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5 Tips for Mindfulness to Manage your Day
Canadians have experienced a drop in emotional satisfaction and a rise in stress and anxiety levels. That’s pandemic life. But it doesn’t have to be. Take control and find strength with 5 simple tools to find mindfulness in your day.
Save the Leaves - Give Nature a Chance
People all across BC are getting ready for a colourful annual event, and it’s not Thanksgiving — it’s the yearly rake-a-thon of millions of fallen leaves. But what if there's a better way? There is.
Here's How to Hack Pumpkin Spice Season
There are unseen additives commonly found in fall’s favourite flavour of latte (and every-other-kinda-seasonal-treat), Pumpkin Spice. On its own, Pumpkin Spice is a simple mix of fresh ground spices, but a Pumpkin Spice Latte? Uh-oh.
How to Improve Office Ergonomics at Home
In the midst of our quarantine during the COVID-19 outbreak, many Canadians are being forced to work from home, often hunched over their laptops in awkward positions for hours. Here's how to get a better workspace going.
Mask Myths Busted
It might be time to think again if you’re in the no-mask-camp. Since Canada’s top doc, Dr. Theresa Tam, told Canadians to wear non-medical face coverings back in May, myths about face masks and coverings have reached conspiracy levels. 
Resilience; an Integrative Perspective
Life on earth has survived through billions of years because of its ability to adapt to changes. All living things today are the product of this evolutionary intelligence. We wouldn’t be here reading this article if we didn’t have resilience.
Mandatory Masks are Gaining Momentum
It can be hard to hear, but historically, pandemics have always had a second wave. It’s just a fact. And after the worldwide lock down, most of us are looking for ways to avoid that second wave.
Farmers Market Produce with Fresh Nutritional Impact
’Tis the season when fresh, colourful produce is abundant! It’s time to take advantage of the nutritional punch these locally grown, seasonal foods have to offer us. Not only does buying local benefit the community, it helps the planet.
5 Foods to Help Support Immune Health
To be prepared for any health contingency, we all want to maintain our immune systems. For centuries, many cultures have used specific ingredients for their healing properties, not to mention immune-boosting benefits.
What is a Compounding Pharmacy?
Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients as well as animals. At Pure Pharmacy, we offer all of the usual medications, but we also offer our unique compounding services.
Profiling Pure Pharmacy's Founder
Many of our pharmacy clients already know about the passion our Founder and CEO, Bob Mehr, has for the health and wellness of people everywhere. Bob's passion drives everything we do at Pure!
6 Tips to Make Taking Prescriptions Easier
Taking prescribed medications or supplements can be unexpectedly difficult for some of us. In fact, adherence to physician prescribed medications and dosing instructions is estimated to be as low as 50% in developed countries.
Remain Calm to Boost Immunity
By now, COVID-19 has reached every corner of the Earth and will be remembered by all who are experiencing it. What it reminds us though, is that it's up to each of us to maintain our health, to stay level, and to remain calm.
The Doctor is in. Why aren’t we seeing them?
Back at the end of March, we were already concerned about reports that the general public was avoiding needed medical care because of pandemic concerns. But now, at the beginning of June, not much has changed.
A Clinical Trial for Intravenous Vitamin C
While we’re all hard at work managing the sweeping changes transforming our daily lives, the worldwide scientific community is hard at work to discover a prevention, a treatment, or a cure for the current pandemic.
It’s Okay to not be Okay
With all of the recent and rapid changes that have occurred, many people have experienced an increase in stress and anxiety. Many of us had to quickly change plans and were forced to adjust to situations that are far from stress free. But it's okay.
Pop up Mother's Day
Sunday is Mother’s Day and it’s a Mom’s Day like never before. Social distancing and stay home orders that are only at the beginning of a partial relaxation mean we’ll need to get creative to make mom feel especially special this Sunday. Here’s some creative ways to lift mom up.
Opening Up: Pandemic Fear and Fatigue
Tired of all the ongoing pandemic restrictions? Or scared to lift the restrictions and face the unknown? Maybe you’re stuck somewhere between both pandemic fatigue and virus fear. It’s totally understandable, no matter how you feel about the current state of #pandemiclife.
COVID-19 and your Integrative Prevention Strategy
Apart from supportive care, there are currently no effective therapies for COVID-19 infection. It is, therefore, more important than ever to shift our focus towards a sound prevention strategy.
Bear Hugging Trees is Real. Here's Why
It’s been about five weeks since us people huggers have been cut off from hugging anyone but the peeps we already live with. But an old natural concept has now gained new pandemic traction: bear hugging trees.
Is it Allergies or is it a Cold?
On top of a global pandemic, it's allergy season. Both allergies and colds share similar symptoms! This chart quickly shows where symptoms overlap and where they're totally different.