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Suzy Cohen

Suzy Cohen, is known as America’s Pharmacist. She has been a licensed pharmacist for 24 years and is a Functional Medicine practitioner. She’s the author of 6 books, including her most recent Amazon #1 best-seller, “Thyroid Healthy: Lose Weight, Look Beautiful and Live the Life You Imagine.”

She was the host of The Thyroid Summit which broadcast worldwide in June 2014. Suzy has been a syndicated columnist for 19 years reaching 20 million in circulation each week. She is a Huffington Post writer, and also hosts her own syndicated medical minute on TV. Suzy has been featured on The Dr OZ Show 6 times, and has appeared on The View, Good Morning America Health, The Doctors and hundreds of other networks. She is a member of The Institute of Functional Medicine, also the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, The American Pharmacists Association and ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. You can read free articles and receive your free newsletter by visiting her website,

Books authored by Suzy Cohen include:

  • Thyroid Healthy
  • Headache Free
  • Drug Muggers
  • Diabetes Without Drugs
  • The 24-Hour Pharmacist
  • Eczema: Itchin’ for a Cure (kindle only)
  • Understanding Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer (kindle only)

Dear Pharmacist,

I've got a cold, and I've sneezed about a hundred times today! Should I start taking echinacea, and will it help me with the sneezing?

--A.T., Sanibel, Florida

Answer: It's the season for the common cold with over one billion cases of it in the United States each year. Sneezing is perhaps the most annoying...

Dear Readers,

Here are some interesting FDA-approved items for 2012 in the United States. My column is printed in various languages so I apologize that I've only listed English brand names, please ask your local pharmacist for translations.

Happy new year! Love, Suzy

Dear Pharmacist,

I saw Dr. Oz interview a doctor on television about cholesterol. The guest said your total cholesterol doesn't matter and I read that in your book 6 years ago. Suzy, I take a statin, and do a "Lipid Profile" annually. Is this okay?

--M.D., Austin, Texas

Dear Pharmacist,

My doctor asked me to get more fiber in my diet. What are some health benefits and what are good ways to incorporate it into my daily life? I've always been a meat and potatoes man.

--D.C., Palm Beach, Florida

Dear Pharmacist,

My brother suddenly developed seizures, at age 28, with no history. I've searched your website archives but can't find columns on this. I'd like to learn why he suddenly got this, since he was so healthy until then. Today, he's on 6 medications!

--J.P., Sacramento, California