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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 [...]

What would happen if I took two LDN capsules?

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

After numerous adjustments, Dr. Bernard Bihari decided that 3mg of Naltrexone Hydrochloride at bedtime was able to enhance a patient's response to infection by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. As the commercial versions of Naltrexone Hydrochloride available are in the 50mg range, Dr. Bihari referred to his treatment as Low Dose Naltrexone, or LDN. [...]

Calling on Farmers to Grow Hemp

2016-11-14T20:42:50+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Blog|

Cannabis is popular these days, mainly because of the interest in marijuana (cannabis sativa) for medical purposes. Yes, marijuana is being legalized. Pioneer states, like Colorado are demonstrating that legal pot can be a lucrative business, which will ease a state’s tax woes. Other states, later to the party, are reporting slower starts. A recent [...]

’tis the Season!

2016-11-14T20:42:51+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Blog|

Temperatures are falling around here and we’re spending more time indoors with groups of people. While our shopping expeditions, family gatherings, office parties, dinners at restaurants, and even visiting someone in the hospital can be occasions for joy, they are also our best opportunities to “pick up a bug”. Colds and the flu are more [...]

Eat better or take supplements?

2016-11-14T20:42:51+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Blog|

The following article was posted online on November 2, 2015; Healthy Diets Save Lives But the US Isn't Biting. Basically, we know what is causing poor health and early death, but we’re not doing what’s necessary to make things better – mostly eating better. While I agree, there is another aspect to the issue and [...]

Bee Venom Therapy

2016-11-14T20:42:51+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Blog|

What the heck is Bee Venom Therapy? Because we raise bees and harvest honey (Aurora Bee Company) we are often asked about using bees for the treatment (cure) of numerous chronic health conditions; arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and so on. Stories and “reports” abound on the internet. Every few months there seems to be an [...]

Ask Larry: Probiotic Contraindications

2016-11-14T20:42:51+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: Are there any contraindications to using a probiotic while taking Rapamune and Cellcept for renal transplant? Larry's Response: Probiotics remain IN the gut and are not absorbed into the body. There are no probiotics in the blood, ever. The drugs you mentioned work inside the body. That means there is no specific interaction between [...]

Ask Larry: Slow or Extended Release Medicine

2015-10-09T20:07:04+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: In regards to your slow release T3 for hypothyroidism, is it the capsule shell that makes the T3 slow release or the actual powder contents themselves? Larry's Response: The slow release nature of the dosage form is a combination of the capsule shape and the cellulose used as a filler. The [...]

Sleep Issues

2017-05-30T20:43:41+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Blog|

Quality sleep is almost a universal problem. My experience in the health field suggests that vast numbers of adults suffer from both of these problems. It is a rare week when I’m not asked if I “have something to help me sleep.” Some of us have trouble falling asleep at bedtime while others find it [...]