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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.

Do you have low thyroid?

2019-03-18T16:37:28+00:00March 13th, 2019|Blog|

Let's Talk Hypothyroidism Many people are walking around with low levels of thyroid hormone (referred to a hypothyroid). They're tired, cold, lack energy, have dry skin, and so on. But when they visit a doctor, the laboratory tests often reports there isn't a problem. They know they aren't fully healthy, but the test disagrees. Doctors [...]

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?

2019-02-21T14:16:29+00:00November 28th, 2018|Blog|

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. Question: Could you let me know how I could make the miracle mouthwash without a prescription. I would [...]

The FLU is coming! Big Damn Deal.

2018-11-09T16:55:47+00:00November 9th, 2018|Blog|

THE FLU (influenza virus in all it's mutation) has always been here and it will never go away. It is known by various names, yet it remains a common infection – sometimes of the sinuses, the stomach, the joints, and even combinations. This is not to downplay the discomfort or the possibility for disastrous outcomes, [...]

Some Vitamin D Math

2018-06-05T15:22:00+00:00June 7th, 2018|Blog|

We stock and sell a 50,000IU Vitamin D capsule. Seeing as most over the counter Vitamin D supplements are between 1,000IU and 5,000IU per capsule, we get a lot of wide eyed shock. 50,000 IU! WOW! That’s a lot of Vitamin D! Ya think? Take just a few minutes to read this and allow your [...]

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 [...]

Is 205 a dangerous heart rate?

2018-05-09T16:58:56+00:00May 9th, 2018|Blog|

CONTENT UPDATED, May, 2018 - L.J. Frieders Right after birth, a person has a heart rate around 159 bpm (beats per minute). By the late teen years that number falls to around 100, and stays in that range for the rest of their life. Stress and exercise and cause this number to climb, but it [...]

Why is IL poisoning me with fluoride?

2017-05-03T16:13:16+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Blog|

How is Illinois different from practically every country in the world? Illinois requires the addition of fluoride to all commercial water. Fluoride is a toxic material that is responsible for a multitude of serious health conditions, ranging from fluorosis to serious bone degeneration. Fluorosis is a disturbance of dental enamel caused by excessive exposure to [...]

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 [...]