The health Blog

Pharmacist writer Ali Sparkes explores some topics on leading a Healthy, Happy and Hopeful life.

elderly lady

I’m writing this blog from personal experience, as unfortunately I’ve possibly got flu and feel quite groggy!  I’m very aware, however that elderly people might get hit worse than me, as I’m still relatively young (in my eyes at least)…

I’ve been reflecting on a month where we achieved the amazing accolade of “Independent Pharmacy of the Year 2017” pitched against remarkable businesses from across the UK. At a fabulous Celtic Manor event, we had to wait until after dinner…

We’ve acquired a new member of our extended family at The Health Dispensary and it’s raised one of the most important questions of what’s good for your pet to eat. Most of us are familiar with a huge range of…

plane window

At this time of year, many of us are thinking of travel and jetting off to warmer climates for a much needed holiday break. As a pharmacist, I like to think I’m equipped to sort out most problems but am…

depressed man

World Health Day is held every year on April 7th for the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948. Each year a public health theme is selected that highlights current priority. This year World Health Day…

mum and babies

The Health Dispensary is all about health, happiness and “Feel Good Living”. However, there are times when these sentiments can feel a little raw. Today is one of them. For those that are mums, grandmas, daughters and sons we wish…

six dimensions wellness

Having worked in and for the NHS for over 30 years there is a realisation that our system is based on illness rather than wellness. Often the term wellbeing is used here in the UK, but I like the term…

rainbow foods

I think we generally get the fact that eating the right things is good for our body, help keep us the right weight, have plenty of energy and prevent disease, but here are FIVE recommendations for some foods to Feed…

News

12 Days Christmas

Each day from December 13th we’ll be popping some little gifts into our 24hr Collection Point to thank some of our regular customers and also spread the love a little further to Friends we’ve yet to make. Keep your eyes…

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY We’ve got  lovely gifts & stocking fillers we’re popping FREE into our 24hr collection point. Keep your eyes open for 12 LUCKY DIP daily messages that could bag you a lovely Christmas gift! (13th-24th December)…

There’s a lot going on at The Health Dispensary to keep you and your family Healthy every month of the Year MOVEMBER Mens’ Health is the focus this month and no doubt some very dodgy moustaches. We have a range…

October Events

GO SOBER FOR OCTOBER   Go booze-free for the 31 days of October and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Sign up to be a Sober Hero Now    FLU VACCINATION   Call Us on 01639 500000 to make an…