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As you know, we strive to provide our guests with the highest quality ingredients possible. Which is why we are so excited to be bringing you Andalou Naturals.
Andalou Naturals embodies beauty in action, infusing the best of nature and knowledge into mindful and effective products that are good for you.

“Finding Andalou is a godsend. Knowing I am not hurting my body with harmful chemicals, knowing that they are made from natural and beneficial items/products, agreeing with a company’s views, having them smell wonderfully, enjoy using them and have them actually work is amazing and something I despaired of ever finding, especially for a price I can afford!”
–Shari

Stay tuned for our official release date when you can finally order Andalou and more information about the incredible Jane Iredale Skin Care Makeup!

Let us know on our Facebook page if you are excited to try it out!

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Since our inception in 2001, our commitment has always been to provide you with exceptional quality.

Over the last several months, you may have heard us talk a lot about how toxins are the number one reason for illness. Did you know that one of the ways your body absorbs toxins is through your skin? Take a look at your makeup and skin care labels. More ingredients listed on a product usually means more toxins are entering your body. We recognized this problem and decided that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health for beauty.

What is the solution? Natural ingredients. Hotze Pharmacy is proud to provide our guests with two new lines of extraordinary beauty products, Andalou Naturals and Jane Iredale Skin Care Makeup.

Over the next several weeks we’ll tell you more about Andalou Naturals and Jane Iredale Makeup, how these products will benefit you, your skin and your health, and when you can order them from Hotze Pharmacy!

Comment on our Facebook page now with questions about your skincare routine, and we will answer in next week’s blog!

Sublingual Glutathione

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If you missed our Successful Living event last weekend, we were talking all about detox, which is crucial to achieving optimal health. Properly detoxing your body helps your hormone to be balanced, nutrients to be better absorbed, and even contributes to healthier weight loss, or “true fat loss.”

Glutathione is the most critical and integral part of your detoxification system. All the toxins stick onto glutathione and are carried out of the body through waste. This helps you reach peak mental and physical function and protects your body against disease. What better way to increase your glutathione levels than a convenient sublingual tablet that dissolves quickly under the tongue?! To find out if glutathione is a good choice for you, call Hotze Pharmacy today!

5 Tips to Use Up Your FSA

Do you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? If so, in most cases you must use the funds by the end of the year or else you will lose them! To help you out, we have a few ideas to help ensure that you are getting the most out of your FSA.

Here are 5 ways to use your FSA effectively:

1. Refill your prescriptions now! Use up your funds and skip the holiday rush on refills!
2. Know when your plan ends so you can budget accordingly. Most FSAs end on December 31, but some plans allow for an extension.
3. Submit your receipts. Look for receipts for prescriptions and medical expenses you’ve already paid so you can be sure you get reimbursed.
4. Stock up on over-the-counter products. Band-Aids, crutches, first aid kits, and reading glasses may be covered. Vitamins and supplements usually qualify, too, if you have a letter from your doctor.
5. Get a massage! If it is considered treatment for a medical condition, your FSA may cover a massage.

Don’t let your money go to waste when you can be spending it wisely on things you need! If you have any other questions about using your FSA or would like to refill your prescriptions to use up your FSA, contact Hotze Pharmacy today!

Breast Cancer Question of the Week

breastcancerquestion“What can I do daily to prevent breast cancer?”

Here are 7 simple steps you can take right now to reduce your risk of breast cancer:

1. Cut sugar out of your diet.

2. Supplement with iodine.

3. Take Vitamin C and Vitamin D daily.

4. Use only paraben-free cosmetics and personal care products.

5. Take only bioidentical hormones to balance your hormones. Never use counterfeit hormones like Premarin or Prempro.

6. Never heat foods in plastic.

7. Avoid drinking water from plastic bottles.

Breast Cancer Question of the Week

ladythinking-427x270“Can you take bioidentical hormones after having breast cancer?”

Dr. Hotze discusses when you can take bioidentical hormones after having breast cancer. He also addresses the prevention of breast cancer and the importance of progesterone.

Breast Cancer Question of the Week

ladythinking-427x270“Will taking estrogen increase my risk of getting breast cancer?”

We know that breast cancer is commonly caused by hormonal imbalance. Almost all risk factors associated with breast cancer are directly or indirectly related to excess estrogen, or estrogen that is not properly balanced with progesterone. As your body ages, progesterone levels fall faster than estrogen. For many women, progesterone levels fall during the ages of 30-40. This hormonal imbalance can be easily corrected with bioidentical progesterone supplementation, which is identical to the progesterone made by your body. Progesterone (not progestins) should always be used to balance estrogen. It is crucial to differentiate between bioidentical hormones and counterfeit hormones such and Prempro and Premarin.

Top 10 Beauty Tricks

Beauty Sunshine Girl Portrait. Happy Woman Smiling and looking DBeauty is not only about how you look on the outside, it is also about how you feel on the inside. When you feel and look renewed and energetic, other people notice! We have a few tricks to help keep you looking and feeling fresh!

Top 10 Beauty Tricks:

1. Get a restful night’s sleep.
2. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
3. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
4. Avoid refined sugar and simple carbohydrates (sugar ages the skin)
5. Include omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.
6. Exfoliate often.
7. Maintain healthy hormone levels.
8. Use Hotze Skin Revitalizer Oil daily as an alternative to moisturizer. This is an all-time favorite and an absolute must-have!
9. WOMEN: Apply Dr. Hotze’s Skin Renewal Cream morning and night on cleansed skin. Visible improvement in skin texture and tone may be seen in as little as 3 weeks. Ladies, this is the cream you don’t want to leave your house without!
10. MEN: Apply Hotze PowerFuel-R daily on the face and neck. This lifting and firming powerhouse cream strengthens the skin, evens out the complexion, and combats the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Always remember when shopping for any skincare products to check the ingredients and make sure you aren’t putting any harsh chemicals on your skin. Contact Hotze Pharmacy today for questions about our skincare line or to find out how to get your customized skincare preparation!

6 Ways Progesterone Benefits the Brain

9.17 HP BLOGYou have probably heard that progesterone is important for women during pregnancy, but did you know how important it is for your brain? The brain is highly sensitive to progesterone, so ensuring that you have optimal levels of it can be very beneficial.

Here are 6 ways that progesterone benefits your brain:

1. Progesterone has a calming effect.

2. Because levels fall after childbirth, supplementing with progesterone can prevent postpartum depression.

3. Progesterone stimulates the brain’s GABA receptors (those feel-good, calming neurotransmitters).

4. Progesterone helps regulate cognition.

5. Progesterone deficiency can cause depressed, irritable moods.

6. Progesterone has a protective effect by reducing swelling and improving mental clarity after a traumatic brain injury.

To find out more about how progesterone can benefit you or to order a refill of your progesterone, contact Hotze Pharmacy today!

Dr. Hotze Answers: How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

As we enter a new season, many of us worry about getting sick. Dr. Hotze sheds light on why our immune systems sometimes fail us, and how we can prevent this from happening so we don’t get sick!

In addition to treating our allergies and replenishing our hormones, here are some other quick tips to boost your immune system:

1. Sleep restfully each night
2. Choose a healthy diet that includes organic fruits and vegetables
3. Exercise regularly in order to stimulate the immune system
4. Avoid sugars which depresses the immune system
5. Breathe slow, deep breaths to relieve stress
6. Take supplements such as vitamin C, vitamin D, and probiotics

Contact Hotze Pharmacy today to refill your bioidentical hormones and stay healthy this fall!