There is a growing body of scientific information supporting the use of natural dietary supplements for many common health concerns. Our Health Concerns Wellness Centers provide general health information and discuss benefits from many common natural supplements. References are provided for recent scientific research as well as our pharmacist's wellness plans and product recommendations.
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Everyone is interested in living a longer and healthier life. As we age, we become more conscientious about age related illness as well as theories of why we age. Unfortunately, aging is inevitable. But, there is much we can learn and do about preventing age related illness and “slowing down” the aging process. More >>
The common cold is caused by over 200 different viruses that infect the upper respiratory tract (nasal passages, sinuses, and throat), most generally when a person’s immune system is weak. Children are at increased risk for catching colds and flu because their immune systems are not yet fully developed. Most people get one or two colds per year, and they are self-limiting from 7 to 10 days. More >>
Despite its bad press, cholesterol is actually necessary for the proper functioning of the body. Cholesterol is a natural lipid that is formed by the liver, and is used by the cells to build membranes, manufacture sex hormones, and is also necessary in the digestive process. Cholesterol is transported from the liver to various other parts of the body via lipoproteins. More >>
Cancer is thought to be the result of mutations in DNA-damaged cells that ultimately cause uncontrolled overgrowth. Cancerous mutations are caused primarily by exposure to carcinogenic substances such as tobacco. There are other lifestyle and dietary factors that have been linked to cancer, such as alcohol consumption and environmental pollutants. More >>