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Blog Entries by Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Brilliant Minds, Brilliant Ideas, Phenomenal Paths To Health And Good Habits

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | December 19, 12 at 06:20 PM | Health

Read More: healthy habits, plant based nutrition, Tedx Fremont

For a 24 hour period on November 10th, 2012 the city of Palo Alto, CA gave up its reputation for being the world's epicenter of cyber technology and instead laid the groundwork for a revolution in health and behavior. The...

The Shocking Cure For Crohn's Disease, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, & Every Other Chronic Disease

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | November 14, 12 at 09:09 PM | Health

Read More: asthma, chronic disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohn's Disease, plant-based pharmacist

Let me start this post by giving you fair warning... if you don't like sarcasm stop reading now. You probably won't like this post and will get easily offended by it's simplistic nature and the rather harsh approach I take...

5 Superfoods For Optimal Health

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | November 3, 12 at 11:17 PM | Health

Read More: plant-based pharmacist, superfoods, whole foods plant based diet

Superfoods are on everyone's radar nowadays. You hear them talked about on the news and see them in advertisements by health food stores and grocery chains. So what's all the hoopla about? Is there a magic cure to these foods?...

Lessons From A Pharmacist - I Get A BIG, FAT Paycheck While You Stay Sick

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | October 3, 12 at 09:53 AM | Health

Read More: greed, healthcare professionals, medical education, money, pharmaceuticals, pharmacists, plant-based diet, plant-based pharmacist

Hi. My name is Dustin Rudolph. I've been a practicing pharmacist for over 10 years now, and I'm here to tell you something you may not like hearing. I get a BIG, FAT paycheck every two weeks while YOU (or at...

The Missing Piece Of The American Healthcare Conversation

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | September 12, 12 at 06:51 PM | Health

Read More: doctors, healthcare, medicine, patients, plant-based nutrition, surgery

It's an all to often occurrence in my line of work as a hospital pharmacist to hear other healthcare professionals talking to patients about how they can treat their ailments. This almost always involves a reference to the latest procedure...

A Mother's Story Of Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | August 29, 12 at 06:40 PM | Health

Read More: Cherise Scally, plant based diet, reversing diabetes, type 2 diabetes

Imagine being faced with one of the most difficult decisions of your entire life. A decision of whether or not to let another human being live or die. By choosing life, it may result in years of surgery for this...

The Plant-Based Pharmacist's Favorite Recipe Sites

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 12, 12 at 04:44 AM | Food

Read More: cooking, plant-based diet, plant-based pharmacist, recipes, vegan recipes, vegetarian recipes

For approximately three years I've been writing on the science and health benefits of plant-based diets. This kind of information is very important for understanding why you should follow a plant-based diet. However, many people (especially newcomers to the plant-based...

Food Fight! - Overcoming the Social Dogma of Going Veg

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | June 27, 12 at 05:52 AM | Health

Read More: dining out, going veg, plant-based diet, relationships, social pressure, vegan, vegetarian

Being different isn't always easy and so goes the life of those who choose to be vegetarian or vegan. The choice of what one eats is very personal. Every single time one of us puts something in our mouth there's...

Oral Health And Plant-Based Diets

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | April 26, 12 at 03:30 AM | Health

Read More: bad breath, Dustin Rudolph, oral cancers, oral health, plant-based diet, plant-based pharmacist

We all know that eating a plant-based diet abundant in fruits and vegetables does wonders for our health. The reduction in the three most talked about diseases in these regards are obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. All of them can...

The Growing Problem of Prescription Drug Abuse

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 27, 12 at 07:43 AM | Health

Read More: narcotics, opioids, oxycontin, oxycontin express, prescription drug abuse

Behind the everyday activities of life in America—going to work, socializing with friends and family, running errands, etc.—lies the untold story of prescription drug abuse. For many, the use of a powerful pain reliever (Vicodin, Percocet, morphine, etc.) happens only on a...

How To Feel Vitamin "D"errific!

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | January 31, 12 at 03:32 AM | Health

Read More: supplements, vitamin D2, vitamin D3

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has become nothing short of a celebrity over the past few years. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find any doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare practitioner who hasn't heard of...

The Skinny On Chef AJ's Book - Unprocessed

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | January 12, 12 at 06:15 AM | Health

Read More: book review, Chef AJ, Unprocessed

I read a lot about health and nutrition these days which is a good thing because I'm a healthcare practitioner.  And although nutrition isn't a large part of my everyday duties as a pharmacist it's certainly extremely important to one's...

Make This New Year's Weight Loss Resolution Permanent

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | January 1, 12 at 03:54 AM | Health

Read More: New Year's resolution, plant based diet, weight-loss

It’s that time of year again. The holiday cookies, decadent pies, and elaborate Christmas feast are sadly over and those extra pounds around the waistline are now on everyone’s mind. With 2012 now upon us it’s time to make good...

This Is Your Body On The Standard American Diet

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | December 14, 11 at 07:20 PM | Health

Read More: animal-based diet, arthritis, cancer, chronic diseases, diabetes, heart disease, plant based diet, Standard American Diet

Back in the late 80's and early 90's the Partnership For a Drug-Free America launched a campaign to help fight narcotic drug abuse in the United States. It became known as the This Is Your Brain On Drugs campaign. It sparked a...

The HCG Diet - Short Term Weight Loss, Long Term Health Risks

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | October 14, 11 at 05:52 AM | Health

Read More: calorie restriction, HCG diet

There's so many new diets popping up promising instant weight loss and grand successes that it's hard to really know which ones are truly good for you and which ones fall short on their long term promises.  The HCG diet...

The Plant-Based Pharmacist - Dr. Don Wagner Radio Show

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | September 15, 11 at 08:20 PM | Health

Read More: Dr. Don Wagner, Dustin Rudolph, lifestyle medicine, plant-based pharmacist

I had the distinct privilege and honor recently of being a special guest on a terrific radio show featuring Dr. Don Wagner, board certified in family practice and emergency medicine.  The Dr. Don show takes a novel approach to today's...

Powered By Plants: Interview With No Meat Athlete & Runner Matt Frazier

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | August 17, 11 at 04:14 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: fitness, marathon, Matt Frazier, No Meat Athlete, running, ultramarathon, vegetarian diet

Running... for some it's part of their normal workout routine; for others it makes them cringe at the very thought of it.  For Matt Frazier it's become entrenched into his heart and soul.  Running is not just something he does...

Getting Juiced! Follow My 7 Day Journey

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 30, 11 at 06:45 PM | Health

Read More: antioxidants, fasting, fruit, juicing, phytochemicals, vegetables

No, I'm not talking about the latest Major League Baseball players getting caught shooting up with anabolic steroids if that's what first came to mind.  This is a whole different kind of juicing.  One that promises better health and lots...

Beans, Beans, The Musical Fruit

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 6, 11 at 03:26 PM | Health

Read More: beans, cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, fiber, heart disease, legumes, obesity

      Beans, beans, the musical fruit The more you eat, the more you toot The more you toot, the better you feel So let's eat beans with every meal!   I'm sure that short, little tune takes...

Understanding The Ups And Downs of Erectile Dysfunction

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | June 8, 11 at 07:44 AM | Health

Read More: endothelial dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, impotence, nitric oxide, nutrition, plant based diet

Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is a growing problem for many men in today's world and has inevitably found its way into the punch line of many jokes as we've found ways to make light of what those little blue...