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Dave Foreman

Herbal Pharmacist Health Update


by Dave Foreman
Volume 7, Issue 4
- Repair And Recovery
- Homeopathy May Be The Relief You Are Looking For
- Antioxidants For Serious Health Concerns
- Acne (And Other Acne Related Skin Issues)
- Arrhythmias
- Using Tonics To Improve Your Health
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
Archives
- Herbal Pharmacist Health Update
- Smart Weight Loss Options
- Allergy Relief Alternatives
- Focus: Women's Health
- Menopause Symptom Relief
- Focus: Men's Healths
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
- Antioxidants for Blood Sugar Control
- Bone Health 101
- The Basics for Healthy Eyes
- Uterine Fibroids (revisited)
- Wait Before You Cut!

- Holiday Travel Tips
- Time for a Tune Up
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Energy: Who needs more?
- PCOS-Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Heavy Legs
- Stay Hydrated this Summer
- Lower Back Problems-Sciatica
- Antioxidants for Cardiovascular Health
- Prostate Health: not just an old man’s concern
- Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Fats? Good for you?
- Prostatitis
- Superfoods
- Timing your Training Supplements
- Juice Up Your Life with Superjuices
- Infant Corner-Homeopathy
- Foundational Health
- Top Toxins
- Fall Cleansing
- Heart Health
- Protein Recovery and Repair
- High Blood Pressure
- Tart Cherries
- Infant Corner: DHA
- Healthy Digestion: Is it possible?
- Holiday Gift Ideas
- Herbal Tea
- Tired, moody, can’t sleep? It might be STRESS.
- Infant Corner: Healthy Digestion
- Healthy Aging
- Breast Cancer
- Get a Jump on the Winter Cold and Flu Season
- Children's Essentials: No-Guilt Popsicles
- Infant Corner: Breastfeeding - Energize Yourself
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Hot Health Tip: Swimmer's Ear
- Infant Corner: Teething
- Understanding Homeopathy
- Green Foods Supplements
- Amino Acids
- Dry Eyes
- Infant Corner: Diaper Rash
- Blood Sugar Control
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Blood Sugar Concerns & More
- Sciatic Issues?
- Separating Myths From The Facts About Probiotics
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Infant Corner: Cradle Cap
- Swine Flu and Flu Season Worries:
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Weight Loss
- Quick Tips For Hypertension
- New Year's Resolutions
- A Natural Approach to Ear Infections
- Unraveling The Vitamin D Story
- Infant Corner: Prenatal Care
- Protein-Hype Or Hope
- Drug-Nutrient Interactions
- PMS-Something New
- Guide To Designing Your Supplement Regimen
- Why Can't I Sleep?
- Infant Corner: Developmental Support
- Hints for a Clearer Complexion
- Dental Tips
- Infant Corner
- Breast Cancer
- Healthy Aging
- Infant health corner
- Immune Support
- Secrets of Healthy Fats Revealed
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 4
- Chia seeds part II
- Healthy fats revisited
- Prostate health
- Infant health corner
- Fish oil & coq10
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 3
- Quick Tips for Women
- Bone Health
- Skin Health
- Quick Tips for Men
- Quick Fix For Allergy Sufferers
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 2
- Beauty Sleep
- Eye Health
- Weight Loss
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You
- Holiday Digestion
- Winter Dry Skin Tips
- Alzheimer's Disease
- TMJ Syndrome
- Breast Cancer Facts
- Bone Health
- Healthy Aging
- Children's Supplements
- Chia Seed the new superfood
- Understanding Chromium
- Water perhaps the most critical nutrient
- Stress! Tips to relax
- Allergy Tips
- There's A New CoQ10 In Town
- Tired? Quick tips for getting your energy level up
- Fats: Good For You?
- Flu Season
- Go Away Aches & Pains
- Oh!!My Aching Back
- Ear Infections
- How Sporty Are You
- No Bones About It
- Nattokinase
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- IBS
- Fiber
- Skin Cancer
- Sleep Problems
- Specific Herbs For Men
- Cleansing
- Nails
- PMS
- Probiotics
- Specific Herbs for Women
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Your Breath Stinks
- Blood Pressure
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS)
- Colorectal Cancer
- Uterine Fibroid
- The Eyes Have It
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Putting Out the Fire
- Solving America's Energy Crisis
- Natural Gum Care
- Jazz Up Your Life with Juice
- Natural Relief for SAD
- Immunity Know-How
- Stop Smoking!!
- Let's Talk About Irregularity
- Free Radicals
- Asthma
- Memory Problems
- L-Carnitine
- Men's Health
- Women's Health
- The Four Pillars of Great Health
- Blood Sugar Control
- Probiotics
- Supplement Interactions
- Are You Consumer Smart?
- Digestive Blues
- Taking Control of Stress
- Heart Health
- Pycnogenol®
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Greens
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Happy (and Healthy) Trails to You!

Dave Foreman, RPh, ND is a pharmacist, Naturopathic Doctor, author, television commentator, radio host and practitioner of natural living and holistic approaches to better health. His weekly radio program is broadcast throughout North America. Dave is currently a contributing columnist for Pharmacy Today magazine and several other natural health publications.

Two months ago, I began training for my first marathon. Today, my training and natural health regimen has me on track to compete in the marathon. Before starting my training, I went through a complete physical and blood work to ensure I was ready for the challenge. While most of my tests showed I was in excellent health, the effects of stress from personal issues were something I had to deal with. The following changes helped me reduce stress and improve my overall well-being. Get Honest

Having a strong spiritual connection can often enhance overall wellbeing. Also, dietary changes, including healthier choices, smaller portions of animal proteins, and adding more greens can improve overall health. My current diet includes smaller portions of animal proteins, plus more fruits and vegetables. Chia has become a staple in my diet. I am adding it to almost everything I eat. Chia was considered “running food” by the Aztecs. I have almost eliminated red meat from my diet. I realized that I did not feel well when eating red meat on a regular basis.

Exercise has increased as I train. I am over half way through my 18-week training program and getting into the grueling part. I've increased to runs up to 16 miles and two-hour bike rides. Because the length of the runs are increasing, I'm cutting back on the frequency to help avoid injury. Throughout my training, I have amended my supplement use to help with pain-prevention and repair when necessary. Since I have cut back on my days running, I have added in a day or two extra of cycling and weight lifting.

My spiritual connection has also taken a more central role in my training and my life. I've increased my spiritual practices and have taken a more active role in volunteer activities. When we serve others (just like Vitamin Shoppe does with their Vitamin Angels fund raising and with the support of the MS Bike events) we are taking the focus off ourselves and helping others. That can have a profound impact on our overall health and stress levels.

My supplement use has increased. Besides taking the supplements I listed in my last newsletter, I have increased turmeric dosages to 2000 mg twice daily on days when I take longer runs. On days when my runs are shorter, I reduce that to 1000 mg twice daily. Also, I have cut my use of Cordyceps to the suggested two tablets twice daily except the two days per week that I run 8+ miles. Plus, I am now using at least four scoops (approximately a tablespoon per scoop) of Chia seeds daily.

Because of the increased punishment my body is taking with running 25+ miles per week, I have increased the amounts and frequency of bromelain. I try to take my bromelain on an “empty” stomach when I can to help improve its ability to fight inflammation and help repair my muscles. On all exercise days (five/week) I take four tablets in the morning before my workout, four after my workout, four more sometime midday and four more at night.

In addition to using the oral form of Celadrin, I use Celadrin Cream. I often apply it prior to my long-run days (Wednesday and Saturday) as a preventative and protective measure. Carnipure is another addition to my supplement program. When I am home, I use Vitamin Shoppe Brand liquid Carnipure 1000 mg prior to workouts and another 1000-2000 mg later in the day as part of my recovery regimen on long-run days. For travel, I purchased the Vitamin Shoppe Brand 1000 mg tablets and take them as I do the liquids. Because my runs are now over one hour in length, I also use either GU Energy Gel or Accel Gel as a source of energy (food) and electrolytes to carry me through. Because of my reduction in meat, I have started to use Raw Protein from Garden of Life. This does not get used daily, only when I feel that my body is in need of added protein from my workouts or for added repair on damaged muscles.

Being healthy takes commitment. Commitment occurs on multiple levels. Commit to change, then commit to a program, commit to being open and honest with ourselves and others (involving others is helpful for accountability and support- a necessary tool for beginners) so we can achieve our goals. Being healthy requires us to make changes as our needs change. It's never too late to remove bad habits and create a healthy new lifestyle.

 
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