 billion per year. PPIs, which are commonly used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn and gastric ulcers, belong to a class of medications that I refer to as microbiome-disrupting drugs

For years, the medical profession has believed that PPIs were completely safe for most people. The FDA was also convinced that PPIs were safe because they…

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1-Week Vacation in Nuevo Vallarta for $617 (Cirque du Soleil is Coming!)

My wife and I have been vacationing at various resorts in Mexico for over 25 years. In Oct. 2016 we stayed at the Vidanta resort in Nuevo Vallarta which turned out to be a spectacular location. (see links below).

http://www.vidanta.com/

http://www.vidanta.com/destinations/nuevo-vallarta

The Vidanta resort company has partnered with Cirque Du Soleil, and Cirque is currently building a $1.2 billion theme park that that will be larger than Disneyland which will be located about 5 minutes away…

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Metformin: A True Anti-Aging Drug

Metformin Reduces Age-Related Diseases. Metformin (brand name Glucophage) is the most commonly prescribed drug in the world for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.  Because metformin effectively lowers both blood glucose and blood insulin levels, it also reduces the risk to many other chronic degenerative diseases. Consequently, in addition to its use in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, metformin is now becoming recognized as a therapy to slow down aging. 

In 2016 the FDA made an unprecedented…

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My Favorite Resources For Health-Related Continuing Education

People frequently ask me for recommendations on where to get current information on health topics. I finally decided to list some of my favorite resources for health-related continuing education and post it on my blog. However,  I’m going to start by providing a little background about how I developed my passion for learning and teaching about health. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin/Madison in 1966 with a BS degree in pharmacy. Although I had gained a great deal of...

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My Response to Biased JAMA Article That "Bashed" Nutritional Supplements

Many of you know me as The Natural Pharmacist. I feel compelled to comment on an article just published in the October 11, 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) titled The Supplement Paradox: Negligible Benefits, Robust Consumption. Many people believe the healthcare system in America is dysfunctional. It really has very little to do with health. Its primary focus in treating the symptoms of disease. This recent JAMA article highlights part of the...

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Vaccines Found To Be Contaminated With Glyphosate

For those of you who are interested in following the glyphosate/Roundup “story,” here is another damning study that reports yet another way traces of glyphosate contaminate almost everything on the planet. Anthony Samsel has shown that there are traces of glyphosate in most of the vaccines that Americans are subjected to each year. In addition to damaging human health, Roundup and other glyphosate-containing products are ruining the microbiome of the soils on our precious planet...

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FUSED: The Healthiest Coffee In The World

If you drink coffee and you are concerned about health, then switch to the healthiest coffee in the world. Rain International has transformed the world of coffee by creating FUSED, which is a coffee drink that contains revolutionary health benefits. 

To learn more about FUSED, visit: https://rainintl.com/fused and click on each section (Story, Seeds, Process, Farms and Fusions). Here is a summary of the factors that make FUSED the healthiest coffee in the world.

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Intense Exercise Profoundly Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth & Formation of Tumors

Today I’m reporting on two studies that show how intense exercise suppresses cancer.  In the first trial, I'm summarizing the results from a fabulous study conducted by scientists in Sweden which makes a powerful statement about how the benefits from intense exercise can reduce cancer risk.  

The images on the left above show cancer and tumor growth in non-exercising subjects compared to dramatic reduction in tumor incidence and growth in subjects that engaged in intenst...

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New Study: 1 Minute of Intense Exercise-Benefits Equal 45 Minutes Of Moderate Exercise

These days virtually everyone is stressed for time and many people struggle to find time to work regular exercise into their busy lives. If you typically use lack-of-time as your excuse for not exercising, the study I’m reporting on today annihilates your excuse(s). 

Over the past decade, numerous studies have touted the benefits of high intensity interval training: greater benefits in less time. However, many of these studies have had some shortcomings (usually due to funding...

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Psychiatrist Praises Natural Therapies For Depression & Anxiety

A psychiatrist in Israel named Hillel Glover, MD took my 4-hour online seminar on Natural Therapies For Depression & Anxiety and wrote a wonderful review that I am very proud of. I am posting Dr. Glover's review below.  If you know anyone suffering from depression or anxiety, please encourage they to consider taking my course, which is hosted on Udemy.com. 

DR. GLOVER'S REVIEW: I have been in the field of mental health for 48 years. Dr. Ross Pelton was the first professional to open my...

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Vitamin D Deficiency Is A World-Wide Epidemic. Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Michael Holick, MD, Phd, who is one of the world's leading vitamin D researchers, has written a book titled The Vitamin D Solution. I highly recommend this book. The information about vitamin D is so important and so compelling that most people who read it are motivated to take action.  

Dr. Holick made the following important statement, "Vitamin D is not only the most common nutritional deficiency in the world, but it is also the most common medical condition, affecting at least one...

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Omega-3 Fish Oils: Critical Essential Nutrients, Commonly Deficient

Omega-3 fish oils are the most serious and most common nutritional deficiency in America (possibly tied with vitamin D deficiency). And, the discovery of omega-3 fish oils has been called the greatest nutritional discovery since vitamins. I want to summarize the health benefits of omega-3 fish oils and tell the story of how they were discovered.

In 1968 a Danish medical doctor named Jorn Dyerberg learned that Greenland Eskimos or Inuits as they are called today, had very low rates of heart...

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Vitamin C Boosts Immunity: Helps Prevent Colds & Flu

Ingesting vitamin C several times a day is one of the most effective ways to boost your immune system. Unfortunately, many people do not consume enough vitamin C to realize its vast array of health benefits. Most adults incorrectly assume that the government recommended RDA of 75-90 mg of vitamin C is an optimal daily dose. This RDA or “recommended dietary allowance” is only enough to prevent vitamin-deficiency disease states such as scurvy—but not nearly enough to provide optimal...

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Death by Calcium: Proof of the Toxic Effects of Dairy and Calcium Supplements

Thomas Levy, MD, JD, is a writer I highly respect. His new book is Death by Calcium: Proof of the toxic effects of dairy and calcium supplements. Levy’s book is highly controversial because it  contradicts what we have been told and led to believe about the importance of ingesting adequate calcium in the form of milk and dairy products and calcium supplements. However, Levy meticulously backs up the claims in his book with valid scientific references.

Most people ingest far too much...

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Finally, A Safe Form Of Contraception For Women

I have been a long-time supporter of women’s health issues. One of my concerns is the side effects caused by birth control pills. Consequently, I authored The Pill Problem.  which teaches women how to prevent the side effects from birth control pills,

A safe form of contraception for women would be of tremendous worldwide health benefit to women (and their spouses if women are avoiding the side effects of BC pills & IUDs). I am happy to report that a safe form of contraception for...

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“Female Viagra”: Women, Just Say “NO” To Addyi.

As a pharmacist and a long-time supporter of women’s health issues, I feel compelled to speak out against Addyi, which is the new drug that was recently approved by the FDA to treat women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD).

Addyi, a pink pill with the generic name  flibanserin, is being called “pink Viagra” or “Viagra for women.”  Addyi was initially developed by the German pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim as an antidepressant in the 1970s. However, the...

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What a fabulous role model: Why bodybuilding at age 93 is a great idea

This man epitomizes my values and philosophy about diet, exercise and healthy aging. At age 93, Charles Eugster still engages in intense physical activity with weight lifting and rowing. His message in this TED talk is totally inspirational and inspiring. His message: eat healthy, engage in some form of intense physical exercise on a regular basis...and keep working. He says that retirement accelerates aging. It is important to have a project, goal(s) or profession in life that you are...

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