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  1. August 19, 2022

    A Practical Guide to Taking CoQ10

    Addressing Energy Production and Overall Health

    CoQ10 or coenzyme Q10 is an essential nutrient found in every cell in the body. CoQ10 plays an important role in making energy in the cells and protecting the body against free radicals. Coenzyme Q10 helps provide the energy for the healthy function of your heart, brain, muscles, kidneys, and other tissues.

    CoQ10 is extremely helpful in strengthening the contraction of the heart muscle. As a pharmacist, I see many individuals taking medications that tend to lower the body’s Coq10 level. It is common to have a low CoQ10 level when using cholesterol-lowering medications called statins. Thirteen controlled studies conducted between 1990–2004 demonstrated significant drops in CoQ10 levels, due to the use of statin medications. Acid blockers, some blood pressure medications, and certain diabetes medications are some of the other drugs that lower coenzyme Q10 levels.

    Source: NIH

    In addition, after the age of 35 to

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  2. June 14, 2022

    Choosing the Best Compounding Pharmacy for Addressing Thyroid Disease

    Thyroid Disease Overview

    Thyroid disease is very common, with an estimated 20 million people in the United States having some type of thyroid disorder. A woman is about five to eight times more likely to be diagnosed with a thyroid condition than a man.

    Many of the following symptoms of hypothyroidism are experienced by patients including:

    • Weight gain
    • Cold and heat intolerance (cold hands and feet)
    • Fatigue
    • Slowed metabolism
    • Memory and concentration impairment
    • Fluid retention
    • Constipation
    • Dry skin and/or hair
    • Depression
    • Low sexual desire
    • Headaches, Migraines
    • Irregular menstrual cycles
    • PMS
    • Enlarged tongue
    • Swollen neck
    • Deep voice
    • Infertility
    • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
    • High Cholesterol and Triglycerides
    • Nervousness, Anxiety and Irritability
    • Hyperactivity – you may find it hard to stay still and have a lot of nervous energy

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  3. June 10, 2022

    Emotional and Mental Stress: Dealing With Them the Right Way

    The Pandemic Has Increased Stress Levels of Many

    I have received numerous emails and phone calls lately asking me if I can recommend a supplement for anxiety and panic attacks. The number of requests has increased recently, and as you can guess, it is partially due to the stress associated with being in a pandemic as well as the social unrest related to recent events.

    Stress & Anxiety

    Some of you have lost your job. Some have lost a loved one. You are limiting social get-togethers. You hesitate to travel. You are uncertain about your future, the future of your loved ones, society, and this world. All of these factors can create more anxiety.

    Stress can significantly impact your quality of life and can manifest itself in many different ways.

    Physical Signs of Stress

    • Rapid heartbeat
    • Chest pain
    • Trouble sleeping
    • Upset stomach
    • Diarrhea
    • Increased or decreased appetite
    • Dry mouth

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  4. May 18, 2022

    Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) as Non-Opioid Option for Pain Management

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    Exploring Non-Opioid Alternatives for Addressing Chronic Pain & Autoimmune Conditions

    There is much to be said about the ongoing opioid epidemic. The highly addictive nature of opioid pain medications has been problematic as abuse and overdose continues to rampage patients. Low Dose Naltrexone, also known as LDN, has risen in popularity as a non-opioid alternative for addressing chronic pain and autoimmune conditions.

    In 2019, an estimated 10.1 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids in the past year. Specifically, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers. Source: HHS

    What is Low Dose Naltrexone?

    A person’s immune system is regulated almost entirely by endorphins, which are released naturally every day. Naltrexone is an opiate receptor antagonist, which means that it blocks

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