1. October 06, 2023

    IV nutrient therapy picks up where a normal diet leaves off

    Ever wonder why we can’t just get all our nutrients from the foods we eat?

    Unfortunately, the typical American diet is known for its excess sugars, saturated fat and sodium, while having a deficiency in the recommended fruits, vegetables, dairy and healthy oils (1). It’s referred to by dieticians and nutritionists as the Standard American Diet (this is often abbreviated as SAD, a fitting acronym).

    With our busy lifestyles, it is all too easy to reach for processed and fast food to fuel our bodies, which may leave us depleted of essential nutrients. But even if we have a perfect diet, that still doesn’t mean that our bodies can absorb all the necessary nutrients from our food due to poor digestion issues.  

    When we eat food, our bodies break it down into nutrients like vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. These nutrients are then absorbed from our gut into the bloodstream, where they are circulated throughout our bodies. The prevalence of digestive issues

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  2. April 05, 2023

    Early menopause? Don’t wait to start hormone therapy

    Here’s a scary fact (based on research out of Mass General Brigham): If a woman has early menopause, the later she starts hormone therapy, the greater her risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

    Quoth one of the study’s authors:

    “We found that the highest levels of tau, a protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease, were only observed in hormone therapy users who reported a long delay between age at menopause onset and their initiation of hormone therapy.”

    Said another, a bit more bluntly, “When it comes to hormone therapy, timing is everything.”

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  3. March 30, 2023

    Mayo Clinic review finds LDN can help with fibromyalgia

    A new study out of the Mayo Clinic (with a partner in South Korea) found that low-dose naltrexone seems both to work just great for combating the symptoms of fibromyalgia. It was already used off-label for that purpose, but the authors wanted to add a dose of science — to “systematically assess the current evidence.”

    Voila! In looking at the studies out there, they found that LDN helped manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia with “no severe adverse events were reported.”

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  4. March 30, 2023

    Don’t miss our women’s health webinar — coming April 12!

    April means women’s health, and we’re all about that — we’ve got a great new webinar with pharmacist Baylor Rice talking all about the best over-the-counter supplements and nutraceuticals to help deal with women’s health and hormone issues, especially when it comes to menopause. Learn about supplements such as I3C, chasteberry, and DIM and how they could play into your overall hormone health.

    Attend live on Wednesday, April 12 (2 to 3 pm EDT) to share your questions and thoughts; there’ll be a Q&A at the end of the webinar.

    Or watch it anytime — register (it’s free!) and we’ll send you a link to the recording and slide show right after the webinar ends.


    About Baylor: Baylor Rice R.Ph., FIACP, was the owner of South River Compounding Pharmacy for over 24 years and is now the clinical liaison

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