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Dr. Mihaela Gruita graduated with a doctorate degree in pharmacy from the University of Southern California. For the last 17 years, she has worked as a clinical and research pharmacist in various settings including hospital, outpatient oncology, and acute long-term...

Medicinal Mushrooms

This amazing food has shown powerful immune boosting and anticancer activity--including blocking the formation of tumors. Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. Medicinal Mushrooms One food source that has been thoroughly researched in its role in immune...

Naturopathy and Pharmacy: Friend or Foe

“Alternative” can be a dirty word.  Division still exists between the students of Western medicine and Complementary or Alternative medicine, each passionate about their superiority and eager to spread a message of concern about the other.  As a patient,...

Seasonal Allergies: Nature Gives and Takes Away

The beauty of spring beckons us outside, and that’s when it happens: we are bombarded by the dreaded pollen. Pollen is wonderful for the purposes of sustaining life as we know it; however, for those of us that suffer from seasonal allergies, we need a way...

Drugs Driven Deficiency:

The following drugs are documented to deplete Vitamin B12, which is an essential nutrient, mostly available from animal sources, that protects nerve and brain cells from free radical damage. If you have been taking any of these drug long term, chances are...

B is for Biome

Our gut bugs. Who knew they were so important to us? We learn early in childhood about the forces of good and evil. We usually don’t realize at the time that the simplest of storylines will play out in so many ways throughout life. As we are finding out,...

Magnesium: Do I need more?

Magnesium is the fourth most common mineral in our body, assisting in over 300 enzymatic reactions. It plays a key role in many things we need more of, most notably a healthy mood, relaxation and a good night’s sleep. Many of us eating a standard American diet get...

The Vitamin D-Magnesium Connection

After consulting with hundreds of patients, I am seeing a scary pattern that I want to bring to your attention. The concern is the combination of rock bottom intracellular magnesium “and” low vitamin D levels. It is important to know that if you have a low...

Important Mineral Found

Study finds that adequate amounts of magnesium could reduce the risk of diabetes by 10 to 34 percent. In a review of three studies of over 85,000 women and 42,000 men, individuals who consumed the most magnesium lowered their risk of developing diabetes...

Nexium Prilosec Epiphany

You can't open a magazine these days or watch television without seeing an ad for "the purple pill", Nexium. The original purple pill, Prilosec, was the number one selling prescription drug in 2001. Both Nexium and Prilosec are what we call proton pump...