Celtina Reinert

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Celtina Reinert

Celtina Reinert, PharmD, practices with Sastun Center of Integrative Health Care in Overland Park, KS, providing dietary supplement and medication consultations and administrating a therapeutic lifestyle program to help patients achieve better health. Dr. Reinert enjoys working closely with her patients to attain and maintain health through lifestyle measures. She has given presentations on dietary supplements to many different audiences across the city from patients to healthcare professionals and students. Celtina received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed a two-year fellowship in dietary supplement information and research with the UMKC Drug Information Center. Celtina also stays busy by working in a local retail pharmacy.

Popular Joint Supplements Under Microscope

Glucosamine and chondroitin seem to be lurking on every corner, in many different dietary supplements and in many different forms. What’s the best and why would someone use it?   Glucosamine has been studied for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis typically occurs in the joints as we age from wear and tear; the amount of cartilage acting as a cushion [...]

Cough Medicine; Overdose Dangers

One of the most commonly abused over-the-counter (OTC) medication is something that most of us probably have in our medicine cabinets at home: dextromethorphan.  Teaser: Cough Medicine and the Warnings of Overdose Full Article: Dextromethorphan is used as a cough suppressant in OTC cold formulations. It’s available in several medications: Delsym, Robitussin DM, Nyquil, Tylenol Cold [...]

Can’t I just eat fish?

Fish oil is one of those great supplements that I try to recommend to everyone. The research behind fish oil is enormous. I think the last time I pulled all the studies I could find, about 5 years ago, I took up a huge conference room table and still had piles of research on the floor. Fish oil [...]

Pain Relievers and Pregnancy

A new study out this month reinforces information already available regarding pregnant women and what pain relievers may be appropriate to use. The study, done in Canada, looked at NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) use in women who were trying to conceive and early pregnancy (before 20 weeks). What they found is using NSAIDs increases the risk of [...]

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