Keystone Pharmacy Blog

Vitamin (D)eficient?

If asked, I am sure many would know their cholesterol level, blood pressure and maybe even fasting blood glucose. These are routinely checked and are used for markers to diagnosis disease. What about your vitamin D level? How many know … Continue reading

A nutrient that’s good for your heart

A big player when it comes to cardiovascular support is the molecule coenzyme-Q10. CoQ10 is a vital component of our body’s cellular energy production. It is used as fuel by the mitochondria (energy powerhouse) in every cell of the body, … Continue reading

DHEA now has FDA approval as INTRAROSA™

As women age and hormone levels naturally decline, sexual problems can occur. The most common sexual problems among women aged 50+ are: decreased libido, inadequate vaginal lubrication, and difficulty with climax. Vaginal dryness, or the more severe vaginal atrophy, can … Continue reading

Anti-Aging/Functional Medicine

Anti-aging/functional medicine attempts to keep individuals healthy and functioning regardless of their age. The overall goal of functional medicine is the prevention of disease. Anti-aging medicine attempts to prevent the underlying causes of aging and, thereby, alleviate or reduce age-related illness. The … Continue reading

What to Do When Your Stomach Can’t Face Another Holiday Party.

The holiday season is among us! These upcoming weeks bring various parties, family gatherings, potlucks, and other instances to overindulge. Aside from the risk of gaining a few extra pounds, there is the dreaded indigestion and heartburn that follow. Normal … Continue reading

Getting to Root of Hair Loss

There are 100,000 to 350,000 hair follicles on the human scalp that go through cyclic phases of growth and rest. Hair growth slows by age 40, and several hormonal factors can influence the duration of hair cycles. Sex hormones can … Continue reading

What exactly does bioidentical mean for hormones?

The FDA still classifies “bioidentical hormone” as a marketing term but the purpose of the phrase is to identify those hormones that have the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that are produced in the human body. For treatment … Continue reading

Sick of all the sick days?

I am often asked what can be taken to boost the immune system. While the go-to standard has been vitamin C and zinc, my favorite is the addition of probiotics. Probiotics are most known to support gastrointestinal function, but we … Continue reading

“My hormones aren’t working…..”

One of the inadvertent mistakes I often see in hormone replacement therapy involves a patient who believes her current dosage is not working effectively. She stops using the tablet/topical cream/vaginal cream/sublingual troche for a month or longer and then requests … Continue reading

ADHD Goes Back to School

September brings back to school. For those with attention and focus issues, school can bring about multiple challenges. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder in children. ADHD is characterized by attention deficit, impulsivity, and sometimes over … Continue reading