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Mindfulness

A word on mindfulness

Us humans tend to naturally run on autopilot. We tend to go about our daily routines by default, meaning we don’t consciously take in what we’re doing, seeing and experiencing. Mindfulness aims to go against this way of thinking and being. Mindfulness is the simple human ability to be fully present, conscious of where we are and what we’re doing. It’s not the easiest practice to take on or explain, but its benefits have proven to aid millions across the globe. What is mindfulness? The term "mindfulness" is a translation of the Pali term sati, which is a vital element of Buddhism. In Buddhism, the ultimate goal of mindfulness is to reach enlightenment aka complete freedom from suffering. This is achieved by developing self-awareness and insight through...

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Come celebrate Greg’s Chemist Mandurah’s first birthday!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Come down to Greg’s Mandurah for some family fun next Saturday 23rd September from 11am to 3pm - it’s time to celebrate our first birthday! There will be a sausage sizzle, Pharmacist For A Day mini workshops, $3 juices and smoothies at juice bar, prizes to be won, and an exclusive in-store birthday sale![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="6018" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="12px"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][mkdf_google_map custom_map_style="false" scroll_wheel="false" address1="Greenfields Shopping Centre, Corner Kirkpatrick Drive & Eaglemont Street, Greenfields, Mandurah, Perth 6210, Australia" zoom="14" map_height="700" pin="6033"][vc_empty_space height="18px"][mkdf_button size="" type="" hover_type="" target="_blank" icon_pack="" font_weight="" text="Directions" link="https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Greg's+Chemist+Mandurah+Central,+Shop+5,+Mandurah+Greenfields+Shopping+Centre,+Corner+Kirkpatrick+Drive+%26+Eaglemont+Street,+Greenfields,+Mandurah,+Perth+WA+6210,+Australia/@-32.5204675,115.7508883,17z/data=!4m15!1m6!3m5!1s0x2a327ea8dd8a1e43:0x76e0f32a669b3b14!2sGreg's+Chemist+Mandurah+Central!8m2!3d-32.520472!4d115.753077!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x2a327ea8dd8a1e43:0x76e0f32a669b3b14!2m2!1d115.753077!2d-32.520472"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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5 ways to boost your kids gut health

5 ways to boost your kid’s gut health

Good gut health is important to your children’s general wellbeing. Here, are 5 ways to help keep their digestive system in tip-top shape. There are plenty of reasons to help keep your child’s gut in good shape, not just for digestive balance but also immune function as the gut is home to up to 70% of the immune system. After all, who hasn’t felt awful when their stomach is playing up? So what can you do to help support the little engine systems of your children to get what they need to help promote a healthy intestinal environment’? Here a 5 things to keep in mind. Feed the gut Regularly eating probiotic-rich foods may help to reduce the frequency of mild gut upsets, which are common in early childhood. Fermented probiotic-rich foods...

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Spring

How to Beat the Hay Fever

Hay Fever and allergies commonly occur in spring but many people can suffer from symptoms all year round. Airborne allergens include pollens (from grasses, flowers or trees) and animal fur, pet dander or dust mites. When these allergens are inhaled they reach the moist tissues of the nose and produce chemicals (like histamine). These chemicals set off an inflammatory allergic reaction which may lead to symptoms such as: Congested nose – blocked or runny Itchy nose Sneezing Itchy, watery eyes Using a preservative-free, saline nasal spray or a sinus wash like Flo Saline Plus or Flo Sinus Care may help reduce the severity of hayfever and allergy symptoms* because they: Decrease the pollen or allergen load in the nose Dilute the chemicals that inflammation produces e.g....

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Fever

Cold and Flu: Old Wives’ Tales

Cold and flu season is well and truly here. So we thought we'd better debunk some of the myths surrounding Cold and Flu. Feed a Cold, Starve a fever~ Truth be told: 50% True When you have a cold or cold like symptoms, it is important to ensure nutritious food is being eaten as this will fortify your immune system. Although ‘starving a fever’ is not recommended when your metabolism is increased, you require more energy to fight the infection. You would require a higher, not lower calorie intake. Wet hair can make you sick Ω Truth be told: Not likely If you don’t dry your hair you will probably feel cold, but not much else will happen. The old wives got this one wrong, your wet hair is not the...