The Little Mineral That Could: PART 2

In our last post, we talked about our favorite mineral, magnesium! And we wanted to show you that even if you're not taking any prescriptions, you could be deficient in this precious mineral. Your diet can deplete magnesium. Symptoms such as insomnia, constipation, and migraines, are just a few complaints associated with magnesium deficiency ...

OVERWHELMED by OTCs?

As pharmacists, we are often asked how to treat the common cold and other upper respiratory issues with over-the-counter (OTC) products...and our best advice? Treat the symptoms with the fewest number of medications, add healthy fruit and veggies to increase your vitamin C, and drink lots of water! But choosing ...

THE RACE TO REDUCE CHOLESTEROL

The Race to Reduce Cholesterol... Or what we like to call "Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water." Now why would we say that? Isn’t cholesterol the reason for heart disease? If that was true, and given how many people are taking cholesterol-lowering medications, why is heart disease STILL ...

Plop Plop, Fizz Fizz, Oh What a Relief It Is!

Or maybe you remember... "I can't believe I ate the whole thing!" Plop Plop, Fizz Fizz, Oh What a Relief It Is! And certainly the most recent push for the “Little Purple Pill.” What are we talking about? We are talking about the drug classes known as acid blockers and ...

Not Tonight, I Have a Headache…

Specific prescriptions may be depleting nutrients in your body. Let’s first deal with the nutrient-depletions of hormonal therapy... We’ve talked about supplements, we’ve talked about the overuse of medications; we are now ready to look more closely at specific prescriptions you may be taking and just what nutrients are being ...

SUPPLEMENTS for the nutritionally starved

Combine poor food + environmental toxins + multiple prescriptions, and we have a recipe for disaster! Despite being over fed, we are nutritionally starved.... “Whether ‘tis nobler to suffer the slings and arrows”, the constipation and leg cramps—OK, OK we’ll stop—out of respect to Sir William Shakespeare and Hamlet; but, ...

A Pill for Every ILL

Why are we becoming a society that relies on medication for everything? Let’s look at the evolution of pharmacy according to bag size... Looking back over the last 20 years, the number of prescriptions the average person took on a regular basis would fit in a bag similar in size ...