Healthy Bodies require exercise, a healthy diet, and key nutrients necessary to support proper body functions. Our Healthy Body Wellness Centers provides general health information and pharmacist recommendations for numerous body systems listed below. Specific health concerns are also referenced for each body system.
Click on one of the links below to find information on each health issue along with a suggestive health plan and pharmacists recommendations.
Healthy bones and joints enable us to move about freely and without discomfort. Our skeletal system is constructed of hundreds of movable parts connected by ligaments and tendons, lubricated and cushioned by cartilage. It requires constant maintenance. The bones undergo a continuous mineralization process involving magnesium, calcium, fluoride and boron moving into and out of the bone matrix, regulated by various hormones. More >>
The brain and nervous system act as the body’s “electrical system” communicating millions of messages every second. The brain is the command center and coordinates incoming and outgoing messages from all over the body. A healthy brain and nervous system enable us to cope well and respond appropriately to the countless stimuli we encounter daily. More >>
Proper digestion, absorption, and elimination are all part of a healthy digestive system. A healthy digestive system not only ensures that we effectively absorb nutrients from our food, but is also extremely important for healthy immune function. Keratin production is hormonally controlled, which is why hormonal disorders can show up in nail growth patterns, and is also one reason for hair loss and acne at certain hormone-shifting times in our lives More >>
Skin, hair, and nails all consist of a fibrous protein known as keratin. Keratin production is hormonally controlled, which is why hormonal disorders can show up in nail growth patterns, and is also one reason for hair loss and acne at certain hormone-shifting times in our lives More >>
The cardiovascular system includes the heart, blood vessels, veins, and capillaries. The heart must beat regularly to pump adequate amounts of blood throughout the body so that all body organs and tissues get a continual supply of oxygen and nutrients. More >>
The immune system is one of the most complex systems in the body. It is composed of the lymph nodes, tonsils, spleen, and thymus…our lymphatic vessels and organs. It also includes white blood cells, for example lymphocytes, monocytes, and basophils; and other specialized cells, such as macrophages, and mast cells. More >>
The prostate is a male gland that is situated below the bladder and surrounds the urethra like a doughnut. It secretes a milky fluid that lubricates the urethra to prevent infections, and increases sperm motility during ejaculation for better fertilization. Inflammation of the prostate gland is known as prostatitis, and can occur at any age. More >>