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Using Essential Oils During the 2020 Pandemic

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Fri, 24 Apr 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we as human beings are facing some major challenges such as social isolation, fearing illness, a loss of a job, financial strain and figuring out how to co-exist with our spouse and children 24 hours a day, or perhaps, living alone in complete isolation. Feelings of stress, anxiety, confusion, fear and uncertainty are to be expected. As we learn to navigate through these uncertain times we must remember that it’s essential to take care of our emotional and mental health. Essential oils can be used to support th

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Protect Your Skin This Winter

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Wed, 21 Nov 2018

Hello Beautiful People! We are currently entering the season of dry, dehydrated and sometimes sensitive skin! I would like to take some time to feature a few of our skin care items that can help to combat the dry and damaging effects of winter. One of our first picks is the Mangosteen Cleanser form the Eminence line, it has Lactic Acid which is the most gentle of all the AHA’s and is very hydrating. Lactic acid also helps with regular cell turnover by gently sloughing the dead skin cells off the surface allowing for better penetration of

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How to Improve Your Sleep

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Tue, 23 Oct 2018

If you’re having a hard time sleeping, sleep is probably all you can think about. You may wonder how you can get more sleep, stop from waking up

If you’re having a hard time sleeping, sleep is probably all you can think about. You may wonder how you can get more sleep, stop from waking up in the middle of the night, fall asleep faster and improve your sleep quality in general. Sleep is vitally important for our bodies; it’s one of the only times our bodies heal. If we don’t sleep, or sleep poorly, we can inhibit or slow down our bodies ability to heal. Find out how different hormones affect our quality of sleep and how you can improve your sleep by adopting a good sleep hyg

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Manage Stress: Foundations of Health

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Thu, 10 May 2018

Learning how to manage stress can be a very powerful and impactful tool in healing and restoring your overall health.

Learning how to manage stress can be a very powerful and impactful tool in healing and restoring your overall health. Stress affects all aspects of your body, whether it be physical, mental or otherwise, and leaving it unchecked can have unwanted consequences. Learn how stress can negatively affect your health and how you can take steps to limit stress in your life. Effects of Stress When you are stressed, your body goes into the sympathetic mode, making it difficult for your body to digest and absorb nutrients from your meals. Sympathetic

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Physical Activity: Foundations of Health

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Thu, 3 May 2018

Physical Activity: Foundations of Health Physical activity and movement (in general) is important for your body, mood and energy, among other things. It’s been seen to be more effective than some antidepressants when it comes to depression. Also, it’s an excellent way of managing stress by giving you a stress outlet. Find out how easy it can be to add physical activity to your routine and the benefits you’ll gain from making it a regular part of your life. Adding Physical Activity to Your Life When you are first starting out, it

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Sleep: Foundations of Health

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

Regular sleep habits are a foundational component of everyday well-being and health, but it can be hard to maintain these habits with so many external factors interrupting a good night’s slumber.

Regular sleep habits are a foundational component of everyday well-being and health, but it can be hard to maintain these habits with so many external factors interrupting a good night’s slumber. Recognize how many hours you should be dozing every night and consider the many ways you can improve the quality of your sleep. Recommended Hours of Sleep Sleep is very important to help your body heal and your mind sort out what has happened throughout your day. Different ages require different amounts of sleep but getting 8 hours of shuteye is

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Diet: Foundations of Health

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Establishing a balanced diet is a common health goal you can work towards. It’s also one of the easiest since you have the ability to make small changes in your everyday meal choices.

Establishing a balanced diet is a common health goal you can work towards. It’s also one of the easiest since you have the ability to make small changes in your everyday meal choices. Discover the key components of a healthy diet and what you can do to build this foundation of health. Fruits and Vegetables When you look at your plate, does it look plain? How many colours do you see? It’s important to have as many colours as possible on your plate to fill in the gaps in nutrition that each portion has. Eat the rainbow of plants that natu

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July Stampede Kick Off

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Mon, 8 Aug 2016

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Post-Holiday Skin Detox Tips

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Wed, 1 Jan 2014

After the holiday season filled with stress, chocolate eating, turkey munching, drinking, dancing and being merry- many people know that the body requires a detox

After the holiday season filled with stress, chocolate eating, turkey munching, drinking, dancing and being merry- many people know that the body requires a detox to get back on track and feeling well. But did you know that the skin is also greatly affected by season and requires extra care and repair? Skin can become dull, stressed, congested and sensitive due to the climate and choices of the time of year. Here are 5 easy topical skin detox tips to get your skin back to healthy, glowing and beautiful! 1. Increase your exfoliation from 1-2 t

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Immune System Boosters and Balancers

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Mon, 4 Nov 2013

Autmun brings bright coloured leaves, pumpkin pie and the beginning of cold and flu season.

Dr. Stephanie Andrews, ND Autmun brings bright coloured leaves, pumpkin pie and the beginning of cold and flu season. It is important to get a jump start and support your immune system to help prevent frequent coughs and colds. The most important way to prevent the spread of coughs and cold is to wash hands frequently with soap and warm water. Certain herbs also help to balance the immune system and are safe to take daily for longer periods of time. These herbs are called adaptogens. Some of my favourite adaptogens are Astragalus, Reishi mu

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Fall/Winter Skincare Repair tips

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Tue, 1 Oct 2013

When we enter the cooler fall/winter months- our skin can need a little more care.

When we enter the cooler fall/winter months- our skin can need a little more care. Skin can become easily and quickly dehydrated, as well as irritated with the change in weather. If you are experiencing any of the above concerns, try the following suggestions to help nurture and care for your skin. 1) Switch your Gel/ Foaming Cleanser for a Lotion or Cream Cleanser Switching out your gel or foaming cleanser for something creamier will instantly help increase hydration and help with skin irritation or dryness. Even those with normal or combina

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Why Natural, Organic and Non Toxic Beauty

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Wed, 11 Sep 2013

Now a day many of us are aware of the benefits of eating whole foods that are grown without chemicals or genetically modified ingredients.

Now a day many of us are aware of the benefits of eating whole foods that are grown without chemicals or genetically modified ingredients. Our health improves and overtime many benefits are gained as well as future health problems avoided. What is not as widely known or understood is the importance of using beauty and personal care products that are natural and organic. All it takes is a little time, education and common sense to realise that 90% of products found in the mainstream market contain ingredients that are potentially harmful, or jus

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Natural Summer Travel Remedies – Part II – Bug Bites

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Thu, 1 Aug 2013

As with many things in life, prevention is best. To avoid becoming the next gourmet buffet for the insects, cover up exposed skin in the evening and in areas known for mosquitoes, such as near still water.

As with many things in life, prevention is best. To avoid becoming the next gourmet buffet for the insects, cover up exposed skin in the evening and in areas known for mosquitoes, such as near still water. Certain homeopathic remedies, namely Staphysagria, have been shown to deter mosquito bites. Mozi-Q is a homeopathic product that you take to keep mosquitos at bay. In terms of sprays, an essential oil blend spray is safer than the conventional mosquito repellents containing DEET (and smells much better too!) I like geranium, lavender and citr

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Natural Summer Travel Remedies – Part I – Sun Care

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Tue, 11 Jun 2013

The glorious days of summer are upon us; time for road trips to the lake, the mountains and plenty of outdoor fun.

The glorious days of summer are upon us; time for road trips to the lake, the mountains and plenty of outdoor fun. Along with this comes the inevitable risk of sunburn, bug bites, tummy troubles and bumps ‘n bruises. Some common-sense basics for prevention along with a handful of natural products for care and you're set to keep your family enjoying the summer. Sunburn - Prevention is best! When being outdoors during the day, wear lightweight, protective clothing and hats as much as possible. Try to avoid direct sunlight when the sun is m

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Preparing for Allergy Season

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Sat, 13 Apr 2013

Approximately one-third of Canadians suffer from seasonal allergies. Many people battle the season with a box of anti-histamines in one hand and a box of tissue in the other.

Approximately one-third of Canadians suffer from seasonal allergies. Many people battle the season with a box of anti-histamines in one hand and a box of tissue in the other. What many people don’t realize is that there are alternatives to minimize, and in some cases all together prevent, seasonal allergies. Here are some options to beat the allergy season: Quercetin: A bioflavanoid and antioxidant found in apples, onions and citrus fruit. Quercetin has been shown to stabilize mast cells, the cells responsible for releasing histamine.

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Beating the February Blahs!

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Thu, 28 Feb 2013

The wonderful weather lately has almost lured us into believing that spring is just around the corner.

The wonderful weather lately has almost lured us into believing that spring is just around the corner. The very thought of spring coming makes you smile as you imagine warmer days and flowers. Then you remember that it is February in Calgary and the smile disappears and you shrink a few inches. So how can we beat these February blahs? Exercise. (Many of you just groaned and shrank a few more inches.) But seriously, exercise makes people happy- you just need to be doing a form that you enjoy. Do you prefer being with a large group of peo

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A Word About Fibre

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Wed, 16 Jan 2013

We all know it is important to "get enough roughage". But what exactly does that mean?

We all know it is important to "get enough roughage". But what exactly does that mean? Dietary guidelines recommend consuming 26 - 35 grams of fibre a day. If you are diabetic this recommendation increases to up to 50 grams of fibre a day. The average Canadian, however, consumes about 14 grams of fibre a day. So why should we increase our fibre consumption? The health benefits of consuming adequate fibre go far beyond keeping you regular. Many toxins, including excess estrogens, are excreted through stool. Consuming fibre, therefore, actually

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Healthy Through The Holidays

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Fri, 28 Dec 2012

The holidays are a time for family, friends, good food and memories. Unfortunately, it often becomes the season for stress and sickness.

The holidays are a time for family, friends, good food and memories. Unfortunately, it often becomes the season for stress and sickness. To keep your holiday season a joyful one, here are the top 5 tips to keep you healthy through the holidays. Wash hands frequently. Good old-fashioned soap and warm water are best. You can keep it festive with holiday soaps shaped like snowflakes, stars or Christmas trees. While hand-sanitizers can help you out in a pinch, take it easy on the anti-bacterial soaps, gels etc. Drink plenty of warm fluids. Herb

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Mountain Bike Winner

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Thu, 25 Oct 2012

Congratulations to our Mountain Bike winner and thank-you to our sponsors Heel and Eurotech Cycle.

Congratulations to our Mountain Bike winner and thank-you to our sponsors Heel and Eurotech Cycle.

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Schuessler Tissue Salts

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Mon, 27 Aug 2012

The earth naturally provides us with minerals via food and water. Today, with current farming practices that deplete soil reserves of minerals

The earth naturally provides us with minerals via food and water. Today, with current farming practices that deplete soil reserves of minerals, and water supplies which are polluted, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with the body’s demand for minerals. Minerals are essential to our health and each plays a unique and often multi-faceted role in our complex organism. All of our body processes depend upon the action of minerals to activate enzymes which perform the bodily functions we often take for granted. Cellular functio

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Compounded Prescriptions

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Wed, 27 Jun 2012

Cambrian Pharmacy offers many different services and specializes in compounding, which is a method of creating personalized medication in the optimal strength and dosage for each patient.

Cambrian Pharmacy offers many different services and specializes in compounding, which is a method of creating personalized medication in the optimal strength and dosage for each patient. Our specially trained compounding professionals combine the latest medical knowledge with state-of-the art equipment to prepare custom medications for patients who have specific needs that are not met by commercially manufactured dosages. Compounding allows pharmacists to work with patients, and their physicians, to determine the optimal treatment and most ef

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Healthy Skin from Within

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Tue, 12 Jun 2012

When we think of skincare, we usually think of what we use to cleanse and moisturize our face and body.

When we think of skincare, we usually think of what we use to cleanse and moisturize our face and body. Equally important is what we eat and drink on a daily basis, which makes a big difference in our skin health and complexion. Skin is the body’s largest organ, and composed mostly of protein, lipids (fats), and water. Choose whole foods, from items such as lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, and high quality whey protein powder, to fuel your body with the building blocks of protein (amino acids) it needs to build healthy skin cells. Reach f

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Study: Canadians turning to local pharmacies for more health care

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Thu, 8 Mar 2012

Interesting article on how more and more patients are asking their pharmacists about healthcare issues. A quote

Interesting article on how more and more patients are asking their pharmacists about healthcare issues. A quote: “Pharmacists are highly trained healthcare professionals whose expertise is still under-utilized by our healthcare system in Canada, and indeed around the world. That’s all starting to change”

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Now in stock: Zostavax Shingles vaccine

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Thu, 1 Mar 2012

Cambrian Pharmacy has the Zostavax Shingles vaccine in stock. It is available in store with a prescription. Please call for an appointment at 403-289-9181.

Cambrian Pharmacy has the Zostavax Shingles vaccine in stock. It is available in store with a prescription. Please call for an appointment at 403-289-9181.

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Cambrian in the Globe and Mail

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Fri, 25 Nov 2011

Today Cambrian Pharmacy was featured in an article on the Globe and Mail website.

Today Cambrian Pharmacy was featured in an article on the Globe and Mail website.

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The P’s and Q’s of Probiotics: A Consumer Guide for Making Smart Choices

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Fri, 5 Aug 2011

Developed by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (www.ISAPP.net)

Developed by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (www.ISAPP.net) The concept of probiotics* has been around for over 100 years, but scientists are just starting to understand their role in maintaining health, regulating the immune system and managing disease. There are hundreds of probiotic products available and an overwhelming amount of information for consumers to sort through. The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has developed the following key crit

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Currently hiring a PHARMACY TECHNICIAN/ASSISTANT

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Tue, 2 Aug 2011

Cambrian Pharmacy has an opening for a pharmacy technician/assistant, duties will include but not limited to:

Cambrian Pharmacy has an opening for a pharmacy technician/assistant, duties will include but not limited to: Work as a team member Inventory management Accurately prepare prescriptions Prepare compliance packaging Prepare custom compounds Able to work in a busy customer focused environment Strong communication skills: verbal and written Computer skills are an asset Previous experience is a definite asset Cambrian Pharmacy is an independently owned and operated pharmacy, which offers pleasant working conditions, opportunity for a

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DEET free Mosquito Repellant option

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Tue, 28 Jun 2011

Insect DEFEND Patch - Just one small Insect DEFEND Patch, applied discreetly on any hairless area of the body creates an invisible virtually impenetrable shield against the ill effects of mosquitoes

Insect DEFEND Patch Just one small Insect DEFEND Patch, applied discreetly on any hairless area of the body creates an invisible virtually impenetrable shield against the ill effects of mosquitoes and the diseases they may carry. Within two hours of application these annoying creatures will know that you’re off limits and will quickly move on and leave you alone! The protection effect last up to 36 hours – even during hot and humid weather! DEFEND is a topically applied Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) patch that actually protects against mosquitoes

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Mosquitos and Healthy Options to Manage.

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Thu, 16 Jun 2011

It is that time of the year when we are plaqued by mosquitos here in Calgary. And with the amount of rain and standing water we have, there will be lots of mosquitos around

It is that time of the year when we are plaqued by mosquitos here in Calgary. And with the amount of rain and standing water we have, there will be lots of mosquitos around! So what can we do if we don’t want to use the traditional toxic sprays containing DEET, luckily there are options. Herbal Remedies Calendula ointment is an excellent insect repellent and counterirritant. Tea tree oil, Goldenseal, Cedar, and Eucalyptus are also options. Nutrients Vitamin B1 (thiamine) repels mosquitos. Thus taking a thiamine supplement will natura

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Certified Organic Sunscreens now available

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Tue, 14 Jun 2011

Hawkesbury ON – The Green Beaver Company, a Canadian manufacturer of certified personal care products, introduces the first certified organic, 100% natural sunscreens in Canada

The Green Beaver Company introduces certified organic sunscreens approved by Health Canada. Hawkesbury ON - The Green Beaver Company, a Canadian manufacturer of certified personal care products, introduces the first certified organic, 100% natural sunscreens in Canada. Instead of using chemical sunscreens, their unique formulations include mineral zinc oxide that is non chemically altered or silicon coated. Mineral zinc oxide sits on top of the skin creating a natural physical barrier blocking both UVA and UVB rays thus offering a broad spectr

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Benefits of Compounding

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Wed, 8 Jun 2011

Cambrian is one of the few pharmacies in Calgary that specialize in compounding, which is a method of creating personalized medication in the optimal strength and dosage for each patient.

Cambrian is one of the few pharmacies in Calgary that specialize in compounding, which is a method of creating personalized medication in the optimal strength and dosage for each patient. Our compounding professionals combine the latest medical knowledge with state-of-the art technology to prepare custom medications. Cambrian’s trained professionals use compounding to provide countless therapeutic possibilities by formulating customized prescriptions for patients who have specific needs that aren’t met by commercially manufactured dosages.

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The start of something wonderful…

Posted by Cambrian Pharmacy on Thu, 31 Mar 2011

Today Cambrian Pharmacy launches its new blog. A format for education, learning, fun, healthy alternatives and healthy choices.

Today Cambrian Pharmacy launches its new blog. A format for education, learning, fun, healthy alternatives and healthy choices. We look forward to being a resource and your choice for all your needs. Cambrian Pharmacy prides itself on being a reliable, trusted, informed, integrated pharmacy. Highly educated staff are here and in store to consult and educate you. On staff there are pharmacists, master herbalists, Diabetes specialists, compounding specialists, and more. Cambrian Pharmacy online also has a Education Centre where anyone ca

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