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Dear Pharmacist Don’t get mugged by diabetes meds

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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 7:12 am | Updated: 9:04 am, Fri Dec 28, 2012.

Dear Pharmacist: I have your “Diabetes Without Drugs” book and it has helped me, but I’m still on two of the original five medications for this condition. What nutrients should I take with my medicine?   — B.B., Micanopy, Fla.

Answer: For my new readers, the term “drug mugger” is something that my followers understand from 14 years of my writing, and it’s also the title of one of my books. It refers to how medications (or foods) reduce levels of vitamins, minerals and beneficial flora (probiotics) and cause side effects. But if you don’t know this, you will assume you have a new disease. This “drug mugger” effect is supported by hundreds of scientific studies.

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