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South River Father's Day Gifts!

Father's Day is approaching quickly and there's still time to get your #1 man in your life a unique and thoughtful gift. South River Compounding Pharmacy's gift department has been gearing up all week to celebrate dads and how important they are to our lives. We have hand-picked a few of our favorites and put them together in this list to give you some awesome new ideas! Come into either South River location and shop for cards and gifts from out Father's Day collection! Beard Balm If your dad, husband, grandfather, or any other father in your life has a majestic beard, Beard Balm could be the best gift they've gotten all year! All natural leave-in conditioner, the easiest way to grow a great beard! Beard Balm is...

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Simple Grilled Venison Burgers

If you are unsure about the taste of venison, these burgers are a wonderful way to try it out. “Foodies” across the globe have embraced venison for its earthy flavor: Deer graze on grass, acorn, berries, and herbs, which lends to a unique taste and texture that is not found with any other cut of meat. The key to preparing venison is to enhance the natural flavors of this organic meat. Venison is usually quite lean, so in order to make sure these burgers aren’t too dry, the recipe calls for egg yolks and olive oil to give it a bit of help. If you enjoy bacon, and save your drippings (or a few strips), you can add a heaping spoonful of the liquid (or ground...

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Red Meat the Healthy Way

A diet high in red meat has been touted to either fatten your waistline and lead to heart disease, or to transform you into a leaner, healthier version of yourself. So what’s the skinny on eating red meat the healthy way? Beef, lamb, pork, and venison provide quality protein, B-vitamins, iron, and zinc. Depending on the cut, meat can be low in fat. When buying meat, pay attention to the source, cut, processing, and preparation method. Source Meat can be derived from grass-fed cattle that has been raised organically and not fed drugs or hormones. After slaughter, organic meats have not had any chemical preservatives added. Conventional meat comes from animals bred on factory farms and usually exposed to hormones. While the scientific jury continues to debate the...

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Take a Hike

Hiking takes you out of your usual routine, fills your lungs with fresh air, and lifts your spirits with the sights and sounds of nature. You might even forget that you’re giving your body a powerful workout that has many health benefits. A regular trek on the trail is aerobic exercise that is good for the heart and lungs. A weight-bearing exercise, hiking strengthens bones and joints, which helps to prevent osteoporosis. Trails with varied terrain build strength in the hip and leg muscles. You’ll also strengthen your abdominal and back muscles, and improve balance and coordination. Hiking a few times a week, not just once a season, can help you maintain a healthy body weight. Hiking is also good for the mind and spirit. Studies...

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Herbs for Boosting the Male Libido

From the ancient Greeks concocting “nectar of the Gods” to modern pharmaceuticals, man has had an unrelenting desire to discover new aphrodisiacs to stimulate and enhance sexual performance. In Western herbal medicine, tonics were often employed to treat symptoms of poor reproductive function. Historically, these tonics were regarded with skepticism … then came Viagra. With the widespread acceptance of the idea that male sexual performance could be pharmacologically enhanced, “herbal enhancers” for male sexual performance made their way to the market. Most so-called herbal alternatives to Viagra likely deliver only modest effects, at best. However, several herbs used in traditional Indian and Chinese Medicine, which are believed to provide support to the male reproductive system, have gained the attention of both holistic and conventional medical researchers....

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9 Easy, Natural Ways Men can Stay Healthy

Most men know the basic health drill: eat more fresh, mostly organic foods; don't smoke; exercise; and get an annual health exam. But there's more to being a healthy, sexy man than choosing organic beef and hitting the gym a few days a week. Follow some of the "secrets" we list here and, in just a couple of weeks, you'll see a boost in your vitality--and you might just live longer, too. Take a time out Getting into the Zen of the present moment reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, increases energy, and improves memory and immunity. A relaxed man also has better sex. Slow down for just 10-20 minutes a few days a week: try deep, belly breathing; getting outdoors for a walk (without your headphones); taking...

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Summer Irritants: Poison Ivy

We all love spending time outdoors when the weather is warm and sunny. Watching the trees slowly grow full with leaves and colorful flowers coming into bloom makes spring and summer one of the best times of year! There are also some major downsides to to warming weather and blossoming plants that, without preparation, can cause us harm or discomfort. Sometimes it's harmless, such as mild seasonal allergies to tree pollen. Tree, grass, and weed pollen are a widespread allergen to many people in the United States. In most cases, seasonal allergies only lead to mild discomfort, but for others, plant allergies require intervention. Poison ivy, on the otherhand, affects about 85% of the U.S. population, with over 50 million people suffering from the allergic reaction to the...

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Healthy Sun Habits

  Summer is finally approaching and the weather is definitely getting warm! Now is the perfect time of year to spend time outdoors with our family and friends, but it's also the time of year to take extra precaution to protect ourselves from sun, insects, and irritants. There has been an increase in awareness of the harmful effects of sun damage as well as a strong new desire to find a skin protectant that will protect our skin effectively without harmful side effects. Sunscreen Applying sunscreen on a sunny day may seem like a no-brainer, but there’s a lot to know about how, when, and what type of sunscreen to apply. It’s also important to know your risk factors for sunburn and skin diseases. Fair, pale skin is much...

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Tricky Labels: What Do They Mean?

Heart-Healthy Foods labeled as "heart-healthy" have been deemed to be low in sodium, low in saturated fat, and contain no trans fats. Heart healthy foods contain very little fat in general. The heart healthy check: You've seen this check mark on food labels in the grocery store, but you may have not known what it was for. What exactly does heart healthy food need to have before it can be labeled so?  Foods have to meet a specific set of qualifications in order to be packaged with the Heart Healthy Check on their label. The FDA inspects each product to make sure it meets the standars. You can read more about the qualifications at heart.org: Total Fat: Less than 6.5 g Saturated Fat: 1 g or less and 15% or...

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The Dish on Diets: Healthy Eating for a Healthy Life

Fad diets and crash diets come and go, but there are a few diets that have stood strong throughout the years. We will be talking about a few of the most popular and long-standing diets that have come around, emphasizing both the positive and negative aspects of each. Diets don’t work for everybody, and diets are definitely not one-size-fits-all. We are all looking for a balance of food groups, essential vitamins and minerals, and living a healthy and active lifestyle. Steer clear of diets that promote rapid weight loss or have very strict guidelines. A diet is about a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix, and strict guidelines make it difficult for new dieters to stick to their plan! Paleo Description The idea behind the paleo diet is...

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About ATP Ignite: Steady, Natural Energy

Energy drinks these days have so many unnecessary ingredients that it takes away from the beneficial, natural energy-inducing ingredients it does have. The added sugars, the artificial preservatives, the inevitable crash in the afternoon; these are the reasons most people steer clear of many of the most popular energy drinks. Even small-dose energy "shot" beverages, pack a strong punch with added sugars, flavoring, and preservatives (and, they are not cheap!). Enter ATP Ignite: Each stick provides a combination of B vitamins, electrolytes, trace minerals, amino acids, herbs, and antioxidants to fuel your body’s energy production. With 95 mg of caffeine in each stick, ATP Ignite is great for daily energy boosts or as a pre-workout drink. With just 5 grams of carbohydrates and 0 sugars, ATP ignite...

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Celiac Awareness Month

Each year, May is Celiac Awareness month. One out of every 133 Americans has celiac disease (about three million), yet 95% of those with the disease remain undiagnosed, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by consuming a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. It causes the body to attack the small intestine and can cause serious damage if left untreated. Treatment for celiac disease is usually simply abiding to a strict, gluten-free diet. It sounds easier than is, sometimes avoiding gluten in your diet can be a challenge. Long term effects of untreated celiac disease is the susceptibility to other autoimmune disorders such as Type 1 diabetes or multiple sclerosis. Lactose intolerance and...

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