Discovering our new neighbourhood…

On thursday I biked down to the local pharmacy/post office which I had not yet been too, since our move in April. I was sooo amazed to see their selection of products. I would have to say it was 50:50 with medications vs. traditional remedies, vitamins and some foods. I was extremely impressed that they found a way to “mesh” the natural in with the more western medicine approach, as I take supplements and vitamins and buy soaps and creams that are usually more natural. I was most content by the idea that I didn’t have to go to 2 different stores to get all my “pharmaceutical” and “natural”  items. On a normal grocery shopping outing, we would tackle the market for veggies and free range meats, chain food store for other products, the local health food store and the pharmacy! Well, knowing about this place, we’ve now got one less stop to make!

Do you, like me, read labels and go to specialty stores to find the right hand soap, bar soap, shampoos, conditioners and detergents to buy? I mean most of the shampoos have paragraphs of ingredients containing ingredients you have never heard of, or can’t even pronounce! Wouldn’t it be convenient to be able to get what you need at the same place you buy your antihistamines and inhalers (if you have asthma). Incredible convenience I say!

So if you live in Victoria and are ever in Cordova Bay, I HIGHLY recommend you stop in at Pure Pharmacy on Cordova Bay rd. close to Mattick’s Farm. Or any of their other locations as my guess is they’d likely have the same “feel” to them.

And if you don’t live in Victoria, British Columbia but this idea sounds appealing to you, start looking. Perhaps you can find a pharmacy in your area that has the same type of mission and concept. 🙂 There must be more out there!

If you know of one or several, please share as it would be a great resource for many out there who may not know.

2 thoughts on “Discovering our new neighbourhood…

  1. Hi Erica,
    Your Mom gave me your card so I could check out your website. What a great idea! In my family there are many allergies especially extreme food allergies. Like you, all 3 kids have to carry epipens, so I’m sure they’ll find the information on your website very interesting and helpful.
    I don’t know if it’s my computer, but I had a lot of trouble reading some of the information because the white print disappears into the background.
    I hope a lot of people find out about your website, and I wish you a lot of success with it. I shall check it on a regular basis.
    Mary L.

  2. Hi Mary,
    I am glad you found your way to my site! Having three children with severe life threatening allergies must be very challenging. Feel free to email me if ever you are looking for some resources or have questions, I will gladly help out with all that I know 🙂
    As for the white text, if you are using internet explorer it is NOT very compatible with this wordpress site. I recommend using either google chrome or firefox as your browser. Email me if you have questions. erika@livingwithallergies.ca
    Erika

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