May Newsletter

The Five Foundations of Holistic Health Holistic health has been a term used by natural therapists for many years but only recently acknowledged into the language and aims of modern medicine. The five foundations of holistic health can be imagined as a stool with five legs, each leg representing a …

April Newsletter

Cabin Fever So here we are, looking at the prospect of an undefined amount of time being locked up in our homes, except to escape to work (if you are lucky to have a job not affected by Covid-19), the doctor for your ongoing health, the pharmacy for a prescription …

February Newsletter

Coronavirus There is a lot of information and misinformation around about the coronavirus, about the risks and the availability of facemasks to prevent spread of the disease. As has been reported, the coronavirus was first found in Wuhan, Hubai Province, in central China. The majority of cases have been in …

January Newsletter

Smoking? The fireworks have stopped and now it is time to put those New Year’s resolutions into action. When it comes to your health, there are many resolutions that should be at the top of your list including reducing alcohol consumption, increasing exercise, losing weight, eating more vegetables and fruit …

December Newsletter

High blood pressure? The findings of a large study into the effects on when to take high blood pressure medications (antihypertensives) suggest that taking these medications at bedtime maybe the best time. High blood pressure is a very common condition that is often treated with antihypertensive medications prescribed by your …

November Newsletter

Measles, a highly infectious disease The Tasmania Government recently announced that a free measles ‘catch-up’ vaccination for eligible Tasmanians from GPs is available and will soon be available from pharmacies. Measles is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus that can have serious and even fatal consequences. The first …

October Newsletter

Stress less and lose weight Having a few (or more) extra pounds around the waist heightens the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and at least 13 types of cancer, including breast and colon cancer. One of the most common causes of weight gain is chronic stress. Stress triggers …

September Newsletter

Three dietary changes to improve your cholesterol Cholesterol is a fatty substance that plays a very important role in your body. Cholesterol is used to build cell membranes and make hormones such as testosterone, oestrogen and adrenal hormones. Cholesterol is also important for the production of vitamin D and also …

August Newsletter

Winter takes its toll ‘Tis the season for coughing as the depths of winter takes its toll. Patients have been flocking to pharmacies across Tasmania looking for the treatment to stop the incessant coughing during and following a cold. Though coughing is a very annoying symptom for patients and close …

July Newsletter

Proton Pump Inhibitors The medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been a part of therapy for conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease and other acid related disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (oesophagus, stomach and intestines) since the early 1990s. PPIs have effectively and safely managed reflux, healed gastric …