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What is Compounding?

Compounding is the Art and Science of Creating Personalized Medications Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with.
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Sulforaphanes – A promising phytochemical and another reason to eat your dark leafy greens

I have a confession to make. I’m a professional dodger of broccoli. I’ve hidden it in napkins as a child, flatly refused it as a teenager, and given it away to my fellow diners as an adult. I pretty much hate the stuff, along with most of its relatives in the cruciferous family: cabbage, brussel.
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The Compounding Solution for Pain Management

The Compounding Solution for Pain Management Whether it’s muscle pain, headaches, or menstrual cramping, almost everyone has experienced some sort of pain in their lives. Chronic pain like that from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and migraines, however, can be an ongoing, debilitating experience, preventing you from working effectively, enjoying recreation, or even taking pleasure in everyday life..
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Compounding for Animal Owners

Compounding for Animal Owners From dogs and cats, to rabbits and horses, pets come in all different shapes and sizes. And as a pet owner, you want the absolute best for them, no matter what four-legged-friend is a member of your family (and two-legged friends for all you bird lovers out there). To ensure proper.
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The Benefits of Hormone Replacement Compounding

The Benefits of Hormone Replacement Compounding As anyone who has ever been through puberty can tell you—never underestimate the power of hormones. These incredible chemical messengers control the entire body, affecting many areas of your health, such as your mood, your metabolism, and your sexual and reproductive function. When hormones are balanced, it’s smooth sailing..
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Thinking Out Of the Box with Compounding

Thinking Out Of the Box with Compounding The “one-size-fits-all” approach works well for many people for a wide variety of reasons. When it comes to prescription medicine, however, not everyone is the same. Compounding pharmacists know that each person is different, and they can make customized medications to meet the specific needs of each individual.
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Compression Socks­­—The Latest Trend in Running

Compression Socks­­—The Latest Trend in Running “Run hard, be strong, think big!” – Percy Cerutty If you enjoy running like I do, you probably can’t wait to join the hordes of lycra-clad runners soaking up the gorgeous B.C. scenery, and breathing in that West Coast air. With spring just a hop, skip, and jump away,.
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How Compression Stockings Can Help Expecting Moms

How Compression Stockings Can Help Expecting Moms Can’t wait to snap tons of photos of your ever-expanding baby bump? Excited to see your little bundle of joy in ultrasounds? The great news of a pregnancy is enough to have many new expecting moms (not to mention soon-to-be grandparents) do the happy dance, jump for joy,.
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4 Great Tips to Get You through a Long-Haul Flight

4 Great Tips to Get You through a Long-Haul Flight Hearing my boss talk about his recent grueling 15-hour flight to Melbourne, Australia the other day made me think about my own long-distance haul to Japan a few years back. I don’t do well on planes (something about the idea of crashing into a big.
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Tips for Working at a Standing Desk

Tips for Working at a Standing Desk Like many, I work in an office. And recently, since I started to read articles on why sitting all day is horrible for your health, I have been wrestling with the idea of using a standing workstation. I will be the first to admit it. I’m not in.
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A Hiker’s Guide to Knee Support

A Hiker’s Guide to Knee Support The 2016 hiking season has finally arrived with the opening of the Grouse Grind. What’s that? You’ve never visited Mother Nature’s Stairmaster? Whether you are an accomplished hiker or a novice out for your first climb, the spectacular scenery at the top is well worth the challenging 2,830 steps.
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Don’t Let the Risk of Ankle Injuries Sideline from Playing Soccer

Don’t Let the Risk of Ankle Injuries Sideline from Playing Soccer Soccer (or football) is hands down one of the most popular sports on the planet. And with the ever-increasing number of Vancouverites catching Whitecaps fever (myself included), interest in this world-famous sport has never been bigger. From elite athletes to weekend warriors, hordes of.
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How to Prevent Swimming Shoulder Injury

How to Prevent Swimming Shoulder Injury The warm weather is here, and for many of us (myself included), it’s the perfect time of year to include some swimming into your fitness routine. Swimming is a super activity that has a mountain of benefits for the entire body—especially if you are looking for something that is.
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How to Choose the Highest-Quality Supplements

How to Choose the Highest-Quality Supplements Very few things are as mind boggling as shopping for nutritional supplements. Don’t believe me? I dare you to walk into any supplement shop or browse the vitamin section of your local drugstore and not scratch your head in utter and compete confusion. With shelf after shelf stacked with.
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The Importance of Pure Supplements

The Importance of Pure Supplements There is no denying it. We are living in the age of convenience, from online shopping and smartphones to GPS and Netflix. And thanks to all these handy innovations, we get to enjoy a ton of benefits that come from the modern world, enriching our lives and making things easier..
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What Are Pharmaceutical-Grade Supplements?

What Are Pharmaceutical-Grade Supplements? If you’re like me, you probably take supplements (or at the very least, have thought about it). But there are literally hundreds, heck even thousands, of supplement brands to choose from. And with so much out there, how is anyone supposed to separate the good from, shall we say, the not-so-good?.
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4 Tips for Back to School Health

Ready or not, it‘s back to school time again. By now you’ve probably already stocked up on notebooks, backpacks, and every other school supply under the sun. While you’re preparing for the upcoming school year, it’s also the perfect time to focus on supporting your kiddo’s immune health. After all, stronger immunity will not only.
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Fight the Cold and Flu Season with Probiotics

By now, many of us know that probiotics improve intestinal health. But did you also know that those “good bacteria” may have benefits that extend beyond the gut? It’s true. Research has shown that probiotics can also help fend off seasonal viruses and bacteria. If you are looking for an effective way to keep the.
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Protect Yourself from Disease when Vacationing

Nobody wants their highly-awaited vacation to be ruined by illness. Certain diseases that are not common at home can run rampant elsewhere. Protect yourself and your family this vacation season with these tips to avoid sickness. Do your Research When you’re looking up the best flights and fancy hotels, spare some time to read up.
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Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

We look forward all winter long to the sunny summer days only to find ourselves sweltering and gasping for shade when the blazing heat hits.  Working too hard or not staying cool enough can lead you to tire more easily, sweat profusely, and sometimes can even lead to dangerous medical complications.  Summer can be such.
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Tips to Fight Summer Allergies

Summer is a wonderful time to get out and soak up the sun, unless you’re one of millions who suffer from seasonal allergies. Between the pollen, smog, and mould, this time of year can be as perilous as it is beautiful. Luckily, there are some things you can do to stop allergies from ruining your.
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The Best Back to School Snacks for your Kids

School is back in session for millions of rambunctious whiz-kids across the country, and that means loads of lunches and tons of snacks are in order. Giving your kids the right nutrition is essential to helping them succeed in all the challenges the school year brings. All that mental and physical activity will burn a.
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Why We May be in for a Bad Flu Season for 2017/18

Every year, we as Canadians take measures to prevent getting the flu, and the most common of these measures is the flu shot. Each year, millions of people visit their nearest clinic or flu shot location in order to stay healthy and avoid getting sick. The 2017/2018 flu season, however, is looking to be worse.
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How to Tell If You Have the Cold or the Flu

Though some people get things mixed up when it comes to differentiating between the influenza, which is called the flu for short, and the common cold. While many others think they are the same, they are however both types of upper respiratory infections, caused by viruses, and both can actually take a week or more.
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