Monthly Archives: July 2014

Prescription vs Natural

I am often asked by people how to use natural therapies over prescription drug choices.  As a pharmacist most would think I lean towards these prescription therapies over other types of therapy.  Not true.  Here is an example of one of our patients who graciously offered her story so others might realize a way that prescription sedatives are not a cure, but a mask for anxiety issues and how we got her away from this prescription after years of using it.

Her Story:

After three very difficult pregnancies, I was hit really bad with depression and anxiety. The doctor couldn’t find anything wrong so he referred me to a psychiatrist. It was this psychiatrist who put me on lorazepam and started me on a cycle I couldn’t seem to get out of. Sadly I had become addicted to this drug. I wanted off but was told I needed it for a better quality of life. Continue reading

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Thyroid: The Cause of Our Most Common Problems?

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photo credit: COMSALUD via photopin cc

Certainly a commonly diagnosed medical problem, hypothyroidism has far reaching effects. The most commonly found effects are:

  • fatigue
  • constipation
  • dry and thinning hair
  • cold extremities
  • intolerance to cold
  • menstrual irregularities
  • weight gain.

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