The Latest From The Plant-Based Pharmacist
This article explains what HDL cholesterol is, how it works, and how well the approach of taking a pill to correct low HDL levels has worked so far in our quest for better heart health.
Crohn’s disease is a serious chronic illness affecting millions of people across the globe. Its effects can be debilitating and life changing, but it doesn’t have to.
The best defense against CD is early detection if you are experiencing signs and symptoms of the disease, followed by positive diet and lifestyle changes. Adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet is key to this. Simply receiving a diagnosis of CD without making these diet or lifestyle changes will only guarantee further worsening of the disease.
Be good to your body and your body will be good to you.
In this article, I will discuss treatment options as it pertains to using diet versus medications in Crohn’s disease.
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.
Learn how to eat a healthy whole foods, plant-based diet on $5 a day.
I wanted to take time today to highlight one particular class of antibiotics that I think warrants caution before being used. This would be the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics—Levaquin (levofloxacin), Cipro (ciprofloxacin), and Avelox (moxifloxacin).
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 […]
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