Archives for February 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm On Thyroid Disorder

Marla AhlgrimmAccording to retired hormone specialist Marla Ahlgrimm, thyroid disorder is a relatively common condition. The thyroid, which is a gland in the back of the throat, may produce too much or too little thyroid hormone.


When the thyroid gland produces too much metabolizing hormones, people may be diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. This is often caused, says Marla Ahlgrimm, by Graves’ disease, tumors, or thyroiditis. Hyperthyroidism can result in irritability, reduced menstruation, frequent bowel activity, and an increase in appetite.

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Marla Ahlgrimm | Say Hello To America’s First Pharmacist

Marla AhlgrimmWhen you think of a pharmacist, you likely don’t think of voodoo potions and under-the-counter sales. However, according to Marla Ahlgrimm those two things are part of the history of America’s first pharmacist.

Louis Joseph Dufilho, Jr. was the first person in the United States to receive a pharmacy license. This was in the 1800s in New Orleans, where voodoo was simply an accepted facet of life. According to Marla Ahlgrimm, Dufilho opened up a pharmacy in the famous French Quarter in 1823.

In addition to medically accepted compounds, Dufilho also sold voodoo potions, which he learned how to make from the locals. These were sold to believers as well as the general population off the books and without regulation.

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