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The Pharmacist Answers Podcast

Your health is probably one of the most important things to you.  Yet it can be one of the most complicated things to understand.  Our bodies are meant to work a certain way, but when they don't, we may never be 100% sure why or what to do about it - even after seeing a healthcare professional.

The Pharmacist Answers Podcast is hosted by Cynthia Hendrix, PharmD.  On the Podcast, you can learn the basics of body parts and organ groups, get a glimpse of how disease processes work, and learn some practical steps to take in your own flesh and blood relationships with healthcare providers.

Everyone's health story is different.  No one is truly a "textbook case".  You need someone who sees your uniqueness and help you gain the knowledge and confidence to have conversations, ask questions, and make decisions that are right for YOU!

*The Podcast started out as live conversations on Periscope.

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Dec 12, 2016

Sugar Basics

Sugar in your blood = glucose
Your body prefers glucose over any other sugar out there.

-ose = sugar suffix

FructOSE - fruit sugar
SucrOSE - table sugar
SucralOSE - Splenda

Your body can turn any of these other sugars in to glucose.  It can actually turn other carbohydrates, and even...

Dec 5, 2016


Brain lesion = a group of brain cells that look different from surrounding cells on a brain scan

Dark lesions - an area where the brain cells are missing or an area where signal is not firing (damaged cells)
Light lesions - an area where the signals are firing at the wrong times (like a shorted out wire). Seizure...

Nov 28, 2016

Takeaway point

Talk to the people at the practice at which you are wanting to start receiving care.  If the doctor is not available for a direct interview, the office manager may be able to answer questions regarding the practitioners and their style of communicating with patients and their approach to care.


Nov 22, 2016

Parietal Lobe

It sits in the top of your head

  • Responsible for translating: touch, temperature, and pain.
    • So does it tickle? Or hurt?  How does it hurt - throbbing, stabbing, sharp, dull?
      The way your body translates temperature is based on the relative temperature to the body part that is being...

Nov 15, 2016


Frontal Lobe

  • Motor cortex - voluntary muscle movements, including the muscles that control speech
  • Language translation
  • Prefrontal cortex - personality, judgment


The main chemical, or neurotransmitter, that functions in the frontal lobe is dopamine.

Reward System and Addiction

  • Dopamine is part of your...