Thursday, February 23, 2017

Celebrating 10 Fantastic Years In Tropical Paradise!

2017 holds a big milestone for us ... Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy and Wellness Center is celebrating our tenth year in business! We have come a long way over the last decade - we have learned valuable lessons, introduced multiple new services, and forged countless friendships that we hope will last a lifetime. 

The Lime's 10th Anniversary Celebration

We are absolutely thrilled to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We are hosting a special open house in honor of this event, and we hope you'll be able to join us!
  • Date:   Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
  • Time:   3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location:  Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy
    • 111 Crossings West, Suite 6
    • Lake Ozark, MO 65049
    • 573-964-6786

Everyone is invited to attend - doctors, nurses, patients, friends, and family. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided free of charge! There is no cost to attend this event. Whether you simply stop by for a few minutes or choose to hang out for an hour, we would love to see you there!

Attendees will also have the opportunity to try out our newest service - don't miss out on your chance to sign up for a free reflexology / pedicure service!

Even if you are not a current customer of the Lime, we would still love for you to join us. This event will provide a perfect opportunity to get to know the staff at our Lake of the Ozarks compounding pharmacy and learn more about how we may be able to help you.

About The Lime In The Coconut

Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy has been providing customized medication to patients in the Lake Area and the surrounding region for the past ten years. We specialize in:
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Topical Pain Creams
  • Veterinary Compounding
  • Weight Loss

Outside of these primary categories, we offer a wide variety of other services as well. We can compound prescriptions to assist with diaper rash, poison ivy, fungal infections, UTIs, and countless other health conditions.

Compounding fits the medication to the patient - not the other way around. Each prescription is formulated specifically to meet the needs of its intended patient. Depending on the patients' needs, we can use a wide variety of dosage forms and flavors to make the medication more palatable. This type of flexibility is especially helpful when making medication for children, pets, people who have trouble swallowing pills, or anyone else with specific needs/preferences.

Additional Services

In addition to providing superior compounded medication at the Lake of the Ozarks, we offer a variety of services and products designed to help our clients lead healthy, happy lives. For example, we offer...
  • Herbal Supplements
  • Probiotics
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Essential Oils 
  • Essential Oils Accessories
  • Home, Health, & Beauty Products made with Essential Oils
  • Rx Skin Therapy products

We are also in the final preparation stages of our new Wellness Spa, which will include services such as manicures, pedicures, and reflexology. We are super excited to be able to begin offering these services... Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming Wellness Spa.

See You At The Celebration!

We are proud, excited, and humbled to have spent the last ten years serving the Mid-Missouri region. We wish to extend our deepest thanks to the doctors and patients who have supported us along our journey. We absolutely could not have done it without you!

Here's to another 10 fantastic years - come out and celebrate with 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, February 15, 2017

4 Things You Didn't Realize Disrupt Your Hormones

Hormones our our bodies' powerful internal chemical messengers. They control nearly every aspect of our day-to-day lives: metabolism, weight gain, menstrual cycles, fertility, mood and overall demeanor, and countless other factors. In order to maintain optimum performance and function, our hormone system (formally called the endocrine system) must maintain a delicate balance. Unfortunately, most of us subject ourselves to countless things that can affect that balance every single day.

As specialists in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, we work extensively with hormones and help our patients restore balance to this delicate system. Today, we are here to explore some of the different external factors that can affect the endocrine system. If you're like most people, it's possible that you subject yourself to at least a few of these on a daily basis.

1. Plastic
Have you noticed that many of today's plastic products advertise that they are "BPA-free?" BPA stands for Bisphenol-A, which is a toxic chemical commonly used to make plastics in the U.S. When ingested, it can significantly affect estrogen levels. This has been shown to cause numerous adverse health effects, such as ADHD in children, prostate cancer in men, underdeveloped testes in male children, and fertility challenges in both women and men. It is especially dangerous to pregnant women, fetuses, and newborns. Unfortunately, even plastics that say they are BPA-free have been shown to leach this toxic chemical.

2. Health & Beauty Products
If you're like most people, you probably have quite a few different products on your bathroom countertop, on the shelves, and in the cabinets under the sink. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these products (unless you purchased them at specialty health-conscious stores) probably contain numerous dangerous chemicals. Parabens are a common example. They are used as preservatives in countless health and beauty products, including toothpaste, cosmetics, shampoos and conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants, lotions, and sunscreens.

Experts believe that significant exposure to toxic chemicals, such as parabens, from such an early age is closely related to the increased incidences of breast and other cancers we are seeing in our society today. The exposure we subject our bodies to is incredibly significant - research reported on Mercola's website indicates that women absorb approximately five pounds of chemicals every year from their daily makeup routines.

3. Alcohol
Red wine (when consumed in small amounts) has been shown to offer a few health benefits - primarily reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease. However, most types of alcohol (including with red wine when consumed in large quantities) can wreak havoc on the hormones. Among other things, alcohol has been shown to increase the risk of osteoporosis, impair blood-sugar regulation, and decrease testosterone levels in men.

4. Stress
While they stem from mental health issues, stress and anxiety have significant physical impacts as well as mental ones. Your "fight or flight" response gets activated when you are under stress, which releases adrenaline into your system. This hormone readies your body to take the needed action to protect yourself by increasing oxygen flow, increasing heart rate, constricting blood vessels, dilating pupils, and directing energy away from bodily functions that are not as important to survival in the immediate moment (such as digestion).

These changes enormously beneficial when facing immediate dangers, but when activated for extended amounts of time (as is the case in people battling chronic stress and anxiety), they can cause serious health problems.

The Lime In The Coconut Can Help You Regulate Your Hormones
These are just a few examples (on a very long list) of things that affect your hormones. Your diet, aging, and the dangerous chemicals (in addition to parabens) found in countless standard consumer products can also wreak havoc on your endocrine system. 

A good way to balance your hormones is to eat a clean diet and avoid exposure to harsh chemicals that may negatively impact your hormone system. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy may be another helpful option. We compound hormones that, on a molecular level, are identical to the hormones produced in the body. By creating prescriptions designed specifically for you, our compounding pharmacy in Central Missouri can help realign your body's hormonal system in accordance with its normal state.

Give us a call at 573-964-6786 to learn more about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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, February 9, 2017

Customized Medication For Every Step Of Life's Journey

Always remember that you are unique - just like everybody else!

Human beings are intrinsically unique creatures. No two of us are alike. We all have different needs, different thoughts, different passions, different emotions, and different bodies.

The problem with the modern medical world is that it frequently attempts to lump hundreds of unique beings into predetermined categories and boxes. Standardized medication is prefabricated and mass-produced on a grand scale, made in accordance with the prescription that fits "most people."

Unfortunately, standardized prescriptions cannot possibly account for the unique needs of each individual patient. Consequently, patients frequently suffer numerous unpleasant side effects when taking the medication that is supposed to make them better.

Enter Compounding Medication

Compounding medication is designed to break the pattern. Instead of forcing patients to conform to prefabricated prescriptions, our Lake of the Ozarks compounding pharmacy creates each prescription specifically for its intended patient. We customize the ingredients, dosage amounts, and dosage form of each prescription to meet the needs of its intended recipient.

Quality Medication For Everyone You Love

Your health and your family are the two most important parts of your life. Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy is here to help improve the health of all the most important people in your life. We offer customized medication for people of all ages, from your brand new baby to your great-great-grandmother. 

Of course, many families would be incomplete without their four-legged members. We offer top-quality veterinary compounding in central Missouri to better support the health of your fur-babies. We have experiencing mixing compounding medication for both dogs and cats. We can also flavor your pet's medication in accordance with her preferences, thus eliminating the challenge of getting your pet to take her medicine.

Quality Medication For All Stages Of Life

Life is a long and winding journey. Each stage of life is filled with its own unique challenges, joys, obstacles, and excitements. We offer multiple types of compounded medication to help support you through every chapter in your life. Diaper rash, acne, sports injuries, fever blisters, head lice, infertility, migraines, bad breath, postpartum recovery, UTIs, sore throats, menopause, and andropause are just a few examples of the many different health situations that can benefit from compounded medication.

The Lime In The Coconut - Your Trusted Ally On Life's Journey

No matter where you are on life's journey, we hope you'll consider The Lime in the Coconut your trusted resource any time you are in need of a little extra help on your path towards health. We recognize (and celebrate!) the uniqueness of each individual patient we serve, and we promise to do everything we can to create a medication that will meet your specific needs.

Our compounding pharmacy in Lake Ozark MO will celebrate our 10th anniversary next month. We are honored and humbled to have served so many patients on their paths toward health over the last ten years, and we cannot wait to see what the next ten years will hold!

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, February 2, 2017

Essential Oils Class at The Lime in the Coconut

Essential oils are gaining popularity at a rapid rate. Their numerous health, wellness, and household benefits make them an attractive option for holistically-minded individuals and anyone else looking for an easy way to improve their wellness lifestyle. If you are interested in learning more about essential oils and how you can incorporate their uses into your everyday routines, you won't want to miss out on this upcoming event at the Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy.

Essential Oils Class (And Happy Hour!)

Now is your opportunity to learn everything you ever wanted to know about essential oils.
  • WHAT:  Essential Oils Class (and happy hour!)
  • WHERE:  The Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy
  • WHEN:  February 8th
  • WHAT TIME:  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • COST:  FREE!

We're hosting our own private happy hour to coincide with the event. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served to everyone in attendance - free of charge!

Help us get an accurate head count - RSVP to this event by calling (573) 964-6786.

Learn The Ins & Outs Of Essential Oils

Our essential oils class will be led by two educators coming all the way from St. Louis. Barbie Schnarr and Beth Lynch have been using essential oils in their personal and professional lives for many years, and we are excited for them to bring their wealth of knowledge to our valued customers. They will be covering a variety of topics.

From using essential oils to make safe alternatives to household cleaning products, to leveraging their health benefits to boost your overall wellness, our goal is for you to leave this class armed with all the knowledge you need to begin reaping the benefits of essential oils in your everyday life.

RSVP Today!

Our Lake of the Ozarks compounding pharmacy is proud to provide Young Living Essential Oils at the Lake of the Ozarks. Don't miss out on your chance to learn how to get the most benefits out of your essential oils - RSVP to our class by calling (573) 964-6786. We look forward to seeing 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