Women's International Pharmacy E-Newsletter June 2011

"Oh, It's Just Stress!"

Is it Really? What You Should Know About Hypoadrenalism

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Have you ever mentioned a health issue to your doctor, or a friend or relative, only to be told that it's probably just related to stress? Perhaps they've even suggested that your health problem would most likely go away if you simply reduced the amount of stress in your life?


Many of us have heard this at one time or another and, for some, that "diagnosis" may be correct. For others, there may be more to the story.... Read more.

Are you Tired and Wired?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP


Reviewed by Carol Petersen, RPh,CNP

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Marcelle Pick is a nurse practitioner and cofounder of

a medical clinic called Women to Women in Yarmouth,

Maine.This pioneering practice provides functional

medicine to prevent and treat a variety of health

disorders. In her practice and in her book, she weaves

the physical aspects of health disorders together with

emotional ties that often accompany them.


The primary focus of Marcelle's book is a comprehensive review of "adrenal dysfunction." However, she doesn't just define the problem

medically. Because she holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, she is also able to outline a program that readers can use for emotional self-help or to seek out a practitioner to coach them in solving their problems.
Read more.


July is UV Safety Month

Summer is now in full swing and warmer weather means more time spent outside. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotchy skin. Join us in taking action to prevent skin cancer and reduce the risk of UV damage.


Be proactive by taking the following steps to help prevent skin cancer:

  • Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m.and 4p.m
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. (For more information, see the Pharmacist Corner)
  • Cover up with long sleeves and a hat
  • Check your skin regularly for any changes.

Protect your skin form skin cancer by doing a skin self-exam.

Learn how at: www.cancer.gov

Lugol's Solution

Looking for Iodine?

We have Lugol's Solution that contains both iodine and potassium iodide. We can fill prescriptions for 1oz. per person quantities.


Please have your practitioner call Women's International Pharmacy to order at 800-279-5708.




Staff at Women's International Pharmacy






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In This Issue
"Oh, It's Just Stress!"
Book Review
July is UV Safety Month

Coming Events:

Women's International

Pharmacy will be exhibiting at the following conferences:


36th National Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Symposium on July 14-16, 2011 in Copper Mountain, CO




Hormone Testing Labs



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July is UV Safety Month 

Provided by

Kathy Lynch, Pharm.D -Women's International



The FDA recently issued new sunscreen rules which underscore the need for protection against UVA as well as UVB radiation.


Sunscreens must now block both types of sun rays in order to claim that these products protect against skin cancer. However, some "bare skin" exposure is necessary to produce Vitamin D. According to the Vitamin D council, small amounts of UVB exposure are important to insure adequate Vitamin D levels. For more information visit:






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