“Julius and staff – thank you for ALWAYS going the extra mile with all that you do. I appreciate everything you do – not only for me – but for everyone you serve.

“I LOVE this pharmacy! It’s so nice to support a local business, and to be known by name when I come in the door. smile emoticon”  Shari W.

“Unexpected and eye opening. I didn’t realize that pharmacists could be more than pill dispensers.

Through the quality medicine he compounds I’ve discovered health I haven’t known in 20 years. I couldn’t be more grateful.

I am so thankful that you are here in Towne Lake! For anyone reading this – go here to get your meds filled! smile emoticon”  Cathi L.

“Excellent compounding pharmacy. Great service. They remember each and every customer by name after only a few visits.” Natalie G.

“Having a special needs child it is very hard to give him medications. Another pharmacy couldn’t compound his medication.

They went above and beyond in every way possible!! We have moved all of our prescriptions to Towne Lake Family Pharmacy!” Michelle D.

Julius truly cares and through my experience of finally finding help after 20 years of searching has proved that he knows how to help.

You’ll find a difference here, of course I highly recommend Town Lake Family Pharmacy.” Tony K

Keeping Cortisol in check for Optimum Health

Stress is an inherent part of life, and no matter how hard we try to control with stress, it seems to linger. However expects tell us we must learn to control our stress levels or else it would eventually deteriorate our health. While cortisol, often called the stress hormone, has a bad rap, it is needed to keep the body in a life sustaining state of balance. In actual or perceived life threatening situations, a surge of cortisol is released (flight or fight mode), causing a rush of glucose to muscle to prepare to fight or run. Blood pressure is also increased to maintain a good supply of oxygen to the brain to help us think more clearly. Other bodily functions like digestion, sexual arousal and immune functions take a temporary back stage to enable energy and resources to flow to vital organs of the body.
Cortisol levels normally fluctuates throughout the day and night. People who are stress all the time, constantly produce high amount of circulating cortisol which does not return to normal levels. Because of the constant stressors in our lives, our cortisol levels can stay surged, causing fatigue, heart disease, weight gain, indigestion/slow bowel movements, depression, memory impairment and unhealthy skin. Adrenal fatigue sets in because the adrenal glands can no longer keep up with demand. Left untreated the thyroid and sex hormones becomes unbalanced as well.
Nutritional support, meditation and a regular fitness regimen are essential in balancing cortisol, and helping us cope with life’s stressors. Unless you live the life of a monk who meditates all day, chances are you may be deficient in the calming mineral magnesium. That’s because our cells dump a lot of magnesium during times of stress. Also we actively push the mineral out of our bodies as a way to rev up our nervous system to cope with the stresses of life.
Magnesium supplements are my favorite stress-busters. However if you don’t take the right kind, it will just sit in your gut and cause diarrhea and not be absorbed into your cells, where it is needed. I recommend magnesium glycinate or malate. Most adults need approximately 800mg per day. Magnesium prevents excessive cortisol, lowers blood pressure and lower blood sugars through insulin control. Better insulin control means fewer sugar cravings.
Other supplements that help lower cortisol include quality fish oil, rich in omega 3 fatty acid, high doses of Vitamin B and C. A group of supplements called adaptogens, enables people to cope with stress better. These include ashwagandha, holy basil, valerian, L-theanine, phosphatidylserine, rhodiola and passion flower.

Compounded Medications That Helps with the Side effects of Radiation and chemotherapy

Chemo and radiation therapy destroys cancer cells but they also destroy normal healthy cells in the process. These include cells of the lining of the mouth and the gastrointestinal tract. This is why there is so much nausea and vomiting with most chemo and radiation treatment. That means taking oral medications and keeping them down… Continue Reading

Helpful Benefits of Low dose Naltrexone for Chronic pain and Auto-immune diseases.

Low dose naltrexone (LDN) may hold promise of helping a lot of people with chronic pain and autoimmune diseases. It has been shown to be particularly effective as an anti-inflammatory treatment option for conditions such as fibromyalgia, Cohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Parkinson’s disease and host of other conditions. It is used typically in high… Continue Reading

WHAT IS A COMPOUNDING PHARMACY

Before the advent of the 20th century all pharmacies did was compound medications by combining one or more active pharmaceutical ingredients into a customized treatment for an individual patient needs. There are very few pharmacies that provide customized personalized compound services these days. Without compounding pharmacies like ours, a segment of the population with special… Continue Reading

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR ARTHRITIS AND JOINT PAIN

Arthritis is characterized by joint pain and stiffness that makes movement difficult and painful. Some of the treatment options include taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) orally. They are effective at reducing pain and inflammation. However their side effects can wreak havoc on the body. Some of the serious adverse effects include stomach problems like bleeding,… Continue Reading

HORMONE THERAPY FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

We had a 46 year old woman recently come to our pharmacy to fill prescriptions for a powerful antidepressant, a benzodiazepine (called benzos for short) and some sleeping pills. She stated that this cocktail of psychotropic drugs was causing her side effects and didn’t seem to help quell her anxiety and depression. We suggested she… Continue Reading