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The People's Pharmacy

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Rank #141 in Health & Fitness category

Kids & Family
Alternative Health
Health & Fitness
Medicine
Science
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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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People’s Pharmacy

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Honest news about drugs. Thanks

iTunes Ratings

527 Ratings
Average Ratings
403
61
27
21
15

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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The People's Pharmacy

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Rank #141 in Health & Fitness category

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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

Rank #1: 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 […]
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Rank #2: Show 1023: How to Rebalance Your Digestive Tract Bacteria

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Rank #3: Show 1089: How Plants Can Improve Your Sex Life (Archive)

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People around the world have learned how to use the plants in their vicinity to heal themselves and make life better. Not surprisingly, many cultures have found plants that can improve your sex life. What are they? The Medicine Hunter: Our guest is Chris Kilham, known as the Medicine Hunter. He travels to remote locations […]
Jun 23 2018
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Rank #4: Show 1101: How You Can Use Essential Oils for Better Health (Archive)

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Aug 30 2018
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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 […]
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Rank #6: Show 1114: How Health Care Became Big Business (Archive)

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Rank #7: Show 1105: How to Keep Your Nails Healthy and Beautiful (Archive)

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Sep 13 2018
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Rank #8: Show 1044: The Truth about Statins and Heart Disease

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Rank #9: Show 1020: How to Lose Weight Without Feeling Hungry (Archive)

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Rank #10: Show 1099: How to Recognize and Overcome Eating Disorders (Archive)

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Jun 28 2018
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Rank #11: Show 1025: Get SuperBetter: How Games Can Improve Your Health and Your Life

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Feb 19 2016
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Rank #12: Show 1100: What Is the Story on Celiac Disease? (Archive)

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At one time, doctors believed that celiac disease was extremely rare, that the few children who had it would outgrow it and that the symptoms were primarily digestive. We now know that none of these axioms are true and the story on celiac disease is different. What is it now, and why does it matter? […]
Aug 23 2018
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Rank #13: Show 1125: How Can You Find Your Sleep Solution? (Archive)

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You may have read or heard that adequate sleep is a pillar of good health, like exercise and a healthy diet. Sleep affects blood pressure and heart disease, metabolism and obesity, the immune system, cognitive function and mood. But if you can’t get enough sleep, that information is more frustrating than helpful. What is interfering […]
Apr 04 2019
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Rank #14: Show 1010: Beating Sugar Addiction

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It may sound far-fetched to propose that someone has an addiction to candy or soft drinks. But brain scans show that some of the reward pathways associated with a sweet taste are very similar to those linked to addictive substances. Might you be addicted to sugar? People at Risk for Sugar Addiction: Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum […]
Oct 15 2015
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Rank #15: Show 965: Is Your Doctor Lying to You?

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Dishonesty in Health Care Health care, it seems, is not immune to the dishonesty that prevails in many other parts of society, whether it is the polite lie that someone looks good (despite a hospital pallor) or a more serious deception or omission, such as a provider’s financial relationship with a drug or device manufacturer. […]
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Rank #16: Show 1161: What Is the Evidence for Food as Medicine?

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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 […]
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Rank #17: Show 989: The Mediterranean Zone Diet (Archive)

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The Zone diet popularized by Dr. Barry Sears was one of the earliest to emphasize the importance of balancing protein, fat and carbohydrate consumption at every meal. Dr. Sears pioneered the idea that the food we eat is more powerful than any drug in controlling the activity of multiple hormones in our bodies. Many studies […]
Aug 18 2016
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Rank #18: Show 1117: What Can Chinese Centenarians Teach You About Long Life?

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More Americans are living to old ages, but frequently their later years are plagued with chronic diseases. Is there a way to stay healthy into the ninth and tenth decade of life? To find out, we take a virtual trip to visit centenarians in a remote village in southern China. Visit to Longevity Village: Dr. […]
Apr 12 2018
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Rank #19: Show 1145: Are Big Corporations Hacking the American Mind? (Archive)

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The distinction between pleasure and happiness might seem like a philosopher’s quibble. Fat Chance author Dr. Robert Lustig tells us why this difference is vitally important to our national wellbeing. Corporations are hacking the American mind because of our ignorance about the difference between them.

Pleasure vs. Happiness:

Dr. Lustig describes the neurochemical foundations behind the difference between pleasure, fueled by dopamine, and happiness, powered by serotonin. He attributes the negative extremes of addiction, due to an overload of dopamine, and depression, from too little serotonin, to the ways that corporations have manipulated Americans with marketing. That’s why he titled his book The Hacking of the American Mind.

How Does Neuro-Marketing Enable Hacking the American Mind?

Dr. Lustig details how neuro-marketing plays into the sad state of affairs that has resulted in too many Americans ending up fat, sick, broke, stupid, depressed, addicted or unhappy. How has our government enabled these developments? What roles have our educational systems played? And most importantly, how can we break out of this vicious cycle?

To dampen dopamine and increase serotonin for more lasting contentment, we need to pay attention to the four Cs: Connect, Contribute, Cope and Cook. Learn about the science behind the corporate takeover of our minds.

This Week’s Guest:

Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL, is professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lustig consults for several childhood obesity advocacy groups and government agencies.

Dr. Lustig is the author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease, and his latest book, The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains.

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Jul 18 2019
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Rank #20: 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 […]
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