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Health Misconceptions



1. A Gluten free diet is good for you

There is no indication that eating a gluten free diet is better for your health. There is no research that supports cutting back on gluten will reduce health risks, other than those with celiac disease. Some processed foods labeled as gluten free (bread, waffles, cereals, etc) often have more fat, sugar, calories, and sodium than gluten containing foods, actually making them unhealthier food choices. More than 1/3 of Americans think that going gluten free will help them lose weight. The opposite is true. Researchers say that a gluten-free diet seems to increase the risk of overweight and obesity. While cutting back on gluten containing foods such as bagels, breads, pastas, and other carbohydrates can help some people lose weight, if you are replacing those foods with gluten-free versions, it's more likely you will gain weight since the gluten-free alternatives are higher in calories and sugar. If you suspect you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, you should consult with your doctor.


OTC Pain Relief


Although there is an abundance of over the counter products that can be used for pain relief, we often hear “I’ll just take some Advil, I’ll be fine.” For most cases this is acceptable, but there are more things to look at than just the label that says, “rapid pain relief.” There is a plethora of products that can either be used for their anti-inflammatory properties, their use as a local anesthetic, or as a counterirritant to pain. Each also carries a different mechanism of action that helps to alleviate pain at specific parts of the body. Some of these products have side effects that can easily be avoided and specific directions for use that can prevent further harm to your body.

Oral products that are available over the counter include NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), and Naproxen (Aleve), and centrally acting pain relievers such as Acetaminophen (APAP, Tylenol). NSAIDs work by reducing inflammation, pain, redness and temperature that are caused when the body feels “attacked” by a foreign substance or there is apparent damage. Though very similar, even the NSAIDs are very different from each other.



 Time has changed the way we generally look at food, pharmaceuticals, and other products that we either use or consume. There are many things that we don’t ordinarily focus on when searching for a product such as its inactive ingredients or even the manufacturer. Often these ingredients are overlooked, but they may contain hazardous additives and preservatives that are used to prolong the products shelf life, make it look more desirable, or capture a more delectable taste. Though “natural flavors” and preservatives seem like they enhance these products, they may not be the most health-conscious ingredients. Some of these “inactive” ingredients have even been linked to cancer prevalence and increases in mortality, which raises the question of why they were ever placed on the market in the first place. To aid in product selection, it is helpful to know some key words, and what they are, when skimming through an ingredient list.


Apothecary RX

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday - Friday: 9 to 6pm
Saturday: 9 - 1pm
Sunday: Closed

  contact (@)
P: (239) 262 - 2222
F: (239) 262 - 8943

  1400 Gulf Shore Blvd North Suite 100
Naples, Florida 34102


 11669 Collier Blvd.
Naples FL 34116
P: (239) 304 - 9084
F: (239) 304 - 9310

Medical Supply

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday - Friday: 9 to 5pm
Saturday: 9 - 1pm
Please call for Saturday hours during the summer
Sunday: Closed

  medicalsupply (@)
  P: (239) 775 - 0164
  F: (239) 280 - 9999

  411 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, Florida 34102


This is the way all pharmacies ought to be run. They really know how to treat their customers right. Apothecary has been around for over half a century and its not hard to see why they've survived, and thrived, longer than all the other pharmacies in Naples. Put plainly, there's really no higher level of service in Pharmacy. That's important to everyone.
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