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Magnesium: A Mineral for Modern Times

Magnesium Varieties and Qualities
Magnesium facilitates over 300 metabolic processes in the human body. Correcting a deficiency can alleviate many modern health concerns. Joel covers a few different forms of magnesium and explains what they can help with.

Are nutritional supplements really necessary?

Clear Capsules Spilling Out of Bottle
We, obviously, believe in the power of nutritional supplementation. But not every person needs supplements and not every supplement is created equal. In this article, Joel outlines when you may need supplementation and why quality matters.

Complementary Nutrients: Life in Balance

Your body is composed of multiple complex systems. This combination of systems requires a delicate balance of nutrients in order to run smoothly. Joel covers a few of these essential nutrients to illustrate this complex equilibrium.

Managing Homocysteine Levels for Better Health

Vitamin B
Homocysteine is an amino acid that plays a key role in important methylation processes. If it isn't processed correctly and builds up, it can cause cardiovascular issues. Learn a little more about how it works and how you can help keep your levels under control.

Lessons Learned from Browntail Moth Seasons

Browntail Moth Caterpillar on Leaf
Since we compound medications that help with pain and itching from the rash, we hear a lot of patient stories. We are in the unique position of being able to gauge, to a certain extent, the community health impact. We’d like to share some things we’ve learned over the years.

Introducing Andrew Gray, PharmD

Andrew Gray, PharmD
We are happy to introduce you to our new partner and pharmacist, Andrew Gray, PharmD. You may have already spoken to him and, if so, you already know that he’s a great addition to the Coastal Family!

Tools to Fight Osteoporosis

Calcium Rich Foods
There's more to osteoporosis prevention than drinking more milk or popping a calcium tablet. Calcium supplementation has long been the main focus of bone health regimens. There are other elements, however, that are necessary for maintaining optimal skeletal support. Find out what makes up a well-rounded anti-osteoporosis plan.

COVID-19: How to Prepare for the Emerging Threat

Sick Woman with Tissue and Cold Remedies
While we may not have a natural immunity to COVID-19 specifically, it is possible to improve our immune potential should exposure prove inevitable.

BDNF: A Powerful Protein for Brain Health

Transparent Brain in Doctor's Hands
A protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may improve your brain's adaptability to change. Learn about what it is and how to promote its production.

A Chat with Joe Lorello, RPh

Joe Lorello, RPh and Coastal Principal
Joe has been a staple in the Portland pharmacy scene for over 40 years. Many people know him by his easy-going nature, kind patience, and countless entertaining stories. He's had many decades-long relationships with patients who may not know more about him than that. We thought we'd give you a little more dirt.