Articles and Q&A's



August 2019

Prepping Your Peace-Keeping Kit (Part 2)

Q: What medications should I take with me in a travel first-aid kit? (Part 2) A: In June, we talked about the importance of prepping your body for the stresses of travel with good probiotics, immune-boosters, sunscreens, and also prevention of motion-sickness. This month, we want to make sure you are prepared for some of the unexpected health challenges while traveling.
August 2019

Power-Up with Creatine

Creatine has had a bad rep over the years. It is often thought of erroneously as an illegal supplement used by athletes and body builders to improve muscle performance. However, it is considered a legal substance by the International Olympic Committee and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and is not on the World Anti-Doping Agency list of banned substances. Creatine (aka. methylguanidine-acetic acid) is a naturally occurring amine found most often in red meat and seafood.
June 2019

Prepping Your Peace-Keeping Kit (Pt. 1)

: What medicines should I take with me in a travel first-aid kit? A: We run a travel health clinic at both pharmacies where we provide vaccinations, dispense antibiotics, and give recommendations on unique items to take with you to ensure you have a healthy, enjoyable trip; we call these things “peace-keeping” items.
June 2019

Travel First Aid

Q: What medicines should I take with me in a travel first-aid kit?
May 2019

Collagen: Sources and Uses

Q: Collagen can do more than benefit my skin? What’s the best way to get it into my body? A: True, collagen, along with elastin fibres in the proper ratio, restores elasticity to your skin and holds moisture in those areas, but they also benefit your bones, hair, nails, gut, and joints.
April 2019

Standardized Liver Detox

Everyone talks about “detox” but what does it really mean in terms of physiology and why is the liver always mentioned? The liver is one of the body’s main detox organs, responsible for processing, activating, and deactivating foods and medicines that we bring into the body.
April 2019

Renourish Dry Skin

Q: What can I do to get rid of my perpetually dry skin? A: First of all, see your doctor to eliminate any pathological causes. Stay hydrated with 2L of water intake daily.
February 2019

Breathe Easy with Resprit(TM)

Q: What is a quick-acting syrup that I can use during the allergy season to relief congestion and runny nose?
January 2019

Bite Off More Than You Can Digest

Eating healthy foods is wasted if you cannot digest the nutrients fully. To make the most of your diet, your body needs to systematically break down whole foods into usable nutrients. For this purpose, your body makes numerous digestive chemicals called “enzymes” that turn the food into molecules that the body can take in and utilize for biochemical reactions (eg. energy, immunity) and structural formations (eg. muscles, organs, bones).
January 2019

Stay Level Headed On That Cruise

Many of us suffer from nausea, headache, vomiting, and overall malaise when confronted with rocking motions, be it a ride on the BC Ferries, going on a whale-watching expedition in Steveston, taking your boat out to White Rock, enjoying the amusement park rides at the PNE, or taking a road-trip into the Rockies. With the cruise season just around the corner, we have a few tips to minimize motion sickness so your trip will be memorable for all the right reasons. Having Gravol™ (dimenhydrinate), ginger and even Benadryl® (diphenhydramine) help, but read on for some less well-known gems.
January 2019

Motion Sickness

Q: What is something safe I can give my family to avoid motion sickness on our cruise?
December 2018

Recovery(TM), Revisited.

Glucosamine will not work alone to rebuild your joints. This is true of both the hydrochloride and sulphate forms of glucosamine. Adding chondroitin may only slightly increase the benefits. Everyday, we have arthritic clients coming into our pharmacies remarking how they have gone through “giant Costco-sized bottles” of glucosamine/chondroitin products with little or no benefit to their joints. This does not surprise us one bit. Fortunately, Recovery™ has been around for nearly 2 decades, greatly benefiting our human and horse/dog/cat clients at Cloverdale Pharmasave and Pharmasave Steveston Village.