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Author Archives: Vien

Daily Dose Ep9: Iron Deficiency and Alternatives to Ferro-Liquid

Alternatives to Ferro-Liquid (currently out of stock, July 2019) Parents, are your kids deficient in Iron but you struggle to find an alternative to Ferro Liquid? I did some research today into the main causes of iron deficiency, and share with you the currently available products (Maltofer, BioCeuticals Liquid Iron, and SpaTone) as well as […]

DAILY DOSE EP5: FLU SHOTS

BOOK YOUR SHOT TODAY BOOK YOUR SHOT TODAY WINTER IS COMING Winter season is almost in full swing: protect your family, your kids, your elder folks through herd immunity. HERD IMMUNITY Herd immunity, a concept from pack animals like bison, is the concept of protecting the vulnerable within the middle of the pack by having […]

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ Donโ€™t Get Ripped Off at the Chemist ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ’Š

  Save money this cold and flu season! 4 Tips to Save at the Chemist: 1) donโ€™t be suckered for the add-on sales which are airy fairy like vitamin C or echinacea (on their own they suck) 2) Go generics for basics like antibiotics: itโ€™s the same chemical ingredients and u can save over $5. […]

My Girlfriend’s Eczema Won’t Go! How To Fix It Inside-Out

  I had the pleasure of meeting my physiotherapist friend, Kevin, and he asks: Q. What should my girlfriend do for her eczema? She gets it on the nape of her neck and it never seems to go away. Having just returned from Taiwan, sheโ€™s going to eliminate diary from her diet in hopes of […]

Gang of Cysts (Ganglion Cysts)

*That aforementioned word-root is inaccurate* In fact I don’t know why ganglion is part of the name and even went to the urban dictionary in vain Ganglion cysts are benign (harmless) lumps of lubricating fluid found around joints (think moving parts) like hands, wrists, knees, ankles, and feet. Believed to occur as a response to […]

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Men

UTIs are a common occurence in women but what about men? Young men are 30x less likely to suffer this problem but as men age past 50, the occurance rates catch up to that of women. In fact a UTI in men is viewed at more seriously than if it were in women purely based […]

Hand Foot Mouth disease

This is a condition that I personally have had but never really thought twice about until I saw it first-hand in the pharmacy. Hand Foot and Mouth Disease! Sounds terrible. In reality not so! What is it? An infection caused by the: coxsackievirus How did I catch it? chances are you (or your child) walked […]

Sleep Apnea in a Young Asian Male

We had a lovely friend, Steve swing by recently to trial our CPAP machines for sleep apnea… Strange thing is….he looks perfectly healthy! Lean and in shape Doesn’t smoke Doesn’t drink Doesn’t have heart conditions He does however complain of sleep anpea tiredness and him and his dad both snore the house down! Considering all […]

Nail Care for Men

If you’re a woman you probably can skip this whole article. But for us men, read on for the essential nail care! My promise is I’m not going to bog you down with products and laborious routines. So basically I had a wife come ask about her husband’s problem nail… It had broken off almost […]

GERD: Gastro Eosophageal Reflux Disease

Today we had a customer with chest pains complaining that it wouldn’t go away.. Handing me two scripts: one for Gaviscon and another for Somac…I put on my detective hat and asked her about any history of stomach issues starting with the questions: Do you think this is related to any foods you eat? (No […]

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