Foods That Can Interact with Medications

Grapefruit is a powerhouse of a fruit. It’s packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants, has been shown to reduce the risk of insulin resistance and diabetes, is low in calories, and high in nutrients. Grapefruit can also affect how your body absorbs statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) like Lipitor and calcium channel blockers like Norvasc that are prescribed for high blood pressure. 

Of the 85 known drugs that interact with grapefruit, the Canadian Medical Association Journal states that 43 of them can have serious side-effects like acute kidney failure, bone marrow suppression, respiratory failure, and even sudden death. More...

Most Common Women’s Health Concerns

Women are complex individuals. In addition to bearing children, caring for families, having successful careers, competing in sports, and the thousands of other activities women do, their health concerns are complex as well. 

May 12-18 is National Women’s Health Week, and every year millions of women start or continue the journey to improved health. The week was designed to remind ladies to build healthy habits for life and make their own health a priority. More...