Boosting The Thyroid: A Functional Medicine Approach

The thyroid gland is the primary regulator of cholesterol, blood sugar, temperature, reproductive health, growth, and weight. Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid affects over 30 million females and 15 million males in the United States.1 No wonder this highly affects the population since it is common to have lifestyles with high stress, poor sleep, minimal exercise, and diets high in processed foods.2 The most common type of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune


The Seven Risk Factors of Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases

Autoimmune diseases affect over 24 million Americans, with thyroid disease responsible for about 20 million cases.1 Autoimmune thyroid diseases can be underdiagnosed and many people may not know that they are affected. Do not let that scare you!1 Look no further to learn about autoimmune thyroid diseases, risk factors, and the importance of early diagnoses. What are autoimmune thyroid diseases?1-3 Our immune systems are largely responsible for protecting us from infection, toxins, and other foreign


Balancing the All-Controlling Thyroid

Thyroid disease affects all ages and can be present at birth, inherited, medication-induced, related to a past thyroid or inflammatory condition like lupus or Type 1 diabetes, or develop over time like after menopause. Additionally, females are about seven times more likely to have thyroid disease than males.1 An imbalanced thyroid may have a large effect on your overall mental, physical, and emotional health, but it can be restored with natural and chemical thyroid medications. What


How to Prescribe an RX

1. Use your own EMR prescribing module to send an ERx: Find our pharmacy in your system using the following information:  PURAMINT NPI: 1790380830NCPDP: 3473066 Phone:  (984) 302-3001 or (855) 787-6468 Address:  9305 Leesville Rd STE 101 Raleigh, NC 27613 There are a few things you need to make sure to include when e-scribing a compounded medication: A.  For a non-controlled medication:  Use any of the active ingredients as the Medication/Drug Name to be prescribed such


What do you mean Adrenal Fatigue?

“John you have adrenal fatigue.” That’s what a friend of mine, who happens to be a clinical compounding pharmacist for over 10 years, said to me during one of our conversations. I had just been talking about how I had been in a very close call with a potential high speed collision, but didn’t exhibit any of the usual heart racing, nervousness, or epinephrine dump afterwards.  Needless to say I was a little taken aback


COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need To Know

This year, the pandemic caused by COVID-19, has led to the loss of many loved ones, friends, and acquaintances. We all have been working hard to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines by wearing masks, social distancing, and washing hands to help prevent us from getting sick, and control the pandemic. Lately in the news we have heard about the approval of vaccines against COVID-19, but what does that mean for



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