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Patches causing patches?

July 21st, 2015|Blog|

Is there really a silver lining in this dark cloud? On June 24, 2015 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported skin color changes associated with use of the Daytrana patch (methylphenidate transdermal system) prescribed for treating ADHD. Using the patch may cause chemical leukoderma, or permanent loss of skin color. The condition is [...]

Ditch the Pit Stick

July 7th, 2015|Blog|

We’ve been duped into buying harmful products and applying them daily to our bodies. Today’s underarm industry is worth billions, even though mainstream products contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, and are linked to cancer and possibly Alzheimer’s. Aerosol and antiperspirant deodorants are heavy in petrochemicals (propellants). In 2010, for example, AXE Body Spray was [...]

Is There Gluten in Our Probiotics?

June 20th, 2015|Blog|

A reader forwarded a link today to an article titled, “PROBIOTIC PRODUCTS ARE NOT GLUTEN FREE AFTER ALL”. While that is a fascinating premise, is it true, especially for the products we sell? Our primary probiotic is Florajen by American Lifeline, Inc.. I forwarded the link to the article and received a telephone response within [...]

Chemical Imbalance or Hormones?

June 1st, 2015|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: My psychiatrist feels I have a chemical imbalance for depression in my brain. Would you possibly know of a compounding substance that would help this condition? Larry's Response: While I've heard the theory about chemical imbalances in the brain (whatever that means, specifically), I am not fully convinced it exists. Most [...]

Seasonal Allergy Relief Without Drugs

May 19th, 2015|Blog|

It's story time... Lars had a sneezing problem. Once he started it was almost impossible for him to stop. On several occasions his co-workers sent him home because his constant sneezing was disrupting. None of the common anti-allergy medicines did any good - and their side effects were intolerable. After talking with a kind compounding [...]

Shin splints?

May 4th, 2015|Blog|

Do the front of your calves or shins throb and ache after your daily run or workout? It could be shin splints. They can be caused by: Irritated and swollen muscles from overuse Stress fractures - tiny breaks in the lower leg bones Over Pronation or "flat feet" -- when impact collapses the foot's arch [...]

Trimix makes orgasm difficult

April 27th, 2015|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: Trimix works well for me, but it makes orgasm very difficult, as I have seen reported on other message boards. Suggestions? Larry's Response: Erections and orgasms are directly linked to each other, yes, but physiologically different. Neither causes the other and each can occur without the other. Men who suffer priapism [...]

CC vs ML: What’s the difference?

April 13th, 2015|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: What is the difference between a "cc" and "ml"? Larry's Response: Well, it's a long, convoluted story that basically ends with, "that's the way it is", or "just because". Before comparing and contrasting cc and ml, also be aware that gm can be part of the mix (or "mix up" if [...]

Fremantle horsemeat?

April 8th, 2015|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: Can you tell me if this is safe? Fremantle leaf extract, wild olive leaf extract, forming seed extract, horsemeat leaf extract - they are listed along with Gastonia cambogia for weight loss. Is this safe if you have high blood pressure? It is supposed to be stimulant free. Larry's Response: Fremantle [...]

Believing Myths Can Hurt You

March 17th, 2015|Blog|

All of us operate on our beliefs. Yes, every rational person claims that he/she uses facts and lives in a Left-Brain world. We study and analyze and make our decisions on what we know to be true. The sad fact of the matter is that what we believe is true is often not so. It [...]

Sore nipples aren’t trivial

March 9th, 2015|Blog|

We have been making a nipple ointment for nursing mothers for over a decade, and while it isn't preferrable to expose newborns to drugs, it's important to consider the alternatives when picking which issue to be outraged about. The compounded Newman’s All Purpose Nipple Ointment contains minute amounts of Mupirocin (antibiotic), Betamethasone (anti-inflammatory steroid), and [...]

Thyroid lab tests & treating symptoms

February 23rd, 2015|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your question: Are there any thyroid lab tests that are inclusive and conclusive, or is treating the symptoms the best we can do? Larry's Response: I am not a fan of hormone testing; thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and even insulin. The numbers vary minute-by-minute and it is impossible to pick the correct moment [...]

Apple Cider Vinegar!

February 4th, 2015|Blog|

Reported Uses and Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar The scientific method has been of great service to all of us since well before Galileo in the 17th century. However, not every idea can be tested scientifically. Doing detailed studies costs money and it would be inappropriate to devote resources to testing a simple, inexpensive product [...]

Have you taken your Vitamin D today?

January 4th, 2015|Blog|

I’ve posted that Vitamin D3 offers numerous health advantages to the human body. It is a truly unique “vitamin” because its structure more closely resembles a steroid than a vitamin. No, not the kind of steroid that can get you kicked out of baseball (“roids”). Instead, it has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. These characteristics help us [...]

Prostate Cures?

December 23rd, 2014|Blog|

Antibiotics have long been standard of care for CNBP (Chronic Non-Bacterial Prostatitis)*. Relief is usually prompt, but the symptoms return, calling for another round of drugs. There are also the negative side effects of antibiotics to consider. Recent studies have been reported in the British Journals of Nutrition that suggest alternative approaches to the condition [...]

The Medical Marijuana Oxymoron

November 30th, 2014|Blog|

Oxymoron: a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in "cruel kindness" or "to make haste slowly.". The Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect January 17, 1920 and was repealed by the Twenty-Third Amendment on December 5, 1933. During those 5,071 days of Prohibition, citizens found innumerable [...]

Cold Hands and Feet?

November 12th, 2014|Blog|

Following a (trap shooting) match on a chilly October afternoon, Jim and Jimmy shook hands. Jimmy commented that Jim’s hand was warm – despite the fact he didn’t wear gloves. Jim replied that he takes cayenne pepper (active hot ingredient is capsaicin) once or twice daily. I recalled that Cayenne pepper has a long history [...]

Good and Bad News About Dementia

November 10th, 2014|Blog|

The Bad News about Dementia. It is likely that 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 65 and half the people over 85 have some form of dementia. It is the sixth leading cause of death and is estimated to have cost the United States healthcare system roughly $200 billion dollars in 2012. The [...]