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 […]
The FDA vs. Compounding Pharmacies: a Case of Blinders and Bias
All of you who follow our page have been impacted by our compounding pharmacy or are curious about what compounding can provide to you. Let me first define what compounding is. Compounding is making small batches of medication for personalized care for their patients. When you bring us your prescription we make it for YOU. […]
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 […]
What is Sugar? by PharmD Candidate V. Chyan
Overview Carbohydrates, or sugars, are made up of molecules that are known as monosaccharides (mono=one, saccharide= sugar compound). These monosaccharides are simple sugars and consist of glucose, fructose, and galactose. The 3 molecules are the building blocks of carbohydrates. Glucose can be found in a variety of food and fruits and is primarily used in […]
Yeast Infections: Treatments and Prevention by Student Guest Blogger
If you’ve ever experienced the uncomfortable symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection, you’re not alone: approximately 75% of all women will experience at least one episode throughout their lifetime, and 40-50% of them will have at least one recurrence. Yeast infections are one of the most common vaginal infections, particularly in women of childbearing age. […]
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 […]
Fructose vs. Sucrose: Is there a difference between “Corn Sugar” and “Real Sugar”?
So we’ve all seen those commercials where someone is panicking about death and dying because their loved one is trying to feed them a popsicle laced with… high fructose corn syrup *dun dun dun.* Their loved one then begins to tell them how corn sugar is the same as any other sugar blah, blah, blah. […]
“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 […]