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Benign prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

By Lew Johnson, Pharmacist
March 21, 2017

BPH is a common condition affecting many men, and is characterised by frequent urges to urinate, due to the inability to completely empty the bladder and a weakened urine flow. Prostate enlargement puts pressure on the urethra and may cause urinary tract infections and kidney damage if left untreated...

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Co-Enzyme Q10

By Lew Johnson, Pharmacist
August 23, 2016

CoQ10 ,which is a fat soluble substance, resembling a vitamin, and is normally distributed widely throughout the body, and is utilised by the body to aid the transformation of food into adenosine triphosphate (ATP),which provides the energy for body function...

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Oh For a Decent Night's Sleep!

by Lew Johnson, pharmacist
June 16, 2016

In our practice we get a huge amount of requests for advice on possible treatments for sleeping disorders. Many people have tried various treatments including medical prescription medications from their GP. Some of the hypnotics prescribed medically such as Zopiclone, tend to work very effectively, but there is a risk of tolerance developing, where the body requires a higher dose to achieve the same effect. Unless there is a requirement to use these medications for severe or disabling insomnia it is always a good idea to get some advice on a more holistic approach to improving sleep quality in the initial stages...

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Magnificent Magnesium

by Lew Johnson, pharmacist
June 16, 2016

Today we are going to discuss the hugely beneficial effects of magnesium supplementation. We are going to look at groups where I feel magnesium supplementation could make a huge difference to their daily lives. It is well known that magnesium is utilised by the body for over 300 enzyme reactions and is a critical mineral for health. it is utilised by almost every organ in the body and especially the heart muscles ,lungs and kidneys. It is a fact that average magnesium intake in New Zealand is well below the recommended daily intake, perhaps due to the fact that our soils are generally deficient in this mineral and this deficiency is repeated consistently within the food chain...

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Let's Talk About Stress Part 2

by Robyn Dickson BHSc Comp.Med
June 16, 2016

In the last blog we looked at the 1st phase of Hans Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome, "fight or flight" This involved mainly the inner part of the adrenal glands (situated on top of the kidneys) which release Adrenaline and Nor-adrenaline. This week we are looking at the next 2 phases Resistance and Exhaustion. These phases involves mainly the Adrenal cortex (the outer part of the Adrenals) which releases cortisol and other corticosteroids. Remember that as we are all individuals, we all react differently. Some people thrive on stress while others just lose the plot! We all develop our own coping patterns which can be negative (addictions to drugs, food, spending, television. Blame, anger, outbursts etc ) or positive (relaxation techniques, exercise, diet, herbs, supplements, seeking appropriate help, changing attitudes that aren't working!)...

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