The dangers of grapefruit juice and medication

Grapefruit juice and obviously grapefruits since they contain grapefruit juice, can be deadly when you’re on certain medications.

I was giving a lecture at work on drug and food interactions, among them grapefruit juice, when one of the students shared with us that her grandmother had recently passed after consuming regular amounts of grapefruit juice over a week and the combination of grapefruit juice and her medication regimen interacted and caused her death.

This is a really sad story that should never have happened.

Her doctor should have warned her about this!

It made me realize the importance of raising awareness of this in order to hopefully prevent another tragedy from occuring.

 

 

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How to choose paint colors for your home like a boss!

I bought a house and then I had to paint it.

The. entire. house.

Wow that’s a lot of paint!

 

 

paint palette swatch

 

 

I actually had some time to think about it as we were doing some work on the house and that dragged on for months.

There were a few things I had to take into consideration when picking paint colors.

 

#1 is that EVERYONE says the color will look different once it’s on the wall.

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Mental Health: Starting the conversation

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, together with Prince Harry, are taking the world by storm with their campaign to start the conversation around mental health and remove the stigma around opening up on personal challenges.

Are you ready to start the conversation?

Emotional pain is worse than physical pain and the high rate of suicide around the world, is testament to that.

End the pain, start the conversation.

Find someone to talk to and open up.

Watch the video below to see how it’s done.

I am proud to share this with you:

 

The #1 Way to Increase Your Milk Supply

Do you want to learn what the #1 way to increase your milk supply is?

 

how to increase your milk supply

 

 

I have nursed 5 babies, and one challenge I have had consistently each time is keeping up my milk supply- especially once I went back to work.

We’ve all been there.

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Best Noise Cancelling Headphones for Babies

Why would you buy noise cancelling headphones for your baby?

No, this is not a joke!

 

Hearing protection headphones for babies

 

Look: the first time I heard about newborns’ sensitive hearing was from my speech therapist friend who was sitting out a friend’s wedding in the lobby holding her infant.

Of course I asked her why she was sitting out there with her baby and not hanging out with everyone inside, when she told me something I never forgot. Read more

Why You Shouldn’t Nurse Your Baby

I am a big believer in bottlefeeding.

You’re probably thinking:  You’re a nurse and you don’t believe women should breastfeed?

 

 

why you shouldn't breastfeed

 

Let me start out by saying I nursed all of my babies, and when I was a maternity nurse I encouraged new Moms to nurse their infants.

Having said that I truly believe that not everyone should be nursing. 

Sometimes it can be a really difficult experience, from cases I’ve seen first hand. Read more

Why Should I Give My Baby a Pacifier?

I know Moms who refuse to give their babies a pacifier.

They’ve heard all the horror stories of breaking a big kid’s pacifier habit, and they don’t want their baby having anything to do with it.

 

Here’s the problem:

They’re risking ending up with a thumb sucker, which is a habit that’s 10 ten times harder to break.

You can’t exactly take away their thumb!

 

why should I give my baby a pacifier

 

Look:

Newborns are born with the sucking reflex which is one of several reflexes a baby is born with.  The sucking reflex is esssential for life as it is a baby’s way of accessing the nutrition it needs to survive. Read more

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