The Media Catches a Clue… And, Naturally, Comes to the WRONG Conclusion

Recently, CBS News posted an investigative report about a TELEMARKETING SCAM.  Yes, yelling capital letters on the word “Telemarketing.”  The original story can be found here, but here’s the breakdown.  A telemarketing company has been calling people over the phone and asking whether they are in pain and whether they think this requires medications or […]

What is Low Dose Naltrexone Treatment, What Can It Do For You, and What Can You Do For Research?

This is a blog we posted around 2011.  We are trying to get the word out about this treatment and help fuel research.  Please read and follow the links and YouTube video below!  Thank you so much! Your’s In Health, Mixtures Pharmacy Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a much smaller dose of naltrexone than what […]

Magnesium Deficiency: The Mineral for What Ails You

A couple weeks ago I put out a shout out for help choosing a new topic for the blog.  I have tons of opinions and lots of things that I’m interested in, but I want to write about things that interest you, as my readers.  A pharmacist friend of mine suggested that I write about […]

Food Allergies and Rheumatoid Arthritis: One of the Missing Links?

These are questions that I get asked quite a lot: Do food allergies, intolerances, or glutens make rheumatoid arthritis worse?  Is there anything that can be done to ease arthritis pain or prevent flair ups that doesn’t involve taking more medications? Let us, first, remember that rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the immune system.  If […]

Probiotics: Necessary or Just Another Fad

Last blog we discussed GERD and eating a healthy diet, as well as a few medications used to treat GERD.  We even touched on probiotics for a moment, but one of our reads screamed out “MORE!!”  (Okay so she wasn’t that demanding, but that was the basic message). So lets start at the beginning: Our […]

Work It ‘Cause You’re Worth It!

Summer is on it’s way!  How can I tell?  Is it that the days are longer?  Is it that it is getting hot?  Is it that I’m getting fewer and fewer prescriptions for antibiotics?  Nope!  It’s that the bloody Sensa and Hydroxycut commercials seem to be playing back to back.  I completely understand that fitting […]

“The Change,” Why Does It Sound So Pleasant When All I Want To Do Is Scream? Non-hormonal Treatment of Menopause Symptoms

We live in a wonderful time where hormones are readily available to women for the treatment of menopause symptoms.  Hot flashes, fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and low libido can all be treated with hormone replacement of estrogens (yes that’s plural), progesterone, and testosterone.  It’s all about balance, but sometimes the hormones cause undesirable side […]

Ideas for Management, Questions to Ask Your Doctor & Pharmacist, and Diabetes Resources

Ideas For Management: Food Journals:  Write down what you ate, when it was, when you took your insulin, how much you took and your blood sugars.  If you do not use insulin a food journal will still be helpful for your doctor and diabetic educator. Use measuring devices:  Humans are HORRIBLE at estimating quantity.  Scales […]

Hypoglycemia: When Low Sugar isn’t Good Sugar

Last blog we talked about hyperglycemia (or high blood sugars) and the risks you take on when you allow your blood sugars to get too high.  Hypoglycemia is low blood sugars.  Patients with Type I diabetes and Type II patients on certain medications are at higher risk for hypoglycemia.  So what’s the big deal?  You […]

Diabetes: Hyperglycemia as the Elephant in the Room

Diabetes is not an easy disease to control.  Your blood sugar will be up, it will be down.  If you’re stressed or sick you could eat a salad for lunch your blood sugar may still be at 300.  It’s annoying and frustrating.  My dad says (and pardon the language, but the honesty is key) that […]