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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.

That’s the drugs talking…

2018-11-21T18:14:59+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Blog|

How often have we heard, “That’s not like Billy Bob - it must be the BOOZE talking”? It’s so common and expected. We all seem to understand that alcohol does things that can change a personality. Gentle people can become belligerent, and folks who are usually polite and spiritual can start “swearing like a trooper”. [...]

What’s in OTC Miracle Mouthwash?

2019-04-11T15:11:07+00:00November 28th, 2018|Blog|

Our compounding pharmacy can no longer make and sell the non-prescription version. Federal regulators prohibit the preparation of any compounded item without a doctor's prescription. There are no prescription items in the formula listed below.  However, it may only be compounded if ordered by a doctor licensed to write prescriptions. See below for information on how [...]

The Medical Marijuana Oxymoron

2018-05-25T19:47:55+00:00May 30th, 2018|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 The Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect January 17, 1920 and was repealed by the Twenty-Third Amendment on December 5, 1933.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 [...]

SSRI Drugs – More Harm Than Good?

2016-11-14T20:42:51+00:00August 6th, 2015|Blog|

SERENDIPITY, making fortunate discoveries by accident. I read a note on Facebook about an organization focused on stopping smoking bans, especially the ones imposed by government fiat. I happen to agree that a majority of the bans are based on bad science and they are intrusions into personal liberties. One piece of information caught my attention. [...]

Patches causing patches?

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00July 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

2015-08-24T16:36:23+00:00July 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?

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00June 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?

2017-03-15T19:02:02+00:00June 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

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00May 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?

2017-03-15T18:45:17+00:00May 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

2015-08-24T16:42:59+00:00April 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 [...]

Sore nipples aren’t trivial

2019-03-29T16:39:56+00:00March 9th, 2015|Blog|

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

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