Wednesday, October 28, 2015

3 Not-So-Secret Ingredients Of A Healthy Lifestyle

Many of us spend a minimum of 30-40 hours every week working hard at our jobs and careers. We do this because we have to; it's common knowledge that if we don't work, we don't have money - and if we don't have money, we can't support ourselves and our families. But let us ask you this: how many hours per week do you spend working on your health?

Our health is our most valuable asset. With it, we are capable of accomplishing nearly anything we set our minds to. With it, we are able to continue growing our careers, supporting our families, and making memories with the people we care about the most. Without it, however, we have nothing. 

The team at the Lime in the Coconut Compounding Pharmacy would like to challenge you to dedicate a little more time every week to focusing on your health - but we're not going to send you out into the battlefield unprepared! Here are three simple but effective ways to improve your overall physical (and mental) health.

1. Drink Plenty Of Water - But Not Too Much!
Since the adult human body is made up of 60% water, our bodies rely heavily on proper hydration in order to perform many of its crucial functions. As a few examples, drinking plenty of water...
  • Energizes Us
  • Reduces Premature Aging of Skin
  • Reduces Weight Gain
  • Flushes the Kidneys and Bladder
  • Improves Joint and Cartilage Repair
  • Improves Cognitive Function
And so much more. At this point, most of us are aware that staying hydrated is a key component of being healthy, but do we know how much water we're actually supposed to drink? Unfortunately, there is no "magic number." The amount of water we need depends on our weight, activity level, and the climate we live in. As a general rule of thumb, WebMD recommends drinking .5-1 ounce of water for every pound you weigh. If you weigh 160 pounds, then, you should drink between 80-160 ounces of water every day.

2. Stay Active
People are always talking about the importance of exercising, but do you understand why it's so critical? Our bodies adapt to the uses we require of them; if we spend 20 hours a day sitting or laying down, our bodies become so accustomed to this sedentary lifestyle that it becomes difficult for us to maintain any level of physical activity at all. Staying active has been shown to have a huge variety of positive health effects, including...
  • Decreasing Hypertension
  • Improving Heart Health
  • Lowering Blood Pressure
  • Reducing the Risk of Osteoporosis
  • Improving Blood Flow
  • Reducing the Risk of Diabetes
... And the list goes on and on. Keep in mind that you don't have to spend every hour of every day exercising in order to enjoy these health benefits; doing anything to increase your current level of physical activity can help.

3. Cut Down On Your Sugar Intake
America is currently suffering from a sugar epidemic. The American Heart Association recommends that women consume 5 teaspoons of sugar per day and that men consume 9. This may sound manageable, but consider this: a single 12-ounce can of Pepsi contains approximately 10.25 teaspoons of sugar. In a single can of soda, we can surpass (or even double) our daily sugar intake.

Keep in mind that natural sugars (the ones found in raw fruits and vegetables) are a part of our daily sugar count as well. Consuming these natural sugars (in moderation) can be healthy, but consuming copious amounts of natural and added sugars is not. Added sugars are found in almost everything - yogurt, coffee creamer, granola bars, pasta sauce, and even canned beans all have added sugar.

We're not saying that you have to meet the recommended 5 or 9 teaspoons of sugar per day, but we do encourage you to take a critical look at the amount of sugar you're consuming per day and cut back on it wherever possible. You might be amazed by how much better you feel!

The Lime In The Coconut Can Help You Lead A Healthier Lifestyle!

If these tips don't sound like rocket science, it's because they aren't. They're simple to understand and, theoretically, they should be easy to implement. Unfortunately, most of us have a hard time truly incorporating these tips into our daily lives - but we believe in you! If you truly set your mind to it, we have absolutely no doubt that you will be able to enjoy the immense rewards that comes from adopting these suggestions into your lifestyle.

As a specialty compounding pharmacy at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are dedicated to helping our clients lead healthier, happier lives. By specializing in compounded medication in central Missouri, we are able to customize each client's medication to meet his or her unique needs. If you would like more information about how compounded medication can help you, stop by and see us! We look forward to talking with you.

The Lime In The Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy
Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Purpose Of Your Primary Sex Hormones

Hormones are an integral part of your body's natural system. These naturally-occurring chemicals serve several important functions and impact multiple different aspects of your physical well-being, including energy levels, muscle and bone tissue, and sexual maturation. This week, the Lime in the Coconut Compounding Pharmacy is here to take a closer look at your primary sex hormones and some of the different purposes they serve.


There are actually three different types of estrogen, and they all serve slightly different functions. In general, estrogen deals primarily with fetal development as well as the development and regulation of women's secondary sex characteristics. Estrogen also plays a significant role in regulating women's menstrual cycles. In men, estrogen helps maintain their libidos and sperm production.


We specialize in BHRT. Ask us how our
hormone replacement therapy can help you!
Contrary to popular belief, testosterone plays an equally important role in women as it does in men. Testosterone impacts the male reproductive development process and men's secondary sex characteristics, but that's not all it does. It also helps dilate arteries in the heart and reinforce the integrity of cell walls in the brain.


Progesterone plays a crucial role in the regulating menstrual cycles and pregnancy. Progesterone is responsible for causing the uterine lining to thicken each month in preparation for a potential fetus and regulating the resulting pregnancy, should it occur. Additionally, progesterone serves to enhance bone mineral density, reduce anxiety levels, improve sleep quality, and balance estrogen levels.


Dehydroepiandrosterone (or "DHEA" for short) serves as a precursor to other sex hormones. For example, this means that, given time, DHEA will actually be converted into testosterone. Among many other benefits, DHEA serves to regulate sex drive and improve immune function. Unlike the other sex hormones, DHEA supplements are available without a prescription. Pick up yours at the Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy today.

Ask Us How BHRT May Be Able To Help You!

Our hormone levels fluctuate as we age, and our bodies sometimes have difficulty functioning as they did before. Fortunately, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help regulate your hormone levels. At our Lake of the Ozarks compounding pharmacy, we specialize in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Because they have the same chemical and molecular structure as the body's natural hormones, bioidentical hormones are easier on the body and cause fewer side effects. 

If you would like more information about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at the Lake of the Ozarks, please contact our Missouri compounding pharmacist. We would be happy to assist you in any way we can!

The Lime In The Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy
Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2015

What Should Everyone Age 35+ Be Taking?

"Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength." - Betty Friedan

Aging is a natural process that every single one of us will go through. As we age, however, our bodies begin to need a little extra help here and there to maintain optimum health. At the Lime in the Coconut Compounding Pharmacy, we specialize in helping both women and men gracefully navigate our bodies' natural aging processes. For those of you over the age of thirty-five, here is a quick look at some of the supplements we recommend you take in order to keep your body healthy and well.

5 Supplements For Everyone Age 35+

1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Having proper levels of omega-3 fatty acids is very important for us to maintain healthy metabolisms. Common natural sources of omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts, flaxseed oil, fish oil, and egg oil. Omega-3 fatty acids can also be taken as an oral supplement (we recommend Orthomega).

2. Probiotic
Not all bacteria are harmful - in fact, some bacterial are essential for maintaining proper health. They help with digestion, boost your immune system, and several other things. Probiotics can be found naturally in fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi, or they can be taken as a supplement. AT the Lime, we are strong believers in Ortho Biotic's probiotic supplements!

3. Multivitamin or Mineral Supplement
Multivitamins serve as a great way to improve your overall health. For most of us, our diets don't contain all of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to be healthy, and a multivitamin can help fill in the gaps. If you are looking for an oral supplement, our compounding pharmacist at the Lake of the Ozarks recommends Alpha Base by Ortho Molecular. If you want an alternative to an oral supplement, our wellness IVs at the Lake of the Ozarks could be a great solution.

4. Vitamin D
Vitamin D plays a lot of different roles in the body, including the reduction of inflammation, the prevention of osteoporosis and arthritis, the regulation of blood pressure, and many other important factors. Shockingly, experts estimate approximately 75% of people in the U.S. are deficient in vitamin D. Our skin absorbs vitamin D from sunlight, but the amount that we absorb naturally isn't enough. Health experts recommend taking 5,000 units of vitamin D per day; we have supplements that can help ensure you reach this goal.

5. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Our hormone levels fluctuate as we age, especially for women. Maintaining proper hormone levels is incredibly important for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. We recommend testing your hormone levels and supplementing with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) as necessary. As a specialty compounding pharmacy at the Lake of the Ozarks, we work frequently with BHRT. If you have any questions about it at all, please don't hesitate to reach out to us!

Find Your Supplements At The Lime!

Helping our clients lead healthier lives is our #1 priority. If you have questions about these supplements or any other aspect of your physical health, we hope you'll stop by and see us at our Lake of the Ozarks pharmacy. We are open from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM (Monday-Thursday), so stop by and see us on your way to or from work. We'll be here!

The Lime In The Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy
Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Your INDIVIDUAL Athlete Deserves INDIVIDUAL Medicine

We have talked a lot about compounded medication at the Lake of the Ozarks, and by this time you have surely figured out that compounding can benefit people from all walks of life in a wide variety of different situations. This week, we thought we would take a closer look at athletes and how compounding can help them through their unique situations.

Why Sports Compounding?

Athletes lead fast-paced and challenging lives. Not only is their well-being hindered when they experience an injury or health challenge - their entire lifestyle is at stake. Athletes' injuries are as distinct and varied as the athletes themselves, and we firmly believe that every individual athlete deserves access to individualized medication that is designed to fit their unique needs.

Compounding allows the doctors, trainers, athletic patients, and pharmacists at the Lake of the Ozarks to work together to create a unique dosage that is specifically tailored to the individual athlete.

Strength Variations

A 280-lb offensive lineman requires a very different physical training strategy than a 175-lb shortstop requires. Similarly, these athletes require different dosages of medication for best results. Commercial medications only come in specific dosage amounts, but our Lake of the Ozarks compounding pharmacy and customize the strength of every medication to match each of our athlete's individual needs.

Unique Dosage Forms

As with our other types of compounded medications, we can deliver athlete's medication is a variety of different dosage forms. Depending on the athlete's specific situation, we can create the medication as...
  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Gels
  • Creams
  • Troches
  • Sublingual Drops
  • Sublingual Tablets
  • Suppositories

While tablets and capsules are great in certain situation, our ability to deliver our customized medication at the Lake of the Ozarks in several different forms (specifically topical gels and creams) gives us a huge advantage. Medication taken orally must pass through the digestive system before finally ending up in the right location - assuming it doesn't get channeled somewhere else altogether. By applying the medication topically, we can be confident that it will reach the specific trigger point for maximum effect.

What Athletes Can Benefit From Compounding?

Compounding does not discriminate; athletes from all different disciplines have enjoyed great results by taking compounded medication. Swimmers can get treatment for swimmer's ear and fungal problems, for example, and bowlers can get relief from stresses on the wrist and finger joints. Joggers can be treated for swelling and muscle pain. 

Almost every repetitive sport (such as golf, tennis, and softball) can lead to chronic injuries without proper care and attention. If you (or other athletes you know) have suffered from sports-related pain or injuries, as your doctor how compounding medication could help you. For more information, contact one of our team at the Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy. We look forward to helping you in any way we can!

The Lime In The Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy
Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday, October 2, 2015

CranioSacral Therapy: Healing From The Inside Out

Where does pain come from? 

We experience pain for a variety of different reasons. Many people are fully aware that our bodies can feel pain after being injured in an accident, undergoing surgery, or exercising too much, but people are sometimes surprised to learn that pain can also result from repeated minor stressors on the body and unresolved emotional issues.

Just as pain stems from multiple different factors, people handle their pain with any number of different methods. Some people take pain killers, others opt to "tough it out," and still others look for ways to combat the pain by healing the root issue. Many of our clients have enjoyed great success with CranioSacral Therapy - a gentle, hands-on, therapeutic approach to healing and resolving trauma in the body. We are proud to offer our clients professional CranioSacral Therapy at the Lake of the Ozarks - keep reading to learn more about how CranioSacral Therapy may be able to help you.

A Brief Overview CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (sometimes simply called "CST") was developed by Dr. John E. in the 1970s. At the time, Dr. Upledger was working as a professor of Bio-Mechanics at the University of Michigan. Later, Dr. Upledger founded the Upledger Institute and devoted his live to teaching and continuing to develop CranioSacral Therapy. Today, Dr. Upledger's programs are taught in over fifty countries, and CranioSacral therapists are using his techniques in hospitals and other facilities all around the globe.

What Is CranioSacral Therapy, Really?

CST is gentle, hands-on therapy that aims to release tensions in the body that can impede the functioning of the central nervous system. When these tensions are successfully released, the homeostasis of the central nervous system is restored and the body is able to return to a state of better balance with a greater sense of ease. CranioSacral therapists use a very light touch (typically equivalent to five grams or less) when working with their clients. This allows them to tune into each body's needs and respond appropriately, rather than imposing various techniques upon their clients.

How Can CranioSacral Therapy Help Me?

The benefits of CranioSacral Therapy are almost endless. It has shown to be effective treating a vast array of various medical conditions. In addition to treating existing conditions, CST is also being increasingly used as preventative treatment method because of its ability to help the body resist disease. Among many other things, CranioSacral Therapist has been shown to help clients with...
Darin Puppel, CST-T
  • Pain from Past Surgeries
  • Poor Circulation
  • Complications from Birth or Birthing
  • Recurrent Migraines or Headaches
  • Depression
  • Sinusitis
  • Hearing and/or Balance Problems
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma to the Head, Face, or Spine
  • Neck, Back, Shoulder, or Hip Pain
  • TMJ Pain Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
CranioSacral Therapy has also been used to help patients with fibromyalgia, infantile disorders, autism, neurovascular or immune diseases... the list goes on and on!

Contact The Lime To Schedule Your CranioSacral Therapy Session

If you would like to learn more about how CST may be able to help you, contact our certified CranioSacral therapist at the Lake of the Ozarks. Darin Puppel has been working as a CranioSacral therapist for almost five years, and has successfully treated clients with a wide range of symptoms and challenges. Darin can be reached at 573-964-6786 ext 303. He looks forward to hearing from you!

The Lime In The Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy
Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM