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Blog Entries by Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Hot Off the Press - The Empty Medicine Cabinet!

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | September 18, 14 at 01:14 AM | Health

My new book, The Empty Medicine Cabinet: The Pharmacist's Guide to the Hidden Danger of Drugs and the Healing Powers of Food, is hot off the press and contains all the secrets never taught to pharmacists (or doctors) in...

A Tour of the Human Digestive System

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | September 3, 14 at 05:42 AM | Health

Did you ever wonder what happens to your food once you swallow it? We're all familiar with the fact that we need to eat food and drink water in order for our body to function properly, but what exactly happens...

The "Lean Meat" Health Myth Uncovered

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 16, 14 at 02:34 AM | Health

We've all heard it before, if you want to get healthy consume less red and processed meats and eat more lean meats (i.e. chicken, turkey, fish). Right? Your neighbor, family members, friends, and even your doctor tell you to do...

Vitamin B12 - Why You Should Never Go Plant-Based Without It

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | June 4, 14 at 03:48 PM | Health

There are two vitamins not found naturally in plant foods⎯vitamin D and vitamin B12. Vitamin D is obtained via the sun. Not all people need to supplement with vitamin D. You can learn more about that topic in my article...

3 Myths of Consuming "Healthy" Oils

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | May 7, 14 at 03:53 PM | Health

Olive oil is heart healthy. Coconut oil performs miracles. Flaxseed oil is a healthy source of omega-3s. These are the health claims purported in internet articles and scientific articles across the globe with these oils and others.Are they true? Do...

The Calcium Myth - More Is Not Better

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 26, 14 at 05:04 AM | Health

Read More: calcium, dairy, osteoporosis, plant-based pharmacist

Adopting a healthier lifestyle leads to a lot of questions. Adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet as part of a healthy lifestyle leads to even more questions. Aside from the question of, How do you get enough protein?, the question of How...

Heart Health - Statins vs Diet

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | February 27, 14 at 02:38 PM | Health

February is American Heart Month and everybody is going red in support of building healthy hearts. There's fundraisers, walks for the cure, and even activities to teach kids about healthy hearts. While these events are a great way to raise money and...

The Plant-Based Diet Starter Guide - Book Review

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | January 22, 14 at 06:27 AM | Lifestyle

As 2014 gets underway so do the goals of many individuals finally promising to make good on adopting healthier lifestyle habits. This is the year that you’re going to get fit and drop the extra pounds you always wanted to....

35 Ways To Counter The Vegan Protein Interrogation

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | December 4, 13 at 08:40 AM | Health

If you're thinking of going vegan (or vegetarian) you're probably obsessed with it. If you're vegan you hate it. And if you've conversed with anyone who eats food (of any kind) it seems to be the onlything that matters to them. It's the...

2013 AHA/ACC Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Guidelines - Drug Companies Win Again

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | November 19, 13 at 10:04 PM | Health

Last week the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) published new updated guidelines in the journalCirculation for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in individuals [1]. Their goals aim to "prevent cardiovascular (CV) diseases, improve the...

Food Over Medicine - Book Review

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | October 29, 13 at 10:55 PM | Health

Read More: book review, dr pam popper, Food Over Medicine, glen merzer

I recently had the pleasure of reading the book Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life. Authors Dr. Pamela Popper, PhD, ND and Glen Merzer take on the subjects of health, nutrition, and the practice of modern medicine...

The Business of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (And How To Prevent Breast Cancer In The First Place)

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | October 2, 13 at 07:31 AM | Health

Read More: breast cancer, breast health, mammograms, plant-based diets, Plant-Based Pharmacist

Every year October comes along. Every year during October pink ribbons are more plentiful than ever signifying National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The intentions of many well-meaning non-profit organizations, medical establishments, individual healthcare providers, and even government agencies is to...

The Anatomy of a Bowel Movement (And How To Cure Constipation)

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | August 14, 13 at 01:05 AM | Health

Read More: constipation, fiber, plant-based diets, Plant-Based Pharmacist

Many of us take for granted our trip(s) to the porcelain throne each day as we rid ourselves of built up toxins and waste products via nature's evacuation system. Or to put it more candidly, I'm talking about pooping. Everybody...

Fish Oil Reviews - The Evidence Behind Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 17, 13 at 12:40 AM | Health

Read More: fish oil pills, omega-3 supplements, Plant-Based Pharmacist

Like many individuals, my day starts with an eagerly awaited trip to the kitchen after a quick hop in the shower. By this time, the alarm clock haze has finally worn off long enough to realize the neurotic taste buds...

What's The Best Plant-Based Diet?

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | June 25, 13 at 10:34 PM | Health

Read More: healthy diet, plant based nutrition, Plant-Based Pharmacist

Your health depends heavily on your lifestyle and, more importantly, the foods you choose to include in your lifestyle. Over the past few years there has been a popular and growing movement to transition towards a plant-based diet in order...

Rheumatoid Arthritis - What Is It & How To Treat It

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | May 29, 13 at 12:47 AM | Health

Read More: arthritis, medicine, plant-based diet, Plant-Based Pharmacist, rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis is a growing and leading public health concern in many developed countries. In the United States, it's the number one cause of disability, and its prevalence is rising due to the increase in obesity and age amongst the population [1]. In...

Food Co-ops - The Smart Buyer's Destination (Plus Vegan on the Cheap Recipe Book Giveaway Contest)

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | May 15, 13 at 09:56 AM | Food

Read More: food co-op, fresh produce, fruits, organic plants, Vegan on the Cheap, vegetables

"But it's too expensive to eat healthy!" If I had a dime for every time I heard this excuse I'd be one of the youngest retirees on the face of the planet. Eating healthy has become synonymous with eating expensively,...

The Incredible, Edible Egg or Not?

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | May 1, 13 at 09:33 AM | Health

Read More: cancer, choline, egg, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, vitamin A

Eggs have long been part of the traditional American diet especially when it comes to a hearty breakfast. Gym junkies also swear by eggs, highlighting the egg whites as a perfect low-fat, low-calorie source of protein. Others say eggs are an essential...

The Essentials On Fats In The Diet

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | April 3, 13 at 09:37 AM | Health

Read More: diets, essential fatty acids, fat, Plant-Based Pharmacist

"But I need fat in my diet."I've heard this line one too many times when talking to others about switching to a healthier, low-fat diet. Somehow, someway we Americans have come to the conclusion if we don't have large amounts of fat...

The False Hope Of Prescription Medications - A Pharmacist Tells All

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 13, 13 at 12:00 PM | Health

Read More: heart disease, pharmaceuticals, plant based nutrition, Plant-Based Pharmacist, prescription medications

For every ailment in today's world there is a pill. A solution in the form of a capsule or tablet or liquid with a concoction of chemicals inside designed to "cure" our misfortunes. Big Pharma has made their mark. As...