Overprescribe — to prescribe (a medication, diagnostic test, etc.) in excess or more often than necessary.
Prescription drug/OTC drug — a drug that can be obtained only by means of a physician's prescription.
Processed foods — foods that have been treated or prepared by a special method, esp in order to preserve them.
Free radical — an atom or group of atoms that has an electron that is not part of a pair, causing it to take part easily in chemical reactions. Free radicals in the body are thought to be one of the causes of diseases such as cancer.
Artificial additive — artificial flavouring, colouring or preservatives.
Nutritional deficiency — an inadequate supply of essential nutrients (as vitamins and minerals) in the diet resulting in malnutrition or disease.
Mental capacity — the ability to assess the situation and make decisions.
Inflammation — a condition in which a part of the body becomes red, painful and swollen (= larger than normal) because of infection or injury.
Mount up — to increase gradually in size and quantity.