Tag Archives: Effects

Dear Mark: Metformin Side Effects, Kraft Heinz Deal Questions

[unable to retrieve full-text content] For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a few questions from readers. First, the diabetes drug metformin looks like a “wonder” drug, even (or especially) for non-diabetics. Are there any known side effects? Is there anything we should watch out for? Second, I address some of the concerns and… Read More »

Ashwagandha: Facts, Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects and More

Photo Credit: Ayurtimes / [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons When it comes to nutritional herbs, there’s one name that is taking the spotlight today: the Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha has been used in the traditional medicine of India (Aryuveda) for thousands of years and it’s well known for its properties to counteract the effects of stress… Read More »

Masks, Purifiers and Other Steps to Reduce the Harmful Effects of California’s Smoke

The devastating wildfires that have ravaged parts of California brought with them plumes of smoke, shrouding some communities in a soupy black fog. Air pollution like that is full of tiny particles that can cause health problems, ranging from temporary discomfort to long-term heart and lung diseases. If you live in one of the worst-affected… Read More »