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Self-care: A New Year’s resolution

I purchased Dr Libby Weaver’s book “Exhausted to Energised” many months ago and have never made the time to actually read it, but today opened it to find pages of great advice. One chapter that caught my eye was “You are busy with what you say yes to” – how true! She goes on to say that we create great lives for ourselves and then get so bogged down in the day-to-day that we fail to appreciate what we have, and our energy is sapped. We see this in the pharmacy and amongst our friends (and ourselves!) so for me, it is time to make a resolution to include some self-care into my life. Do you agree? Self-care describes positive...

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Alzheimers Disease & Dementia

Do you ever walk into a room and forget what you went in for? Forget the names of people or misplace your keys? Thankfully, that is no cause for concern and is common for people of all ages. However, dementia affects 43,000 New Zealanders and their families. Dementia occurs as a result of physical changes in the structure of the brain, affecting memory, behaviour and emotions.

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Asthma: 3 common causes and how to avoid them

Asthma is a major issue in New Zealand. One in four of our kids and one in six adults suffer from asthma, over 600,000 people. It hasn’t always been this common and research hasn’t come up with a definite answer as to why it is becoming more common, but our lifestyles do seem to have many contributing factors. The major suspects seem to be allergies, diet and poor digestion.

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