The health Blog

Some behind the scenes stories at The Health Dispensary and Health and Life from our world

This week is the 20th National Salt Awareness Week aiming to reduce salt in the UK diet and improve public health. Bringing this to public awareness has resulted in a number of food groups now having up to 50% less…

Love Lettering Sign

Love is Universal. We express love and compassion towards the people we have around us; our dearest loved ones, the community we belong to even the planet we live on. In positive psychology, fostering positive relationships is a key step…

Yellow Book by Alex Lemon called Happy

‘if positive psychology teaches us anything, it is that all of us are mixture of strengths and weaknesses. No one has it all, and no one lacks it all’   Christopher Peterson Positive psychology is a new, and particularly increasingly…

Hand holding medicine capsule

Check the label on your medicine before taking it to make sure that it is for the correct person — you. Read and save any written information that comes with the medicine. If there’s anything you don’t understand, please ask…

Man waiting at airport

Travel’s become part and parcel of today’s lifestyle, foreign trips become more far-flung, stag and hen parties travel further, people often think nothing of hopping on a plane to see a rugby or football match.

Man laughing

We love the idea that laughter can make you feel better and at The Health Dispensary we certainly appreciate doing a serious job with a lot of fun and laughter. It certainly makes the day go quickly and we think…

Lighthouse

There are days in your life you look forward too and others you’d rather avoid. Today is one of the latter. Events and anniversaries have an effect, especially if they’re ones you’re trying your hardest to avoid. Today is the…

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)…

News

Ali Sparkes with Award

The Health Dispensary just won Natural Healthcare Pharmacy of the Year 2018 at the Pharmacy Business Awards in London. A glittering gala night at The Park Plaza London was compered by Charlotte Hawkins of ITVs This Morning’s breakfast show. Attended…

Our Wellness Pharmacists Ali and Elizabeth (pictured right with the presenter) attended an excellent night’s training at The Village Hotel Swansea, courtesy of Pharmanord – pioneers in nutritional healthcare. Speaker Frankie Brogan was full of fun and information – right…

Excited to receive news today that we’ve been judged as a finalist for Natural Health Pharmacy in the UK Pharmacy Business Awards. It’s a new award sector for us, but we’ve happy memories of our last appearance in 2010 when…

Elizabeth Lawless

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that our very own Elizabeth Lawless has won the coveted title of Community Pharmacist of the Year at the 2018 Chemist & Druggist Awards. The awards are the pinnacle of the community pharmacy calendar and…