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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.

Is 205 a dangerous heart rate?

2018-05-09T16:58:56+00:00 May 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 [...]

Drug Take Back and the Yellow Jug

2017-05-11T22:28:00+00:00 May 11th, 2017|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 [...]

Why is IL poisoning me with fluoride?

2017-05-03T16:13:16+00:00 May 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 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

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

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

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

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

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

2015-08-24T16:42:59+00:00 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?

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

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00 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 [...]

Sore nipples aren’t trivial

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

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

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

2016-11-14T20:42:52+00:00 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 [...]