December 6th, 2013

The Sleep-Weight Connection

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According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average amount of sleep required by an adult varies for each individual, based on gender, sex, physiological factors and more. You’ll know you’ve achieved a sufficient amount of sleep when you wake up naturally, feeling rested, refreshed and ready for your day.1 For some this will be 6 hours, for others, it will be 9. Most likely, you’ll fall somewhere in between.

The problems begin when you don’t hit that sweet spot in the number of hours that your body associates with feeling well-rested- particularly when it becomes habitual. As you continue to deprive your body of its required hours of rest, the damage can go deeper than just feeling tired. In fact, sleep deprivation will begin to create difficulties in many parts of your body, making your entire system work less efficiently2.
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August 30th, 2013

London Drugs reminds parents of key health considerations heading back to school, back to routine

shutterstock_110699252RICHMOND, B.C., August 30, 2013 – Children and adults heading back to school and to their regular routines this fall should take simple precautions to stay healthy and prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria.

“Illnesses and infections such as a cold, the flu, pinkeye, and strep throat are common contagious conditions kids are likely to catch at school by touching multiple shared surfaces,” says London Drugs Pharmacist, Pindy Janda. “Hand washing is important all of the time but particularly when there is a change in routine – such as going back to school. Busy environments like schools and workplaces provide an ideal breeding environment for viruses and bacteria and prevention is the key to staying healthy.”

In addition to hand washing, Janda explains that it is important to practice good “sleep hygiene”. This involves choosing a fixed bedtime and awakening, avoiding daytime naps as well as monitoring caffeine and alcohol consumption. Getting back into a consistent sleep routine is one of the most important things for both children and adults.
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July 19th, 2013

Traditional Medicinals

Teas that help digestion

shutterstock_75091798A number of Traditional Medicinals® teas benefit the digestion, whether it be to soothe a troubled stomach, or relieve occasional constipation. Delicious Ginger Aid® tea helps calm digestive upsets including lack of appetite, nausea, digestive spasms, indigestion, and discomforts caused by gas build-up. Eater’s Digest® tea is ideal after a meal that has you feeling uncomfortable, to help the digestive process and prevent further stomach distress. People who suffer from indigestion will also appreciate Classic Chamomile® and Roasted Dandelion Root teas. READ MORE



November 11th, 2012

Strategies for better sleep

The seasons have changed. The days are shorter, the nights longer, and many individuals may find this time of the year brings on difficulty sleeping. The changing environment definitely impacts our circadian rhythm, which play a part in sleep and energy levels. Coupled with some of the most stressful times of the year it is a recipe for worrisome and restless nights.

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