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May 1, 2017

CBD – Green Pain Relief

CBD – Green Pain Relief Dear Friends, There is a revolution occurring in the drug therapy world. The lowly hemp plant – so famous for strong rope in the days before nylon and Dacron &ndas…

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April 4, 2017

UV Radiation Goes More than Skin Deep

UV Radiation Goes More than Skin Deep Dear Friends, As the summer months approach, it’s time to stock up on sunscreen to protect our skin from the sizzling summer sun. While trying to protect y…

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February 21, 2017

Skin Aging… Inevitability or Preventable?

Skin Aging…. Inevitability or Preventable? Dear Friends, Spring is in the air, the sun is shining, and the birds are chirping in the morning again! Time to visit our skin, the body’s lar…

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January 24, 2017

Hormone Balance and Sexual Health

Hormone Balance and Sexual Health Dear Friends, We are going to take a break from our “How Not to Die” series and delve into another life extender - SEX! Please don’t close the paper…

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December 21, 2016

How Not to Die from Diabetes

Dear Friends, This month’s article is How Not to Die from Diabetes in our series covering the work of Dr. Michael Greger, MD. What Causes Diabetes? After about age 20, we may have all the insuli…

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October 5, 2016

Estrogen Dominance - A Link to Breast Cancer

Dear Friends, Estrogen dominance refers to an excess of estrogen when progesterone levels are inadequate. This condition can occur in women during the reproductive years, but tends to be particularly…

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August 22, 2016

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Dear Friends, Intermittent fasting is a powerful approach to eating that is becoming very popular because it can help you lose weight without feeling hunger, and help reduce your risk of chronic disea…

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August 22, 2016

Tips on Getting Better Sleep

Dear friends, Sleep is one of the great mysteries of life. Like gravity or the quantum field, we still don't understand exactly why we sleep—although we are learning more about it every day. We…

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June 23, 2016

15 Reasons Why the Sun is Good For You

Dear Friends, Summer=Sun=Good Mood=Health. This article from The Vitamin D Council lists 15 reasons why the sun is good for you. Of course common sense applies when we go in the sun and we recommend p…

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June 22, 2016

The Truth About Sunscreens

Dear Friends, For decades, doctors and the media have recommended you apply sunscreen before going outside. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), everyone should use sunscreen for pr…

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June 15, 2016

Your Best and Worst Sunscreen Choices

Your safest and best choice for sunscreen protection is zinc oxide. Avoid nano versions however, to circumvent potential toxicity. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to find a product without other…

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June 13, 2016

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is a group of related signs and symptoms (a syndrome) that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level. Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress…

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April 7, 2016

The Right Foods for Healthy Skin

Check out this article we found on Mercola.com on recommended foods to achieve healthy skin! When it comes to your skin, beauty is more than skin-deep. What you eat has a lot to do with the appearance…

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February 4, 2016

Are You Taking Vitamin K2 With Your Vitamin D?

Check out this article we found from LindsayRusk.ca ​on the importance of supplementing Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 together. We carry an amazing product called Vit D+K which provides a clinically usef…

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January 21, 2016

8 Go-To Herbs for Immunity Boost

Here are my 8 go-to herbs for immune boosting, infection prevention and treatment of common cold, flu, and respiratory infections. I recommend following the dosage instructions on the products you pur…

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January 18, 2016

Essential Oils for Animals

Check out this article we found from Mercola.com on the benefits of essential oils for your pet! We have a great variety of essential oils including Lavender, which is what we recommend for pets! Stop…

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January 14, 2016

A Look into the Brain on Alcohol

Dear friends, Did you ever wonder what happens to your brain while inebriated? ​Alcohol acts as a depressant to your central nervous system, which means when you drink it your brain cells communicat…

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January 14, 2016

Herbs and Oils for Colds and Flu

As the temperature changes from the warmer summer days, to the cooler fall air and frigid winter cold, this season often brings with it the inevitable cold and flu. This year however, instead of takin…

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January 4, 2016

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Check out this article we found from Mercola.com on The Amazing Benefits of Breastfeeding! Contrary to what infant formula companies want you to believe, infant formula cannot replace breast milk when…

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January 4, 2016

Household Items That Cause Cancer

Check out this article we found from WorldHealth.net by Ethan A. Huff on the 6 Common Household Items That Cause Cancer. Most people probably live under the assumption that their place of dwelling is…

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December 29, 2015

Stay Healthy This New Year!

Hello Friends, Have all the overindulging from sugar, holiday dinners, and relatives have you feeling burnt-out and run-down? Are resolutions from this year stacking on top of last year’s resolu…

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December 14, 2015

All About Memory

Check out this article we found from Mercola.com on "How Your Memory Works, and the Surprising Implications of Impaired Memory Function". Don't forget about our Memory Plus product, and our other prod…

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December 14, 2015

Heart Health - To Eat and Not To Eat

Eating even a tiny amount of this daily is the enemy of a healthy heart: Foods that promote weight gain Processed foods of all kinds Added sweeteners, regardless of whether they have calories or not.…

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December 14, 2015

Decrease Your Breast Cancer Risk

Check out this article we found from Mercola.com on "Top Tips To Decrease Your Breast Cancer Risk"! Breast cancer is probably one of the most feared diagnosis a woman can get. The mere mention of it c…

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December 14, 2015

Tips to Help You Avoid Toxic Chemicals

It's quite clear that the US government is falling short when it comes to protecting you from the onslaught of toxic chemicals that may have devastating health effects. Within this dysfunctional syste…

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December 3, 2015

Diabetes and Blood Sugar

Dear friends, Is your pancreas screaming at you from all of those holiday goodies? This time of year is horrible for sugar intake from cookies and egg nog to cakes and chocolate. It is very easy to ge…

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November 2, 2015

Urinary Incontinence Related to Vitamin D

In March 2012, researchers reported that vitamin D levels are associated with symptoms of pelvic floor disorders. The National Institutes of health state that pelvic floor disorders will affect one-fo…

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November 2, 2015

Medicine for Your Lifestyle

Check out this article we found by Micheal Parkinson, Senior Medical Director of UPMC Health Plan. Significant and growing scientific evidence shows that the primary determinant of health or disease i…

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November 2, 2015

It's that time of year - Boost your immunity!

Dear Friends, With all of the immune threats out there, including the common cold and flu viruses, we should hole up in our homes or put on protective suits every time we go out! Now of course these a…

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October 26, 2015

The FDA Attacks Compounded Supplements

The FDA once again is making attacks...this time, it is on compounded supplements! Many customers and clients here at Murray Avenue Apothecary rely so much on our compounded supplements, including our…

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October 12, 2015

10 Things Dogs Do That (Most) Humans Don’t

Check out this article we found by Dr. Becker from Mercola.com on these strange habits that dogs do and why. Our canine companions often seem to sense our moods and understand our words. They live in…

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October 12, 2015

Meeting the Needs of Older Pets

Check out this article we found by Dr. Becker from Mercola.com on taking care of older pets. I talk a lot here at Mercola Healthy Pets about the importance of regular wellness checkups for animal comp…

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October 12, 2015

10 Ways Your Dog Becomes Stressed By You

Check out this article we found by Dr. Becker from Mercola.com on ways your dog becomes stressed. Your dog can become stressed for a variety of reasons. For example, dogs on leashes typically feel str…

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October 5, 2015

What is Vitamin D?

Check out this article we found from VitaminDCouncil.org on Vitamin D and how it works! Vitamin D is important for good overall health and strong and healthy bones. It’s also an important factor…

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September 11, 2015

The FDA Threatens Bioidentical Hormones

At Murray Avenue Apothecary, compounded bioidentical hormones are one of the main compounding services that we offer to help our clients balance their hormones and feel better. Recently, the FDA has d…

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August 14, 2015

Pregnancy and Tylenol

Check out this article we discovered by Aviva Romm on "Headaches in Pregnancy: Natural Alternatives to Tylenol"! In a recent talk I questioned the safety of Tylenol use – most people reach for i…

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August 14, 2015

Human-Identical Hormones for the Skin

ESTROGENS (ESTRADIOL AND ESTRIOL) Estrogen’s skin-enhancing effects are well known. It stimulates collagen production and a moisture factor known as hyaluronic acid. Aging decreases both estroge…

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August 5, 2015

The Truth About Cholesterol and Statin Drugs

One in four Americans over the age of 40 is currently taking a statin drug under the illusion that it will decrease their risk for heart disease. Statin drugs cause severe side effects, including musc…

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July 22, 2015

Tips for Treating Sunburn Naturally

Regular sun exposure is important to keeping you and your skin healthy. In addition to the importance of vitamin D that sunlight provides, other benefits include mood enhancement, melatonin regulation…

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July 2, 2015

The Hidden Truth About Weight Gain

Many of us know that maintaining an ideal weight is difficult despite all the best efforts with diet and exercise. What most don't know is that an undetected hormone imbalance can be the hidden culpri…

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July 2, 2015

Eliminate These 10 Things for Better Health

Check out this article we found by Dr. Mercola on the ten things you can do without to better your health! 10 Things to Throw Away for Better Health By Dr. Mercola Each and every day, you come into co…

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June 15, 2015

The Importance of Restful Sleep

Restful sleep is required for us to store and save our memories. If you are not getting enough sleep each night, you may be at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. This is someth…

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June 8, 2015

Overheated Pets: 12 Signs to Recognize

Check out this article we found, 12 Signs Your Pet Is Too Hot: Can You Recognize Them All? by Dr. Karen Becker on recognizing overheating in your pet during these hot summer months. Take note, and rec…

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May 22, 2015

UV Radiation Goes More Than Skin Deep

Dear Friends, As the summer months approach, it’s time to stock up on sunscreen to protect our skin from the sizzling summer sun. While trying to protect your skin from UV radiation, you could u…

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May 22, 2015

What is Glutathione?

A.I.D. — ANTIOXIDANT, IMMUNE BOOSTER, DETOXIFIER Glutathione is the most powerful and prevalent antioxidant and detoxifier of intracellular (inside the cell) tissue. It is a potent antioxidant,…

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May 13, 2015

Top Four Supplements for Your Pet

At Murray Avenue Apothecary, we partner with you and your pet to provide optimal health. That’s why we carry pharmacist selected and designed supplements for pets! Just as humans need vitamins a…

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April 29, 2015

Magnesium Deficiency & Soda

If you are among those that enjoy fizzy soft drinks… you may want to reconsider! We humans do not produce magnesium on our own. Magnesium and other minerals can only be obtained from the earth.…

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April 27, 2015

Your Topical Pain Meds Could Kill Your Pet!

Dear Friends, This issue has been in the news recently. Take a look at this article we found from EverydayHealth.com by Dr. Julio Lopez on how topical pain medications for humans can be fatal to pets…

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March 30, 2015

A Nutrition Plan for Beginners

Dear Friends, Having a nutrition plan is imperative to achieving optimal health. These steps will help you recognize what is helpful and what is harmful to your body and what you can do to make it bet…

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March 25, 2015

3 Biggest Compounding Pharmacy Myths Debunked

Check out this article we found on PharmacyTimes.com about the three main myths of compounding pharmacies. Compounding pharmacies have been the subject of many articles in the press recently. Pharmacy…

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March 13, 2015

Billed for Unwanted Pain Meds

Check out this article we found from CBSNews.com on an investigation regarding thousands of dollars billed to an insurance company for pain medication that wasn't even prescribed! Investigation: Insur…

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February 6, 2015

GNC Fraud

Check out this article we found from Pittsburgh Post Gazette.com on GNC's fraudulent supplements. National retailers, including Pittsburgh-based GNC, told to halt bogus supplement sales By Anahad O&rs…

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January 15, 2015

Reducing Chemicals & Cancer

Check out this article we found from NCDSupport.com on reducing toxin intake to eliminate cancer! Reducing Toxic Overload Vital For Eliminating Cancer On chemicals and cancer, an eminent German oncolo…

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December 23, 2014

To Salt or Not to Salt During the Holidays

Check out this article we found from Dr. Wilson about how beneficial or not salt is to your diet especially during the holiday season. To Salt or Not to Salt? That is the Question. James L. Wilson, N.…

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December 15, 2014

Restless Night? Eat Something!

Do you often wake up at 3 a.m., your mind racing with thoughts, and you can’t fall back asleep? While there are a number of helpful sleep remedies that many people find helpful, try this crazy s…

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December 1, 2014

Stay Healthy This New Year!

Hello Friends, Are you already feeling burnt out from all the sugar, overindulging, and relatives from the Thanksgiving holidays? Do you feel like your resolutions from last year are building up on to…

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October 22, 2014

Boost your Immunity!

Dear Friends, With all of the threats to our immunity out there, including Ebola Virus, E2N1, and of course colds and flu viruses we should hole up in our homes or put on protective suits every time w…

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October 10, 2014

Astaxanthin for the Eyes

Check out this article we found from Designs for Health, titled "Astaxanthin for the Eyes"! We live in a digital age where media and screens dominate our environment and command our attention, whether…

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October 10, 2014

Selenium and Skin Health

Check out this article we found from Designs for Health, titled "Selenium - The Secret Weapon for Skin Health"! It has often been said that the eyes are the windows into the soul. The skin also has th…

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October 6, 2014

Stop Brain Drain!

The aging process is challenging enough without the fear of declining cognitive function. Studies have shown that there is a memory decline from age 25 to age 40 of 21%, and continues so that by age 7…

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