The Importance of Zinc

Healthy product sources of zinc.

Zinc, after iron, is the second most abundant trace element in the human body. Zinc plays a role in the regulation of the immune system. As an essential element, zinc is not synthesized by the human body, but must be ingested through food or mineral supplements. Some of the common food sources of zinc include […]

Why Withhold Methadone if you did not Withhold Insulin?

Prescription Drugs: White pills spilling out of prescription bottles with prescriptions in back.

Illegal prescription drugs have reached epidemic numbers globally. Women make up one-third of all drug users, one-fifth of intravenous drug users, and are arrested for drug-related offenses more than other crimes (United Nations, 2018). Let us ask this question, “Why do women use drugs”? Research shows some women start using drugs to cope with the […]

The Importance of Hydration


As a former Anatomy & Physiology professor, I taught my students the importance of hydration. The human body is over 70% water. Imagine driving your car with low oil levels. Eventually the engine will overheat and stop working. Think of the grinding of metal as the engines runs with greater resistance. Your body is a […]