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Blog Entries by Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Fish is Not a Health Food

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | March 31, 16 at 05:13 PM | Health

When I first switched to eating a healthier, plant-based diet I continued to eat fish. I believed I was doing my body good by doing this. After all, fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and omega-3 fatty acids have...

Fish is Not a Health Food

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | March 31, 16 at 05:13 PM | Health

When I first switched to eating a healthier, plant-based diet I continued to eat fish. I believed I was doing my body good by doing this. After all, fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and omega-3 fatty acids have...

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Overview and Treatment Options

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | March 5, 16 at 06:38 AM | Health

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has become increasingly common amongst Western cultures. This chronic disease is now estimated to affect up to 27.8% of North America and 25.9% of Europe. With 1 out of every 4 people suffering from this condition,...

How Can I Find a Plant-Based Doctor?

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | October 28, 15 at 03:41 AM | Health

One of the most common questions I get from those who've adopted a plant-based lifestyle is, "How can I find a plant-based doctor?" Many who adopt a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) diet do so for their health. They realize the...

How Can I Find a Plant-Based Doctor?

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | October 28, 15 at 03:41 AM | Health

One of the most common questions I get from those who've adopted a plant-based lifestyle is, "How can I find a plant-based doctor?" Many who adopt a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) diet do so for their health. They realize the...

Breast and Prostate Cancer Treatment - Food versus Medicine

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | October 1, 15 at 05:27 PM | Health

Cancer - the word actually comes from the Greek word karkinos, a word used to describe carcinoma tumors by the famous physician Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.).1Cancer is arguably the most terrifying diagnosis anyone can receive from his or her physician. It's...

Breast and Prostate Cancer Treatment - Food versus Medicine

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | October 1, 15 at 05:27 PM | Health

Cancer - the word actually comes from the Greek word karkinos, a word used to describe carcinoma tumors by the famous physician Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.).1Cancer is arguably the most terrifying diagnosis anyone can receive from his or her physician. It's...

Osteoarthritis - Food vs Medicine Treatment Options

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | September 16, 15 at 02:21 AM | Health

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common degenerative joint diseases worldwide, affecting approximately 27 million adults alone in the United States. Although not as disabling as rheumatoid arthritis, it is seven times more frequent in occurrence in the population....

Osteoarthritis - Food vs Medicine Treatment Options

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | September 16, 15 at 02:21 AM | Health

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common degenerative joint diseases worldwide, affecting approximately 27 million adults alone in the United States. Although not as disabling as rheumatoid arthritis, it is seven times more frequent in occurrence in the population....

Hypertension - Food versus Medication in Treatment and Prevention

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | May 27, 15 at 10:44 AM | Health

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, can be defined as an elevated force of pressure against the artery walls as the heart pumps blood to the rest of the body. It can eventually lead to various health problems if...

Coconut Oil Increases Heart Disease and Death Risk

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | April 15, 15 at 09:11 PM | Health

If you do a Google search for "Coconut Oil Health Benefits" over four million results will pop up. Coconut oil has been made out to be a miracle cure for everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease in our culture,...

Gout - Prevention and Treatment Options

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | March 4, 15 at 04:42 AM | Health

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis mostly affecting joints of the periphery (feet, knees, hands, and elbows).1 The big toe is the most common and notorious site of acute gout attacks, and these attacks are extremely painful. Some have...

Why You Should Stop Counting Calories to Achieve Long-Term, Permanent Weight Loss

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | January 21, 15 at 06:11 AM | Health

It's January, which means millions of people are looking to shed unwanted pounds. Gym memberships have been bought, diets have been started, and resolutions are in full swing. These are all the things determined to make this year THE year...

Diverticular Disease and Diet

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | December 3, 14 at 02:08 AM | Health

It is an all too often occurrence in my line of work as a hospital pharmacist that I see patients coming into the Emergency Room doubled over with abdominal pain. This isn't your typical upset-stomach-because-you-ate-something-spicy kind of pain, but rather...

Hot Off the Press - The Empty Medicine Cabinet!

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