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ALL About Sun Care
Finally, summer is coming.
As much as we enjoy being outside and the feeling of the sun on our skin, there are a few things we need to consider. Sure, sun gives our body a nice tan and also produces Vitamin D, but on the other hand the UV Radiation can hurt our skin. For example, it causes sunburn and skin cancer; it also affects our eyes, causing dryness and irritation. So, to protect ourselves we should follow the “4 S-rules”: • • • •
Slip on a shirt Slap on a hat Slide on sunglasses Slop on sunscreen
Sunscreen is available in different varieties such as creams, gels or sprays and also different sun protection factors (SPF). In order to receive the best protection you have to consider your skin type. Somebody with a fair skin and maybe red hair needs a higher SPF than somebody who has a darker complexion. In our area here they should be water resistant and sunscreen is always better fragrance free. Also, if you choose one that is oil-free the sunscreen will not bother your eyes. Sunscreen should be applied about 30 min. before sun exposure so it has enough time to start working. Renate Winkler, BSc (Pharm) Pharmacist, Pure Tuscany Village
Barlean’s Chocolate Silk Greens Delicious chocolate flavour and the antioxidant power of more than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. Perfect replacement for sugar-laden chocolate milk and hot chocolate. Non-GMO, as well as Gluten, Dairy, and Soy-Free.
65 270 g
MegaFood’s Baby & Me A comprehensive prenatal formula designed to support the health of a woman and her developing baby. With nutrients in their safe and gentle whole food form, this supplement is easy on the stomach and well-tolerated by moms-tobe who are suffering from morning sickness.
120 tabs Org. $5999
Botanica’s Adrenal Support Contains a blend of herbs which work together to support and tonify your adrenal system, helping your body manage stress.
50 ml Org. $1929
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Naturopathic Approach to
emorrhoids, no one likes to talk about them, but most people are going to suffer from them at some point; the dreaded Hemorrhoids. Over the years, I have had many patients with chronic and recurring hemorrhoids who are looking for some natural, long lasting relief. Here are some of the facts about hemorrhoids and some natural approaches to help reduce them. What are they? Hemorrhoids are basically varicose veins, but they occur in a particularly unpleasant spot. They can happen more often when there is an increase in pressure on the veins, like during pregnancy or with weight gain. They are also more common in cases of chronic constipation, which puts extra pressure on these veins, causing them to swell and become uncomfortable. Symptoms can include itching, bleeding, pain and pressure. In most cases the symptoms are moderately uncomfortable and inconvenient, but more severe cases can be very painful. Treatment While severe cases of hemorrhoids may require surgery, most cases are not severe and can be treated with a combination of diet, lifestyle and natural medicines. Key recommendations that I make include Maintain adequate fibre and fluid intake. This helps to prevent constipation that can aggravate hemorrhoids. Regular physical activity also helps to keep the bowels regular and supports healthy circulation and body weight. Natural medicines that may be helpful
It is best to consult directly with a naturopathic doctor for guidance on which supplements would be most appropriate for you, but here are the ones I recommend most often: Bioflavonoids - these natural plant extracts, often derived from berries or citrus fruit, support the strength of blood vessel walls and are a great addition to protocols for hemorrhoids or varicose veins. Bioflavonoids are often found in combination with vitamin C which also helps to maintain the health of blood vessels by supporting the proper formation of collagen, a key material in blood vessel walls. Pycnogenol - this pine bark extract, available in an oral supplement, has some pretty good evidence for supporting vein health. I find it useful in the treatment of hemorrhoids, varicose veins and other conditions where â€œweak veinsâ€? are a problem. I have used pycnogenol, in combination with horse chestnut seed extract for treatment and pycnogenol on itâ€™s own for preventing the reoccurrence of hemorrhoids. Horse chestnut extract -this plant extract has both a long history of traditional use and some clinical studies to back it up. Most of the research has been on its use for vein problems in the legs but I have had good success using horse chestnut extract supplements in treating patients with hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can be a real pain, but most cases can be resolved with a combination of diet, lifestyle and other natural interventions. Topical products, available at your local pharmacy, are also great additions to treatment to help relieve symptoms quickly while other interventions are taking effects.
Dr. Serenity Aberdour, ND Serenity Aberdour is a naturopathic doctor in Vancouver. She is the owner of Horizon Naturopathic Clinic. www.horizonnaturopathic.com
Stress and Your Adrenal Glands
ily Tomlin got it right when she declared, â€œFor fast-acting relief, try slowing down.â€? The award-winning actress and comedienne was no doubt talking about the effects of stress. Excessive or chronic stress has a detrimental effect on the hormones we need to keep us young and fit. Stressors like bad relationships, driving, lack of sun exposure, excessive exercise, loneliness, too much to do and not enough time and much more. When these stressors are unrelenting, they disrupt the delicate hormone balance that affects everything from how slowly we lose weight to how fast our skin wrinkles. Cortisol: The Stress Hormone In stressful situations, the brain orders our adrenal glands to secrete cortisol. Cortisol has a natural rhythm throughout the day. Your body should produce more in the morning than in the evening, giving you the energy to begin your day. In the evening, as you leave your daily stresses behind, cortisol levels should drop by 90 percent. However, a recent study found that women who work outside the home and have family responsibilities tend to have elevated evening cortisol levels. Other studies in women have shown that exercising at night leads to elevated evening cortisol levels that can then cause weight gain and disruption of sleep particularly night time waking. Elevated cortisol levels over the long term have a long list of negative effects, including: blood sugar problems, belly fat accumulation, poor immunity, infertility, exhaustion, chronic fatigue, bone loss, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and heart disease. The adrenal glands are also the back up hormone system producing estrogen, testosterone, DHEA and progesterone. At menopause when the ovaries take a much needed rest the adrenals will provide the hormones you need. That is if the adrenals are not exhausted.
When our adrenals become exhausted we crave caffeine and salt, have difficulty handling stress; we fall asleep fine but wake up several hours later and not be able to get back to sleep quickly; we develop a low sex drive and exhaustion occur; and depression and anxiety increase. When cortisol is high, we also see a drop in the production of the antiaging hormone DHEA. We have naturally high levels of DHEA when we are young, but experience a steady decline after the age of 20. Low DHEA is associated with loss of muscle mass, strength, and stamina; low sex drive and sleep problems. To support DHEA production in the body, lowering cortisol is essential. It is like a see-saw DHEA goes up cortisol goes down and when cortisol goes up DHEA drops and increased aging occurs. Balance Your Cortisol with Mother Nature To counteract the effects of stress quickly you should ensure you get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep and eat a fabulous diet full of vegetables and good clean sources of protein along with a high-quality multivitamin and mineral formula. Adrenasmart Stress Reducing Herbs There are a few herbs supported by excellent research that every person should take daily to keep cortisol balanced and support adrenal function. Adrenasmart approved by Health Canada contains rhodiola rosea, suma, schizandra berries, and ashwagandha. Take Adrenasmart mid afternoon with a protein shake or snack for optimal adrenal support. It is also important to lower the amount of stress in your life and to routinely engage in activities that relax the mind and the body. We know that a positive attitude, good relationships, and yoga and meditation will help reduce stress and return your cortisol levels to normal.
Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe, MS A womenâ€™s health expert with degrees in nutrition and biochemistry. She is the author of eleven books. Go to www.hormonehelp.com to read her FREE books.
Conquer Stress, Improve Sleep and Boost Energy by Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS
Chronic stress negatively affects the adrenal glands causing adrenal exhaustion. In women the adrenals are the back-up hormone system making estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and testosterone. Women who have good functioning adrenals have virtually no menopause symptoms. And if your adrenals are tired you just can’t handle stress, you develop belly fat weight gain, you fall asleep fine but wake up several hours later and can’t fall back to sleep until 4 am and you need coffee to keep you going. Adrenasmart, approved by Health Canada, helps reverse adrenal exhaustion fast. Adrenasmart keeps you calm and helps you deal with life’s stressors. In men with tired adrenals they develop a beer belly and breasts. Adrenasmart for men and women. Buy Adrenasmart and get Sleepsmart FREE
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V I T A MEDICAL CLINIC Now Open inside Pure Integrative Pharmacy 1 - 5166 Cordova Bay Road Found & Operated By Dr. Sparanese, md (with many years of experience in Victoria) & Gerry Poon (Pharmacist) Together, they will focus on individualized Bio-identical hormone therapy for men & women Weight loss management program Gastrointestinal repair and detox Anti-aging and functional medicine For appointments please call 250-590-6053
Summer Exercise stress on your heart and lungs. Both the exercise itself and the air temperature increase your body temperature. To dissipate heat, more blood circulates through your skin. This leaves less blood for your muscles, which increases your heart rate. If the humidity is high, your body faces added stress because sweat doesn’t readily evaporate from your skin — which only pushes your body temperature higher. Under normal conditions, your skin, blood vessels and perspiration level adjust to the heat. But these natural cooling systems may fail if you’re exposed to high temperatures and humidity for too long. The result may be a heat-related illness, such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heatstroke. When you’re exercising in the heat, be on the lookout for heat-related illness. Signs and symptoms may include: • • • • • •
O utdoor exercise can be challenging when the temperature soars.
Stay safe by drinking enough fluids, wearing proper clothing, and by timing your workout to avoid extreme heat. If you exercise outdoors in the heat, use caution and common sense to prevent heat-related illnesses. Exercising in hot weather puts extra Renate Winkler, BSc (Pharm) Pharmacist, Pure Tuscany Village
Weakness Headache Dizziness Muscle cramps Nausea or vomiting Rapid heartbeat
If you suspect a heat-related illness, stop exercising and get out of the heat. Drink water, dampen and cool your skin using a wet cloth and fan. If you don’t feel better within 30 minutes, contact your doctor. If you develop a fever higher than 102 F (38.9 C) or become faint or confused, seek immediate medical help. Regular exercise is important — but don’t let your hot weather workouts put your health at risk.
Preferred Dairy Digestive Aid
Polysporin Cream or Rapid Heal - 15 g
Regular - 100 g or Joint Pain - 75 g
Preferred Sinus Extra Strength
Liqui-gel - 16 liqid gel Nighttime - 10 liquid gel
Tena Pads & Liners - Reg., Heavy Long, Ultra Thin Long, Ultra Thin Reg., Moderate Long, Moderate Reg., Ultimate Reg.
Amazing Grass Superfood Powders & Energy Bars Raw, organic, and GMO free! Made from antioxidant rich, field-grown greens. These tasty products help restore our bodiesâ€™ natural pH.
$ 99 bar Org. $349
While quantities last. We reserve the right to limit quantities
powder Org. $3399
Magsmart Delicious Magnesium Magsmart supports normal blood pressure and regulates heart beat. If you have muscle cramping, twitchy eyelids, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, FM, arthritis or leg cramps you need Magsmart today.
200 g Org. $2495
Preferred Decongestant Nasal Spray 0.1% - 30 ml
Bubble Gum - 100 ml
Pouches 30 gels, 750mg - 90 gels
Fruits, or Peppermint 340 ml
One Step Pregnancy Test
400 g Org. $4495
12 While quantities last. We reserve the right to limit quantities
10 mg - 30 caps
25 mg - 24 caps
We here at Pure Integrative Pharmacies are proud to be making greener strides by participating in the Personal Care and Beauty Brigade® sponsored by Garnier and TerraCycle- a pioneering upcycling and recycling company. TerraCycle’s goal is to eliminate the idea of waste by creating national collection and repurposing systems for all hard to recycle waste. TerraCycle’s Brigade® programs directly engage consumers in the collection of these hard to recycle packaging and products. The collected waste is then either upcycled into new products or recycled in to new materials from which innovative products are made. All Pure Integrative Pharmacy location will be available for you to drop off the qualifying beauty package materials and will ensure that they get received to TerraCycle to help reduce and recycle. Personal Care and Beauty Brigade accepted waste: lipstick cases, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, shampoo bottles, conditioner bottles, bronzer cases, foundation packaging, body wash containers, soap tubes, soap dispensers, lotion dispensers, shaving foam tubes (no cans), powder cases, lotion bottles, chap stick tubes, lotion tubes, face soap dispensers, face soap tubes, face lotion bottles, face lotion jars, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eyeshadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, lip liner pencils, hand lotion tubes, hair gel tubes, hair paste jars. Please Note: hair spray cans, nail polish bottles and nail polish remover bottles ARE NOT acceptable.
SoloGI Energy Bars Certified Low Glycemic and Gluten Free energy and nutrition bars provide energy that sustains
each Org. $269
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HOMEOPATHY TIPS FOR THE
SUMMER Calendula: for people with irritated skin that has tendency to get infected. Use with a topical application. You will find it soothing, ease inflammation, and prevent infections
Graphites: for people with tough & leathery skin with cracks and soreness. Common areas that may often crack are, behind the ears, around the mouth and on your hands. Try not to scratch until bleeding and symptoms may worsen with heat Sulphur: for intense burning or inflamed & itchy eruptions. Symptoms may get worst from warmth and bathing; Arnica: a valuable first-aid remedy to help reduce pain and swelling and prevent the onset of shock after any injury. Another remedy that is more specific to the burn should be considered after Arnica. Hypericum: is often helpful when the pain of a burn is intense and the nerves are extremely sensitive. Along with the usual discomfort of a burn, stabbing or shooting pains may be felt in the injured area. Urtica urens: is great for mild burns and the primary symptoms are redness and stinging pain. This remedy often brings relief. It is often useful for sunburn when the pain is prickly and stinging.
Renate Winkler, BSc (Pharm) Pharmacist, Pure Tuscany Village
Event Listings DATE
Mascara Mania - Buy One Get One Free - Purchase a Mascara and receive a second of the same at No Charge - Selected Types Only and While Quantities Last.
Gardner’s Delight - 40% off Regular Price for Garden Giftware
Join Kristina, a skincare and hair specialist, for a demo on Lierac skincare and Phyto haircare products. Her focus will be on educating everyone on the benefits of using simplified raw plant and botanical skin and hair products!
The Spoonk™ Mat is based on the principles of acupressure and Japanese Shiatsu massage. The mat stimulates specific reflex points throughout the body, releases blocked energy, eases tense muscles and creates deep mental and physical relaxation. Stop by and learn about Spoonk™ Mats’ benefits, try and see for yourself how they work.
Join us for a free Weleda skin care demo and discover more about Weleda’s Biodynamic Medicinal Plant Garden, an important source for the ingredients of this well loved product line. Weleda has recently celebrated their 90th anniversary, and still believes natural ingredients truly provide what a body needs to be vibrant, beautiful and well.
Would you like to get rid of those Hot Flashes and Night Sweats? Have you been lacking Energy and Sleep? Join Lorna Vanderhaeghe where she will be discussing Everything you need to know about Hormones! Please RSVP for the Seminar by calling 604-542-7780
Come in to Pure Pharmacy to get a free bone density test. Testing will be doen by Alisa Holsten, a registered holistic nutritionist, who can also answer any questions regarding the Lorna Vanderhaeghe Smart Solutions Product line!
June 12 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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View Royal 106 – 284 Helmcken Road Victoria, BC, V9B 1T2 250-881-8887
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Latoria Walk 115 – 611 Brookside Road Victoria, BC, V9C 0C3 250-590-7012
Salt Spring Island Salt Spring 1105 Grace Point Square 115 Fulford-Ganges Road Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2T9 250-931-7774
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Published on Jun 3, 2013