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An alternative to Statins?

2017-02-27T19:33:44+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Blog|

Someone recently wrote in and asked if I could recommend something other than statin drugs to lower cholesterol. The quick and dirty response is “NO”, but that’s certainly too blunt. The primary question is actually about the necessity for statin drugs in the first place. After years of reading research papers - ad nauseum - [...]

Vaccinations

2017-03-13T21:08:04+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Blog|

I get asked about vaccinations quite often. Rather than writing about a specific issue that lands on either side of the argument, I have written out some simple steps to follow if you or a dependent are on the receiving end of a vaccine. If the vaccination is mandatory; Observe and document as much as possible [...]

The Pineapple and The Mucus

2017-01-17T16:26:57+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Blog|

This is Gross - but Read it Anyhow. Glands in the lining of our throat, sinuses, and intestinal tract produce mucus, a thick, wet substance that helps trap and destroy foreign invaders, like bacteria and dust particles before they cause infection. We don’t normally notice it because it mixes with saliva, drips harmlessly down the [...]

LYME Prevention Makes Sense?

2017-01-04T21:09:11+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Blog|

Ironic isn’t it? A single elevated PSA value and the medical system goes into a tailspin of immediate treatment and surgery. A tick bite that might cause decades of misery could be ignored “until that bulls eye rash” occurs - even by people who ought to understand the serious consequences. Lyme disease is a bacterial [...]

Ask Larry: Licorice Supplements & Reflux

2016-12-06T00:43:23+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: I've just been diagnosed with Laryngeal Reflux Disease. My ENT wants me to take Zantac, but I want to see if I can cure myself with treatments not involving acid reducers first. I've cut out coffee, tea, alcohol, spicy foods, onions, garlic etc., and I plan to raise the head [...]

Ask Larry: LDN & Huperzine A

2016-11-14T20:42:49+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: My question is about Huperzine A (the herb/anticholinesterase). I understand it is excellent to help repair neurological connections in Alzheimer‘s and certain other diseases. I am on LDN and it has helped me very much so far. I do know other drugs have been added with LDN therapy but havent read [...]

The EpiPen Debacle Part 2

2016-11-14T20:42:49+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Blog|

If you need epinephrine in case of allergic reaction emergencies you probably think you have just one, expensive option - the prefilled autoinjector devices, aka the EpiPen. There is no question these devices save lives, but their limited shelf life and outrageous cost make them almost out of reach - especially when you need to keep [...]

The EpiPen Debacle Part 1

2016-11-14T20:42:49+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Blog|

There are millions of people with allergies so severe they can slip into anaphylaxis if they encounter one of the substances they’re allergic to - from bee stings to tree nuts, shellfish, and many more. When food causes a reaction the allergic response can develop slowly, giving the victim time to recognize the symptoms, start [...]

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS

2016-11-14T20:42:49+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Blog|

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease) involves the death of neurons that control voluntary muscles. It is characterized by stiffness, twitching, and gradually worsening weakness, which results in difficulty speaking, swallowing, and eventually breathing. There are six intertwined issues proposed for the cause and treatment of ALS; Where you live, High levels of glutamate, [...]

7/7/16: The Day Our Phone System Is Born Again

2016-06-23T20:19:01+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Blog|

Attention customers and countrymen, On Thursday, July 7th, 2016, we are having our phone system replaced. After years of dealing with an unreliable phone system, we finally have a shining ray of light on the calendar for a huge upgrade that will allow us to... ANSWER THE PHONE WHEN IT RINGS! We know, we know, [...]

Ask Larry: Osteoporosis & Drugs

2017-03-15T19:16:25+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I have no thyroid & I take levothyroxine. I really do not want to take any drug that falls into the category of bisphosphonates (Boniva, Evista, Forteo, etc.). What do you recommend? Today I ordered some Vitamin D, the Florajen3 probiotic, and the reacted calcium. [...]

CONTRAVE IDIOCY

2016-11-14T20:42:49+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Blog|

Yolanda called to ask if we could compound a version of a new prescription drug on the market called CONTRAVE. CONTRAVE is a combination of Naltrexone and Bupropion that “may help some obese or overweight adults, who also have weight related medical problems, lose weight and keep the weight off” (directly from CONTRAVE marketing material). [...]

Creams, Slow Release Caps, & Sublinguals, OH MY!

2016-11-14T20:42:49+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: I currently get the hormone pellets, after using creams for 15 years. I'm uneasy about the pellets, and they only last for not quite 3 months on me. I am interested in the oral sustained release capsules and the sublingual. Can you tell me how they compare to the cream and [...]

Ask Larry: Supplement instead of a Statin?

2016-11-14T20:42:49+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: Do you sell any supplements that you recommend for people who do not want to take the statin drugs, but have cholesterol issues? My father-in-law took something that worked well for him. I have heard not to worry about the numbers, but I thought a supplement is worth a try. Larry's [...]

LDN for pets?

2016-11-14T20:42:49+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Blog|

LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) helps many people control or overcome their health issues, especially those associated with inflammation. Tiny doses taken daily at bedtime relieve MS symptoms, reduce arthritis pain, control incontinence, reduce symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Disease, minimize skin eruptions associated with psoriasis, and a wide range of other health problems, including Lyme [...]

Which ingredient are you sensitive to?

2016-11-14T20:42:49+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Blog|

After a bath, this young man complained his face felt dry. Being the good parent, Dad offered him some of Mom’s special moisturizing lotion. He applied a liberal amount and rubbed it in – all was well. UNTIL MORNING Upon rising the next morning our young friend complained that his face felt hot. When Dad [...]