Should You Go To Pharmacy School?

Readers and friends often ask me if it makes sense for someone to go to pharmacy school nowadays. As someone who has been a practicing pharmacist and instructor for high school and college students since 2000 I feel like I’m qualified to throw in my two cents. So whether it’s you, a son, daughter or […]

Apple Cider Vinegar For Weight Loss: Wasting Time And Money

Dear Curtis: Do you recommend taking Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) to help lose weight? I’ve been reading more and more that they’ve got actual human studies showing that it can be helpful. Answer: I’m a little surprise I haven’t seen more experts pointing this out. Yes, there are ‘studies’ showing that ACV might be able […]

Can CoQ10 Help Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Curtis’s Notes: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a difficult to diagnose and treat with current drugs. CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) is a naturally occurring substance in your body but in CFS patients appears to be very low. Supplementing with CoQ10 has helped anywhere from 10% to nearly 50% of patients in studies. It is generally well […]

Can Reishi Mushrooms Strengthen Your Immune System?

Curtis’s Note: Reishi mushrooms have been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years. There are also plenty of studies showing their positive results at boosting your immune system. However, some of these studies don’t live up to the standards of the medical community. Overall, I think there is enough evidence to supplement with Reishi […]

Can Coconut Oil Cure Yeast (Candida) Infections?

Curtis’s Note: One small study did show that virgin coconut oil can kill candida. But, the study was only performed in the lab and hasn’t been replicated in people. Despite that, the results were promising and considering that virgin coconut oil is extremely safe and has many uses in the home I wouldn’t be afraid […]

Can Supplementing With Probiotics Help You Lose Weight?

Curtis’s Note: there have been plenty of studies showing that supplementing with probiotics can help you either lose weight or keep weight off. The strain of the probiotics definitely makes a difference (Lactobacillus gasseri appears to be the most effective at weight loss). VSL#3 appears to be effective at preventing weight gain. Even though these […]

Can Supplementing With 5-HTP Help Treat Depression?

Curtis’s Note: 5-HTP does appear to show some promise in treating mild forms of depression. However, there are concerns. The studies that were done weren’t well designed or well ran. Also, few studies are being none nowadays since there is little financial incentive with drugs like Prozac and Paxil on the market. 5-HTP raises serotonin […]

8 Natural Treatment Options For Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s)

  A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) can drive you crazy and be quite painful. Normally a doctor would prescribe antibiotics – the most popular being Bactrim, Cipro and Macrobid. However, these medications come with problematic side effects and I see quite a few patients who may get relief but then the UTI comes back. UTIs […]

Using Turmeric To Treat Joint Pain?

Summary: Turmeric is a plant that grows wild in India. Curcumin is a group of compounds in Turmeric so you’ll often see turmeric referred to as curcumin. Studies have shown that turmeric lowers inflammation and provides as good of pain relief – and in some cases better – than prescription drugs like ibuprofen and diclofenac. […]

Paleo Chicken Fried Steak

Estimated time (including preparation): 10 to 15 minutes Ingredients Needed: 1 pound grass fed organic cubed steak 2 whole organic eggs 1 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning 1 cup Almond Flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill this time – but any type would work) Leftover bacon grease (or […]