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Food labels can deceive you

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Super Charge your Electrical System with Coconuts

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Dear Pharmacist,My son is a lineman who climbs a lot in heat of the desert here in California. He sweats so much with all the equipment he wears that it makes him cramp. He drinks plenty of water and Gatorade. Besides foods high in potassium, can he take a supplement...

Relieve Sore, Achy Muscles Fast

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Dear Pharmacist, I moved some furniture last weekend and my muscles are still sore. This happens every time I exert myself, even from walking around the block. My muscles aren’t as resilient as in years past.  What can I do or take?  --M.J. Decatur, IllinoisAnswer:  ...

Vinpocetine Improves Memory

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Find Out if You Are Deficient in Vitamins & Minerals

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Dear Pharmacist, I started taking 5 new supplements but I’ve been noticing occasional butterflies in my chest, hair loss, heartburn and muscle twitching. I think it’s related to my vitamins because when I stop them, the symptoms goes away. Should I stop?  --T.E., ...

Some Medications Scare Me

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Dear Pharmacist, I just became a pharmacist and started reading your syndicated column. Your emphasis is usually centered around the benefits of vitamins, minerals or alternative treatments, as compared to prescription medications.  I take offense sometimes because I...