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

September 2008
Thyroid Problems

A lot of people complain about weight gain, being tired, and having slow metabolism. Most of this hints at thyroid problems. Some suggestions are getting a blood test, checking your TSH levels. T4 is the usually prescribed drug but the body needs T3 to keep metabolism running well. Unfortunately, T3 has a short life in the body so is not normally prescribed.

According to the book "Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled?" by Richard L. Shames, MD there is an herb that can help with that conversion in the body. Also, be aware - uncooked broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower contain compounds that slow the thyroid function; cooking them relieves that. Flouride also suppresses thyroid function according to Dr. Shames.

Also interestly, changing your hormones - either by birth-control pills or hormone replacement - can affect the thyroid and its hormones, so have this checked approximately 8-10 weeks after making these changes to make sure everything is still running well. This is just an FYI - please contact your physician for treatment and testing.

P.S. - We have the herb that helps with the conversation of T4 to T3 in stock. Come by and we'll show you the herb.

New Law Starts Sept. 1, 2008

Effective September 1, 2008, all prescriptions for Schedule 2, 3, 4, & 5 (controlled substances) drugs will be transmitted by every Texas Pharmacy to State. Having multiple doctors - getting same or similar prescriptions filled at multiple pharmacies is illegal. This law intends to stop that or at least cut down on it. A state issued ID will be required to fill prescriptions of Schedule 2, 3, 4, & 5's. Breaking this law is a state jail felony as well as subject to civil penalties - civil penalty can be assessed up to $5000.00 per act.

Examples to be reported - Hydrocodone, Lortab, Alprazolam, Vicodin, Norco, Valium, Diazepam, Codeine products, Phenobarb, Darvon, Propoxyphene, Tussinex, Darvocet-N. Ambien, Temazepam, Ativan, Lorazepam.



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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Frozen Fruit Salad

1 pkg. (3oz) Cream Cheese
1/2 c. Mayonnaise
1/4 c. Sugar
1 tsp. Rum Extract
1 c. Miniature Marshmallows
1 c. Fruit Cocktail Drained (more if desired)
1/4 c. Maraschino Cherries
1 c. Whipped Cream

Cream the cheese in a medium sized mixing bowl until soft. Blend in sugar, then mayonnaise, and rum extract.

Stir in marshmallows and fruit. Fold in whipped cream and freeze. (I use a large can of the fruit)

I freeze it in wax paper lined loaf pan. Take out and slice. Serve on lettuce leaf.

At Thanksgiving and Christmas increase maraschino cherries for a more festive appearance.


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.