Three weeks ago my stepfather passed away from complications related Alzheimer’s disease. Over the course of his illness, it was heartbreaking to watch this bright and charismatic man gradually become confused, withdrawn, and eventually unable to recognize my mother, his wife of 30 years.Read More
This article was written by Krista Shaffer, co-owner of Koshland Pharm -- my favorite compounding pharmacy -- located in San Francisco. It is reprinted here with her permission.
As a co-owner of a compounding pharmacy that values patient care and therefore quality as its primary mission, I’d like to respond to the critique that this article makes of compounded medications.Read More
Practitioners of Chinese medicine and naturopathic medicine have understood the interconnected nature of the human body for centuries. And any child who has heard the lyrics to Dem Bones (“the shin bone is connected to the knee bone”, etc.) gets the idea, too.Read More
A pregnant woman is often told that what she eats will affect the health of her unborn child. Now there is evidence that her diet before pregnancy could be just as important. In fact, a recent study shows that a mother's pre-pregnancy nutritional status may permanently affect certain aspects of her child's DNA.Read More
Bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, is a chemical used to make food can linings, eye glasses, bike helmets, thermal receipt paper, polycarbonate plastics and many other everyday items.Read More
“I just don't feel like myself anymore.” This is the statement I hear most often from the women who come into my office.Read More
Many women dream of becoming mothers and feel certain about that decision. This is not the case for every woman and I think that is perfectly fine. While motherhood is truly a fulfilling role, I also know a number of women without children whose lives are very full and satisfying.Read More