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Amy Shah, MD

Amy Shah, MD, is a double board-certified medical doctor in internal medicine and allergy immunology who received her medical training from three of the top schools in the country: Cornell, Harvard, and Columbia universities. Shah is a wellness and nutrition expert who utilizes her specialized skill-set in Eastern and Western medicines to focus on hormones, allergies and gut health to help the body heal from the inside out. Shah found her medical calling after a car accident led to her belief of a strong mind-body connection and her philosophy that life is short, so live it well—an insight she shares with all her patients. Shah operates a medical practice in Arizona where she sees more than 5,000 patients each year. She helps busy professionals implement diet and lifestyle plans that work around their schedules and acts as a coach to help keep them accountable for the healthy choices they are making.

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Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are an easy way to self-medicate when you need fast relief from some of life’s most common health obstacles, helping you avoid a costly trip to your doctor’s office. But taking shortcuts in the OTC aisle can be a hazard to your health.

It is probably easy to think of a time when you needed a quick solution for a headache or back pain and turned to the OTC aisle for help. However, taking medicine isn’t as carefree or simple as you think. It...