July 21st, 2014

Suncare Update 2014

What are the differences between mineral and chemical sunscreens?

To provide protection against UV light, sunscreens rely on two kinds of ingredient- mineral (physical) blocks and chemical filters.  Mineral blocks such as zinc and titanium filter sunlight by reflecting light back from your skin. The sun’s rays literally bounce off them, scatter, and so cannot harm you. Mineral blocks are derived from rock and block out both UVA and UVB (tanning) rays. Their protection is instant, and they do not break down in sunlight.  Sunscreens that employ chemicals work differently from their mineral-based counterparts, behaving like sponges to “mop  up” UV rays. In doing this, the active chemical component/s tend to break down, becoming less effective. For this reason, it is important to regularly reapply chemical sunscreens. (All sunscreens should be reapplied following a dip in the ocean or pool.) To exert their protective effects, chemical sunscreens should be applied at least 30 minutes prior to exposure.

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July 15th, 2014

Summer in the pharmacy

Our pharmacists share the most common reasons for your summertime visits…

Summer in the pharmacyIt’s summer, and the pharmacy is busy! Although we see customers with a wide range of questions and concerns, most visits relate to the same warm-weather issues. This year, we thought we’d share them with you.

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July 9th, 2014

Facts about Parabens

MakeUPUsed as preservatives in many skin care products, shampoos, soaps, toothpaste and bath items, parabens are considered by natural health care proponents to be detrimental to the health. Health authorities says otherwise, claiming the amount of parabens allowed in personal care products is so insignificant that there is nothing to be concerned about. London Drugs carries products with parabens, and products that use alternative substances as preservatives. As with most things in life, moderation is likely the key.
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July 3rd, 2014

Teens and Smoking

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People typically begin to smoke during their teens. Studies show that teens become hooked on nicotine after smoking only a few cigarettes (as few as three a week). Girls become addicted faster than boys, sometimes in three weeks. Teen smokers get sick more often than teens who don’t smoke and may have smaller lungs and weaker hearts as well.
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June 29th, 2014

Smoke NV

Smoke NV Starter Kit
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If you enjoy the tactile associations of smoking and don’t want to give them up, Smoke NV is your answer! Smoke NV is a device that emits a harmless, nicotine-free vapour that simulates the sensation of smoking. It allows you to satisfy your desire for cigarettes without compromising your health and wellbeing. The attractive device will not give you smoker’s breath or yellowed teeth, and is harmless to other people and to the environment.
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June 20th, 2014

Energy Healing – What is it? Can it help you?

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Energy medicine is a form of complementary therapy based on the premise that matter, including the human body, is composed of energy. Thoughts are also believed to be pure energy, the extent to which we dwell on them affecting our wellbeing. In manipulating the body’s internal and external energy fields, the therapist is able to remove energy blocks—believed to contribute to or cause most forms of disease.
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June 11th, 2014

Good for you oils from the Sea

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Almost everyone has heard of omega-3 oils, the oils that are good for you in so many ways. Some omega-3 oils are plant-derived, usually from flax seeds, but more and more, research is showing omega- 3 oils from wild salmon and krill to have superior health benefits.
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