Statin or Red Yeast Rice?

An extremely common scenario plays out like this: “My doctor wants me to go on a statin, but I want something more natural like Red Yeast Rice. We hear you. There’s a lot of downsides to different medications. Aren’t there better options? There are, here’s what I see:  Not having to take medications Avoid both altogether …

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Attack of the Clowns

This month we’re extra rant-y.  We tried to go softer with this but it’s time to say something.  We did, however, change the names of some of the characters to protect the innocent before sending this off. The innocent in this situation is us; we live in an overly litigious society and we don’t want …

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Are Herbs Safer Than Medicines?

As many of our New York patients know, we are pharmacists and own integrative pharmacies along with our new vitamin store, Woodstock Vitamins.  We get lots of slack from “competitors” at health food and vitamin stores: “You sell harsh chemicals that are unnatural, how can you sell vitamins?” More commonly, and the subject of today’s …

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What’s In The Bottle?

If you haven’t noticed by now, our purpose is to show you the down and dirty of the food and supplement industries. Our tagline is “Honesty in Wellness” but that’s only because we didn’t want to use “Knock off the B.S., Supplement Industry”. People often think we’re overly dramatic or, perhaps, make things out to …

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Our Monthly Rant

Welcome to the first edition of our monthly rant about something that gets our blood pressure up or induces flushing when we think about it.

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