International Mediterranean Diet Month

International Mediterranean Diet Month

This month, I spent some time in Spain, which was recently found to be the healthiest country in the world, according to the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index. During my time there, I couldn’t help but pay close attention to the lifestyles and diets of those around me. I also made my first visit to the…

Safety Razors: Not Just A Boys Club

Safety Razors: Not Just A Boys Club

My brother Alex brought safety razors into the store about a year ago and, although I thought they were cool, I didn’t think twice about them. It wasn’t until Alex suggested ordering a safety razor for me that I realized they weren’t limited to men (who woulda thought!?).  I love trying things, so when my…

IBS Awareness Month

IBS Awareness Month

Growing up, my only association with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) was the scene in Along Came Polly where Reuben (Ben Stiller) experiences intense IBS symptoms as a result of eating Moroccan cuisine to impress Polly. If you’ve seen the film, you know the scene (hard to forget) but if you haven’t, you probably have you…

Start Your New Diet Now: National Nutrition Month

Start Your New Diet Now: National Nutrition Month

It’s my favorite month of the year! Okay, second favorite, after August (my birth month). March marks National Nutrition Month and as a nutrition student and enthusiastic foodie, I love having an entire month dedicated to something I am so passionate about. As a student, I am continually cultivating new skills and learning how best…

Green Alternatives for Plastic Bags and Wrap

Green Alternatives for Plastic Bags and Wrap

Do we have any loyal Ziploc bag or Saran Wrap fans out there? My family is loyal to Ziplocs and Saran Wrap but lately, I’ve been wondering about the impact that all of this plastic has on our environment. I try to be as kind to the Earth as possible but I have a lot…

Stacking Up Sunscreen Ingredients

Stacking Up Sunscreen Ingredients

Active Ingredients in Sunscreen As summer is winding down, you may be squeezing in your last few days of sunshine at Centennial Beach, a local park or maybe just out in your backyard. Although the days are getting shorter, the sun is still as strong as ever and it’s important to protect your precious skin…

Featured Line: Moon Valley Organics

Featured Line: Moon Valley Organics

One of the wonderful things about being a natural and organics buyer is the opportunity to bring in unique lines that make the pharmacy a better place for our customers. It’s a bonus when these companies help the environment too! One of the lines that excites us here at Oswald’s is Moon Valley Organics. Moon…

Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine

  When one thinks of alternative medicine, one of the first branches that comes to mind is Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic medicine originated in India and is one of the world’s oldest medicine systems. Oswald’s is now home to a surplus of Ayurvedic therapies and we look forward to further educating our customers on Ayurveda and…

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Lately, we have been expanding our over-the-counter items to include a wide array of alternative medicine remedies. This product expansion gives us the opportunity to further educate our customers, as well as ourselves, on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).  These terms are often used interchangeably, but alternative and complementary are actually two different approaches to…