The health Blog

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

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…

walking couple

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, in addition to nutrition (a balanced diet) and adequate hydration (drinking water). Most people would think of exercise being an important part of achieving a healthy weight, but the immediate response is often a gym membership or starting running.

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…