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  • August 9, 2021 Katrina Court

    The Benefit of Vitamin D

    The Benefit of Vitamin D

    Why is Vitamin D so important? 

    • Keeps your bones, muscles and teeth healthy.
    • Important for maintaining a healthy immune system. 
    • Helps your body absorb Calcium

    The best way to get Vitamin D is sensibly through sunlight. Be sure to avoid getting sun burnt. 

    Food sources of Vitamin D

    • Oily fish (mackerel, sardines and salmon)
    • Foods fortified with Vitamin D, like some dairy products, orange juice, soy mild and cereals. 
    • Beef liver
    • Cheese
    • Egg yolks

    Need advice, we are here to help. 

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  • Be Sun Smart
    December 23, 2020 Katrina Court

    Be Sun Smart

    In New Zealand there is high levels of ultraviolet (U.V) radiation, this radiation can cause damage to to your skin and eyes. The best way to protect yourself and your family is by being sunsmart.

    Slip, Slop, Slap, Wrap

    From September to April protect yourself when you are outside.

    • Appy Sunscreen - and don't be shy with it. Buy sunscreen with at least SPF30 (we recommend SPF50+) make sure its water resistant (and added bonus if reef friendly). Always apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outside and reapply after being in water or sweating.

    We recommend https://unichempharmacy.co.nz/collections/sun-smart/products/bondi-sands-spf-50-fragrance-free-150ml or https://unichempharmacy.co.nz/collections/sun-smart/products/bondi-sands-sunscreen-lotion-50-150ml

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  • Head Lice and Nits
    August 19, 2020 Katrina Court

    Head Lice and Nits

    Head lice are tiny flat lice that live on the scalp. They measure only 2-3mm long and lay their eggs (Nits) on strands of hair. Head lice can appear white, black or grey in colour and live usually in the...

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  • When sore throats get serious.
    August 19, 2020 Katrina Court

    When sore throats get serious.

    We all get a sore throat from time to time and while they can be a bit painful, they’re not usually dangerous. Most sore throats get better on their own after about four days. But if a bacterial sore throat...

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  • Allergies - 1 in 5 people can be affected!
    August 19, 2020 Katrina Court

    Allergies - 1 in 5 people can be affected!

    Allergies- 1 in 5 people can be affected!  Allergies are increasing and if they are untreated cause unnecessary suffering. Is this because they aren’t being assessed and recognised properly and is the severity being considered? We are suffering needlessly in...

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  • Immunity and You!
    June 2, 2020 Katrina Court

    Immunity and You!

    Having a strong Immune System gives you a stronger chance of fighting off colds and flu.   Your Immune System does the job of keeping disease causing micro-organisms (viruses that cause colds and flu) from making you sick. When your Immune...

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  • Dermatitis
    May 28, 2020 Katrina Court

    Dermatitis

    Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin, it causes red itchy skin, crusty skin and can be blistered or swollen. It effects up to 20% of people at some stage during their life.   Dermatitis is mostly split into two groups...

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