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’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 [...]

Ask Larry: Can you recommend me a doctor?

2016-11-14T20:42:51+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: Is there some liability in providing names of physicians that use your phamacy for compounding when it comes to treating hypothryroid? I belong to a support group and a member was at another nearby compounding pharmacy and they provided her with doctor information. I know Walgreens here in my town didn't [...]

Have you read your prescription’s package insert?

2015-09-22T20:42:00+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Blog|

There must be one specific FDA taskforce reviewing the package inserts of prescription drugs. Recently, we’ve seen dramatic changes regarding possible negative effects. Basically, prescription drugs are far more dangerous than we’re led to believe. The FDA is catching up on their part and forcing drug makers to include much more information. Regardless of how [...]

Ask Larry: Incontinence and Hormone Imbalance

2016-11-14T20:42:51+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your question: What hormone imbalance would you say affects incontinence? Larry's Response:  The general term incontinence includes urgency, frequency, and leakage. Many causes have been identified, but some of the most common are associated with hormone imbalance - and loss of muscle tone (associated with aging) Estrogen depletion can contribute to problems. Common prescription [...]

Ask Larry: Stevia vs Truvia

2016-11-14T20:42:51+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Blog|

Ask Larry: Your Question: I read your article about the likely harmful effects of Splenda. What about Stevia? Or Truvia, which I think is composed of stevia and something else to make it taste better. None of the articles I read mention Stevia. Larry's Response: Stevia is extracted from a natural product - the leaves of [...]

Low Estrogen and Progesterone Intolerance

2016-11-14T20:42:51+00:00 September 7th, 2015|Blog|

Ask Larry:  Your Question: I am wondering of you could tell me your opinion on what might cause estrogen to stay abnormally low a year after having a baby. My conditions are: mthfr (hetero), COMT (hetero), Crohn's but no symptoms with supplements and diet, chronic low estrogen and progesterone. I have a total intolerance for [...]

​​Biotin for MS?

2016-11-14T20:42:51+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Blog|

Researchers regularly report how their recent findings could benefit people who suffer from debilitating chronic conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis. The focus today is on BIOTIN, a vitamin in the B-Vitamin class, yet sometimes referred to as Vitamin H or coenzyme R. It acts as a coenzyme (a nonprotein compound necessary for the functioning of [...]

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 [...]