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The People's Pharmacy

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Rank #177 in Health & Fitness category

Kids & Family
Alternative Health
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Empowering you to make wise decisions about your own health, by providing you with essential health information about both medical and alternative treatment options. 921997

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Empowering you to make wise decisions about your own health, by providing you with essential health information about both medical and alternative treatment options. 921997

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iTunes Ratings

636 Ratings
Average Ratings
473
75
39
27
22

Outstanding

By SC-Sammy - Aug 22 2019
Read more
Thanks so much Joe & Terry!

People’s Pharmacy

By gtgnnc - Aug 22 2019
Read more
Honest news about drugs. Thanks
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Rank #1: Show 1101: How You Can Use Essential Oils for Better Health (Archive)

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Plant-based oils often carry the scent of the plant. Plants may use them to attract insects, but people have found numerous uses for them as well. Some can be used in skin care, while others may be used for relaxation or to improve digestion. What Are Essential Oils? The volatile aromatic compounds found in plants […]

Aug 30 2018

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Rank #2: Show 1078: How to Have Good Digestion Without Heartburn Drugs (Archive)

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Millions of people take medicines like Prevacid, Prilosec or Nexium every day. But while such proton pump inhibitors may ease symptoms of heartburn, they can also lead to serious side effects. Dr. Philip Gorelick, spokesperson for the American Heart Association, describes the research linking these heartburn drugs to an increased risk of stroke. Alternatives to PPIs? What […]

Dec 20 2018

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Rank #3: Show 1099: How to Recognize and Overcome Eating Disorders (Archive)

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What could be more natural than eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full? That simple approach is far from easy for many people. Hunger and eating get disconnected in eating disorders. How can these complex problems be recognized and treated? How Common Are Eating Disorders? Many people think of anorexia nervosa […]

Jun 28 2018

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Rank #4: Show 1114: How Health Care Became Big Business (Archive)

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The American health care system is a $3 trillion mess. Although it has significant technological sophistication, this big business doesn’t seem consistently able to get appropriate treatments to the patients who need them. Millions of people have no insurance, or the insurance they have doesn’t cover the care they need. Increasing premiums and unexpected bills […]

Jul 04 2019

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Rank #5: Show 1104: Why Compassion Is Key to a Good Life (Archive)

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In a cruel world, compassion might seem like a frivolous pursuit. But our guest expert argues convincingly that we need this emotion now more than ever, if only to keep from falling into despair. What is compassion, and what does science have to do with it? The Science of Compassion: Compassion is a response to […]

Nov 22 2018

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Rank #6: Show 1020: How to Lose Weight Without Feeling Hungry (Archive)

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Many of us are aware we could be at a healthier weight. Perhaps we’ve even tried to drop some pounds but found that we were always feeling hungry and grumpy on a diet. Perhaps counting calories could help us lose weight for a while, but we gained it back again. Why Is a Low-Fat Diet […]

Apr 13 2017

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Rank #7: Show 1160: How Good Is the Evidence for Cutting Salt?

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For decades, public health experts have been admonishing Americans to cut the salt in our diets. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends that we limit ourselves to 2,300 mg of sodium daily. That’s about one teaspoon. Ideally, the AHA says, we would get less than 1,500 mg of this crucial mineral every day.  Should […]

Apr 12 2019

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Rank #8: Show 1211: A Conversation With the Coronavirus Hunter

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Dr. Ralph Baric has been studying coronaviruses for 35 years and is one of the world’s leading experts on these pathogens. In this interview, you will learn how the virus jumped from bats to people and how it replicates. Moreover, Dr. Baric was already studying remdesivir, a medication being utilized against this infection. He will […]

May 08 2020

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Rank #9: Show 1213: How Does COVID-19 Affect Your Heart?

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What comes to mind when you think of COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus? Chances are, you think of the lungs. There’s been a tremendous amount of attention to the breathing difficulties the disease can cause. Hospitals in northern Italy and New York City have been overwhelmed because they didn’t have enough ventilators. […]

May 22 2020

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Rank #10: Show 969: Magnesium the Neglected Mineral

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Are you deficient in magnesium? Chances are you’ve never thought about it. Magnesium is a fascinating mineral that every cell in the body uses for a variety of activities. Yet very little attention is paid to this nutrient. Learn why magnesium is so vital and how to tell if your levels might be low. Which […]

Nov 06 2014

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Rank #11: Show 1161: What Is the Evidence for Food as Medicine? (Archive)

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Angiogenesis–the growth and development of blood vessels in the body–may seem like an obscure topic. However, angiogenesis is a critical phase in the development of tumors. If it can be blocked when it is inappropriate, we don’t get cancer. If not, we may need all the resources of modern oncology to help us recover. Is […]

Dec 27 2019

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Rank #12: Show 1073: How Can You Change the Way Your Genes Behave? (Archive)

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Why do some people appear to age more rapidly than others? Not only might they look older, they actually feel older as well. A check of their telomeres indicates that they are aging more rapidly at the cellular levels. Their telomeres are shrinking. Small telomeres foretell a shortened healthspan. Learning About Telomeres: So what is […]

Mar 29 2018

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Rank #13: Show 1118: What You Should Know About Lithium

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Lithium rich water from hot springs such as those at Lithia Springs, GA, have long been sought after for their healing properties. This element was used for decades to treat some forms of mental illness, but high doses can be dangerous. As a result, this treatment fell out of favor although it can be effective […]

Apr 20 2018

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Rank #14: Show 1002: How Bowel Bacteria Affect the Brain

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Until fairly recently, no one was really interested in the denizens of the digestive tract except for a few gastroenterologists and a few more microbiologists. But now research has shown that the bacteria in our bowels form complex ecological systems, and interest in the microbiome has gone mainstream. Bowel Bacteria as a Source of Inflammation: […]

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Rank #15: Show 1023: How to Rebalance Your Digestive Tract Bacteria

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What do you know about your digestive tract bacteria? Normally, a wide range of bacteria helps us digest our food and works together to keep us healthy. But when infections or antibiotics intervene, the variety of beneficial bacteria drops and undesirable strains like Clostridium difficile can gain the upper hand. What About Probiotics? Could probiotics […]

Feb 04 2016

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Rank #16: Show 1210: What Are the Health Benefits of Tea, Coffee and Chocolate?

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Are you drinking too much coffee? Is coffee actually bad for you anyway, or might a few cups have health benefits? Have you heard about the health benefits of tea? Dr. Tieraona Low Dog delves into the plant compounds contained in our favorite beverages. How do they affect our physiology? Green, Black and White Tea: […]

May 01 2020

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Rank #17: Show 1132: Are Infections to Blame for Alzheimer Disease? (Archive)

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With nearly six million Americans living with Alzheimer disease, this condition is a serious public health problem. It robs people of their memories, their ability to function independently and even their very identities. When Alois Alzheimer published the first report on the brain disease that was later named for him, he described distinctive plaques and […]

Apr 09 2020

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Rank #18: Show 1180: How to Eat to Nourish Your Brain

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You know your body needs food to fuel it. You’ve probably thought about whether you should be eating more fat or less, how much protein you might need and if you are getting enough vegetables and fruits. But have you thought about how you should eat to nourish your brain? Managing Your Mood: Millions of […]

Sep 12 2019

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Rank #19: Show 987: Benefits of Coffee, Tea & Chocolate

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Heated disagreements about whether or not Americans all need to reduce their salt intake have reached the Wall Street Journal. Many public health agencies recommend that we cut back on salt to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. But how well does that approach work? We talk with contrarian […]

Mar 26 2015

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Rank #20: Show 1158: Will Hormone Disruptors Affect Your Children’s Health?

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Over the last several decades, our environment has changed enormously. Comparing a playground in 1962 to the same playground in 2019 gives some sense of how thoroughly we have surrounded ourselves and our children with chemicals that may have profound impacts on the hormones in our bodies. As just one example, bisphenol A found in […]

Mar 21 2019

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