Successful pilot sparks national rollout of nutritionally based
TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - Is it bloating or food intolerance?
Following a very successful pilot program of the HEMOCODE™ Food
Intolerance System at select Rexall stores, the program is now
available nationally at more than 200 Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus
stores, exclusively providing this service in a retail environment in
Canada. The patented immuno food intolerance assessment and treatment
system offers Canadians the most effective food intolerance test to
determine adverse reactions to common foods and additives.
"Rexall has always been progressive in finding ways to ensure Canadians
live healthier lives," said Brian Kalish, CEO, Gemoscan Canada, Inc.
"By making the HEMOCODE™ Food Intolerance System available in a
reliable retail setting across the country, millions of Canadians will
have ready access to a tool that can help them easily identify foods
and additives that may cause them to feel unwell. It's wonderful to
know that a pharmacy that promotes healthy lifestyle and nutritionally
based wellness options is just around the corner."
The announcement is welcome news for the nearly one-third of North
Americans who suffer from intolerances to common foods and additives.
The HEMOCODE™ Food Intolerance System assesses for adverse reactions to
250 common foods and additives that are often mistaken for allergies,
and manifest in a number of conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic
fatigue, headaches, sleeplessness, and weight imbalance.
"We continuously look for ways to offer our customers valuable patient
focused services to help them find treatment and preventative solutions
to improve their overall health," said Tracey Phillips, National
Director, Pharmacy Services, Marketing and Supply Chain, Rexall. "The
successful pilot program and positive customer feedback prompted us to
expand the program nationally. Having The HEMOCODE™ Food Intolerance
System available at Rexall locations nationwide, provides our customers
with quick and easy access to the expertise of a reliable health
professional - a Rexall Pharmacist - and a helpful tool enabling them
to get to the root of their symptoms."
The HEMOCODE™ Food Intolerance System is a simple, non-invasive finger
stick test. Using just a drop of blood, the HEMOCODE™ Food Intolerance
System scans the body for inflammatory reactions to common foods and
additives. Results are reviewed by a licensed naturopath and revealed
in consultation with a pharmacist. Consumers also receive a detailed
report outlining key food intolerances, a personalized food guide
including recipes, a list of daily-recommended vitamins and supplements
for a balanced approach to wellness.
Getting the HEMOCODE™ Food Intolerance System is quick and easy - no
appointment necessary. A Rexall pharmacist will walk you through the
program, assist you with the blood sample, send your sample for
analysis and within seven to 10 days, results are returned to your
pharmacist for further follow up with you. The pharmacist will review
the results with you in person and discuss a plan to eliminate any
offending foods plus recommend supplements to replace any nutrients you
may miss from these foods. The HEMOCODE™ naturopath is always
available for further consultation if needed.
While nearly 30 per cent of the North American population suffers from a
food or food additive intolerance, most people do not know how to
identify it and its associated conditions. By using the HEMOCODE™ Food
Intolerance System to determine what, if any ingestible items may cause
intolerance, Canadians can take the first step to living healthier,
more comfortable lives.
Visit rexall.ca to find the Rexall or Rexall Pharma Plus location nearest you, offering
the HEMOCODE™ Food Intolerance System.
The HEMOCODE™ Food Intolerance System may be covered by many extended
insurance plans. If individuals have extended health benefits that
include naturopathy, they may be covered.
About the HEMOCODE™ System
Owned by Gemoscan Canada, Inc., the HEMOCODE™ System is a patented,
personalized nutritional program that includes a proprietary
state-of-the-art blood assessment that identifies and delivers relief
from the individually unique symptoms of immuno-based food
intolerances. With nearly 30 percent of U.S and Canadians suffering
from food intolerances, a team of nutritionists and medical
practitioners developed the HEMOCODE™ System to take the guesswork out
of deciphering what variety of 250 common foods and additives can
potentially offend and adversely affect personal wellness.
Customer-specific reports, nutritional guidelines and recipe books are
accompanied by consultation with health-care specialists.
For more information please visit www.hemocode.com, www.rexall.ca or a Rexall or Rexall Pharma Plus drug store location.
About Katz Group Canada Ltd. and Rexall
Since 1904, Rexall has been a trusted name in retail pharmacy. As the
flagship pharmacy for Katz Group Canada Ltd., a leading drug store
company and the largest integrated retail pharmacy network in Canada,
Rexall is also the umbrella brand for a family of pharmacies dedicated
to pharmacy care excellence. All Rexall family of pharmacies banners
exclusively carry Rexall™ Brand. For more information on Rexall visit rexall.ca.
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