Aloe vera plant has many impressive uses

By: Suzy Cohen

Aloe vera made a couple of headlines recently. The first was when the actress Drew Barrymore dabbed some on a facial sore and it instantly took out the redness. The second was when Prop 65 regulations in California called out a known carcinogen in aloe vera called “aloin.” But don’t worry, aloe will never get banned! Not to be morbid from the get-go, but extracted compounds from ... READ MORE

Seven medical benefits of the kiwi fruit

By: Suzy Cohen

Kiwi is among my favorite fruits of all time. It’s also known as “Chinese Gooseberry.” The little black seeds in kiwi do more than just get stuck in your teeth. They give you a small amount of healthy omega 3 fatty acids. An average kiwi has about 30 milligrams of alpha-linolenic acid. Kiwi is a great source of natural vitamin C and A, and also a good source of natural folate,... READ MORE

Update on heart attacks and antibiotics

By: Suzy Cohen

First some interesting facts: The beating sound your heart makes is caused by its valves, which open and close routinely, in a specific rhythm. Most heart attacks happen on a Monday. Not to be scrooge, but December 25th, Christmas Day, is the most common day of the year for heart attacks. In an average day, your heart pumps the equivalent of nearly 2,000 gallons of blood through... READ MORE

A variety of teas — good for what ails you

By: Suzy Cohen

We’re doing something wrong because, as a nation, we spend twice what other comparable countries spend on healthcare, but we have the lowest life expectancy. Worse, we have the highest infant mortality rates. Our medical system is expensive, slow, inefficient, and at times miserably incompetent. It’s not me saying this, I’m just passing along news from a recent study published in... READ MORE

Try these beauty tips from a pharmacist

By: Suzy Cohen

No matter what your age, you always want to look your absolute best. Throughout my life, I’ve learned all kinds of beauty tips and tricks from reading, talking to friends, and getting to know a few make-up artists when I appeared as a guest on TV shows. I always ‘pumped’ these girls to get their secret beauty tips while sitting in their chair and getting made up. I recall one... READ MORE

K2 can prevent, and fight, prostate cancer

By: Suzy Cohen

Couples have plans, but after the C word is dropped, those plans change to unite a couple in the medical process. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most widespread cancer among men, affecting one in seven every single year. Prostate cancer is also the third-leading cause of cancer death, after lung and colorectal cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. The good news... READ MORE