Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Obesity: More Than A Cosmetic Problem

Obesity is one of the fastest growing health conditions in America. More than two-thirds of the U.S. population is considered overweight, and more than one-third is considered obese. Many people battle with their weight off and on throughout the year, finding motivation to eat healthier and be more active at certain times and then losing motivation at other times. Typically, most people lose all motivation to stay in shape once the holidays arrive. We're almost to the end of the year, they think. I might as well enjoy myself during the holidays and then I'll start trying to lose weight after the first of the year.

Don't fall victim to this mindset. There is an alternative - an option that may enable you to eat until you feel full and avoid packing on extra pounds at the same time. Keep reading to learn more about the new weight loss product available at The Lime In The Coconut Compounding Pharmacy.

More Than A Cosmetic Problem

Being overweight or obese isn't just a cosmetic problem. These conditions greatly increase your risk of developing other health problems. For example, as your body mass index rises, so does your risk of coronary heart disease - a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart. Plaque can narrow or block the coronary arteries, reducing blood flow to the heart muscle and potentially causing a heart attack.

Type 2 Diabetes

Being overweight or obese puts you at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, almost everyone with this diagnosis is overweight. Diabetes is a condition in which the body's blood glucose (or "blood sugar") level is too high. Normally, the body breaks down food into glucose and then carries it to cells throughout the body. The cells use a hormone called insulin to turn the glucose into energy. In type 2 diabetes, the cells become resistant to insulin. At first, the body reacts by producing more insulin. Over time, however, the body can't make enough insulin to control its blood glucose level. Diabetes is a leading cause of multiple adverse health conditions, including:
  • Stroke
  • Kidney disease
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Blindness
  • Early death

Fortunately, glucose control can be restored through weight reduction and proper diet.

The Lime In The Coconut Is Here To Help

Obesity happens one pound a time, but so does prevention. Whether you are trying to lose weight or simply keep your weight in check, our compounding pharmacy at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help. We are the exclusive providers of a unique supplement called Metaid that can assist with the weight loss process.

Metaid is a dietary supplement that, when combined with simple dietary changes, will assist your metabolism in transitioning to using fat for fuel. Burning your body's stored fat results in weight loss and improved overall health. It can also help reduce and hunger and cravings.

Metaid was developed by a local physician and pharmacist and is available exclusively at The Lime In The Coconut Pharmacy in Lake Ozark, MO. For more information about this revolutionary new weight loss product, stop by and see us or give us a call 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, November 17, 2016

Massage Gift Certificates - Our CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Is Back!

The holidays are here! Thanksgiving is just one week away, and Christmas is only one month after that. Don't get caught unprepared for your family's gift-giving extravaganza. Our licensed massage therapist at the Lake of the Ozarks is here with an easy gift solution that everyone on your list will love: massage gift certificates!

Give The Gift Of Relaxation This Christmas

Simplify your Christmas shopping experience by purchasing massage gift certificates at the Lake of the Ozarks for everyone on your list. A massage is the perfect Christmas gift - you don't have to dust it, find a place to store it, or worry about whether or not your recipient will like it! Our massage therapist, Darin Puppel, effortlessly combines multiple techniques to deliver a massage that is therapeutic, healing, and relaxing. Whether you know someone who is recovering from a specific injury, combating stubborn headaches, or simply needing a chance to relieve tense or strained muscles, Darin can adjust his techniques to perfectly meet the needs of everyone on your list.

Christmas Special on Massage Therapy Gift Certificates

But wait, there's more! We're sweetening the deal - from now through December 24th, 2016, we're extending a special offer on our massage therapy services:
When you buy two 1-hour massage gift certificates, you'll get a FREE certificate for a 30-minute massage!

That's right! When you purchase two 1-hour gift certificates at regular price, you'll get a free certificate for a 30-minute massage (valued at $45). We offered this special last year, and it was so popular that we decided to bring it back this holiday season. You can use your free certificate for whomever you like - you can offer it to someone else to take care of another person on your shopping list, or you can keep it for yourself. We won't tell! 

Health Benefits of Massage

By gifting a massage to someone, you're offering a lot more than a chance to relax. Massage therapy offers a long list of health benefits, such as...
  • Lowering stress
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Promoting deep breathing
  • Developing positive self image
  • Reducing recovery time from surgeries
  • Increasing range of motion and flexibility
  • Overcoming PTSD
  • Improving quality and duration of sleep
  • Normalizing blood pressure

And so much more. For more information about the health benefits of massage therapy (as well as our pricing information), visit our website at LimeintheCoconutRx.com/Massage.

Pick Up Your Gift Certificates At The Lime Today!

As one of our Founding Fathers once said, "Don't put off 'til tomorrow what you can do today." Don't leave your Christmas shopping 'til the last minute! Stop by our compounding pharmacy in Lake Ozark MO to pick up your massage therapy gift certificates today. 

Happy holidays from everyone at The Lime in the Coconut!

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, November 10, 2016

Is Your Gut Healthy?

Think your gut is only responsible for digesting foods? Think again.

Your gut is a complex, delicately balanced ecosystem teeming with life. It is home to approximately 300 different strains of bacteria and microorganisms. Before you get too grossed out, it is important to realize that these strains are actually beneficial - or, more accurately, integral - to your health.

When all of these bacteria are properly balanced, people tend to enjoy great overall health. When the ecosystem gets thrown out of balance, on the other hand, a wide variety of unpleasant symptoms can result. Keep reading to learn more about gut health and how to keep your digestive ecosystem in prime condition, courtesy of the team at The Lime in the Coconut Compounding Pharmacy.

Symptoms Of An Unhealthy Gut

If your gut is unhealthy, it can throw your entire body out of balance. Some symptoms of an unhealthy gut are relatively obvious, such as:

  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea / Gas
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Food Allergies
  • Ulcers
  • Heartburn
  • Acid Reflux
  • Diabetes
However, digestion-related symptoms such as these aren't the only complaints of people with unhealthy guts. Believe it or not, an unhealthy gut can result in a variety of other (seemingly unrelated) symptoms, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Mood Swings
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Poor Immune Health
  • Skin Problems
  • Weight Challenges

What Makes A Gut Unhealthy?

With so many microorganisms competing for survival, the gut is an immensely delicate ecosystem. It can be thrown off by a variety of different things. Some examples include drinking chlorinated water, taking antibiotics, eating too many processed foods, drinking too much alcohol, and taking oral contraceptives and/or certain medications.

What Can I Do To Restore Gut Health?

Fortunately, you don't have to live with the symptoms of an unhealthy gut. You also don't have to wait for an official diagnosis before you can safely begin trying some things to naturally restore balance to your body's internal ecosystem. Cleaning up your diet and limiting alcohol intake are important first steps. In addition to these lifestyle changes, taking a probiotic can be a great way to promote gut health. 

Our Lake of the Ozarks compounding pharmacy is proud to offer Ortho Biotics by OrthoMolecular Products. Ortho Biotic is an over-the-counter supplement that contains active strains of healthy bacteria that have scientifically been shown to restore microflora balance by enhancing "resident" probiotics. When taken regularly, it can strengthen the gut-immune barrier, promote inflammatory balance, and improve immune function. For more information about Ortho Biotics, give us a call at (573) 964-6786 or stop by and see us!

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, November 2, 2016

Improve Your Health By Improving Your Mood

At The Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy and Wellness Center, our number one goal is to help our clients lead healthier, happier lives - and as it turns out, the two often go hand-in-hand. Studies have proven that depression, anger, and other negative emotions can drain the adrenal system and lower the immune system, making you more susceptible to the flu, cold, or other illnesses. By boosting your mood, you may be able to strengthen your immune system and improve your overall health. The team at our Lake of the Ozarks pharmacy is here to help with these quick tips for boosting your mood.

1. Step Outside
Thanks to its grounding effects, spending time outdoors has a remarkable effect on the mood. It also offers several direct health benefits, such as increasing Vitamin D levels, promoting exercise, and lowering high heart rates.

2. Spend Time With People You Love
Feeling connected to a community also has a hugely positive effect on the mood. Whether your community is your biological family, your friends, your neighborhood, your co-workers, or your volunteer group, make it a point to spend some time with the people you care about this holiday season.

3. Be Grateful
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is the perfect time to reflect on the things you are grateful for. By focusing on gratitude, you will have less time (and mental energy) to dedicate to negative or stressful thoughts that can dampen your mood.

4. Give Hugs
Hugging does more than boost your mood - it increases levels of oxytocin and has been shown to have real, factual health benefits. According to Mercola, one study showed that giving a 10-second hug every day helps fight infections, lower risk of heart disease, alleviate fatigue, reduce stress, boost the immune system, and more.

5. Limit Your Commitments
It's time to learn to say "no." The holiday season often gets incredibly busy, and all that busyness typically leads to increased stress levels. Allow yourself the freedom to say no to commitments that would be unnecessarily stressful. 

6. Look On The Bright Side
There is a reason that this famous adage has stood the test of time. Changing your frame of reference to focus on the positive side of things legitimately does help you feel happier in the long run. If you're willing to look hard enough, you'll find that there is a positive aspect to nearly every situation.

7. Make A Furry Friend
Animal lovers are on to something - studies have shown that petting and playing with a dog or cat (even for as little as 15-20 minutes per day) has been shown to have a fantastic effect on the mood. Why not use this research as an excuse to get a new furry friend?

Stress levels tend to rise during the holidays, so as we move into the holiday season it is more important than ever to take the time to balance (and improve) your mood. We hope that you find these suggestions helpful! Improving your mood is an important part of staying healthy, but taking immune-boosting supplements can also be incredibly helpful. Stop by our compounding pharmacy in Lake Ozark MO to pick up your supply of over-the-counter immune boosters today!

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