Monday, March 28, 2016

11 Nutrition Tips To Promote Healthy Hormones

March is National Nutrition Month. Though the month is nearly over, it's never too late to dedicate a little extra attention to our body's nutritional needs. Proper nutrition is essential to maintaining our body's optimum function, including mental heath, emotional health, physical health, and everything in between. This week, your friends at The Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy are here to look specifically at how you can improve your body's hormonal health through proper nutrition - but first, let's take a quick look at why hormonal balance is so important.

What Are Hormones?

Hormones are chemicals your body produces to control almost every aspects of its daily functions. Some people are surprised to learn what an all-encompassing effect hormones have on the body, as hormones are responsible for practically everything. For example, hormones impact your...
  • Mood
  • Weight gain
  • Pregnancy (and ability to conceive)
  • Immune system
  • Cognitive function
  • Sex drive
  • Energy level
  • Menstrual cycles
  • Stress level

The list goes on and on. There is practically no end to the list of ways hormones can affect you physically, emotionally, and mentally. Maintaining a proper hormonal balance is essential in order to stay healthy overall. 

Nutrition Tips For A Healthy Hormonal Balance

We've established that maintaining a proper hormonal balance is essential, but how can you go about doing that? Our bodies are naturally equipped to produce and balance hormones properly, but it requires proper nutrition in order to do it. Here are a few tips to help you promote overall hormonal health.
  1. Eat Healthy Fats (coconut oil, olive oil, real butter, etc)
  2. Limit Caffeine Intake
  3. Make Sleep A Priority
  4. Eat A Variety Of Fruits And Vegetables Daily
  5. Consume Natural Probiotics (yogurt, kombucha, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, etc)
  6. Up Vitamin D Intake (fortified milk, fortified orange juice, mushrooms, salmon, etc)
  7. Avoid Toxic Chemicals (see our earlier blog post about everyday products that contain harsh chemicals)
  8. Eat High-Fiber Foods (beans, whole grains, vegetables, etc)
  9. Limit Alcohol Intake
  10. Get Plenty Of Protein
  11. Eat Cruciferous Vegetables (kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, etc)

The Lime Can Help You Balance Your Hormones!

Hormonal balance is something we often take for granted - we don't think anything of it when everything is working properly, but we become instantly aware (and upset) when something goes awry. If you are experiencing difficulties with any of the areas your hormonal balance impacts and are looking for options, our Lake of the Ozarks compounding pharmacy is here for you.

Balancing your nutrition with the eleven tips we discussed is enormously beneficial, but there are ways to augment your hormonal health. Our bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) services have helped hundreds of men and women balance their hormones and improve their overall physical, mental, and emotional health. For more information on how BHRT may be able to help you, visit our website or call us directly at 573-964-6786.

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, March 24, 2016

Upcoming CranioSacral Therapy Intensive

Get excited! Our CranioSacral Therapist at the Lake of the Ozarks is hosting an event unlike the Lake Area has ever seen, and we want YOU to be a part of it.


Our upcoming CranioSacral Therapy (CST) intensive will be an opportunity for clients to experience the immense benefits of consecutive CST treatments and multi-hands work. Our local therapist Darin Puppel has invited Rob Fournier as a guest therapist to join him for the event. We are incredibly excited to bring such an outstanding opportunity for healing to our local clients, and we can not wait to see what lies in store. Mark your calendars now!

Dates: Friday-Sunday, May 6-8, 2016
Location: Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy
Cost: $350 per person

Each client will be treated by both therapists simultaneously for three days in a row. It should be an amazing experience for everyone involved!

What Is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy is a hands-on therapy that supports the patient in making the adjustments and releases for which his/her body is ready. CST works closely with structures that surround and support the central nervous system to create a new body environment that encourages health and balance. CST is unique among all therapies in that the therapist's role is simply to support the patient's process and empower him/her on their individual healing journey.

What Is The Benefit Of Having Multiple Therapists?
Your body is interconnected and interrelated in ways that we may never fully understand. If one part of you is restricted or damaged, then every other part of your body is restricted or hindered to some degree. There is no real separation in the body. With multiple therapists working simultaneously on the same person, they are able to engage more of the total lesion pattern and support the healing process more completely. With this added support, engagement releases tend to happen more quickly and more completely, allowing the entire body to arrive at a deeper level of integration.

Who Can Benefit From CranioSacral Therapy?
CST is incredibly inclusive. If you experience dysfunction in your body that resulted from an accident, surgery, childhood trauma, emotional trauma, or an idiopathic source, then we strongly encourage you to research CranioSacral Therapy. We also recommend CST to anyone who senses a dullness in their awareness or interaction with their environment, as well as to any therapists or individuals who are simply intrigued by CST and are curious to learn more about it.


Darin T. Puppel, BCTMB, CST-T
Darin is a dedicated and enthusiastic bodyworker. Understanding that people want (and deserve!) to feel better, he never enters a treatment with anything else as a top priority. He strives to abide by a "practical open-mindedness" that enables him to continuously grow his set of techniques. He pays close attention to what is truly working for his clients and deepen his understanding of its principles. Darin is always willing to try new techniques and is open to discussing each individual's health goals and paths in an honest, helpful way. By studying the specifics of anatomy and physiology as a whole, Darin is able to offer his unique combination of knowledge and skills to anyone who comes to him seeking betterment. 

Darin started his path in bodywork as a Reiki practitioner in 2010. Later that same year, he attended the National Holistic Institute to study Massage Therapy. Their course load included: Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology, Polarity therapy, reflexology, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Therapy, Sports Massage, Thai Massage, Shiatsu, Trigger-Point Therapy, and Acupressure. He then served as an intern and was later employed by Brooks Massage Therapy in Los Angeles where he became acquainted with Russian Massage. With these skills, Darin began his private practice located at the Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy in Lake Ozark, MO, which is where his office is to this day. Since Darin opened his doors here, his main focus has been on expanding his knowledge and practice of CranioSacral therapy and SomatoEmotional Release. In addition to his humble private practice as a CranioSacral Therapist practice in MO, Darin is also honored to be able Assistant Teach for the Upledger Institute since 2014.

Darin says, "I have to say that my most powerful skill is my passion. I love that I have the opportunity to facilitate the healing of my clients and I'm so blessed to assist with the learning of my colleagues."

Rob Fournier
Rob Fournier is a world-renowned healer, author, and speaker. He combines his unique skill set and background in occupational therapy and CranioSacral healing to assist his clients on their journey to oneness through a heart-centered approach. Through this approach, clients are able to easily release what no longer serves their highest and greatest good, allowing for transformation to occur.

Rob had a personal life/death experience at birth, enabling him to see beyond his potential and helping others feel their relationship of being the divine center. He uses laughter and play as a gateway of healing and connecting to our true source of happiness within. All healing, growth, and unity begins from within.

Through Rob’s book, “The Process: Soul’s Journey to Oneness,” he provides personal real life experiences and tools to assist you in feeling the vibration of love and how to develop awareness needed for transformation. He is currently working on his second book, “The Process: Sacred Journey’s to Oneness” in which he provides documented examples from his trips around the globe in understanding we are all one.

Along with his degree in occupational therapy, Rob has a passion for continued learning and growth. He has expertise in the following curricula: Upledger Institute: Advanced Cranial Sacral Therapy and Pediatric Cranial Sacral Therapy, Chikly Institute: Brain Therapy and Heart Centered Therapy, Divine Heart Coherence Meditation Facilitator, and Sensory Integration Certification.

Rob works part-time as an occupational therapist at Berkley School District in Michigan. He has over 15 years of experience with working with children with various disabilities. Rob continues to help assist and facilitate the growth of the autism program there along with training for parents and staff.

Rob strongly believes in creating a community atmosphere, as we are all great teachers for each other. A beautiful quote that was divinely inspired during a meditation for him was, “Shine bright and unite. Create a community of lights.”

Contact The Lime To Reserve Your Spot In The Intensive Today!

Darin is incredibly excited to offer this intensive to his clients, and hopes
to host more like it in the future. Space at this particular intensive is limited, however, so reserve your spot today by calling Darin at 573-964-6786 ext. 303.

Even if you are not ready to sign up, Darin is always happy to answer questions about his work and how it may be able to benefit different situations. For more information about CranioSacral and/or massage therapy at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Darin or visit our website:

"The body has everything it needs to heal. Sometimes, there are obstacles that the body can't overcome on its own. It's our job as healthcare professionals to assist in removing these obstacles in the most efficient, effective, and least intrusive way possible." - Darin Puppel

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, March 16, 2016

The Lime: Serving Mid-Missouri For 9 Years!

March is always a big month for the Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy! March is our anniversary month, and this time we are celebrating nine years serving the Lake Area and beyond. We are proud to provide medical compounds in Missouri as well as several other services to help our clients boost their overall wellness. Thanks for helping us to become one of the best pharmacies at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Bio-Identical Hormones
A large portion of our practice is dedicated to mixing bio-identical hormones, hormones that are chemically and molecularly identical to the hormones produced naturally in the body. As a result, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) does not have any side-effects as long as your prescription is correct! Through our unique use of BHRT, we have been able to help men and women ease their transitions through menopause and andropause, respectively.

Topical Pain Creams
Due to its relentless and debilitating nature, more people seek medical help for pain than any other symptom. Unlike oral pain relievers (which have to travel through the digestive system and the bloodstream), our topical pain creams target the problem areas directly. This allows for fewer side-effects and better results. We have been able to ease pain resulting from a wide variety of causes, such as sports injuries, nerve pain, muscle pain, arthritis, and more.

Veterinary Compounding
Ask any animal lover, and they'll tell you that their pets are integral members of their families. Just as you would be willing to do anything to keep your children healthy, most cat and dog owners alike are always looking for ways to improve the lives of their beloved furry family members. Avid animal lovers ourselves, we are proud to offer customized medication to each pet. We can even flavor your pet's medication so you can avoid the struggle of convincing your pet to take medication they don't like. 

Wellness IVs
Oral medication must travel through the digestive system before it can be delivered to the appropriate areas, resulting in diluted amounts of the medication actually reaching the areas in need and the potential for increased side-effects. Our wellness IVs are administered directly into the bloodstream, helping to replenish the fluids your body may be lacking and delivering more nutrients to the muscles and tissues. Our IV menu offers a variety of different treatments, ranging from anti-aging to immunity boosting to weight loss (and more).

Rx Skin Therapy
Nothing makes you look healthier than radiant, glowing skin. We are proud to offer Rx Skin Therapy products, an elite line of pharmaceutical grade skincare products that are available without a prescription. Rx Skin Therapy products are uniquely designed for every skin type, including dry, normal, and oily. They also offer specialty products for anti-aging and blemishes. Stop by our pharmacy in Lake Ozark MO to pick up your items today.

Massage Therapy
Massage is an ancient healing art with roots in some of the earliest civilizations, including the Greeks, Egyptians, Mayans, and Chinese. Treatment by a skilled and knowledgeable massage therapist has been shown to offer incredibly beneficial and expansive benefits, including muscle relaxation, improved digestive health, better sleep, and everything in between.

CranioSacral Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on therapy that improves the functioning of the central nervous system (and, in turn, the rest of the body) by relieving tensions. CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to have profound health benefits as well, helping to treat physical issues, such as migraines and complications from birth/birthing, and emotional issues, such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression. 

Thanks For Making Us Your Trusted Pharmaceutical Resource At The Lake!
We are truly honored to be part of such a great community and we are endlessly grateful to all of our clients and their immense support. It is because of YOU that we have been able to serve our community for the past nine years, and we genuinely look forward to many more years!

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, March 10, 2016

Spot Morty In The St. Pat's Parade On Saturday!

Aye laddies! The annual St. Patrick's Day parade returns to the Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, and The Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy is excited to be a part of it! Make plans NOW to join us this weekend for a fun-filled afternoon.

Spot Morty In The St. Pat's Parade!

Our Lake of the Ozarks compounding pharmacy had the opportunity to participate in the St. Patrick's Day parade last year, and we had an absolutely fantastic time! We are excited to be involved again this year. Here is some quick info about the parade:
Lime owner Sharon Hagan and
her husband, Scott
  • Saturday, March 12th, 2016
  • 1:00 PM
  • Parade route is along Bagnell Dam Blvd, from The Tomahawk Motel to the Bagnell Dam.

Morty, our company vehicle, will be cruising through the parade along with hundreds of other cars, motorcycles, boats, and individuals. We'll be tossing candies and other tasty sweet treats to all the participants, so bring your lawn chairs and be sure to arrive early to so you can get a good seat!

Many of the restaurants along the Strip will be offering corned beef, cabbage, and other Irish specials. Even if you don't have any official Irish heritage, we hope you'll come join in the fun!

7 St. Patrick's Day Trivia Facts

Are you in the mood to embrace the spirit a little bit early? We're right there with you! Here are a few fun trivia facts about St. Patrick's Day to get your Irish blood pumping.
  1. The Chicago River is filled with 40 pounds of green dye on St. Patrick's Day.
  2. An average of 13 million pints of Guinness are sold on St. Patrick's Day (compared to the 5.5 million sold on any other day).
  3. Saint Patrick actually wasn't Irish - he was born in either Scotland or Wales (stories differ) and was brought to Ireland by slavers when he was a teenager.
  4. In all of Ireland's stories, there is no such thing as a female leprechaun.
  5. Saint Patrick originally used the three-leaved shamrock to demonstrate the concept of the Holy Trinity in his teachings.
  6. The very first St. Patrick's Day was held in New York in the 1760s. To this day, New York hosts one of the biggest St. Patrick's Day parades in the country.
  7. Legend tells that there are no snakes in Ireland because Saint Patrick drove them all into the sea.

Happy St. Patrick's Day From The Lime In The Coconut

From our family to yours, we hope you have an absolutely fantastic Irish holiday! Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and join in the fun with us this weekend... We hope to see you there!
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

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Put The Lime In The Chili!

Get your taste buds ready! The Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy is gearing up to participate in the CADV Chili For Charity Cook-Off Challenge, and we want YOU to join us. It will be a great event filled with outstanding chili, all for an incredibly important cause. We can't wait!

CADV Chili Cook-Off Challenge

In this fun-filled event, different businesses and individuals will compete for the coveted title of Best Chili at the Lake. At our compounding pharmacy at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have been practicing our very own special chili recipe with a secret but powerful ingredient - LIMES! Join us at the event and come give it a try for yourself.

Event Details

Make your plans NOW to join us this weekend for an afternoon filled with chili, live music, raffles, and more.
  • Saturday, March 5th
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort

If you didn't register a team to participate in the challenge, you can still come join in the fun! Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $5 for children, and free for kids ages five and under. Participants will get to enjoy all kinds of entertainment, including...
  • Dozens of chili samples
  • Live music by Dale Blue
  • Raffles
  • Cash bar
  • Cake Walk

Businesses and individuals competing in the cook-off (like your favorite pharmacy in Lake Ozark MO) will get the chance to win several great prizes, such as...
  • $500 grand prize
  • $250 for second place
  • $150 for third place

Scott Hagan modeling our team
shirts for the cook-off.
There will also be awards for the best team theme and the people's choice. Place your vote for the Lime in the Coconut!

About CADV

Citizens Against Domestic Violence (CADV) is a grassroots organization that provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Tragically, the current statistics show that as many as 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men will suffer from domestic violence or sexual violence at some point in their lifetimes. CADV helps both men and women who have experienced a wide variety of different types of abuse in equally varied types of relationships. The local CADV shelter in Camdenton offers a safe place for abuse victims to seek refuge and resources to help them get back on their feet after leaving an abusive relationship. To learn more about CADV, visit their website.

See You At The Cook-Off!

All of the funds raised at the Chili Cook-Off will benefit the local CADV shelter. We are proud to get to participate in such a worthy event and support such an important cause in our community. We hope to see you there!

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