Compounding is when a pharmacist takes the ingredients needed to make a drug and create the drug himself. This may be done to create a drug that is not commercially available. It can also be done to eliminate a certain ingredient that comes in manufactured medication that is not needed by the patient or that the patient may be allergic to. A compounding Pharmacist can also change the from of the drug say from liquid to solid or to a cream.
The company that I met at the Healthy Trucking Summit 2012 was Dermatran who specializes in Topical Pain medication. Find them at
Dermatran Health Solutions (They don't have a video to explain, so I used this one.)
Compounding pain relief medications for drivers are a promising alternative because it can have less or no side affects of other traditional medications used to handle the same pains.
The compounded drugs mention most often at the summit were topical creams places on the area of the pain.
Proper nutrition and regular exercise is probably the most effective way to prevent of diseases and maintain good health.
It is also the cheapest way to live a healthier live.
Truckers are prone to diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and stroke. Don't wait until you are sick or kicked out of your job to start taking care of your body.
Government is passing legislation that basically insinuates that we are either to dumb or irresponsible to take care of ourselves on our own.
We complain about these rules and regulations. But lets see, look around......is it true? "Say it aint so!"
Maybe we do need some help to make better choices. Maybe the government is actually forcing you to improve the quality of a lot of people's lives.
Health and Wellness
It's always good to have health and wellness in mind when making every day decisions. Whether those decisions are to engage in activities that may become daily habits or choosing what foods to make a part of your regular diet. These are lifestyle choices that will become just normal habits if you keep up the practice.
To not keep healthy living in mind could mean dealing with pain and suffering later and high health cost to top things off.
Healthy Foods for the Road