Stone’s Pharmasave Blog

  • Finding a Niche in Healthcare and the Loss of a Mentor

    Finding a personal niche in pharmacy can be exciting. It can bring you out of the day-to-day rut you may or may not have realized you were in—to a career that provides a renewed purpose. Some are lucky enough to find it before they even graduate from pharmacy. Others take their time and experience all options until […]

  • Rethinking How You Think About Eating

    Image Source: How many times a day do you hear “I should…” statements run through your head? Everyone always wants to tell us what we “should” and “shouldn’t” be doing in literally every area of our life.  Our moms, our relatives, our friends, our co-workers, complete strangers, our health-care providers, the media…  What we should do with our life, what […]

  • Immigration and Pharmacy – Success Stories

    Pharmacy practice is filled with amazing individuals.  We all know Pharmacists that stand out for various reasons. Lately there has been a climate of intolerance towards those that come to Canada or the U.S. from another country. This confuses me given the history of successful immigration not only in Canada but other countries as well. Pharmacy practice is no […]

  • The Mental Health Effects of Weight Stigma & Why We Have To Stop Pushing Diet and Exercise As a “Solution”

    The Mental Health Effects of Weight Stigma & Why We Have To Stop Pushing Diet and Exercise As a “Solution”

    I have been working lately with Roni Davis in helping patients understand the concept of “Healthy Weight” and how weight loss. Roni has been through the cycle of regular person, regular person who became concerned with weight gain, regular person who went through diet weight loss and weight gain, regular person who struggled with their […]

  • Travel Medicine Conference Notes

    This past Spring I had the privilege of attending the 16th conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine in Washington D.C. Among the interesting topics of the conference were talks about first aid kits (by Sheila Seed), natural medicines (Karl Hess and Derek Evans) and avoiding insect bites (Larry Goodyear). Canada’s own Sherilyn Houle […]

  • Look to Consistency for Understanding your Weight.

    We’re bombarded with weight loss and diet advice every dayand everyone says the same thing about theirs – “scientifically proven”, “best way to burn fat”, “easy to follow”, “secret fat burning system”, “lose stubborn fat and keep it off”… literally, they all claim the same things. Yet, most people who start a diet fall off it […]

  • Are Your Thoughts Creating Your Results?

    There are many reasons that people struggle with their weight and food for their entire lives – their thoughts are right up there among the biggest.  I have seen this scenario play out a million times in people everywhere — hell, I lived it. Our thoughts are creating our results.  You look in the mirror […]

  • Why do so many people struggle with weight loss or eating healthier? Guest Post by Roni Davis

    What I used to think:There’s so much wrong information out there, most people just don’t know what they’re supposed to be eating and when. I have found the clean eating answer that everyone needs! What I now know:Knowing what we’re “supposed to” be eating is soo NOT the problem. There are literally billions of pieces […]

  • The Value of Pharmacy Research

    Boost Your Professional Credibility & Contribute to your Profession with Research Practicing pharmacy has proven for me to be much more than I had planned when I was accepted to Dalhousie University’s College of Pharmacy 30 years ago.  Of course it created a career where I used the most available evidence based treatments for just about […]

  • Healthy Aging in a 103 Year Old Customer

    Most Pharmacies have a patient (or more) that is a centenarian.  Living to the age of 100 is quite an achievement, considering these patients grew up and lived the prime of their lives in an era that had a healthcare model quite different from today.  Knowledge of how diet, exercise, nutrition and medicine interplay to result in […]