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Medicines for Your Pet: What’s The Difference Between FDA-approved & Pharmacy-compounded Drugs?

If you’ve ever had to give your cat a dose of medicine, you know that it can go sideways quickly. While no cat enjoys the process, some might be more cooperative depending on how the drug is given. For example, some cats tolerate taking pills easier than liquid, while others make the pill-giving process into a battle royale. Thankfully, your veterinarian can ask a compounding pharmacist to change that FDA-approved pill into a liquid for your finicky feline. ...


How Topical Compounding Works For Patients

[caption id="attachment_717" align="alignnone" width="500"] Photo: sunshinecity[/caption] Topical pharmaceutical compounding technology has greatly advanced over the last several years. Topical compounding has become a big part of conversations at podiatry meetings all across the country. Why is topical compounding so important? Topical compounding allows the delivery of high doses of medication to a localized area. It allows more medication to be applied to solve the problem than would be possible if the medication were taken systematically through orals. For example, when using a topical medication for pain management or post-surgery pain, large doses can be administered to just the affected area. Similarly, a medication applied topically reduces the risk of drug interactions and dependencies greatly. Topical compounded medications are especially useful in podiatry. When systematic drug interactions between pain medications...


5 Signs You May Have A Vitamin D Deficiency

As we move into the winter months, our time spent outdoors beings to decrease. We are further from the sun and many days feel totally cloudy. It's not uncommon to have a Vitamin D deficiency during these winter months, but that doesn't mean we can't boost our body! Vitamin D is crucial for healthy bones and skin, but 80-90 percent of our vitamin D comes from exposure to the sun. What do we do during the winter months when the sun isn’t shining as often? Children may be at greater risk for bones softening, called rickets, while adults may be at a greater risk for osteoporosis. So, vitamin D is definitely an important part of bone health no matter what stage of life. The Institutes of Medicine recommend...


Natural Solutions to Support Your Mental Health

The Connection between Neurotransmitters and Mental States Anxiety, panic, depression, forgetfulness, trouble sleeping, distracted—Sound familiar? Nearly 1 in 4  Americans that have mental health complaints – and may benefit from a specialized program that provides targeted neurological solutions to support your mental health. A Variety of Complaints, One Common Source Before I recommend a program to support a patient’s mental health, I first try to identify any triggers or underlying issues that are contributing to the problem. Unfortunately, one of the consequences of living in our modern society is the amount of potential factors that can lead to unhealthy mental states. Moreover, what happens in the mind is closely related to physical function: stress, long-term health concerns, lack of exercise, and a nutrient-poor diet are just a few examples. Although...


Safe Solutions for Chronic Pain

  [caption id="attachment_490" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Flickr:Peter Stevens[/caption] Read original interview here  One of the biggest challenges in healthcare today is the problem of pain. There are simply too many people living each and every day with ongoing, unremitting chronic pain. And there are far too many healthcare providers who – for a variety of reasons – are failing to adequately address this serious problem. Q. What is chronic pain? A. Sudden, or acute, pain occurs when pain signals immediately fire in your nervous system alerting you to an injury, like a broken ankle, or an illness, such as appendicitis. Once the injury heals or the illness is cured, the transmission of pain signals stop. Ongoing – or chronic pain – is much different. Chronic pain persists. Pain signals keep firing...


Back to School Tips to Improve Memory and Concentration

As children all over the country start the new academic year, parents may be concerned about how their child will perform in school, especially if their child has trouble concentrating. There are several things that parents can do to improve the chances of school success; like making sure that your child has enough sleep, ensuring that your child receives optimal nutrition for their age group and family support during this transition time. Childhood is a time for play and exploration while at the same time learning about physical, emotional and social limits. For many children, the early school years can be frustrating because they have difficulty sitting still and focusing, in fact 3 to 5 percent of school-age children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder...


Choose Heart Smart Nutrition

With heart and vascular disease so prevalent in the U.S., awareness is the key in helping patients identify healthy diet, lifestyle, and preventive habits. So many people are on blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride medications, that this has become the “norm” instead of the exception. The good news is that you can reduce your risk for heart and vascular-related diseases by adjusting your diet. First, try to consume a variety of whole grains, legumes, and vegetables (especially dark-green, leafy vegetables) on a daily basis. Also, scientific research shows that many patients benefit from concentrated levels of certain nutrients—at doses that are difficult to obtain from diet alone—to support their overall cardiovascular health. More information on these natural approaches is detailed below. More about decoding heart-healthy food labels >...


Fight the Blues with Targeted Winter Nutritional Support

Fall and winter mean shorter days, colder weather—and for many people, the winter blues. Of course, nearly everyone has low-energy days and occasional bouts of “the blues.” But did you know that the winter blues can be long-lasting? Fortunately, targeted winter nutritional support can provide protection against the blues by beneficially “toning down,” or modulating, a stress hormone called cortisol. And, who doesn’t have stress during the winter season. “Winter” Blues Can Strike Any Time of Year The winter blues is marked by feelings of depression, lethargy, and lack of motivation that can interfere with normal activities. While the blues strikes most often in winter, it can also affect people who don’t spend much time in the sun, work midnight shifts and sleep during the day, or...


Healthy Detoxification with Whole Body Cleansing

All across America, from big cities to small villages, from sprawling suburbs to wide-open prairies, harmful toxins are present in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. The evidence is clear. It’s no longer a question of the need to detoxify, but how to detoxify.   The proof is sitting on health food store shelves. But from the hundreds of detoxification products ranging from one simple supplement to complex and complicated regimens, how do you choose the best? In this article we will discuss the safest, most effective, and healthiest method of detoxification: a program of whole body cleansing with powerful, yet gentle, all-natural products.   What exactly is “detoxification”? Detoxification refers to the elimination of poisons or toxins. Detoxification programs include a vast...


Herbal Antimicrobials for Intestinal Infections

by Myron Lezak, M.D. Increases in international travel, immigration, animal transport, improper food handling, and drug-resistant bugs have led to an explosion in infectious disease of all types, as well as a need for new, safe antimicrobials. The gastrointestinal tract is called upon to function as an effective physical andimmune barrier; and, because the intestinal tract can become a breeding ground for microbes, intestinal health is of critical importance. Imbalanced intestinal flora (dysbiosis) and intestinal infections not only cause localized problems, but can have systemic manifestations previously thought unrelated to intestinal health. With the involvement of gut origin (enteric) microbes in increasing numbers of disease processes, it becomes imperative to recognize, treat, and restore health to the intestinal tract. Herbs such as thyme, oregano, barberry, wormwood, garlic, and others appear efficacious as antimicrobial agents against the plethora...