Emily Hoffnagle, PharmD
I’m so excited to be writing for the Naked Pharmacists’ website! I really don’t like talking (or writing) about myself, but will do my best…here goes! Along with being a wife and mom, I’ve been a pharmacist for almost 13 years and have worked in many different types of pharmacies (including two overseas), and have seen and heard a lot of things! I’ve also learned a lot about medical conditions, some common, some rare, and how medications are helpful in some situations. However, over the years, I have also come to realize how we are overusing medications in our country, and how many toxins we are exposed to with use of every day products, and even our food. Around five years ago, I went with my mom to a seminar about removing toxins from your home and how those contained in cleaning and personal care products, and even our food can lead to medical problems or issues; it really sparked my own interest in living a more natural, toxin-free lifestyle. I love learning new things and researching, so started on my way using more natural products and changing my diet. Over the years I have had my own health issues to deal with, as well as those in my family, and since I had my son three years ago, have really tried implementing some healthy lifestyle changes for all of us. Around two years ago, I started learning more about the importance of food as medicine and nutritional supplementation, so have done a lot of research in these areas. Around one year ago, I started using essential oils as well, and they are now part of our daily routine in my house. My husband, who was skeptical at first, is even a believer! Our house is full of supplements and essential oils now for natural remedies. It is my passion in life to help others, so I am hoping my educating myself I can educate others as well toward living a natural, healthy lifestyle.