Cambration September 2011 Newsletter
The summer months are over, kids are going back to school, and we are all looking at settling into a routine again, with hopefully a beautiful long fall season. In this issue we will look at a how to reduce stress for all naturally, as our feature article. Compounding Corner is a new section that will focus specifically on compounding prescriptions and medications. As always a great recipe will be included along with a link to the great discounts on products in this month’s flyer. On Saturday September 10th be sure to come by the store to checkout our Putting for Prizes event and new product demonstration from Hugo Naturals organic soaps.
Reducing Stress Naturally...
Our daily life is often associated with different kinds of discomfort, such as, headaches, asthma, migraines, allergies or insomnia. Nevertheless, most people have learned to deal with it, either with orthodox medication, homeopathy, or simply by getting used to this discomfort as a part of life. Unfortunately, only a few people ask themselves "WHY?". If we did and then looked for a way to both understand and eliminate the true cause of our trouble, we would come upon the Bach Flower Essences.
The original Bach® Flower Remedies is a system of 38 Flower Remedies that corrects emotional imbalances: negative emotions are replaced with positive.
The Bach Flower Essences are made 100% naturally from spring water infused with wild flowers, either by the sun steeping method or by boiling. The Essences are hand produced exclusively in England at the Bach Centre without the aid of mechanical devices.
Dr. Bach was a renowned physician in London who in 1930 gave up his practice to devote all of his time to the search for a new method of healing. For many years he had sought a natural and pure way to heal people, he had discovered how different people reacted differently to the exact same disease. One could be cheerful and hide his worries while another would be very depressed with no hope for tomorrow. Dr. Bach believed that those two patients should be treated differently, not strictly according to the disease, but according to their emotions. In 1928 when Dr. Bach discovered the first of 38 Essences he was very excited and started to administer them to his patients, with immediate and successful results. The cheerful patients would acknowledge their worries and the depressed patients would regain hope. The Essences restored their emotional balance allowing their bodies to heal themselves.
Since childhood is a roller coaster of change both physically and mentally, The Essences could help a child go through those changes without too many worries and trouble. The Bach Flower Essences has been used successfully with children of all ages, to treat everything from shyness, homesickness, tantrums, low self-esteem, trauma, exam nerves and adolescent angst.
In adolescence the young man or woman goes through some turbulent years which can often be extremely frustrating for many teenagers and their families. At the same time these young people need to break free from their parents, they must go through significant changes both mentally and physically. The Essences help the teenager make it through this time with confidence and allow him or her to follow the path put down by the soul and thus grows up as a harmonious person.
Healthy people with harmony in their life may also need Bach Flower Essences for a short period of time. There may be times where you experience bad news, get into an accident or wake up "not quite yourself," and with only a small dose of Bach Flower Remedies you will regain your normal harmony again. Dr. Edward Bach used to say "If cold, put on a cardigan and, if hungry, have something to eat; if you wake up one day lacking in confidence take some drops of Larch."
- Rescue Pastilles provide natural stress relief in an alcohol free, sugar free gummy lozenge.
- Made with the original Rescue Remedy formula and all natural ingredients.
This product is on sale in store at 10% off for September. See the flyer online at www.cambrianpharmacy.com for more information.
Did You Know...
- Selma Hayek mentioned in InStyle magazine that she has used rescue pastilles to help with crazy busy days, keeps her calm.
- Emma Watson says about Rescue Remedy "A few drops under my tongue before I go out calms me down. It's in my makeup bag all the time."
- Jay McCarrol, the winner of the reality TV show Project Runway, used Rescue Remedy on the show's grand finale???
- Jennifer Anniston says it keeps her cool under pressure.
- Cate Blanchett swears by it, and Salma Hayek has been a fan for years.
- Martha Stewart uses Rescue Remedy and Rescue Sleep.
- Van Morrison ordered Rescue Remedy before his performance in Texas, 2010. It's called Bach's "Rescue Remedy".
What is Compounding?
Compounding is the preparation of a customized medication to solve a problem or meet a specific patient need. Compounding pharmacists work together with prescribers and their patients to decide on the most appropriate therapy for each individual. For example, if a person is unable to take medication orally (perhaps due to nausea), we may be able to place the needed medication into a transdermal gel that will allows the medication to be absorbed through the skin. Some individuals are unable to take a commercial product because it contains a dye, sugar, alcohol, gluten or lactose. We can solve the problem by compounding a medication without the problem-causing additive.
If an elderly patient or small child needs a reduced strength of medication or is unable to swallow a tablet, we can compound a pleasantly flavoured liquid that can be easily administered. Sometimes we can prepare dosage forms containing more than one medication to simplify a confusing schedule and reduce the potential for medication errors.
How to Get Compounded Medications?
Compounding is achieved through an essential triad relationship – patient, physician, and pharmacist. First, the physician prescribes the custom medication. Second, the pharmacist compounds the necessary ingredients. Third, the pharmacist dispenses the medicine to the patient after a thorough consultation.
By talking with your doctor, you can decide if a custom-made (compounded) medication is right for you. If you need a compounded medication, your doctor will give you a written prescription. By working together with you and your doctor, Cambrian Pharmacy is able to create a medication that is suited to your specific needs.
Compounding for Everyday Problems
- Wound therapy
- Hospice needs
- Chronic pain management
- Migraine headaches
- Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy
- Dental needs
- Arthritis disorders
- Chronic diaper rash
- Postpartum needs
- And many more (just ask one of our knowledgeable pharmacists)
Basic Green Soup
a steaming bowl of green soup packed with fall’s freshest vegetables, will invigorate our body and soul. Use any (and as many) green vegetables as you like. Puree it if you want a creamy soup. Basic green soup uses spinach and chard, with Arborio rice for thickness. Once you’ve got the idea adapt freely.
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
- 2 large yellow onions, chopped
- 1 tsp. salt, divided
- 2 tbsp. plus 3 cups water, divided
- ¼ cup Arborio rice
- 1 bunch green chard (about 1 pound)
- 14 cups gently packed spinach (about 12 ounces), any tough stems trimmed
- 4 cups vegetable broth, store bought or homemade
- Big pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice, or more to taste for just before serving
Heat 2 tbsp. of oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add onions and ¼ tsp. salt; cook, stirring frequently, until the onions begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, add 2 tbsp. water and cover. Cook, stirring frequently until the pan cools down, and then occasionally, always covering the pan again, until the onions are greatly reduced and have a deep caramel color, 25 – 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the remaining 3 cups water and ¾ tsp. salt in a soup pot or Dutch oven; add rice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Trim the white ribs out of the chard (save for another use, such as to add to a stir-fry or other soup). Coarsely chop the chard greens and spinach.
When the rice has cooked for 15 minutes, stir in the chard greens. Return to simmer; cover and cook for 10 minutes. When the onions are caramelized, stir a little of the simmering liquid into them; add them to the rice along with the spinach, broth and cayenne. Return to a simmer, cover and cook, stirring once, until the spinach is tender but still bright green, about 5 minutes more.
Puree the soup in the pot with an immersion blender until perfectly smooth or in a regular blender in batches (return to pot). Stir in 1 tbsp. lemon juice. Taste and add more lemon juice, if desired. Garnish each bowl of soup with a drizzle of olive oil.
Makes 8 servings, about 1 1/4cups each. Per serving = 99 calories.
Recipe courtesy of Eating Well magazine, October 2011.
Putting for Prizes
On September 10th, from 11 – 2 pm come and join us for a fun and interactive Putting for Prizes event.
Come by the store and you will have 3 chances to sink a putt on a practice putting green. If you sink a putt, you will win a free prize! Either way, enter your name into our draw for a chance at some great gift baskets from Traumeel and Heel, Kiss My Face, and a Transformer's back pack filled with chewable vitamins for kids.
Hugo Naturals will be in store featuring a new product line of soaps. Hugo Naturals never uses any petro chemicals, parabens, artificial fragrance or colors, sulfates, or phenoxyethanol. The whole line is Vegan, Gluten-free and Cruelty-free. Our line is completely pure and made to be gentle and good for you, as well as our planet.
In store there will be a showcase of all the new products, great deals and discounts. Stop by, have a chat with the staff and product reps. and see what has changed over the summer. Look for us outside if the weather cooperates and in store if not. If you can’t attend on Saturday September 10th, you can also enter in the draw for prizes online. Please go to www.cambrianpharmacy.com under the events tab.
Bio-Resonance Testing with Dr. Keyes, Naturopathic Doctor
Appointments are available on Thursday September 29th from 12 – 7:30 pm at Cambrian Pharmacy.
Please visit the website at www.cambrianpharmacy.com for more detailed information and call 403-289-9181 to make an appointment.
This therapy has a number of applications, some of which include:
- Food/allergy sensitivities
- Detects and harmonizes imbalances in the body, by providing a complementary bio-resonant pattern
- Formulation of homeopathic/ bio-resonant remedies
- Facilitation of the healing process post-surgery/ post-injury
- Detection of imbalances that are not yet pathological
- Addiction therapy, weight balancing
What does the Bio-resonance therapy do specifically?
- Scans every anatomical part of your body for imbalances
- Creates formula to rebalance your bio-field (composed of body, mind and emotions)
- Rebalances all disease patterns in the body i.e. eczema, migraines, insomnia, heart disease, asthma, hypothyroid, arthritis, weight challenges, addiction
- Aids the healing process post injury/surgery
- Detects imbalances that are present in your bio-field but not yet physically pathological; acts as preventative medicine
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