Herbs for Menopause Support
Thursday, November 9, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Red Clovers with MugMenopause is an extraordinary time of transition and self-actualization. We’ll explore herbs that strengthen the nervous system, support the juicy parts of ourselves, and regulate hormones. We’ll talk about how to use food and herbs to maintain strong bones and healthy cognition. Mischa will also show you how to make a few herbal remedies and teas so you can see just how easy it is!  You’ll leave feeling confident in your capacity to generate a grounded transition for yourself.


Mischa Schuler, Community Herbalist and Founder of Wild Carrot Herbs [ More About Mischa ]

Hormonal Balancing in Menopause and Perimenopause with Bethany Hays, MD
Wednesday, November 8, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Practitioner EventThis event is for women’s health physicians, primary care physicians, internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, midwives, physician assistance and other healthcare professionals.


  • Develop a plan for prescribing nutraceuticals, diet, and lifestyle interventions to manage symptoms in women in perimenopause and menopause.
  • Apply treatment approaches for common PMS/menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep disturbances, mood disorders, libido, osteoporosis, fibroids, endometriosis etc. using a practical algorithm for each.
  • Create a safe hormone replacement therapy based upon a concept that nature (if not disrupted by castration, disease or foreign chemicals) knows best in how to create balance in menopause. When HRT is needed we should follow her lead.

About Dr. Hays

Bethany Hays, MD, FACOG is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist who trained as a perinatologist, and practiced obstetrics for 29 years. Dr. Hays practiced and was the Medical Director of True North, a holistic health center in Falmouth, Maine, until its doors closed to patient care in 2016, after 14 years of changing healthcare in America. Using “Circle Process” described by Christina Baldwin and modified by those working at True North, the Circle created an integrative practice combining physicians and various other healing modalities. Dr. Hays found her way to the Institute for Functional Medicine in 1999, has been teaching for IFM since 2000, and is a current board member. She has been affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, University of Vermont Medical School, University of New England, Dartmouth Medical School and Tufts Medical School. Teaching has always been a part of her work. She has been described as “earth-mother”, “fire-brand”, “innovator”, “trailblazer”, “trouble-maker” and a number of other less gracious monikers.

CME Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and Coastal Pharmacy.  The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide CME activities for physicians.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A Menopause Primer
Wednesday, October 25, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Menopause, defined as a year without a period, marks a major shift in a woman’s body. The years of hormone imbalance leading to menopause are considered perimenopause. The whole process can last up to a decade. As hormones shift and change over this time, what your body needs shifts and changes.  Luckily, there are a lot options available to support yourself through this time.

Carrie Levine and Jay will be here to provide the information you need to greet this phase of life with clear understanding.


Carrie Levine, CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife and Founder of Whole Woman Health [More About Carrie]
Jay Reighley, APRN, Nurse Practitioner at Integr8 Health  [More About Jay]

Facebook Live Video

 October Gut Health Series

Digestive complaints are not the only sign of compromised gut health.  Did you know that brain fog, fatigue, depression, weight gain, acne, joint pain, allergies, chronic infections, thyroid problems and more all relate to the health of your gut?  In this Gut Health Series, learn what’s going on in your gut, how your food and mood are affecting your gut health, and the steps you can take to get back on track to a healthier, happier you!

Attending at least one of the 4-week series will be beneficial, but why not sign up for the entire series!  Each week builds your knowledge of the digestive tract and enhances your chance of optimizing your gut health.

Series Leader

Stephanie Walsh, CPT, CNTP, CEPC, Founder of The Holistic Health Approach [ More About Steph ]

Week 1 –  In One End and Out the Other: The Whats of the Guts
Thursday, October 5, 5:30 pm

Do you really know your gut? Get to know the soups-to-nuts, from tongue to bum, of your digestive tract.  You’ll learn the anatomy of your digestive tract, how your gut processes the food you eat, and why those little bugs called your microbiome are so important.  This is where health starts. Learning how it all works will help you make healthy decisions and analyze where there may be an issue.

Facebook Live Video

Week 2 –  Eat Your Greens and Gasoline: What You Don’t Know You’re Eating
Thursday, October 12, 5:30 pm

Ever wonder what those unpronounceable ingredients are in your food? There are a lot of hidden toxins in our food supply.  You’ll learn where those toxins are coming from (hint: think of your car’s gas tank), how pesticides and other toxins effect your overall health and why gut health is important in protecting you from these insults.  Get the biggest bang for your health buck. Learning which foods and products are effecting your health – both positively and negatively – will help you become a more informed, savvy shopper and improve your health.

Facebook Live Video

Week 3 – Fatigue, Fogginess, Fear and Food: What Your Brain May be Telling You
Thursday, October 19, 5:30 pm

Gut health is key to brain health! What you eat can either support or compromise your brain activity.  You’ll learn about the gut-brain connection, how stress and depression or anxiety effect your gut health, and what foods or supplements are vital for optimal gut and brain health.  This is a key component to the secret of happiness. Learning how your gut health effects your mood, and vice versa, will help you make the nutrition and lifestyle changes that will keep you healthy and happy.

Facebook Live Video

Week 4 of the October Gut Health Series
Don’t Worry, I’ve Gut This! Your Road to a Healthy Gut
<brThursday, October 26, 5:30 pm

Knowledge is power, and now you’ve got the power to optimize your gut health! You’ll learn several lifestyle steps you can take to support your digestive tract, improve your gut health and live a happier, healthier life!  Bring it all together. Understanding the steps you can take to enhance your gut health will help you continue making healthy changes that set you on the path to optimizing your health, your weight and your life!

Facebook Video

Gene-Based Health: Change Your Destiny with Lifestyle Planning
Saturday, September 23, 10:00 -11:30 AM


Your family’s health history is not your health destiny. Your genes tell an important story about your health risks and potential. You can rewrite that story by planning your lifestyle around your genes. In this way, you learn to work with your genetic code rather than against it.

Dr. Mueller will discuss what we can learn from genetic testing and how it helps determine what lifestyle habits will work best with your genetic makeup.

For more information, view Dr. Mueller’s informational video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJuENQsOus0.


Dr. Rudy Mueller, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine Fellow, and co-founder of Precision Health in Scarborough [ More About Dr. Mueller ]

Facebook Live Video

Autumn Equinox Herb Walk at Back Cove
Thursday, September 21, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Mischa Schuler

As the light shifts, on the eve of the Equinox, we’ll visit with the plants as their energy moves back into their roots in preparation for the seasonal changes ahead. We will visit with these extraordinary beings in their later stage of growth – observing seed strategies and marveling at how much the Earth has to offer. Our evening will be rich with herbal folklore, laughter, and understanding of how to incorporate our new plant friends into daily Life. Meet at Coastal Wellness at 84 Marginal Way (parking in the building) and we’ll walk to Back Cove together. It will be a leisurely quarter mile (approximately) with stops along the way.

Walk Leader

Mischa Schuler, Community Herbalist and Founder of Wild Carrot Herbs [ More About Mischa ]


Medicinal Plant Walk Around Back Cove
Tuesday, May 16, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Mischa Schuler

As the plants reawaken to spring, we will visit with these extraordinary beings in their young stages of growth – learning to recognize their patterns across the refreshed spring landscape. Our evening will be rich with herbal folklore, laughter, and understanding of how to incorporate our new plant friends into daily life. We will be meeting at Coastal and walking a leisurely half mile (as Mischa puts it… it’s more like an herb stop and talk). Plan to bring boots in case it’s muddy!

Walk Leader

Mischa Schuler, Community Herbalist and Owner of Wild Carrot Herbs

The Dynamic Healing Power of Homeopathy
Saturday, May 6, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

In this workshop, you will discover the Dynamic Healing Power of Homeopathy, learn a quick overview of its history and healing principles, and gain a basic understanding of how to apply Homeopathic remedies to everyday situations, emergencies, and acute illnesses.

Understand: Quick review of the principles of homeopathy and classical medicine and the practical overview of potency use.

Learn: How to use remedies for acute illnesses such as flu, fevers, and First aid including concussions, bruises, cuts, burns, tick bites, stings, sprains, and discomfort after dental work. Allergies, jet lag, and emotional trauma due to grief or anxiety will also be covered.

Discover: How to take an acute case and apply this safe, gentle and natural therapeutics with quick, effective, and maximum results.

For a preview of what Betsey will be teaching, read her article The Dynamic Healing Power of Homeopathy.

$10 FEE FOR THIS EVENT. The fee will be collected onsite.


Betsey Beaven
Betsey is one of the co-founders of Bloodroot restaurant, vegetarian cookbook author, and former food critic. She has been involved with homeopathy for over 15 years. Read more about Betsey at www.betseybeaven.com.

The Realities of Parenthood
Thursday, March 30
6:00 – 7:00 PM

Life with a new baby brings a lot of changes. There are many joys but there can be a lot of challenges as well. Ellen & Tricia will share the realities of being a new parent along with creating a postpartum plan to ease the transition.

Babies in arms are welcome!

Discussion Leaders

Tricia Albert, OTR/L, CLC, owner of Blooming Into Motherhood [Bio]
Ellen Kunkle, CCE, facilitator of the Mothering Circle at Maine Medical Center in Falmouth [Bio]

Customer Appreciation Event
Wednesday, March 1
4:00 – 7:00 pm

It’s our 1 year anniversary! Come celebrate with us and let us treat you to drawings, samples, demonstrations. snacks, and 20% off your entire purchase (excludes prescriptions and cafe items).

Participating vendors include:

Mad Gab’s
New Chapter
Rainbow Light
Renew Life
Zen Bear
Cape Whoopies
Chewy Chewy Yum Yums
Coffee by Design
Spindrift Seltzer
Two Fat Cats

No registration required. 

21-Day Holistic Detox Program Kickoff
Thursday, February 23
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Stephanie Walsh, Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner and Eating Psychology Coach will be back for a more in-depth talk on where toxins hide in your environment, why a detox is important for health and weight loss, and how to follow her 21-Day Holistic Detox program to get the results you’ve been striving for! This is the kickoff to the 21-Day Holistic Detox Program taking place from March 6-26, but will be beneficial to anyone who wishes to start a detox program.


Stephanie Walsh, CPT, CNTP, CEPC, owner of The Holistic Health Approach

To learn more about the 21-Day Holistic Detox Program and to register, visit www.coastalpharmacyandwellness.com/detoxprogram.

New Mom Discussion: Exercise in Pregnancy and Postpartum
Tuesday, January 17
6:00 – 7:00 pm

In this discussion, we will talk about safe exercise guidelines during pregnancy and postpartum. This includes what types of exercises are recommended or to be avoided, exercise intensity and the benefits to you and your baby. Bring your questions, as every woman’s level of fitness and exercise needs, are different!

Discussion Leaders

Nancy Charlebois, PT, LMT, Jade Integrated Health
Tricia Albert, OTR/L, CLC, owner of Blooming Into Motherhood
Ellen Kunkle, CCE, facilitator of the Mothering Circle at Maine Medical Center in Falmouth

**Partners in parenting and babies in arms are welcome!**

Detoxing for Long-Term Health
Monday, January, 23
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Detoxification is a great way to eliminate the negative effects the environment has on your body. Food additives, chemicals, pollutants, and medications are among the major offenders.

Certified nutrition therapist and eating psychology coach Stephanie Walsh will teach you where toxins may be hiding in your life and how simple changes can detox your body now and well beyond for long term health.


Stephanie Walsh, CPT, CNTP, CEPC, owner of The Holistic Health Approach

Wednesday, December 14
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Coastal Pharmacy & Wellness Gift BoxDIY Gift Boxes

Create customized gift boxes for your friends and family with healthy items from Coastal Pharmacy & Wellness. We will provide the boxes and packaging supplies and will offer 10% off items used in your gift boxes.* We’ll start you off with some ideas below, but there are many more possibilities. Staff will help you select items that are perfect for those special people in your life.

  • Pampering: aromatic natural soaps, candles, and lotions
  • Aromatherapy: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy and a variety of essential oils
  • Winter health: vitamins and supplements essential to immunity and seasonal health
  • Essentials Pack: vitamins everyone should take such as vitamin D, multivitamin, and fish oil
  • Stress relief: Mental Calm anxiety and stress relief supplement, Badger sleep balm, rose and lavender essential oils
  • Sports nutrition: SFH protein powder and recovery powder, fish oil, creatine supplement,  and Badger sore muscle rub
  • Mom-to-Be: prenatal vitamins, pregnant belly salve, and nipple cream

*Excludes baked goods and pastries.

Wednesday, November 30
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Boost Your Immunity with ElderberryElderberry - The Bailey Farm

Do you want to be virus-free this winter? Join us to learn how the super high antioxidant value of elderberry has been grown, processed and used to fight colds and fever, respiratory ailments, flu, herpes simplex and inflammation for thousands of years in Europe and native cultures. Hippocrates called elderberry “the people’s medicine chest.”

Abbie Sewall, grower of certified organic elderberry at The Bailey Farm in Freeport, will enlighten the audience on the powerful health benefits of elderberry and how to process it into juice, syrup and shrub tonic. She will also share the history and folklore of this amazing plant, known since Celtic times as “the Protector of the Garden.” Every garden should have one, everyone can learn how to boost their immune systems and be virus free.

Abbie SewallFounder of The Bailey Farm and Health Coach, Immunity First

Tuesday, November 15
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Sick MomNew Mom Discussion: Staying Healthy Naturally During Cold and Flu Season

This month we’ll discuss natural ways for parents to help their families stay healthy during cold and flu season.

Acupuncturist/herbalist Naomi Skoglund from Six Branches Family Acupuncture will join series facilitator Tricia Albert OTR/L, CLC* to share natural immune-boosting tips including foods to eat and avoid and massage you can use with your little ones to give their immune systems a boost! This is an interactive discussion, so bring your questions and concerns.

Babies in arms and partners in parenting are welcome!

Discussion Leaders

Naomi Skoglund, L.Ac., owner of Six Branches Family Acupuncture
View Naomi’s Biography

Tricia Albert, OTR/L, CLC, owner of Blooming Into Motherhood
View Tricia’s Biography

*Co-facilitator Ellen Kunkle can’t make it but will be back in January.

Saturday, October 29
8:15 am – 2:30 pm
centerforwellnessleadership_symposium-sqCenter for Wellness Leadership Symposium: Integrative Health in Athletic Performance

The Center for Wellness Leadership is thrilled to announce the 2016 Symposium on Integrative Health in Athletic Performance. CWL is bringing together leading practitioners in integrative Health and athletes who will share their expertise using integrative and alternative approaches complement conventional medicine.

  • Keynote: Integrating Mind, Body, and Spirit
  • Homeopathy and Naturopathy for Injury Preventative and Treatment
  • Chinese Medicine and Osteopathy for Athletic Injury
  • Q&A with Professional Athletes and Coaches

Coastal Pharmacy & Wellness was a proud sponsor of this event.

View Pictures From the Event

Wednesday, October 26
5:30 – 7:00 pm
breast-self-checkThe Full Picture of Breast Health

Maintaining breast health is a combination of healthy habits and using effective detection tools. Learn disease prevention steps as well as the capabilities of thermography* in diagnosing issues. Through knowledge and action, we increase our chances of maintaining breast health.

*Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a noninvasive method of taking a picture of your body. The picture displays heat patterns in the body which can show infection, tumors or vascular issues.


Carrie Levine, CNM
Founder of Whole Woman Health
View Carrie’s Biography

Ingrid LeVasseur, BA, CCT
Founder of Inner Image Clinical Thermography
View Ingrid’s Biography

Monday, October 17
6:00 – 7:00 pm
New Mom Discussion: Introducing Solids to Your Baby

Baby Eating WatermelonBabies in arms and partners in parenting are welcome!

Discussion Leaders

Tricia Albert, OTR/L, CLC
View Tricia’s Biography

Ellen Kunkle, CCE
View Ellen’s Biography

Wednesday, September 21
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Dementia-StopPreventing Dementia: The Future Is in Your Hands

The incidence of neurodegenerative disorders including dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s is on the rise. There are preventive steps you can take to reduce the incidence and/or the progression of these disorders. Find out more about the various disorders and what you can do about them. Attend for your own health or to support a loved one already coping with a disorder.

Carrie Levine, CNM
Founder of Whole Woman Health
View Carrie’s Biography

Tuesday, September 20
6:00 – 7:00 pm
New Mom Discussion Series: Finding Balance as a New Mom

New-MomNew moms have a lot to balance: learning an incredibly important role, maintaining a healthy relationship with her partner, feeding schedules, sleeping schedules, and the often overlooked need for personal identity and space. Join Tricia and Ellen in discussing how to maintain a balance that offers more peace of mind. This is an interactive discussion, so bring your questions and concerns.

Babies in arms and partners in parenting are welcome!

Discussion Leaders

Tricia Albert, OTR/L, CLC
View Tricia’s Biography

Ellen Kunkle, CCE
View Ellen’s Biography

August 17, 2016
An Open Discussion on Breastfeeding
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Breastfeeding-BabyBeing a new mother is both incredibly rewarding and incredibly hard. Making the choice to breastfeed adds a level of complexity that cannot fully be appreciated until you experience it first-hand. Join us for an open and honest discussion of the benefits of breastfeeding and handling the unique challenges that come with it. Whether you are planning for the future or have already started, this discussion is for you. Bring your questions and Tricia, Ellen and Carrie will bring their knowledge and compassion.

There will be samples of Motherlove products which are 20% off through August as well as a raffle for two Motherlove packs (Green Salve, Nipple Cream, Diaper Rash & Thrush cream and Birth & Baby Oil). Event participants will receive 20% off their entire store purchase, after the event.

Partners in parenting and babies in arms are welcome.


Tricia Albert, OTR/L, CLC
Tricia is a national board certified pediatric occupational therapist and lactation counselor, specializing in infant and toddler feeding with Blooming into Motherhood in Scarborough. She has been working with new mothers and children for over 20 years.

Ellen Kunkle, CCE
Ellen is a certified childbirth educator at Maine Medical Center and a postpartum doula with Full Circle Doula Services, providing education, guidance, and support to new moms, babies, and families. She also facilitates the Mothering Circle, a new mother’s support group offered through Maine Medical Center in Falmouth.

Carrie Levine, MSN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife and Founder of Whole Woman Health in Newcastle. Her practice focuses on integrating the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health care for women. The first part of Carrie’s career was spent attending births and caring for women during the childbearing year.

July 20, 2016
5:30-7:00 pm
Woman Talk: Thyroid HealthCarrie Levine - Whole Woman Health

Speaker: Carrie Levine, CNM, Founder of Whole Woman Health

Learn basic thyroid physiology, comprehensive testing, nutritional support, and conventional treatment. Program attendees will receive 15% off their entire purchase (excluding prescriptions), following the presentation.

June 22, 2016
Woman Talk – Adrenals
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Carrie Levine - Whole Woman Health

Speaker: Carrie Levine, CNM, Founder of Whole Woman Health

Stressed and wired? Wired and tired? Tired and depleted? Come learn about your adrenals and how they influence energy, sleep, hormone balance, weight, and blood sugar.

June 9, 2016
Five Blood Tests You Need to Know For Yourself
5:30-7:00 pm

Speaker: Richard Maurer, ND, Author of The Blood Code
Richard Maurer - The Blood CodeHave you heard that you should follow a low carb diet? Or maybe you heard you should eat low fat or reduce animal protein? Diet recommendations should not come from a fad diet book or from a brochure in a doctor’s office, they should come from within you. Results from a few blood tests offer a broad insight into the way your diet, nutrition and fitness effect your metabolism. Fortunately, direct labs have made it easy for most people to get blood test results anywhere in the country. In this workshop, Dr. Maurer demystifies the meaning of five simple blood tests that offer a bang-for-the-buck explanation of your metabolism—What disease risks lurk and what to do about it.

May 25, 2016
Woman Talk – Digestive Wellness
5:30-7:00 pm

Carrie Levine - Whole Woman HealthSpeaker: Carrie Levine, CNM, Founder of Whole Woman Health

Digestive imbalance is at the root of inflammation. Come learn how the gastrointestinal system is central to health and wellness.

May 13, 2016
Coastal Pharmacy & Wellness Grand Opening Party
2:00 – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Grand-OpeningThere will be lots of giveaways and vendor demonstrations. Participating vendors include:

  • Bedrock Tree Farm
  • Bee Well Massage
  • Cape Whoopies
  • Cellar Door Winery
  • Chaga Mountain
  • Chewy Chewy Yum Yums
  • Good Natured
  • Host Defense Mushrooms
  • Honey Girl Organics
  • Little Lads
  • Mad Gabs
  • Megafood
  • Renew Life
  • Two Fat Cats
  • Urban Farm Fermentory
  • Urban Moonshine
  • Zen Bear Honey Tea

Happy hour appetizers and beverages from Urban Farm Fermentory and Cellar Door Winery will be served from 5:00-7:00.

Coastal Community members receive 20% off their entire purchase May 13th and 14th.

May 12
Book Signing and Discussion  with Sasha Rose, N.D., LAc
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Dr. Sasha Rose will be here to discuss the brain-gut connection and sign copies of her book Digestive Relief for Life. Visit the nutritional health and wellness area of our store to view or purchase the book.


May 4
DIY Essential Oils Class – Spring Cleaning!
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wyndmere Essential Oils will be here to cover the benefits of using natural products in your cleaning. Using natural products is both healthier for you and better for the environment. This is a do-it-yourself class so you will be creating your own cleaning mix and bringing home a recipe card for your future cleaning needs.

To learn more about essential oils, view Maureen Petone’s essential oils blog post.

This class is limited to 15 participants. Please contact Maureen at mpetone@coastalpharmacyandwellness.com if you will be attending.

April 4 – April 9, 2016
Conventional Vitamin Swap
Nutrition and Wellness Department

rainbow-light-productsBring in any conventional multivitamin supplement (i.e. Centrum, One A Day, etc) from Monday, April 4th to Saturday, April 9th. You will learn the differences between natural and conventional vitamins and receive a one month supply of Rainbow Light multivitamins. Your choice of the  Women’s One Multivitamin or Men’s One Multivitamin. Samples of Rainbow Light’s Bear Essentials, Allergy Rescue, Pain-Eze and BerryD-Licious Vitamin D3 will also be available and you will be entered for a chance to win the book Grow It Heal it by Christopher Hobbs and Leslie Gardner.

  • Rainbow Light is the first, original “food-based” multivitamin with a base of organic spirulina.
  • All Rainbow Light products are 100% natural and gentle on the stomach.
  • All Rainbow Light products are 3rd party tested and non-GMO and organic whenever possible.
  • All Rainbow Light products have plant sourced digestive enzymes which provide easy absorption.

Read more about Rainbow Light’s purity standards.