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Ask the Experts: Advice for September 2017

08/29/2017 02:45PM ● Published by Style

How can a compounding pharmacy help women with hormonal imbalances?

A compounding pharmacy can offer hormone testing and private consultations to provide the best customized therapy to fit a woman’s individual body and hormone levels. What’s more, they use plant-derived hormones (yams) that are biologically identical to those naturally produced by women, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is formulated in individually customized strengths and a variety of dosage forms, including topical creams, oral and oil capsules, sublingual preparations (drops, troches, etc.) and more.

Anna Rashidi, PharmD  //  Innovative Compounding Pharmacist  //  Innovative Compounding Pharmacy  //  820 Wales Drive, Suite 3, Folsom  //  916-984-9222

 

What is white balance?

White balance determines how accurately the colors in your photos come out, specifically, how “hot” or “cold” an image feels. The goal with white balance is to adjust colors so that the image looks more natural. Why do we have to do this? Because most light sources (the sun, lightbulbs, flashlights, etc.) do not emit purely white color and have a certain “color temperature.” The human brain processes the information that comes from our eyes and automatically adjusts the color temperature so that we see the colors correctly; digital cameras, on the other hand, can only guess what the color temperature is by watching the ambient light. In most cases, modern digital cameras can guess pretty well; however, in some situations they make errors and your photos will come out yellow or blue with unnatural skin tones. Knowing what white balance is and how to use it properly will get you one step closer to taking amazing photos. 

Colby Barrett   //  CB Photography and Videography  //  7732 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Carmichael   //  916-912-3683
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