PHARMACIST’S CORNER: Tips to reclaim energy, weight management

By Frank J. Granett
So you want to reclaim your vitality. Not feel tired after a long day’s work and spend quality time with your family? If you think a magical pill, monster drinks or a pot of coffee is the answer, think again. Reclaiming your health and vitality as well as ultimately gaining new found energy involves many factors.
First and fore most think small, that is on a cellular level. For every organ system in your body to function normally, tiny powerhouse structures called mitochondria are responsible for producing the energy to fuel the body and make it run. Immediate, short term energy enhancement drinks deplete the body of critical enzymes and eventually the body requires more of these toxic drinks to produce artificial energy.
Optimization of mitochondrial function is synonymous with reclaiming one’s energy and is dependent on enzyme co-factors, amino acids, fatty acids, trace minerals as well as cardio exercise to prevent cellular destruction, or low energy output. Additionally, optimizing mitochondrial function plays a significant role in the prevention of many chronic diseases including cancer.
Aging is also directly related to mitochondrial health, and is optimized through a yeast free, gluten free, GMO free as well as ketogenic diet. Optimize mitochondrial function through nutritional and physiological intervention.
n Spinal assessment….to ensure increased nervous system energy flow
n encourage yeast free, gluten free, and GMO free diet
n drink at least 40 ounces cold purified or distilled water…no tap…helps the detox process
n increase raw organic radishes and broccoli with sea salt  3x a week….the isothiocyanates help eliminate yeast from the gut and G.I. tract
n take two tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar (Braggs brand glass bottle) once a day in the evening with small amount cold water….normalizes gut flora and blood glucose.
n cardio exercise 4x a week….40 minutes each session.
If you would like to learn more about mitochondrial optimization, I invite the public to a free Health & Wellness Energy seminar on Wednesday, June 21. I will be the featured speaker, so bring your questions! The seminar starts at 7 and ends at 8:30 p.m. At Chamberlain’s Auction Gallery, 6429 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48346. Please e-mail your RSVP to: I look forward to seeing you there.
Frank is a local board certified pharmacist with over 29 years experience, Director of Pharmacy Operations at the Behavioral Center of Michigan psychiatric hospital, founder of the educational public charity, Coalition Against Overmedicating Our Youth(CAOOY) and author of The American Epidemic: Solutions for Over-medicating Our Youth.

2 Responses to "PHARMACIST’S CORNER: Tips to reclaim energy, weight management"

  1. Cathy Smith   May 15, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I think that calling this section “PHARMACIST’S CORNER” is very misleading. You can look up and see that the author, Frank Granett, does happen to be a licensed pharmacist, but what he is discussing has nothing to do with the practice.
    There’s a difference between medicine and alternative medicine. Medicine is the science-based standard of practice currently used by the medical community. Everything else is alternative medicine because it a.) has not been proven to work, or b.) has been proven not to work. While proponents of alternative medicine do embrace aspects of modern medicine, i.e., diet and exercise, pretty much everything they do is not based on science.
    What Mr. Granett recommends is alternative medicine and therefore is the antithesis of his pharmacy degree and license. If he wants to promote pseudo science, then he should not do so under the guise of a pharmacist. Maybe you could call it “NATUROPATHIC CORNER.” That would be a lot more accurate!

    Cathy Smith, RPh

  2. Frank Granett   June 1, 2017 at 12:01 am

    The role of today’s pharmacist and physician should be educating the public how to lead a healthy lifestyle without the excessive use of prescription drugs. There are numerous clinical studies “proving” for example the daily consumption of phytonutrients to help prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease. Dr Steven Gundry MD, one of the most prominent cardiovascular thoracic surgeons in the US & internationally left his practice after he conducted his own landmark clinical study involving phytonutrient consumption in cardiovascular compromised patients……reversing the disease process. This “clinical study” was presented to the American Heart Association in 2013. This process of educating patients toward prevention of disease is called integrative medicine not ” pseudo science”. Physicians and pharmacists have the knowledge to educate in this regard…if they choose to do so.


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