Magnesium Deficiency: The Mineral for What Ails You

A couple weeks ago I put out a shout out for help choosing a new topic for the blog.  I have tons of opinions and lots of things that I’m interested in, but I want to write about things that interest you, as my readers.  A pharmacist friend of mine suggested that I write about […]

Probiotics: Necessary or Just Another Fad

Last blog we discussed GERD and eating a healthy diet, as well as a few medications used to treat GERD.  We even touched on probiotics for a moment, but one of our reads screamed out “MORE!!”  (Okay so she wasn’t that demanding, but that was the basic message). So lets start at the beginning: Our […]

GERD: The Hell of Heartburn

Some of the medication most prescribed in the United States are to help treat heart burn.  Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs like protonix, omeprazole, aciphex, etc.) and Histamine 2 Blockers (H2Blockers like ranitidine) are part of, what pharmacists call, the Top 200 (the top 200 medications that we dispense each year.  I, myself, take omeprazole.  Chronic […]