The health Blog

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

Thrush or vaginal candidiasis is generally thought as the overgrowth of an organism which occurs normally in the body (mostly the culprit is the fungus candida albicans) It is relatively common and affect about three-quarters of women between the ages of…

hair

I was happy to chat to the Evening Post about parents’ concerns over Head lice. The other Pharmacists at The Health Dispensary are fully up to date on the latest guidelines advising Head lice treatment. A lot of the concerns…

vaccine

Of course its entirely up to you, but I thought I’d share some thoughts and facts which may help you decide what to do. When is the right time? As soon as possible – the flu season is generally from…

water and apple

This seems to be on the wish list of many before bearing our bodies to the summer sun. Losing weight is a matter of simple maths- to lose one pound you need to take in 3500 calories less than you…

Happy lady

What makes us happy is a huge factor in health and wellness and we all have different views on what it is and how we experience it. One  factor that comes to mind might be exercise as there’s plenty of discussion in…

supplements

As a Pharmacist with a Wellness clinic this is an interesting perhaps controversial topic to discuss. My pharmacy education has taught me the importance of scientific facts and supporting evidence. However alternative or as we now prefer to call them complementary…

stressed lady

How many time a day do we hear the word stress? In a faster-paced, more competitive world with technology providing more to deal with rather than less, how can we best cope in today’s world. Whilst holiday season is here…

towels

I love a good Massage whether its back, shoulders, feet- I really don’t mind as long as it’s with a good practitioner! Massage may produce feelings of relaxation and a sense of well-being, but what does the science say? and what…

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…