Gibson Pharmacy
2505 S. Carrier Pkwy.
(S.E. Corner of Carrier & Pioneer Pkwy.)
(972) 264-0268

November 2008
Drugs Vs. Herbs
Pharmaceutical companies obviously want to be able to medically help patients with their ailments. In order to patent a drug it must be a chemically modified process, (not a natural - available to all) to become theirs-only formula.

When a natural herb or plant works on a particular ailment, this is a good starting place for the pharmaceutical companies to start to formulate a new drug for patients. Patented drugs are their revenue maker. They have to make big profits for stockholders. The answer to why my drugs cost so much. If the chemically altered product does not work as well or better than the original plant - the process usually ends there for the drug companies and you never hear about it.

We currently have two natural products to which this has happened. One works well for cholestrol and prostate problems. The other works well on cholestrol and inflammation. It helps with nausea, parasites, and has many years of studies to back up the results. These results are from studies at Cornell University and other studies.

The really neat thing is it helps with GERD - acid reflux. It helps to calm the stomach and has healing properties as well.

To discuss this with Gary, please come by.

Gary is giving fly and pneumonia shots, Monday - Friday 9am to 5:45pm. Saturday 9am to 12:45pm.

He currently has a waiting list for the shingles shot, Zostavax. If you would like to be put on the list come by or call (972) 264-0268. We will give you a call when the next shipment comes in and you're next on the list. It does require a prescription from your doctor.


1.) Get your prescription bottle from your old pharmacy
2.) Give us a call at (972) 264-0268
3.) Tell either Gary or one of our technicians:
          Your name
          Your phone number
          Your old pharmacy name and their phone number
          The prescription number or numbers
          Your doctor's name (and their phone number is great, too)
4.) Any insurance information
5.) We'll handle the rest

You can also just bring in your prescription bottle in to us.

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Submarine Sandwich Salad
6-8 cups of lettuce and salad greens
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 zucchini squash (small) chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped
2 avocados, chopped
1 small can black olives, drained and chopped
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
2 cups shredded cheese(I use a mixture of mozzarella and cheddar)
6-8 slices of favorite lunch meats
1 large roll - cut into 1-inch squares/cubes


1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup mustard (I prefer Dijon)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix well and set aside

Mix all salad items including cubed roll. Place in individual bowls. Apply dressing. Enjoy your sandwich with a fork! I serve with pickles on the side, can add sprouts if desired.

Fuzzy Fingers
1-8 oz. pkg. dates, chopped
1 cup sugar
1/2 stick butter
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 cups rice krispies
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nuts, chopped
1 bag coconut

Melt butter, add beaten egg and sugar, add dates and stir until dates are melted. Do not scorch! Add rice krispies and nuts. When cool enough to handle, form into fingers or balls and roll in coconut.

My mom was a great cook and an even better baker. When she passed away last year, I inherited her recipe collection - approx 8 tote bags worth. I had just found this recipe and it was one of my favorites of hers. She used it for holidays and showers.

Ice Box Fruit Cake
1 lb. graham crackers
1 box raisins
1 box dates
1/2 lbs. candied cherries
4 cups pecans
1 lb. marshmallows
1/2 lb butter or margarine

Chop nuts and fruit and place in large container. Crush crackers, mix with fruit and nuts. Melt marshmallows and butter over low heat in double boiler. Pour over mixture and mix thoroughly with hands. Pack in lightly greased or butter pan extra tight. Place in refrigerator until chilled thoroughly.

My friend gave me this recipe. It is very tasty. I plan to make it again over the holidays.

Disclaimer: This newsletter is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. Anyone who has a serious disease or ailment should consult a physician before initiating any change in treatment or before beginning any new treatment. All items are my opinion.