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June 08, 2021
We have all heard that cholesterol affects our body, but we can all agree that the more information available the more confusing the topic can get.
Simple, but concise information and a bit of guidance is all we ever need when dealing with our health.
In this blog post we will help you understand cholesterol a bit better and how you can continue to improve your health each and every day.
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that your body requires to build cells and manufacture vitamins and other hormones. Your liver actually makes all the cholesterol you need, but you can also get in through the foods you’re eating such as meat, full-fat dairy and poultry. These foods, along with many others such as coconut oil contain your dietary cholesterol but are also very high in saturated fats which triggers your body into producing even more! Uh-oh
Cholesterol is carried through the circulatory system on two lipoproteins: high-density lipoproteins (HDL), often referred to as “good” cholesterol, and low-density lipoproteins (LDL), also called “bad” cholesterol.
Anyone can get their cholesterol checked, but it is particularly important for high-risk groups as mentioned above to speak to their doctor if they have concerns.
There are also several tests that you can get done:
Men should consume no more than 30g of saturated fat a day and women no more than 20g of saturated fat per day.
The Leahys Pharmacy team is here to help you in any way that we can. If you have any questions on this topic or would like to discuss this with a member of our expert pharmacist team drop in to one of our pharmacies today!
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September 27, 2021
This blog post examines the various methods that people can take in order to alleviate the symptoms of the winter blues, which can be broadly explained as feelings of sadness, fatigue or uncertainty during the winter months, along with minor trouble sleeping and a lack of motivation. This blog also examines SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), which is a mood disorder which is a more serious version of symptoms suffered during the winter blues. After this comparison, methods of self care, such as improving diet and increasing sleep and regulating the times you go to bed and wake up, can be shown to improve mood. Finally, a message of hope reminds people that they’re never alone and helplines for various mental health groups are displayed.
September 20, 2021
July 24, 2021
Intense heat and humidity with little to no air conditioning can be a struggle for most of us!
And so, implementing simple yet effective techniques for staying cool & healthy in the heat might just make all the difference!
In this blog post we outline some important facts and information to be aware of when dealing with hot temperatures as well as some smart ways to stay cool & healthy in the heat.