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Fast Track Detox and Weight Loss by South River   Are you Toxic? Each year, more than 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment; these toxic chemicals can accumulate in your body and affect overall health. Enhance the body’s natural metabolic detoxification process while providing adequate fuel for both cleansing and other daily activities. Getting healthier is important — and so is feeling your best. 10 Day Program Ultra Clear Renew AdvaClear Shaker cup and Guide Book 14-Day Program                                    PaleoCleanse PurePea Protein Amino-D-Tox Hydrolyzyme Shaker cup and Guide Book Program Fees: 10 Day : $114.00 14-Day:  $139.00 If you have any questions about this program or would like to receive further information, please call us at (804) 897-6447 to speak with one of...

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Reading Food Labels: The Basics

Serving Size We talk about servings every time we discuss how much food from each food group we eat in a day. For example, 2 servings of vegetables or 3 servings of fruit. But how do we know how much food is in a single serving? That’s where the nutrition labels come in. A Nutrition facts label will tell you immediately what is considered 1 serving of the packaged product. It will also let you know how many of those servings are in the container. Often, it’s just an approximate number since a lot of packaging is done by the weight of the item not the quantity inside. Everything listed on the label below will be the amount per single serving of the product. Measuring Servings by Ounces: If...

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Metagenics Mega 10

We have all heard about the power of omega-3s and their role in immune support and cardiovascular health. What Metagenics has done is combine omega-3 with Omega-7 to create a more complete formula designed specifically to provide targeted and enhanced support for overall cardiovascular health. It is the perfect 10 for heart health! The Mega 10 Purified & Concentrated Formula: Mega 10 provides 105mg of palmitoleic acid from concentrated omega-7 in each softgel and is purified to remove palmitic acid Palmitic acid is a saturated fatty acid that may have a negative impact on the important  aspects of heart health Many unpurified palmitoleic acid preparations, such as those from sea buckthorn, may contain high concentrations of palmitic acid Mega 10 also provides a concentrated dose of 500 mg of combined EPA and DHA...

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South River Valentine's Day Contest

  Come into either South River Compounding Pharmacy location to enter to win a Sweetheart Package! 1. Come into our store and take a photo of yourself with our contest sign 2. Upload the photo onto Twitter or Facebook and hashtag #shopRVA 3.  Share it with all your friends, you can even share it with South River if you'd like to! 4. ONE photo will be chosen at random to win the Sweetheart Package (details below) 5. There's NO limit to how many photos you submit, but you can only submit one for each participating store you've visited (find participating stores) See the Think.Shop.Buy Local Official Contest Rules Entries accepted during February 8-14 What is in the Sweetheart Package? Corardin's Jewelery A pair of sterling silver and smokey quartz quatrefoil dangle earrings Gearheart's Chocolates $50 Gift Certificate Strange's Florist $50 Gift...

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Heart Healthy Shopping List: Buying Foods to Support Cardiovascular Health

We get energy and nutrition from what we put into our body. Our health can be a direct result of the diet we consume. If you are trying to improve or sustain your heart health, try swapping out certain foods with a heart-healthy alternative. Here we have constructed a heart healthy shopping list with some guidelines on food groups to keep your ticker going strong! Main focus areas: 1. Less saturated and trans fats 2. Less sodium 3. More fiber Fruits & Vegetables Eating enough fruits and vegetables can be a challenge for some people. But it’s not only about forgetting to eat your vegetables, it’s making sure you are eating them in a way that is good for your heart’s health and not loaded with extra salt and sugar. Fresh fruits and...

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How Topical Compounding Works For Patients

[caption id="attachment_717" align="alignnone" width="500"] Photo: sunshinecity[/caption] Topical pharmaceutical compounding technology has greatly advanced over the last several years. Topical compounding has become a big part of conversations at podiatry meetings all across the country. Why is topical compounding so important? Topical compounding allows the delivery of high doses of medication to a localized area. It allows more medication to be applied to solve the problem than would be possible if the medication were taken systematically through orals. For example, when using a topical medication for pain management or post-surgery pain, large doses can be administered to just the affected area. Similarly, a medication applied topically reduces the risk of drug interactions and dependencies greatly. Topical compounded medications are especially useful in podiatry. When systematic drug interactions between pain medications...

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5 Signs You May Have A Vitamin D Deficiency

As we move into the winter months, our time spent outdoors beings to decrease. We are further from the sun and many days feel totally cloudy. It's not uncommon to have a Vitamin D deficiency during these winter months, but that doesn't mean we can't boost our body! Vitamin D is crucial for healthy bones and skin, but 80-90 percent of our vitamin D comes from exposure to the sun. What do we do during the winter months when the sun isn’t shining as often? Children may be at greater risk for bones softening, called rickets, while adults may be at a greater risk for osteoporosis. So, vitamin D is definitely an important part of bone health no matter what stage of life. The Institutes of Medicine recommend...

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Combat the Flu

You may have heard news stories this month about the large flu outbreak and especially the dangers it poses to children and people with a weakened immune system. The flu is a very common illness across the United States during the winter season, with outbreaks generally beginning in October and continuing until as late as May. Millions of people are infected, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and thousands die from flu each year. This is why it is important to take action early to combat the flu and help keep your body strong during every seasonal outbreak. Symptoms Symptoms of the common cold are very similar to the symptoms of the flu, it can be difficult to tell the difference between the two. The flu typically feels like...

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Natural Support for Gluten and Casein Intolerance

[caption id="attachment_780" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo: surlygirl[/caption] If you are suffering from digestive ailments but aren't sure what may be causing your discomfort, then you are like nearly 1 in 15 Americans who have a gluten or casein intolerance (or are more sensitive than normal to their effects). What are the symptoms of intolerance and how can we know if it's something more serious? Before you consider any long-term treatment options for your gluten or casein intolerance, talk with your doctor about some of the choices you can make to improve your health. Symptoms of a gluten intolerance: It’s important to note that a sensitivity or an intolerance is not the same as celiac disease, which is an autoimmune that requires total elimination of gluten from the diet. When...

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About Autism

Courtesy of Autism Society of America Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.   In February 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued their ADDME autism prevalence report. The report, which looked at a sample of 8 year olds in 2000 and 2002, concluded that the prevalence of autism had risen to 1 in every 150 American children, and almost 1 in 94 boys. The issuance of...

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Natural Solutions to Support Your Mental Health

The Connection between Neurotransmitters and Mental States Anxiety, panic, depression, forgetfulness, trouble sleeping, distracted—Sound familiar? Nearly 1 in 4  Americans that have mental health complaints – and may benefit from a specialized program that provides targeted neurological solutions to support your mental health. A Variety of Complaints, One Common Source Before I recommend a program to support a patient’s mental health, I first try to identify any triggers or underlying issues that are contributing to the problem. Unfortunately, one of the consequences of living in our modern society is the amount of potential factors that can lead to unhealthy mental states. Moreover, what happens in the mind is closely related to physical function: stress, long-term health concerns, lack of exercise, and a nutrient-poor diet are just a few examples. Although...

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Safe Solutions for Chronic Pain

  [caption id="attachment_490" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Flickr:Peter Stevens[/caption] Read original interview here  One of the biggest challenges in healthcare today is the problem of pain. There are simply too many people living each and every day with ongoing, unremitting chronic pain. And there are far too many healthcare providers who – for a variety of reasons – are failing to adequately address this serious problem. Q. What is chronic pain? A. Sudden, or acute, pain occurs when pain signals immediately fire in your nervous system alerting you to an injury, like a broken ankle, or an illness, such as appendicitis. Once the injury heals or the illness is cured, the transmission of pain signals stop. Ongoing – or chronic pain – is much different. Chronic pain persists. Pain signals keep firing...

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