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Suzy Cohen

Suzy Cohen, is known as America’s Pharmacist. She has been a licensed pharmacist for 24 years and is a Functional Medicine practitioner. She’s the author of 6 books, including her most recent Amazon #1 best-seller, “Thyroid Healthy: Lose Weight, Look Beautiful and Live the Life You Imagine.”

She was the host of The Thyroid Summit which broadcast worldwide in June 2014. Suzy has been a syndicated columnist for 19 years reaching 20 million in circulation each week. She is a Huffington Post writer, and also hosts her own syndicated medical minute on TV. Suzy has been featured on The Dr OZ Show 6 times, and has appeared on The View, Good Morning America Health, The Doctors and hundreds of other networks. She is a member of The Institute of Functional Medicine, also the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, The American Pharmacists Association and ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. You can read free articles and receive your free newsletter by visiting her website, SuzyCohen.com

Books authored by Suzy Cohen include:

  • Thyroid Healthy
  • Headache Free
  • Drug Muggers
  • Diabetes Without Drugs
  • The 24-Hour Pharmacist
  • Eczema: Itchin’ for a Cure (kindle only)
  • Understanding Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer (kindle only)

Dear Readers,

I'm going to blog today, there's no Q & A format today (question and answer) and the reason is because I have to speak my piece. I've gotten some flack from endocrinologists who disagree with some of the comments made by myself or my Presenters for the "summit" I held recently which aired worldwide over the Internet. I recorded presenters and we shared the truth about the best tests, the most effective medications, excellent laboratories and helpful...

Dear Pharmacist,

I've been fainting (or almost fainting) several times a year for the last 6 years, and no one has been able to figure out why. I've done every scan on my brain and arteries, and everything is normal. I take two blood pressure medications, something for depression and thyroid. What can you say to someone prone to fainting?

—B.W., Silver Springs, Florida

Dear Pharmacist,

I have chronic pain and take ibuprofen daily plus hydrocodone and celecoxib. I'm willing to do anything right now that could help. The craziest thing is that nothing happened to me, I just developed pain over the years, no accidents, no trauma. Can you help me?

—D.W., Boca Raton, Florida

Dear Pharmacist,

I had to get a colonoscopy last month, and fortunately, everything is okay but it made me worry about colon cancer. My doctor recommended a stool softener and laxative for me if it gets bad. What else do you suggest for colon health?

—P.C., Ocala, Florida

Dear Pharmacist,

Recently I saw a major network news program about researchers looking for drugs to prevent Alzheimer’s. The doctors interviewed held out so little hope and it really upset me that they didn’t suggest diet and exercise. Both my parents had dementia. I’m scared of it happening to me.

—A.F., Chicago, Illinois

Dear Pharmacist,

I take Synthroid for my thyroid condition and also Wellbutrin for depression. I am in pretty good health other than my hair still coming out, and I have cold hands and feet, but I feel better overall. What else can I take or do to help myself?

—R.P., Boston, Massachusetts

Dear Pharmacist,

I have brain fog, attention deficit and a general feeling of disconnection to the world. I take the drugs Provigil, Zoloft and Clonazepam. I also take vitamins but nothing helps. I see a psychiatrist who says I’m just depressed from my divorce. Honestly, I’m not, I’m pretty normal but my brain feels weird.

–E.R., Anchorage, Alaska

Dear Pharmacist,

I'm taking a prescription drug version of fish oils for my heart and cholesterol. I want a plant-derived option because I'm a vegetarian, plus I get "fish burp." Are there plant-derived essential fatty acids, or do you have to get it from fish?

--H.B., Plano, Texas

Dear Readers,

Here are some interesting FDA-approved items for 2013 in the United States. My column is printed in various languages so I apologize that I've only listed English brand names, please ask your local pharmacist for translations. Happy new year!

Love, Suzy