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DIY Corner: Dandelion

By Amy Baker DANDELION FOR A HEALTHY SPRING The snow is beginning to melt and for the first time in months we’re seeing patches of bare ground. Soon, dandelions rosettes will emerge and not long after, seas of yellow blooms will offer nectar and pollen to bees and early pollinators. Dandelion offers food and medicine to us, too, and at just the right time! As winter turns to spring, our bodies tun

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New Products!

Introducing Our Newest Products A New Superfood Offering: Ocean’s Promise Sea Moss Gel (available at both locations). Sea Moss, also known as Irish Moss, provides a unique combination of 92 of 102 essential minerals for the human body. It is an excellent source of iodine, minerals, protein and potassium chloride- a nutrient that can help with inflammation and phlegm in the mucus membranes, m

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Making Heavenly Herbal Elixirs

By Amy Baker Herbal elixirs have been used medicinally to heal and build health for centuries.  Typically sweet herbal extractions (often containing alcohol), the term “elixir” is more liberally used these days to include nourishing and healing drinks that incorporate substantial quantities of herbs.  It’s easy to blend these delicious drinks at home; in fact, we recommend folding them into your

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THINGS WE LOVE

Staff Favorites — Sharing our Personal Picks with you Customers often cite our knowledgeable staff and personalized service when they talk about what keeps them coming back to Community Pharmacy and Community Wellness Shop.  Given the state of the pandemic, we’re not seeing as many of you in person these days.  Since we’ve been missing those up-close encounters and opportunities to chat, we

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COVID-19 VACCINE INFO

While we are an approved COVID-19 vaccinator by Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), details on the delivery dates and the number of vaccines that will be available to our pharmacy patients each week has yet to be determined. Following DHS protocols, the limited number of vaccines we’ve received up to now have been used for our staff, additional qualifying health care workers, an

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News from the RX

We continue to do everything we can to help provide you with prescriptions quickly and safely. Stop in and talk to us in person Monday-Saturday or arrange for a curbside pickup right in front of our downtown store. (We continue to have reserved drive up spaces). If you’re unable to visit our State Street location, we provide prescription delivery to our Madison and Monona customers Monday through

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BREATHE EASY WITH DIY HERBAL STEAMS

By Amy Baker Herbal steams are wonderful tools to help support the immune system and reduce symptoms that accompany upper respiratory infections.  They are inexpensive, safe and effective, and a snap to put together with only a few supplies. When steeping plant material to create an herbal steam, you are releasing the plant’s beneficial compounds and inhaling them with water vapor.  Both the plant

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NATURAL HOLIDAY GIFT-MAKING GUIDE

By Amy Baker DIY HERBAL GIFTS Hand-made gifts are some of the most treasured, carrying the time, thought and intention of the maker.   For the person creating, it’s a gratifying experience to pause and consider the scents, tastes and textures someone might appreciate or need. And it’s heart-warming to receive a thoughtfully considered, made-from-scratch gift!  We’ve been sharing our love of making

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Relax and Heal with DIY Massage Oil

By Amy Baker According to Lissa Rankin, MD, author of Mind Over Medicine:  Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, our bodies are beautifully equipped with natural self-repair mechanisms that operate optimally when we are calm and relaxed.  These mechanisms can fight infection, cure disease, heal wounds, affect our gene expression and more.  They get deactivated, though, when our bodies are f

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Taking a Different Look at Mushrooms – Introducing Feral Fungi

At Community Pharmacy, we’ve long embraced and educated customers about the healing and fortifying properties of mushrooms.  They are some of the most useful and powerful medicines in the natural world.   We’re now thrilled to offer a line of mushrooms that reaches beyond the physiological benefits different fungal species can offer.  Introducing Feral Fungi, a line of spagyrically prepared, uniqu

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