Articles and Q&A's



October 2018

Mental Focus and Concentration

Q: Is there something safe that I can take for mental focus and concentration without that “wired” feeling? A: Something called “Phosphatidylserine” (aka.“PS”) is an important structural component of cell membranes, especially in brain cells.
September 2018

Pet Joints

Q: You helped me before with some natural supplements for my achy joints…can I give some to my dog with hip issues?
July 2018

Personalize Medications For You and Your Pets

Q: What exactly is pharmaceutical “compounding”, and how can it benefit me? A: “Compounding” is the art and science of custom-making personalized medications from scratch by trained personnel using quality ingredients.
June 2018

Let Your Kids Play Longer In The Sun. Safely.

Q: I’m looking for a good sunscreen that is safe yet effective to use on my toddlers and myself, but there are so many conflicting opinions in the online toddler groups. Can you shed some light on this? A: Prepping your children properly for a day in the sun is crucial for minimizing acute and chronic sun damage.
May 2018

HoneyDoc ®: Manuka Honey Nasal Rinse

Q: My Ear Nose Throat (ENT) Doctor suggested I try using manuka honey to help me with my chronic sinus infections. I’ve heard of manuka honey to be used for wound healing, but how do I use it to help my nose? A: Manuka honey has natural antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties.
April 2018

Sensitive Skin Rosacea QA with Medical Skincare Pharmacists

Q: My face is very sensitive because I have rosacea. Is there a line of products that you could suggest for me? A: It can be difficult to find products that won’t worsen the symptoms of rosacea. In our pharmacies, we have seen good success in treating rosacea with a dermatological line of products called RIVERSOL.
February 2018

Make a Clear Change (TM)

Q: My New Year’s resolution was to clean up all aspects of my life, including my diet! I’d like to start with a detox. What would you suggest? A: Most detox programs or kits act to stimulate the function of the liver, kidney, gut and skin to maximize the natural processes of detoxification.
November 2017

Recovery®: More Than Just Glucosamine

Q: I’ve been told to try glucosamine for my arthritic joints. What’s the best way to take this supplement? A: Glucosamine is a well-known supplement amongst those who have joint issues such as osteoarthritis. Even medical doctors have been known to recommend it to their arthritic patients. Despite its popularity as a joint supplement, clinical and experimental evidence shows limited benefit to using just glucosamine on its own.
August 2017

Beautifully B.C.

Q: I heard there were several reputable natural supplement companies based out of BC. Is that true, and are their products any good? A: Such a timely question for BC Day. Some of our favourite companies are actually nestled right in our backyard here in BC. Why are they our favourites? Mainly because their products have proven to be highly effective in our experience.
June 2017

Get rid of SPIDER and VARICOSE VEINS

Question: Shorts weather’s finally here, but my legs aren’t ready! What can I do to get rid of my SPIDER and VARICOSE VEINS? They make me so self-conscious…
April 2017

A Natural Approach to Stress & Anxiety Relief

Q: I get anxious at times, but don’t really feel stressed. What can I do before turning to my doctor for prescription medications? A: “Stress” is certainly a buzzword in any social circle these days. Whether it is the pressures of meeting deadlines at the office, juggling home and work life, dealing with the space in an “empty nest”, studying for final exams, or dealing with the loss of family or friends, life has many ways of making us feel like we have been dealt more than we can handle. This can lead us to feel anxious or even affect our mood in a negative way. It may cause us to lie in bed, exhausted, but unable to fall asleep, which leads to us being fatigued and unproductive during the day.
February 2017

Travel Health Q&A

Q: My family and I are bringing the kids on our much anticipated trip to Mexico. We are thrilled about the adventures we are going to have but are concerned that we may require additional vaccinations. What can we do to best protect our family? A: Going on a trip to an exotic location is exciting! Unfortunately, too many tourists become preoccupied with their itineraries that they neglect the important fact that certain diseases still exist in some parts of the world that may not be present in North America.