Bargain Chemist Papanui Pharmacy

Pharmacy
It’s exciting times for Bargain Chemist! Our newest Christchurch pharmacy is opening soon at Northlink Shopping Centre, 148 Langdons Road, Christch...

Bargain Chemist Papanui Pharmacy

Pharmacy
It’s exciting times for Bargain Chemist! Our newest Christchurch pharmacy is opening soon at Northlink Shopping Centre, 148 Langdons Road, Christch...

A beginner’s guide to fake tanning

self tanning
Once upon a time the shortcut to a sun-kissed glow involved basting oneself in oil and baking under the sun’s harsh rays for however long it took. Then – in the 1980s – came the popularisation of sunbeds. The light-filled capsules most-commonly emit ultra-violet (UV) rays in a manner that mimics sunlight. Unsurprisingly, both methods were proven to increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
Top tips to support your immune system

Top tips to support your immune system

Immunity support
Our immune systems are unbelievable pieces of machinery. When a threat tries to attack your body – whether it’s a virus, a bacterial infection, str...
Spring cleaning tips

Everything you need to know about disinfecting your home

There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to bring many of our sub-standard cleaning practices to light. You clean the toilet once a week? Great. Wash your sheets once a week? Even better. How about the home telephone? Is that regularly disinfected? What about your light switches? If cleaning the latter two has never so much as crossed your mind, don’t stress. We’ve got you covered. These tips on disinfecting your home (AKA sanitising) aren’t just relevant to the Covid-19 pandemic. These tips should stay with you through regular cold and flu seasons, when someone in your house has gastro, and can be incorporated into your regular household clean, to ensure everyone is staying fit and healthy. 
Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies - The Ultimate Guide

Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies - The Ultimate Guide

In New Zealand the depletion of certain minerals in our soils and our environmental conditions can contribute to a number of vitamin and mineral deficiencies that often go unnoticed until persistent symptoms develop. These vitamins and minerals play a vital part in keeping the body functioning at optimal levels and ensuring good health and wellbeing. If these minerals are lacking the body struggles to compensate for the missing pieces, resulting in disease and health disorders.
Best Supplements That May Reduce The Risk Of Dementia - Improve Your Brain Health

Best Supplements That May Reduce The Risk Of Dementia - Improve Your Brain Health

Dementia currently affects around 1.3% of New Zealand’s population, around 70,000 people, by the year 2030 it is expected over 100,000 people, and by 2050 over 170,000. These growing statistics provided by Alzheimer’s NZ are cause for concern among many health professionals.

There is no cure for dementia; therefore taking a preventative approach is often considered the best course of action. What can you do to help reduce the risk of developing dementia? Making a few simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference, see below for information on the types of dementia, how to recognise the symptoms, our top 5 vitamins and minerals for the brain and more.

EpiPens - The Ultimate Guide

EpiPens - The Ultimate Guide

Found out you have a severe allergy and need to know more about EpiPen’s and how they can help you? Read on for our ultimate guide to EpiPen’s – what’s in them, how they work and exactly how much an EpiPen costs in New Zealand.
Joint Health

Joint Health

All bones, (except for one in the neck), form a joint with another bone. Most joints are designed to protect the ends of bones where they meet. They also hold your bones together and they allow your rigid skeleton to move. Bones are connected to other bones by many different types of joints. Some are fixed (such as in the skull) but most are moving joints.
Antihistamines

Antihistamines

Many New Zealanders celebrate the first of September as marking the end of a cold, wet and dark winter. You certainly see an increase in the hay fever type of illnesses with the allergens that float around as you get to the warmer months. For hundreds of thousands of people however, spring brings with it pollen and the misery of hay fever.
Essential Vitamins And Minerals For Pregnancy

Essential Vitamins And Minerals For Pregnancy

Studies have shown nutrient deficiency during pregnancy have been linked to the increase risk of “anaemia, pregnancy-induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia, foetal growth restriction and increased labour complications”.

A healthy and varied diet is the best way to get the nutrients you need before, during and after pregnancy. However the very obvious physiological changes when pregnant mean your nutrient requirements increase significantly, sometimes making it difficult to meet these needs through foods alone.

Supplements recommended by doctors, midwives and other health professionals are often used to help top up nutrient levels, particularly for important pregnancy micronutrients such as Folate and Iodine.

Pain Relief: The Best Treatment For Your Pain

Pain Relief: The Best Treatment For Your Pain

It’s hard to know what the best medication to suit your pain is when there are many different types of pain, such as pain when you cut yourself, or muscle pain from the flu or minor injuries. Read on for types of pain, what causes pain, prevention and treatment, and tips for preventing pain
The Miracle of Magnesium

The Miracle of Magnesium

Did you know Magnesium is vital for every cell in your body, and has many different uses in our body such as relaxation, muscle tension relief, and energy? Read on for how Magnesium benefits us in each of these ways.
Back to School Guide 2020

Back to School Guide 2020

With summer coming to an end, and school starting back up there is always plenty to be done in preparation for another school year. Books, stationery and uniform are just a start. Your kid’s health requires special attention and is crucial for them to have a great start to the school year. By making sure they are healthy and ready to learn you are helping them to be better learners.