Author Archives: Keystone

When are we “too old for sex”?

NEVER. Our teenagers and adult children may disagree, or at least not want to hear about it, but……more than 70% of women age 40-49, 50% of women ages 50-59, 40% of women age 60-69 and almost 25% of women age … Continue reading

Investment in new sterile testing equipment saves patients time!

How is Keystone Pharmacy using Fireflies to Increase Your Safety and Convenience? As June comes to a close, the night sky around our home is lighting up with fireflies.  It is beautiful to watch this magical light show being performed … Continue reading

CoQ10- The Everywhere ENERGY Nutrient

Brandi Grimmer CPhT, CNC keystonenutrition .net Coenzyme Q10 has been proven to be a very beneficial nutrient. The problem is not enough people are taking it.  Coenzyme Q 10 (ubiquinone) is a vital vitamin- like substance you body relies … Continue reading

Sun, Skin and Hormones

After surviving one of the harshest winters in memory, women in Michigan are welcoming back the sun. Although exposure to the sun will improve our Vitamin D levels (and moods), we do need to remember that skin health is a … Continue reading

The TRIAD of Healthcare

One patient. One prescriber. One pharmacist. A triad relationship with a common goal: achieving a positive therapeutic outcome for the patient.  At Keystone Pharmacy, my role is to educate patients and prescribers on the art and science of compounding, offering … Continue reading

Zinc recommended for Testosterone Therapy for Men.

Hormone balance has been key for women; our overall health and well-being is dependent on the levels of hormones like estrogen, progesterone and DHEA. What about for men? Testosterone levels decline in men with age, and bring about symptoms of … Continue reading

Sorting HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) Myths from Facts

1. Bio-identical hormones are “natural” In the HRT field, the term “bio-identical” is considered a marketing term by the FDA. This term is used simply to refer to the fact the hormone matches the chemical and molecular structure of hormones … Continue reading

Lab Values or Symptoms?

Progestogens are commonly prescribed for both peri-menopausal women to correct estrogen dominant symptoms (heavy bleeding, insomnia, weight gain, mood changes) and for menopausal women to balance their estrogen therapy. The progestogen is required for postmenopausal women on estrogen therapy with … Continue reading

Testosterone in the News: Another Reason to Read Articles, Not Just Headlines

The importance of reading the details of research articles, particularly when the title or conclusion is contrary to previously published articles and research, is critical to the practice of medicine. A timely example: the recently published JAMA article on testosterone-replacement … Continue reading

National Wear RED Day

It is that time of year again: February 7th is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women over the age of 20 … Continue reading