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What is pharmaceutical compounding?

The Coastal Compounding Lab
Many people are unaware of the specialized practice of compounding pharmaceuticals. They think their only options are the mass-produced medications from big pharmaceutical companies. Compounded pharmaceuticals offer specialized options for better treatment results. The possibilities are practically endless.

The Dynamic Healing Power of Homeopathy

Homeopathic Remedies
According to the World Health Organization, homeopathy is the second largest type of therapy in the world. It is used successfully by millions of people around the globe to treat acute medical conditions and chronic diseases. Learn more about how it works and how you can incorporate it into your health care regimen.

Conventional and Natural Treatment Options for Allergy Relief

Woman holding flowers with gas mask.
The advent of spring means the arrival of higher pollen counts and, unfortunately for some, bad allergies. To enjoy the season with less discomfort, our pharmacists and wellness specialists offer a few conventional and natural options for relief. We know that if you suffer from allergies, you want all options on the table.

Supplement Considerations for People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) presents a range of digestive issues that cause general discomfort. Bloating, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, and constipation are all signs that your digestive system isn't functioning well. These issues make it hard for your body to get the nutrients it needs to support its many systems.

If you can't absorb an adequate amount of nutrients from your diet, supplements may be in order. But those with digestive issues and sensitivities can't pick just any product on the shelves. In this post, we share some considerations you'll want to keep in mind when picking your supplements.


Browntail Moth Season is Here - Get the Facts Now

Browntail Moth Caterpillar
The Maine Forest Service has warned of an increase in browntail moth caterpillar infestation in 2017. Although activity is at its highest May through July, cases have already been reported. Find out what you can do to reduce your chances of coming into contact with the toxic caterpillar hairs and what you can do if you develop the rash.

Tom's Essential Lyme Disease Resources

Those of us with limited knowledge on Lyme disease can spend weeks Googling until we're completely overwhelmed with information. That information would fall within the wide spectrum of great to terrible and we'd have no idea which was which. Tom Stewart, on the other hand, was forced to immerse himself in the huge pool of knowledge and wade through the great to terrible. We can benefit from Tom's research through the comprehensive list of resources and protocols he has amassed since his 2010 diagnosis.

Tale of a Chronic Lyme Journey

Tom Stewart
Tom Stewart can pinpoint the exact day that his life was forever changed by Lyme disease. It was a day that his enormous energy dropped to nearly a standstill. Like most Lyme patients, he endured multiple misdiagnoses until getting the correct one. Through adhering to an aggressive and holistic treatment plan, he has gone in and out of remission. It's not an easy road to travel. Tom shares his story and prevention recommendations often, in order to raise awareness and help others. We encourage you to learn as much as possible about Lyme. By doing so, you can expedite a diagnosis or hopefully avoid it altogether.

The Many Faces of Lyme Disease: The Great Imitator

Blacklegged Ticks
Lyme disease symptoms can mimic many other diseases, making a quick diagnosis very difficult. Education and vigilance are key to prevention. If you fear you've contracted the disease, finding an experienced Lyme practitioner is key to starting treatment before the disease advances.

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion: the Warnings Not Listed on Your Rx Label

Pill Bottle Warnings
While medications provide relief and treatment for many conditions and disease states, they may come at the price of depriving the body of nutrients. This article provides a list of commonly prescribed medication along with any known nutrient depletions. Also, find the functions and food sources for the referenced vitamins and minerals.

Your Cold Season Cheat Sheet

Follow these tips from our wellness specialist Joel Hall, to decrease your chances of getting sick. If you're already feeling it, he covers that too!