ANNOUNCING NEW TEAM MEMBER!
Frances Erickson, R.N., will be leaving the front office to resume her nursing career after the holidays. We thank her for the dedicated service to our patients over the past 5 years and wish her all the best. We are pleased to announce taking Frankie’s place is Kimi Baker, RMA, who has been in the medical field for about 15 years primarily in the specialty of podiatry and GI. She is married with two grown children and looks forward to working with patients who take a holistic approach to their healthcare.
SAFE FLU SHOTS NOW AVAILABLE!
The CDC recently announced 80,000 people in the U.S. died from the flu last year and recommend vaccinations. Low dose flu vaccine via intradermal administration is an alternative method of immunizing against the flu. There are few serious side effects and a very low incidence of influenza in vaccinated patients.
This method uses 80% less flu vaccine but stimulates greater levels of antibodies in nasal and salivary secretions compared to traditional intramuscular flu shots. This year’s vaccine provides protection against 4 strains of flu. Cost $30.
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: Florastor®
Florastor® contains Saccharomyces boulardii, a non-pathogenic yeast found naturally on the skin of lychee and mangosteen fruits. Florastor® is the number one probiotic worldwide and has a 50 year history of safe and effective use. Long term use of Florastor is not associated with complications. Florastor® is no longer in the stools two to five days after discontinuing treatment.
As Florastor® is not a bacteria such as lactobacillus, Dr. Erickson likes to prescribe it at the same time a person is taking an antibiotic. Friendly bacterial probiotics may be killed by antibiotics whereas Saccharomyces is not. He does not advise taking Florastor® if a person is on an antifungal. According to the Canadian Society of Gastrointestinal Research, Florastor® enters the bowel and lines it with billions of harmless live yeast cells. These cells act as a temporary gut lining by naturally increasing the body’s immune system, which overpowers the toxins released by bad bacteria. Florastor also naturally increases the body’s production of digestive enzymes, which aid in digestion and nutrient absorption within the gut. The usual dose is one capsule twice daily without regard to meals. The Center carries this product at a cost of $48 for a bottle of 50 capsules.
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: Adreset®
Adreset is one of the products we have available at the Center to help with stress-related fatigue. It contains a combination of Cordyceps Mycelium, Asian Ginseng, and Rhodiola rosea. These are herbal adaptogens that are reported to support the body in adapting to various stressful physical or emotional challenges. The herbs in this product have been used in herbal medicine for centuries.
PRICE GUARANTEE ON SUPPLEMENTS
The Preventive Medicine Center offers supplements for sale to our patients both for patient convenience and for quality assurance by manufacturers Dr. Erickson has researched. Most of the supplements we carry are pharmaceutical grade and the companies adhere to cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) to ensure quality and purity of their products. No patient is required to purchase supplements at the Center and many patients are continued on their choice of supplements if they are doing well. We realize that some of the products we offer are also sold on the Internet and may be offered at a lower price. Some of these sites are warehouses that are not climate controlled, which could affect the quality of the product. We are happy to match any legitimately advertised price for an identical product.