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Treating Burning Mouth Syndrome

2020-01-17T15:58:45+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Blog|

Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) Never underestimate the importance of good bacteria balance in the gut. Mayo describes it as “...ongoing (chronic) or recurrent burning in the mouth without an obvious cause. This discomfort may affect the tongue, gums, lips, inside of your cheeks, roof of your mouth or widespread areas of your whole mouth. The [...]

4AP Dosing (Aminopyridine)

2020-01-16T20:42:49+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Blog|

Question: I have MS and have been taking LDN for several years. About 6 weeks ago I started taking 4AP (4-Aminopyridine). I weigh 100lb (+ or -), so my optimum dose is 23mg/day. I haven't been able to get up to that dose, mostly because I'm not sure how to fit 4 or 5 doses [...]

Controlling cholesterol without using statins?

2019-10-07T14:15:16+00:00October 6th, 2019|Blog|

Significant numbers of people take statin drugs every day to lower their cholesterol - many of them may be unnecessary - and sometimes users stop taking them without medical advice, primarily because of unwanted side effects. The most common statin side effects include headache, difficulty sleeping, flushing of the skin, muscle aches, tenderness, or weakness [...]

Another new disease?

2020-01-27T18:44:33+00:00October 4th, 2019|Blog|

Since 2003, people can be diagnosed with "pre-hypertension." Until then, if your blood pressure numbers were approaching the "high blood pressure" range you may have been told that you were "borderline hypertensive." You didn't have high blood pressure (hypertension) but your values suggested that you should take action, which commonly consisted of lifestyle changes, not [...]

Beyond Use Dating (BUD)

2019-07-24T18:18:36+00:00August 8th, 2019|Blog|

Does Your Baloney or Milk Know When it’s Supposed to “go bad”? Many people have serious allergies to relatively common substances - peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, and insect stings are among the most common. In just a few minutes a victim will experience a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, which can escalate quickly. This is [...]

Supplements Used by The Compounder

2019-08-22T16:29:57+00:00July 30th, 2019|Blog|

What Supplements Do I Use? Daily: MITOCORE There is substantial evidence that our food supply is deficient in many nutrients. I’ve selected this product because it delivers more than just the standard vitamins and minerals and it provides key micronutrients to optimize daily nutritional intake. MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring compound that provides a [...]

Aminopyridine: Commercial Version vs. Compounded

2019-07-08T18:14:03+00:00July 16th, 2019|Blog|

QUESTION: I take 20 to 25 mg of compounded 4 ap for my sporadic episodic cerebellar ataxia. Most research indicates upper limits of 20 to 25 mg. Your ramping schedule goes up to 40 mg. I would appreciate the information I can share with my neurologist about the research you used to arrive at your [...]

African Swine Fever, Hogs, and Thyroid

2019-05-01T14:04:48+00:00May 6th, 2019|Blog|

There’s an enormous outbreak of African Swine Fever among Chinese hogs, and it’s disrupting global grain, meat, and financial markets in profound ways. China, which produces about half the world’s pork, has seen its biggest ever drop in the number of hogs over the past few months. The country’s productive herds slumped 21 percent in [...]

Topical LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone)?

2019-04-29T21:46:35+00:00April 29th, 2019|Blog|

Larry was asked: Is there any evidence that a topical formulation of low dose naltrexone is effective for pain control? I have severe scoliosis and osteoporosis and multiple blown out discs and compression fractures. I'm on no oral pain meds. Have a compounded pain cream with tetracaine, Flexeril, Robaxin, diclofenac, gabapentin, and clonidine which takes [...]

Synapsin

2019-07-24T18:20:52+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Blog|

SYNAPSIN NASAL SPRAY Synapsin is an innovative, patent-pending powder blend of ginsenoside Rg3 and nicotinamide riboside along with components to aid in solubilization and dispersion. It is an ingredient designed to be used in dietary supplement formulations for the support of neurological and cognitive health. Synapsin was invented by the renowned author, pharmacist and functional [...]

CBD Information

2019-03-18T16:38:01+00:00March 18th, 2019|Blog, Patient Information|

The major active components of cannabis are a family of compounds known as cannabinoids. There are over 60 different cannabinoids, though only a handful have been studied. Cannabinoids mimic natural neurotransmitters (the chemicals which allow the transmission of signals from one neuron to the next). CBD (cannabidiol) is the second most prominent cannabinoid in the [...]

FDA Announces Shortage of Makena (Progesterone) Injection

2019-03-18T16:37:46+00:00March 13th, 2019|Blog|

The FDA has announced a nationwide shortage of The commercial version of Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection (aka, 17P). The trade name is Makena. 17P injection has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of preterm birth in women who have a history of delivering less than 37 weeks. Special compounding pharmacies have been safely making this sterile [...]

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 [...]

DON’T DO IT

2019-02-18T19:34:48+00:00February 18th, 2019|Blog|

There isn't a month that goes by where some well-meaning grandparent, parent, uncle, or aunt doesn't ask me about pharmacy as a career for their loved one. What are the salaries like? Are there jobs? What are the best schools? How long does it take to become a licensed pharmacist? Recently, my quick-and-dirty reply goes [...]