The Light that Lightens Up the Mood

With spring slowly making its way into our lives, we’re starting to feel more energized with longer sunny days. The truth is that weather can affect our mood, our sleep pattern and our energy levels. It can be normal to feel a certain degree of fatigue from the lengthy cold and gray days of the…Read Full Post

All About Iron!

As common as anemia is, it is also quite confusing because there are so many different types that can arise from various causes!  Because iron deficiency anemia is one of the most common health disorders worldwide1, we decided to focus this article on this specific type.  Here is a very common scenario that we’re sure…Read Full Post

Helixia: The New Cough Product on the Block

It’s very likely that at some point, you have suffered from an irritating and persistent cough that just didn’t seem to go away. Following a cold, it is common for your cough to stick around for about 2 weeks, sometimes longer. Considering the fact that the majority of upper respiratory infections are caused by viruses…Read Full Post

Raspberry Ketones: Are Raspberry Ketones the Key to Weight Loss?

Over the past few months we’ve noticed more and more patients coming into the pharmacy asking if the raspberry ketone diet really works and if they should buy it.  Its popularity increased after various TV shows discussed its weight loss properties, and now most health food stores advertise it.  Because we’ve had so many of…Read Full Post

Probiotics: Should I take a probiotic with that?

When handing out antibiotics to patients in the pharmacy, we often get asked if taking a probiotic along with it is helpful for preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Similarly, many women who are prone to getting a yeast infection following antibiotics often ask if probiotics would be useful for prevention. The short answer is that, yes, there…Read Full Post

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