Ashland pharmacist's latest book looks at problems with oral contraceptives

By John Darling

Some pills can be helpful in maintaining health. But long-term use of pharmaceutical drugs, including oral contraceptives, can lead to nutritional deficiencies with big fallout for heart health, depression, sexuality and other areas of life, according to Ashland pharmacist, author and health educator Ross Pelton in his new book, "The Pill Problem.

The author of 10 books on topics such as brain food, anti-aging, alternative cancer therapies and natural medicines, Pelton says artificial hormones in birth-control pills impact 12 million American women.

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