October 7th, 2013

Fall Allergies

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For many of us, autumn is the time of back-to-school, fall fashion and beautiful changing landscapes.  However, a significant number of us suffer from seasonal allergies, peaking in October.

Symptoms of seasonal allergies (hay fever) include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Fatigue
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Itchy eyes, nose, and throat
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Increased number of asthma attacks

So, what can one do to help reduce the symptoms (and reduce the suffering!)?
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September 24th, 2013

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects many Canadians.  Dry, itchy and sore skin accompanied with flare-ups of painful scales occurs with this condition. It might be good to know that there are many prescription treatments available.
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In today’s post, I would like to highlight some skin care recommendations for people with psoriasis.

DON’T SCRATCH or PICK

  • Although scratching seems like the reaction to irritated skin, it can lead to open sores and possibly infection

MOISTURIZE

  • So easy, yet so effective!
  • Reduces itchiness, dryness, redness and soreness and scaling
  • Helps skin heal after a flare up
  • Choose products that are fragrance-free

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March 22nd, 2013

A new risk factor of coronary artery disease

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There’s a big difference between knowing and doing. Knowledge is useless without action.” –Author unknown

How many of us have heard about all the differing risk factors for developing coronary artery disease (CAD)? READ MORE



January 22nd, 2013

New year. New eating plan. New you.

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“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” ~ La Rochefoucauld

So have you stuck to your New Year’s resolution?  Mine may have been the same as yours – eating more healthy! All of us have heard the general “eat more fruits and veggies” and “increase fibre” … but what about foods we may not think about, such as drinks, condiments and protein sources?

Having a detailed analysis of your typical daily intake may give you a better understanding on where you’re at and where you’re heading. I encourage you to take advantage of our upcoming Nutrition & Your Metabolism Clinic to provide you with personalized advice on healthy eating.

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October 26th, 2012

Insulin and Diabetes Clinic

Laughter is the best medicine – unless you have diabetes, then insulin comes pretty high on the list.
-Jasper Carrott (comedian)

Hi, I’m Pindy, a Certified Diabetes Educator Pharmacist with London Drugs. This fall, London Drugs will be conducting Diabetes and Your Insulin clinics at various locations.

Being a person with diabetes can be challenging, London Drugs CDE Pharmacists are here to help.  During your private consultation, you will receive a personalized assessment of your insulin therapy.

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October 16th, 2012

Almost 40! How healthy are my bones??

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Hello, I’m Pindy Janda and welcome back to my journey in personal wellness.  Ever think that osteoporosis is something that happens to other people?  Why should I worry about it?  I’m not “old” yet!  … well, think again!

Just by the very nature of bone activity in the body, I am very close to the age of a decline in bone density.  Various lifestyle choices can help maintain bone strength.

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August 20th, 2012

Regular Exercise? What to do?

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking
-Friedrich Nietzsche – Author

Well, truth be told, I cringe at the thought of working out. I know, I know, it’s so good for you and makes you look and feel fantastic… but… I just can’t find the time! What to do??!

I recently attended a CDA (Canadian Diabetes Association) Physical Activity Workshop and was encouraged and enlightened by what I learned.
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