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Blog Entries by Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

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...

Big Money, Special Interests, & The American Healthcare Crisis

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | May 11, 11 at 06:55 PM | Health

Read More: food industry, lobbying, pharmaceutical industry, plant based diet

Is there such a thing as having people's best interest in mind when it comes to their overall health anymore?  Last week you learned how your tax dollars are making America sick, literally, as the USDA provides 97%-98% of its subsidies...

Our Taxes - Are They Making Us Sick?

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | May 4, 11 at 06:00 PM | Health

Read More: animal-based diet, commodity crops, diabetes, food subsidies, heart disease, nutrition, Obesity, plant based diet, stroke, USDA

When it comes to spending money, you're making a conscious decision on whether or not the goods and services you're purchasing are worth your hard earned dollars.  You want to feel like you've made a smart decision that contains some...

Growing Old Wrinkle Free

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | April 13, 11 at 02:48 PM | Health

Read More: antioxidants, phytochemicals, plant-based diet, skin aging, skin cancer, wrinkle

Oh no!  What's that staring you back as you look into the mirror this morning?  It couldn't be yet another tiny crinkle in your forehead determined to push you into senility could it?!  Wrinkles... the one thing that nobody...

Type 2 Diabetes - Squash It In Its Tracks!

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 30, 11 at 03:26 PM | Health

Read More: diabetes, exercise, intramyocellular lipids, mitochondria, nutrition, Obesity, plant-based diet, type 2 diabetes

It's the disease that's becoming more and more prevalent among westernized cultures.  Diabetes, along with the obesity epidemic that's fueling it, is growing rampant and the numbers behind the illness are almost too large to wrap your mind around....

Going Veg - From a Pharmacist's Perspective

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 23, 11 at 05:26 AM | Health

Read More: nutrition, plant based diet, vegan, vegetarian

I was sitting in my podiatrist's office one day back in February 2009 waiting to see the doctor about my plantar fasciitis.  This was only my second or third trip to see Dr. Sal and little did I know that...

Ketosis & The Low-Carb Diet Calamity

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 16, 11 at 06:24 AM | Health

Read More: atkins diet, cancer, gluconeogenesis, heart disease, high protein diet, ketosis, low-carb diet, plant-based diet

We've all seen the hype surrounding the Atkins diet.  It's everywhere you look - in magazines, on supermarket shelves, in television ads, and possibly even in your healthcare provider's office.  It's so popular that maybe you've even tried it or...

Acai Berry - Packing A Powerful Punch

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 2, 11 at 09:00 AM | Health

Read More: acai, antioxidant, Phytonutrients

We all know that the berry family gets two thumbs up when it comes to your health.  You've probably heard that blueberries are great for your memory and cranberries are good for a urinary tract infection but what about this...

Energy Drinks - A Quick Fix Cover Up

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | February 16, 11 at 03:05 AM | Health

Read More: artificial sweeteners, caffeine, energy drinks, Sugar

Six in the morning comes way too early for that annoying alarm clock when all you want to do is sleep another 15 minutes.  But, unfortunately, that's the last thing you can afford to do at least if you want...

To Cook Or Not To Cook - The Raw Food Dilemma

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | February 2, 11 at 03:39 PM | Food

Read More: acrylamides, cooked food, heterocyclic amines, Maillard Reaction, plant based diet, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, raw food, raw vegan

It is widely known that eating more fruits and vegetables is better for your overall health and it's not just grandma saying this anymore.  The recently published and updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans stated this and even dedicated two full pages...

Organic Foods - Are They Worth It?

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | January 12, 11 at 05:52 AM | Food

Read More: cancer, conventional foods, herbicides, insecticides, nutrition, organic farming, organic food, pesticides, plant based diet

Ever find yourself in the produce section at the supermarket staring down two colorful apples wondering which one is worthy of making its way into your grocery cart?  Both apples look the same but one has that familiar USDA Organic...

Weight Loss - Your Recipe For Success

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | December 29, 10 at 07:13 AM | Health

Read More: heart health, losing weight, New Year's resolution, Nutrition, plant-based diet, weight loss

It's that time of year again.  You know the time that everyone and their neighbor vows to once again put weight loss as their #1 New Year's resolution.  Isn't it amazing how those pounds seem to magically creep up on...

PQQ - An Essential Micronutrient That Helps You Thrive

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | December 22, 10 at 07:25 PM | Health

Read More: antioxidant, heart health, mitochondria, neurological health, Parkinson's disease, plant based diet, PQQ, pyrroloquinolone quinone, stroke

You've probably never heard of it and I would venture to guess that many of those serving in the medical field haven't either but pyrroloquinolone quinone (PQQ) is the life force behind what makes so many different living species thrive...

Acid/Base Balance - How Do Your Favorite Foods Stack Up?

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | December 1, 10 at 07:18 AM | Health

Read More: acid/base balance, acidic foods, alkaline foods, animal-based diet, calcium, methionine, osteoporosis, plant-based diet

Many of us go about our daily routines of eating our favorite foods without giving it a second thought.  It never crosses our mind to think about how the acidic or alkaline nature of these foods affect our overall health....

Being Thankful Leads to Being Healthy

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | November 24, 10 at 03:07 PM | Health

Read More: appreciation, gratitude, happiness, love, thankful, Thanksgiving

The holiday season is once again upon us as we go about hustling and bustling to get everything done on our endless to do list.  But there's one thing that many of us forget to put on that list in...

Crohn's Disease - The Effect of Diet, Vitamin D, and More

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | November 19, 10 at 08:32 AM | Health

Read More: autoimmune disease, Crohn's disease, heminthic therapy, inflammatory bowel disease, Omega-3 fatty acid, plant-based diet, probiotics, vitamin D

Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract that can occur anywhere from the mouth to the anus.  It affects nearly 500,000 people in the United States and is typically first...