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.