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Blog Entries by Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

The Growing Problem of Prescription Drug Abuse

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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, PharmD | 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...