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About Larry Frieders

Larry entered the health professions in the early 1970s and at that time when many health practitioners were concerned about a phenomena called “poly-pharmacy”, a situation where a person is simultaneously taking multiple drugs. The upper limit was around 5, at which point the potential for serious side effects were pronounced. Today, that concept is rarely mentioned and it is not uncommon for a person to be using 10, 15 or more drugs every day. That can’t be healthy.

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Disorder

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00 April 21st, 2014|Blog|

The number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is on the rise. In 1991 the reported incidence was 1 in 500. By 2002 the number rose to 1 in 150. Today, the number is 1 in 68. All of us are rightfully concerned – and young parents are even fearful.  Medical professionals discuss [...]

The Compounder & Yellow Jug Old Drugs!

2017-05-11T19:24:21+00:00 April 14th, 2014|Blog|

The YELLOW JUG Program at The Compounder is dead. We are sorry to announce that our service partner for the Yellow Jug program has ceased operation and we are no longer able to process collected used drugs for destruction. We are not able to accept any unused medication for disposal. ALTERNATIVES: The Aurora Police Department conducted [...]

Your bones are on you

2015-08-07T16:38:15+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Blog|

I was asked in our pharmacy the other day "What can I do to make sure I have healthy bones?". After explaining, I got to work on writing it all down. Here is my "bone schpeal". To maintain strong bones we need calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, clean water, and weight bearing exercise. [...]

Eat before or after my workout?

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: Larry, when should I be eating? An hour or so before a workout or an hour or so after the workout? If I eat before, I feel sluggish. But if I eat after, I'm starving during the workout. What do you recommend? Larry's Response: When your metabolism is cranked up from [...]

Curcumin vs. Turmeric

2015-08-07T16:40:34+00:00 March 16th, 2014|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your question: I've been reading some about turmeric/curcumin. Could you tell me the difference between turmeric and curcumin, and which one is better for anti-inflammatory effects? Also, is it true that it's better absorbed if it contains black pepper? Thanks! Larry's Response: Curcumin is reported to be the active ingredient in turmeric, a [...]

Ulcerative Coltis?

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your question: Do you have any remedies for Ulcerative Colitis? My friend has a terrible case and her doctors have taken her off of anything raw, like vegetables and fruit. Is there any hope for her? Larry's Response: First, understand that ulcerative colitis is a name given to a set of symptoms. It [...]

Is my estrone too high?

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00 February 26th, 2014|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: I went through early menopause at 38 and went on natural HRT right away. I got rid of the night sweats/hot flashes, but now they're back. I'm taking 200mg of natural progesterone caps at night. I was taking Estradiol, but was scared of it, so I stopped. It Seems that is [...]

What is the deal with Naproxen?

2015-08-07T16:43:57+00:00 February 12th, 2014|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: Larry, I've been seeing a lot of talk about Naproxen in the media the past week. What is the deal with Naproxen? Do you recommend that over tylenol or ibuprofen? Larry's Response: Naproxen is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatorty (NSAID) – as is Ibuprofen, Dexibuprofen, Fenoprofen, Ketoprofen, and a couple dozen others, including [...]

Go nuts: Almonds & inflammation

2015-08-07T16:45:29+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: I overheard a coach at my gym talking about good snack foods and that almonds were supposedly at the top of that list. Why would I want to include almonds, other than they contain good fats? Larry's Response: A 2005 study from the University of Toronto suggests that eating a healthy [...]

The article about Coca Cola going around

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00 January 28th, 2014|Blog|

My son sent me a link to an article about Coke, titled 20 Practical Uses for Coca Cola... Proof that Coke does not belong in the human body. Like most Americans, I love lists. You give me something in a numbered list form, I'll read it, digest it, and I might even share it. While [...]

How’s my protein powder?

2015-08-07T16:47:30+00:00 January 20th, 2014|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your question: Larry, I just saw that "sprouted" brown rice protein powder is available now. Why would I choose that over the egg white and pea protein that I use now? Larry's Response: Protein supplements can be useful - especially for athletes or for people who don't eat meat/fish/poultry. However, all plant based [...]

Changes are coming to thecompounder.com!

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Blog|

After an enjoyable holiday season, The Compounder's website is going to be seeing some much needed changes very soon! The first drastic change we've already made is the switch to a new webstore with a service called Shopify. With many of our specialty products being requested in person while we are out in public, it [...]

T3 or T4 for controlling thyroid function?

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: Which is best for helping control my thyroid function? Cytomel or Synthroid? Larry's Response: Liothyronine (T3, Cytomel) is superior to levothyroxine (T4, Synthroid) for controlling thyroid function.T4 is normally converted to the active T3 in the body. The conversion process often seems to be at the root of the problem. When [...]

RA, LDN & Test Numbers

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: My RA diagnosis caught me completely by surprise. Quick question before I meet with my rheumatologist on Wednesday. Are you aware of LDN success with test numbers similar to mine? My Rheumatoid Factor is 66 and the Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody (CCPA) >300. Larry's Response: NUMBERS? I am not up to [...]

Does estradiol cause cancer?

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00 October 30th, 2013|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: I've been taking Bi-est E2 0.2 and E3 0.08 1 mg twice a day for many years, along with progesterone 100mg at night. I was told that estradiol can cause cancer. Should I just take estriol? What is your opinion please? Larry's Response: There are a multitude of STORIES about hormone [...]

Bacon, bacon, bacon…

2015-08-07T16:52:54+00:00 October 15th, 2013|Blog|

"Experts" from every corner of the health arena seem to get their shorts in a bunch about many of the food items available to us. Many times they’re correct when they label something harmful. Sugars and artificial sweeteners are predominantly unnecessary and potentially harmful. Some meats and dairy products contain hormones that certainly aren’t healthy [...]

A honey study, flawed.

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00 October 13th, 2013|Blog|

We have long known about the healing and protective properties of honey. Doctors in our area make certain we set honey from our hives aside for them to purchase. The effects on allergies are profound. We all bemoan the fact that a lot of commercial honey these days contains high fructose corn syrup and flavoring [...]

Gallstones?

2015-08-07T16:54:58+00:00 October 8th, 2013|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: I take bioidentical hormones and I get a lot of gallstones. What do you suggest to curtail the gallstones? Larry's Response: Gallstones are basically a mystery. There are many connections and many likely causes, but nothing specific. I have no evidence that normal doses of hormone replacements cause the stones to [...]

Statins strengthen plaque? WHAT?

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: My cardiologist made a case for Lipitor I have not heard before. His point is that statins, by reducing cholesterol levels, strengthen the plaque wall or structure in some way and reduce the chance of plaque rupture, which is the real danger. He said that examination of plaque from people with [...]

Lower my cholesterol! NO!

2015-08-07T16:58:04+00:00 September 23rd, 2013|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: I am trying to lower my cholesterol. I think there are a few factors as to why it is too high: I took Wellbutrin to quit smoking and a thyroid issue. My cholesterol is at 283 and my doctor gave me the long face and said I ABSOLUTELY have to be [...]