The Latest From The Plant-Based Pharmacist
A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Ian Cramer (aka The Plant-Based Cyclist) during a Skype interview he did with me. Ian has a fascinating story himself being a competitive athlete and doing it all without any meat or dairy in his diet.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common degenerative joint diseases worldwide, affecting approximately 27 million adults alone in the United States.1 Although not as disabling as rheumatoid arthritis, it is seven times more frequent in occurrence in the population. It is also one of the oldest recorded diseases in human history, showing up in […]
Cancer – the word actually comes from the Greek word karkinos, a word used to describe carcinoma tumors by the famous physician Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.).1 Cancer is arguably the most terrifying diagnosis anyone can receive from his or her physician. It’s also the second leading cause of death in the United States and around the […]
On October 31, 2005, my father passed away from complications related to an autoimmune disease. Six years later, in September 2011, after many visits to various doctors and numerous lab tests, I was diagnosed with the same disease—systemic lupus with a positive double marker of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). My ANA was 1:40 and very specific […]
Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition that can severely impact the quality of life of those who suffer from it. The primary focus of a successful treatment regimen for patients with sleep apnea should target sustained, long-term weight loss and lifestyle adjustments.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has become increasingly common amongst Western cultures. This chronic disease is now estimated to affect up to 27.8% of North America and 25.9% of Europe.1 With 1 out of every 4 people suffering from this condition, it is not surprising that direct and indirect healthcare costs associated with GERD in the […]
Our diet and lifestyle choices have a big impact on bone health as you can see. Moving away from an animal-based diet and towards a plant-based diet has a positive impact on improving BMD scores and reducing fracture rates. This should be the goal of anyone with osteoporosis or wanting to avoid osteoporosis.
Every plant-based foodie needs a great salad dressing. Eating greens plain would be bitter and boring otherwise. Solution – my Orange Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing. This dressing is tangy and delicious! It makes eating a salad fun and enjoyable. Now you can get all those phytonutrients from your greens AND your dressing with this no-oil salad […]
My Mission To You
My mission is to provide reliable, high-quality, evidenced-based health and wellness information to enrich the lives of both patients and medical professionals alike, with an emphasis on the powers of plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine in the prevention and reversal of our most common chronic diseases.
— Dustin Rudolph, PharmD, BCPS