Cambration October 2011 Newsletter
It is officially fall and a time to be thankful and celebrate all that we have, Happy Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, it is also the season of colds and the flu. So to help you thru the season naturally we have the feature article and Cambrian is also offering flu shots again this year. The monthly recipe is a healthy revision of green bean casserole that skips the canned soup and all the fat and sodium that come with it. Try it this Thanksgiving. And to always help you live well and save money this month’s flyer is now available for October. Enjoy a great fall and Happy Thanksgiving from all the staff at Cambrian Pharmacy.
Colds and the Flu: Helping You Get Through the Season.
Of course prevention is the best step for the cold and flu season. To do that, be sure to eat healthy, get lots of rest and drink plenty of water to support your immune system to be strong. Taking antioxidants such as vitamins C & E, beta-carotene, selenium, zinc, fructooligosacchrides and protein can significantly reduce that chance of getting an upper respiratory tract infection. This has also proven to be useful in increasing the effectiveness of flu vaccine.
Flu Shots are being offered at Cambrian Pharmacy – coming in late October. Please check the website or our Facebook page for the latest information on when the shots will be available.
However once you have a cold or the flu, be sure to wash your hands often, dispose of facial tissue promptly as they harbour the virus, and can pass on the virus or cause you to reinfect yourself. At the first sign of a cold use an Echinacea and goldenseal combination extract to boost your immune system. Take Vitamin C and Zinc lozenges at the first sign of a sore throat or stuffiness in the head or nose. These lozenges can shorten the duration of a cold. For a sore throat gargle, add 3-6 drops of pure tea tree oil to warm water and gargle.
For doses and other information be sure to talk to the staff at Cambrian for recommendations.
Cold and Flu Seasonal Remedies for Children
Colds are usually caused by viruses which are transmitted by skin contact or through the air.
Unlike in the case of bacteria, antibiotics are no use against viruses. In general, there are three very important pieces of advice: rest, warmth and plenty to drink. For every symptom such as a cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache and aching limbs, PASCOE offers suitable herbal or homeopathic medicinal products.
PASCOLEUCYN Drops can help the whole family, infants and up, with cold and flu symptoms (headache, sore throat and fever), and respiratory and ear infections. For more information, please see our cold and flu solutions chart.
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Overview of Symptoms and Cold Remedies
- Symptom Recommended Product
- Susceptibility to infections: GRIPPS, LYMPHDIARAL®, PASCOLEUCYN®
- Sore throat:TONSILLOPAS®
- Head cold, sinusitis: SINUPAS
- Infection in the head/nose/throat: LYMPHDIARAL® Sensitive Cream
Products are frequently removed from the market due to discontinuation, decreased drug utilization or declining manufacturer profits. What happens when a product you find extremely beneficial is removed from the market? Using pharmaceutical-grade chemicals, a specially trained pharmacist with the proper equipment can compound a medication containing the same active ingredients as the discontinued product.
Dosage Form Unavailable?
Commercially produced medication usually comes in the form of tablets or capsules. However, infants and some adults may find it difficult to swallow capsules. Through the use of compounding, your medication can be made into liquid, suppository, troche, lozenges or other forms to administer the medication. Have your doctor contact us and we can produce your medication in a form that suits your needs.
Inconvenient to Use?
Do you take multiple medications every day? Or perhaps you have a skin condition that requires two or three medicated preparations? Through the art of compounding, these medications can be made into one base that contains the needed concentration of each of these medications. The result is a medication that is much more convenient to use.
Why take two or three pills when you can take one? A compounding pharmacist can alter the dosage size of your medication, so you are not limited to the sizes that are commercially produced.
Are you allergic to a certain type of medication because of a preservative, dye, binder, or excipient in the medication? We can prepare medicines that are free of the ingredients that you are allergic to. Have your doctor contact us and we can prepare a compounded medication for you.
Having Trouble Taking Your Medicine?
Maybe you have a hard time swallowing a certain medication, or perhaps you can't swallow pills at all. Maybe your medication just tastes bad! If this sounds familiar, then Cambrian Pharmacy can help. Through custom compounding we can provide oral medications in more enjoyable forms, such as flavoured liquids, topical gels, gummi bears, lozenges, and even lollipops. Imagine actually enjoying your medicine!
Are you tired of breaking tablets or swallowing multiple capsules for a single dose? Using specialized equipment, Cambrian Pharmacy is able to prepare customized dosage forms to meet your specific needs. For example, a medicine may only be commercially available in a 25 mg. and 50 mg. tablet. Yet, your doctor may find that the best dose for you is 40 mg. Therefore, you would need to split the tablet and hope you get the correct dose.
At Cambrian Pharmacy we can prepare the exact dosage you require. You won't end up with too much medicine, which is wasteful and could cause adverse effects, or too little medicine, which could be ineffective.
Flu shots will be available at Cambrian Pharmacy. Regular updates will be posted on the Cambrian pharmacy website and facebook as soon as Cambrian Pharmacy is informed.
Flu shots will be scheduled on specific dates in 15 minute timeslots. However, all patients must remain in the store for 20 minutes after the shot in case of any possible allergic reactions. More information will be made available on the website as soon it is released. Please phone the store at 403-289-9181 regarding any questions and to book appointments.
Green Bean Casserole
This month’s recipe is a healthy revision of green bean casserole that skips the canned soup and all the fat and sodium that come with it. The white sauce with sliced fresh mushrooms, sweet onions and low-fat milk makes a creamy, rich casserole. From Eatingwell.com
Yields: 6 servings, about 3/4 cup each
Total Time: 45 min
Prep Time: 30 min
- 3 tablespoon(s) canola oil, divided
- 1 medium sweet onion (half diced, half thinly sliced), divided
- 8 ounce(s) mushrooms, chopped
- 1 tablespoon(s) onion powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper
- 2/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 cup(s) low-fat milk
- 3 tablespoon(s) dry sherry
- 1 pound(s) frozen French-cut green beans (about 4 cups)
- 1/3 cup(s) reduced-fat sour cream
- 3 tablespoon(s) buttermilk powder
- 1 teaspoon(s) paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
|Nutritional Information (per serving)|
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 2 1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add diced onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and slightly translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, thyme, and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the mushroom juices are almost evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle 1/3 cup flour over the vegetables; stir to coat. Add milk and sherry and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Stir in green beans and return to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. Stir in sour cream and buttermilk powder. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
- Whisk the remaining 1/3 cup flour, paprika, garlic powder, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a shallow dish. Add sliced onion; toss to coat. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion along with any remaining flour mixture and cook, turning once or twice, until golden and crispy, 4 to 5 minutes. Spread the onion topping over the casserole.
- Bake the casserole until bubbling, about 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Carb Servings: 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 fat Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2 Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (16% daily value).
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