Surviving Summer Allergies

Woman with allergies sneezing

Surviving Summer Allergies While we often think of allergies as a spring phenomenon, summer can be just as challenging for those who suffer from allergies. Warmer weather and circulating pollen from grass, trees, and weeds can bring misery, causing sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy, irritated eyes and throat, and headaches. As a pharmacist, I am often…

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Berberine: Separating Hype from Science

Berberine Phytosome

Berberine has undoubtedly become a hot topic lately, with social media dubbing it “nature’s Ozempic.” But behind the buzz, is there scientific evidence supporting the claims? Let’s delve into the world of berberine to understand its properties, applications, and the latest advancements that make it even more promising.  What is Berberine? Berberine is a powerful…

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Spring Break Travel Health Tips

Remedies for spring travel health issues

If you’re heading south for spring break,  you’ll want to be prepared for those common health problems that can arise. Tummy troubles, stress, sunburn and jet lag can put a damper on your vacation. Don’t worry though, I have you covered. Consider the following spring break travel health essentials to keep you and your family…

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Natural Strategies for Managing Stress

Foods that help reduce stress and improve mood

Stress is a force that we all face at various times in our lives. The past 2 years have been particularly challenging with the pandemic and its impact on our health and daily lives Stress, especially when chronic, affects many aspects of mental health including our mood, sense of well-being, mental energy and ability to focus and concentrate.…

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Medicine Cabinet Essentials

Picture of woman at desk with supplements and remedies for a medicine cabinet

With the kids back in school and reengaging in social activities, you’ll want to be prepared to handle the common health issues that can arise. Consider these cabinet must have’s to help you and your family manage colds, lice, tummy troubles and more.Immune Support As we get into cold and flu season, keeping our immune system…

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Shake off the Sedentary Lifestyle

Working from home

The pandemic has had far-reaching effects on our health. Working from home and not moving as much, indulging in comfort foods, and not having places to go or people to see has made weight management a much harder hurdle to clear even for the relatively healthy person. Reframing our approach to exercise and eating can help…

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The Highs and Lows of Cold & Flu Season

With the cold, dry weather upon us the winter bugs are thriving. Here’s some advice on how to manage the highs and lows of the cold and flu season and tips on how to speed healing if you do get sick. The “highs” – high temperature/fever  Fever is the body’s natural response to a foreign invader…

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Staying Healthy While Staying Home

Salad and berries

With the ongoing recommendations to stay at home during the pandemic, staying healthy is top of mind. Yet, changes in our diet and activity level and indulging in comfort foods and alcohol can contribute to problems such as digestive distress, weight gain, fatigue and muscle loss. Considering that our health of our digestive system and…

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Managing Stress and Sleep

Morning Stretch

Is the stress of the pandemic is taking a toll on your health? Its hard to escape what’s going on around us during these trying times. Yet, adopting strategies to deal with the stress and get a good night’s sleep is critical now more than ever. Both stress and lack of sleep can hamper the…

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