Q and A
Is it safe for me to take calcium supplements? You said on facebook that they might increase heart problems. Why is that?
Question: I want to start thinking more about my prostate health. Of course, I see saw palmetto all over the place -- is this the best choice?
My cholesterol is high, and my doctor is giving me 3 months before putting me on a statin, which I don’t want to do. Can you offer a natural solution?
Question: Hearing people call natural medicine "snake oil" has made me curious -- where did this whole idea come from?
Dear Dr. Cutler,
I am having a great deal of trouble with gastritis. Can you give me any suggestions about natural ways to help combat the problem without prescription drugs?
Dear Dr. Mirkin,
What can prevent dementia in older people as they start to forget things?
Question: What are the possible causes for not absorbing iron and the resulting low-iron blood? My doctor said she didn't know and that Western medicine doesn't address the question; it only attempts to replace the missing iron with prescription iron.
Question: When I see people in grocery stores using food stamp benefits to buy sodas, I get upset. Why does the government allow this?
I take four different medications for blood pressure in the morning. The labels all say, “Take once daily.” Is that the best way to take them? I only ask because I bought a blood pressure monitor and I test myself, and my blood pressure is great all day and rises by nightfall.
Dear Dr. Mirkin:
Do all people develop high blood pressure when they take in too much salt?