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  • Gout - The Rich Man's Disease

    Gout - The Rich Man's Disease

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    17th Jan 2020

    Gout was historically known as the Disease of Kings' or 'Rich Man's Disease'because of its association with the good life. It was recognized by the ancientEgyptians as arthritis of the big toe. Later Hippocrates knew this type of arthritiswas more common in men who drank excess a … read more
  • Excercise - The miracle cure !

    Excercise - The miracle cure !

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    10th Jan 2020

    Some say exercise is the miracle cure we have all been waiting for. It can reduce your risk of heart disease by 35%, and the chance of developing diabetes and some cancers by up to 50%. It reduces the symptoms of osteoarthritis and lowers the chance of having a hip fracture by almost 70%. It als … read more
  • Habits of happy (and healthy) people

    Habits of happy (and healthy) people

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    31st Dec 2019

    As we enter the months where our immunity is pushed to it’s limits with bugs galore raining in from every which way, here’s a few happy ways to boost your immunity.Positive thoughts, habits and your attitude all prompt changes in your body that strengthen your immune system, boost positive emotions, … read more
  • Do You need to 'Detox'?

    Do You need to 'Detox'?

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    30th Dec 2019

    Isn't it just a normal body function?Detoxification is a series of natural metabolic processes where our bodies turn toxins from our environment into substances that are less harmful and more easily excreted. It is something that our bodies do everyday, without us even thinking about it.  … read more
  • Easing the discomfort of travel sickness

    Easing the discomfort of travel sickness

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    28th Dec 2019

    With holidays, too often comes travel sickness or motion sickness as it’s often called - basically, sickness in response to certain types of motion. As many parents know, it is much more common in children especially those between 2-12 years of age.It’s not a disease, but does cause some very unw … read more
  • How keep your silly season merry and bright

    How keep your silly season merry and bright

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    21st Dec 2019

    As Santa packs his sleigh and the big day fast approaches, it’s important to make sure some plans are in place to ensure we get through the Christmas season unscathed and healthy. With so many things to think about – make a list….and check it twice! Writing down lists for gifts, food prepara … read more