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 […]
Should You Go To Pharmacy School?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]