Archive for January 9th, 2010


Help I Have Problems! True That! But no really- this is the name of a cool new product we have in the store, a cleverly designed and effective Medicine Box in a little lucite box. Talk about convenience! In one little case you will have at your disposal remedies for- HELP I: Have a Headache, Have a Blister, Cut Myself, Can’t Sleep, Have an Aching Body, Have Allergies.

Help I Have a Headache: 16 acetaminophen pills (500 mgs, largest dose possible, gentle on the stomach).

Help I Have a Blister: 8 Hydrocolloid Bandages in 2 sizes (a futuristic material that works nicely with blisters).

Help I Have an Aching Body: 16 white ibuprofen pills that haven’t been coated in sugar, or dyed candy apple red.

Help I Can’t Sleep: 16 hearty caplets (25mg) of uncoated and uncolored dyphenhydramine, and no pain medicine- to help you sleep.

Help I Have Allergies: 8 small pills containing 10mg uncoated loratadine – a medicine that should take care of your allergies without making you drowsy.

Help I Cut Myself: 6 large bandages and 6 small bandages.  All the packaging has clever quips on it like the one for the Band-aids: The soft white foam won’t blend in with your skin, but it will sit comfortably atop it. In fact “skin tone” is not skin tone for most people. It is just some odd combination of pink and brown that doesn’t really have any relationship to the color of skin. Rather than take an arbitrary guess at what skin tone your skin tone might be, we’ve decided to leave our bandages white.

All in all, Help Remedies (and the medicine boxes) was created to make solving simple health issues simple. They find the best solution there is, and take away everything else. By stripping away some of the complexity and fear mongering of the health industry, they hope to make medicine friendlier and more accessible, and in doing so empower people to make their own health decisions.  The products are made with the fewest possible fillers, coatings, and dyes helping to heal you in many ways. Complete Medicine Kit in lucite box- $30.

January 2010