Monday, March 21, 2016
In this day and age we have less and less patience throughout the buying process. When we decide we need to purchase something, we want quick access to a website to purchase the product, we need the credit card payment to be secure, and we need it delivered quickly and efficiently. The internet has completely changed the shopping experience in New Zealand (NZ) and Pharmacies are no different.
Online Pharmacies are becoming increasingly popular in NZ and are making the lives of thousands much easier and simpler. Now, a consumer can quickly jump on their computer or smartphone and visit their preferred online pharmacy in NZ, and make their purchase from the comfort of their own home. For the elderly and those who experience mobility issues, shopping through an online pharmacy can make a world of difference to their everyday life. Their products can be delivered overnight if requested and will arrive directly to their door – a much safer and more efficient process.
An online pharmacy in NZ can also mean bigger savings on your everyday products. Online Pharmacies have smaller overheads than brick and mortar pharmacies, which means the savings they experience get passed on to you as the consumer. Most online pharmacies in NZ will offer free delivery for certain purchases – meaning you can get your weekly pharmaceutical needs delivered straight to your door, for less money and without the hassle of finding time to visit your local pharmacy. Parking, navigating busy malls and waiting in lines are now a thing of the past for those who choose to shop online using their online pharmacy in NZ.
Many online pharmacies in NZ stock all of the products you would find in your local pharmaceutical store and more. From your favourite beauty products to health supplements, Pain and Allergy medication, Baby Care, Hair and Skin Products, Probiotics, Eye Care and much more. You can obtain all of your favourite pharmacy brands in one place, without having to make two or three stops at multiple store to fulfil your pharmacy needs. If you find something is missing, you can request for them to source it for you to make your shopping experience even better.
We all lead busy lives, we work hard to support our families and want to spend our weekends doing the things we love and spending time with friends and family. Shopping through an online pharmacy is just one way you can save time and spend it better where it counts. A record of all of your previous orders are kept in your history making it easy to reorder your essentials every week, month or otherwise. You can have your Online Pharmacy order delivered to your home or work address – whichever is easier for you.
Online Pharmacy NZ has the biggest range, at the best prices available. You get the convenience of shopping from your couch with the assurance you’re getting the best prices available. Secure payment means you can rest assure that your credit card details are safe.
Monday, March 21, 2016
The demand for quality supplements and health products in New Zealand is increasing every day. We’re an active nation who strives to achieve their best every day, and nutritional support products are a great way for us to achieve that. We are also a nation who take pride in their health and wellbeing, and seek out only the most natural and effective products to put into our own and our family’s bodies. Clinicians know this all too well, and have thrived over the past 19 years in providing New Zealanders with some of the best health products available on the market.
New Zealanders’ have been benefiting from the extensive range of Clinicians health and pharmaceutical products since their inception in 1997. They specialise in nutritional supplements and are committed to providing specialised, quality products that give their customers support they need to live and feel their best. Founded on the belief that modern medicine needs to support our body’s natural processes, and help replenish lost nutrients – Clinicians is now a staple in the New Zealand diet and loved by families around the country.
With so many health products on the market today it’s hard for consumers to tell which is the real deal. Even in New Zealand we are faced with shelves upon shelves of products, all claiming to do the same thing. With the rise in popularity of smartphones though we now have instant access to a world of information at out fingertips. In terms of our health and wellbeing, this means before we commit to any type of health or pharmaceutical product, we can research exactly what is in the product. This is perhaps where Clinicians has risen above the others in the New Zealand consumers mind. Scientific research, combined with expert knowledge on the critical role of nutrition has manifested itself in the highly functional supplements that proudly carry the Clinicians name.
Built on the ideology that their products need to work harmoniously, rather than compete with modern medicines, the Clinicians range of products have literally been designed for the modern New Zealander and the situations and health issues we face daily. When taking any type of medicine for a whole range of ailments, they can have adverse effects on the normal working order of our bodies. We need to make sure our bodies’ natural working order is supported and that’s exactly what Clinicians products do.
From everyday health products like Multivitamins and Fish Oil, to specially formulated woman’s health products and Allergy support, Clinicians has one of the most wide-ranging line up of products you can find in New Zealand and all at great prices. Their commitment to affordability means their products are accessible to every New Zealand family, 365 days a year.
New Zealanders value their health and well-being above anything else and Clinicians products are a great way for us all to feel our best each and every day. Why not give Clinicians a try today and see how their products can make a difference to your life.
Monday, February 15, 2016
The clock ticks over, it’s 2.30am.
You’ve been staring at the ceiling for the past hour, going over everything in your head, over and over again. Bills, kids, and everything you didn’t manage to do that day.
So you reach for the sleeping pills.
Sleeping medication can have a real stigma attached to it. Often the root cause of insomnia is not going to be remedied by a sleeping pill, and the real solution is not as simple as taking a pill.
In general, sleeping pills and similar medications should only be used sparingly and for the short term such as for travelling, or when recovering from a medical procedure. Sometimes they can be prescribed during for the initial treatment of insomnia. Working with your doctor on this is essential to ensure you get the maximum benefit and can safely monitor potential side effects.
There are plenty of natural sleeping aids to help you get a better night’s sleep, which should always be explored before turning to over the counter medication.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. The acupuncture needles, when inserted in the skin, open up these blocked channels and allow your brain to better understand that it’s time to go to sleep. It also signals the release of neuro-endocrine chemicals (like tryptophan/melatonin) to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
2. Establish Routine
It’s a known fact that humans are creatures of habit, and we tend to function better when we are doing something that is ritualistic. The same thing applies for sleep, try to establish a calming ritual that you do every night before crawling in bed, and you will probably find it easier to transition from being awake to being sleep.
3. Get more Melatonin
This is a chemical which is essential for sleep but needs to come from externa sources – our bodies cannot create it. Cherries and bananas are both a great and delicious source.
Exercise will help fatigue your body so by the time you crawl into bed each night you fall fast asleep before giving it a second thought.
5. Chamomile Tea
Try incorporating a cup of warm chamomile tea into your nightly ritual. For centuries it has been used to help relax muscles and help people doze off.
Clinicians Sleep Science is a powerful and unique new formulation which contains Asparagus Shoot Extract – widely known to alleviate stress and worry. It also contains Zizyphus and the additional relaxing qualities of a highly bio-available form of Magnesium. This unique formulation not only helps support natural healthy sleep, but also promotes a calming effect.
This supplement helps you achieve a healthy night’s sleep, by supporting the processes of getting to sleep and helping you stay asleep. It provides a combination of vitamins, minerals and herbs that have a calming effect and promote relaxation for a good night’s rest. A researched based combination of 5-HTP, Passionflower, Skullcap, magnesium and B vitamins to provide the building blocks that support you to feel relaxed, fall asleep and get a good night’s rest.
Insomnia is a very common issue experienced by thousands of people each and every night. It’s important to discuss all options with your healthcare professional before committing to any natural or over the counter remedies.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Here are 8 signs you need to look out for:
Muscle cramps, poor sleep, facial tics and chronic pain are just a few of the symptoms of low magnesium. To avoid these painful signs of deficiency before they occur, It pays to ensure that you’re getting adequate magnesium daily.
Magnesium deficiency is actually a wide spread problem and there’s research which suggests that 90% of us are deficient. That’s a big problem, considering that magnesium is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It impacts our blood pressure, metabolism, immune function and many other aspects of health.
It’s not 100% clear why we are all facing such a huge magnesium deficiency problem today as there are many contributing factors to this issue.
Depleted soil conditions mean that plants are lower in magnesium. The meat from animals who feed on these plants is also depleted of nutrients. Chlorine and Fluoride treatment in our water can make magnesium less available through our water supplies. Even common foods and drinks which we consume daily can take its toll on magnesium levels, such as sugar and caffeine. Stress levels are also a major factor.
Unless you are a part of the small few who don’t suffer from stress, do not consume sugars or caffeine, who live near the ocean (a good source of magnesium), eat foods grown in magnesium rich soil and drink magnesium rich water, then you might need some additional magnesium in your daily diet.
Read through the symptoms below, and if any of the following apply to you, you may be magnesium deficient.
2. Anxiety & Depression: Dr. Emily Deans, a psychiatrist in Massachusetts explains “When you start to untangle the effects of magnesium in the nervous system, you touch upon nearly every single biological mechanism for depression.” This is just one quote touching on a huge field of medical research, there is a lot more out there showing that magnesium deficiency can have a tremendous impact on mental health.
3. High Blood Pressure: A Harvard study of over 70,000 people found that those with the highest magnesium intake had the healthiest blood pressure numbers. A University of Minnesota study showed that the risk for hypertension was 70% lower in women with adequate/high magnesium levels.
4. Hormone Problems: The higher the estrogen or progesterone levels in a woman’s body, the lower the magnesium. This can explain why pregnant women, and women in the second half of their cycles when progesterone/estrogen are higher, experience more leg cramps.
5. Pregnancy complaints
Magnesium levels can drastically affect the mood and health of pregnant women.
6. Sleep problems: Many doctors refer to magnesium as the “Chill Pill” or the “ultimate relaxation mineral”. Although there is no immediate impact on sleep cycles once someone starts taking magnesium, ongoing supplementation of magnesium can help relax the body and the mind, which both contribute to restful sleep.
7. Low Energy: ATP or adenosine triphosphate, is the main source of energy in the cells; Magnesium is required in the reactions that create ATP energy. Simply put, without magnesium, you will literally have no energy on a cellular level.
8. Bone Health: Although it is widely held that calcium is the most important mineral for bone health, magnesium is just as important – if not more. Magnesium deficient people experience depleted Vitamin D Absorption and their bodies will fail to use its sources of calcium correctly.
Magnesium deficiency is actually a relatively simple deficiency for the body to resolve with the right form of magnesium.
There are many Magnesium supplements on the market today, such as these popular three from Clinicians:
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Fats are an essential part of any balanced diet, but there are good fats and bad fats and knowing the difference could save your life.
If you have high levels of blood cholesterol, your risk of heart disease is significantly increased. One of the biggest determents of blood cholesterol levels is the amount of fat in your diet – specifically the amount of saturated and trans fats.
Cholesterol plays an important part in the formation of cell membranes, vitamin D and Hormones. However, if your levels get too high it can lead to your arteries becoming blocked (also known as atherosclerosis) which can eventually lead to a heart attack.
There are two major types of blood cholesterol which work in opposite directions:
- 1.Low-Density Lipoproteins (LDL)
- 2.High-Density Lipoproteins (HDL)
Generally the higher the levels of LDL and the lower the levels of HDL, the greater you are at risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis.
Let us look at a few tips for keeping your cholesterol under control.
Tip One: Reduce the amount of saturated and trans fats in your diet.
Foods such as butter, margarine, full-fat dairy, fats on meat, greasy takeaway foods and vegetable oils only work to increase your LDL levels AND lower your HDL levels.
Tip Two: Increase your fibre intake
Fibrous foods such as beans and fruits lower LDL levels by about 5%. Experts recommend 25 to 35 grams a day and it's generally cheap and easily available at grocery stores.
Tip Three: Get some exercise
Exercise is a great way to raise your HDL. People who have suffered from a heart attack can reduce their death risk by 25% by simply exercising more.
Tip Four: Consider using supplements
There are plenty of products available which can help your body support healthy cholesterol levels. Clinicians offer a great product called Clinicians Cholesterol Lo which contains a specialised botanical and mineral nutrient combination to naturally and effectively support your cholesterol levels.
Tip Five: Eat lecithin granules
Lecithin (derived from soy beans) helps dissolve fat and cholesterol. Sprinkle one tablespoon on breakfast cereal, salads or in smoothies.
Tip Six: Eat foods which naturally lower cholesterol
There are plenty of them! Switching up your breakfast to contain two servings of oats can lower LDL by 5.3% in only 6 weeks. Replacing saturated fats with omega-3s like those found in salmon, sardines, and herring can raise good cholesterol by as much as 4%. Nuts such as walnuts and almonds are also good for heart-healthy snacks and you can eat them on the go. Garlic has been found to lower cholesterol, prevent blood clots, reduce blood pressure, and protect against infections. It also it helps stop artery-clogging plaque at its earliest stage by keeping cholesterol particles from sticking to the artery walls.
There are plenty of small, easy steps you can take now to ensure high cholesterol never becomes an issue for you. If you do suffer from High Cholesterol, speak to your doctor before making any changes to your diet and lifestyle.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Even though it affects around 175,000 woman, and 47,000 men in New Zealand, urinary incontinence still remains one of those topics no one really likes to speak about. Besides, “Bladder” is hardly a word you’d want to drop over a cuppa tea.
On average woman wait around 7 years before seeking help from their doctors about bladder weakness – a long time to live with often embarrassing symptoms. Here, we seek to set the record straight on a few myths and assumptions about incontinence.
Myth One: Only the elderly get bladder weakness
There is no denying the risk of incontinence increases as you age, but in fact one-third of men and women ages 30 to 70 have lost bladder control at some point as adults, and 1 in 4 woman over 18 leak urine involuntarily.
Whether you’re 19 or 91, incontinence may affect you at some point in your life.
Myth Two: Shhhh, you’re the only one who has it!
200 million people worldwide are affected by bladder weakness, you are not alone! Because of the harsh stigma that is attached to it, many people go for years, or even their whole life without a diagnosis. Don’t let this assumption keep you from seeking help from your doctor.
Myth Three: It’s completely normal to leak urine, sometimes.
Often incontinence can come on gradually, which to some doesn’t means it registers as a medical issue. Often woman will attribute their leakage to menstrual cycle and downplay the condition. Either way it’s better to seek the advice of a healthcare professional to avoid misdiagnosis.
Myth Four: It’s inevitable with childbirth
A surprising number of people believe that losing bladder control is a normal part of child birth, but that is far from the truth. Although it increases the risk, it’s not necessarily related. Plenty of woman give birth naturally every year with no subsequent bladder control issues.
Myth Five: Drink less water and you’ll have fewer accidents!
Although it may seem like the answer, drinking less fluid will probably do you more harm than good. In fact, by sipping on water regularly throughout the day you can help increase your bladder control and have less leaks. Avoiding caffeine and carbonated beverages will also help leakage.
Myth Six: It’s not that serious
No, it’s not going to kill you or shorten your life. But it will be something you have to live with every day for the rest of your life if you don’t do something about it today.
Myth Seven: Natural therapies and supplements won’t help
There has been plenty of research done on incontinence which suggests there are many avenues you can explore to avoid surgery. Clinicians offer a great supplement which contains fast acting D-Mannose – a natural plant sugar which supports healthy bladder and urinary tract function. There is also evidence that maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can help.
The general consensus with bladder control issues is to seek help now, before it takes over your life. Do your part in tearing down the stigma attached to this issue by booking an appointment with your doctor today.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Smoothies have got to be one of the easiest and tastiest ways to help you lead a healthier lifestyle.
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Incorporating smoothies into your diet is a game changer and a habit you’ll love yourself in the long run. They’re quick to whip up (leaving you less time to cave-in and reach for that chocolate biscuit); they’re tasty and, most importantly, they’re packed with all the nutrition, vitamins and minerals your body needs to
Of course, we’re not talking about ice-cream smoothies here.
But that doesn’t mean your smoothies can’t be just as delicious!
To prove it, we’ve come up with three simple summer smoothie recipes that are easy to prepare and will have you craving for more! For added nutritional punch, we’ve included some of our favourite Clinicians supplements to make them the best smoothies you’ll taste all summer! Try them for breakfast first thing in the morning, or as a quick snack to keep you going throughout the day. You’ll be hooked in no time. Enjoy!
MultiVitamin Boost Smoothie
1 Cup of strawberries or rasberries
½ Cup of water
Few cubes of ice
1 heaped teaspoon of Clinicians MultiVitamin & Mineral Boost Powder
Wash all ingredients well and ensure you remove the pits from the peaches and apricots. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth! Serve immediately.
Supercharged Summer Green Smoothie
1 Cup of water or coconut water
1 large handful of shredded kale
Few cubes of ice
1 heaped teaspoon of Clinicians Super Family C 2000
Wash all ingredients well, peel the banana and place everything into a blender. Blend until well combined and serve immediately.
Frosty Watermelon Smoothie
1 ½ Cups of fresh watermelon
½ Cup of strawberries
½ Cup chilled coconut milk
Juice of 1 lime
1 heaped teaspoon of Clinicians MultiVitamin & Mineral Boost Powder
Wash the strawberries then add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Top with a few slices of fresh strawberry to garnish and serve immediately.
Keep these recipes ready to grab in your kitchen this summer for quick snack ideas on the go. If you keep the fridge topped up with fresh ingredients throughout the season, there will never be an excuse to reach for that bag of chips or chocolate bar! You can find plenty of other great supplements to mix with your smoothies here, and once you’ve mastered these recipes why not have a go at creating your own!
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Many people suffer from high blood pressure without realising the danger they are in.
By having higher blood pressure other than that which is recommended, leaves you at risk of having a heart attack or stroke which can result in death.
If left untreated, high blood pressure can speed up the process of atherosclerosis, which can lead to scarring of the artery walls. This scarring allows plaque to build up, narrowing the arteries and decreasing the flow of blood and oxygen to your heart. This can greatly affect your chances of a heart attack or stroke, and can be easily avoided if detected early.
Symptoms of High Blood Pressure
The scary part about having high blood pressure is that there are generally no symptoms. Most people are completely unaware of their blood pressure levels and how at risk they are of heart disease. The best way to be sure you have a healthy heart is to have regular check-ups with your doctor.
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Managing High Blood Pressure
The best way to manage your blood pressure is to do so while your still healthy and able. You can do this by taking control of your lifestyle and consider the following;
Areyou getting enough exercise?
Is your diet and
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Do you monitor your salt intake?
Do you minimise your alcohol consumption?
There are also plenty of supplements on the market which can help maintain a healthy heart before high blood pressure becomes an issue in your life.
Clinicians AstaPower is a
Clinicians Q10 is an important antioxidant and cofactor in the production of cellular energy. Many studies have proven the effectiveness of Q10 on heart health and how essential it is for cardiac patients. Clinicians Coenzyme Q10 provides potent antioxidant support for healthy heart function, energy levels and oxygen to the cells.
Clinicians Krill Oil with New Zealand Salmon provides concentrated Omega-3 from sustainable Antarctic Krill and is blended with pure NZ Salmon oil. Omega-3 is important for supporting heart health, circulation, joint mobility, mental clarity, mood and general health and well-being.
The best way to avoid heart health issues is to act now and get your lifestyle under control. Start by speaking with your own trusted health care professional, and take stock of your current health where you stand. From there you can move forward with positive changes to keep your heart healthy for years to come.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Digestive problems are no fun for anyone, especially if you suffer from them daily.
Unfortunately it seems these kinds of issues are becoming more and more common in today’s society. Gluten-free, sugar-free and organic versions of products are becoming more common, and are not nearly as hard to come by as they were just a few years ago.
This reflects a growing number of people suffering from digestive issues. Diarrhoea, bloating and gas are just some of the embarrassing and painful symptoms suffered daily. Such problems can be the result of bacteria in food, infection, stress, certain medications, or chronic medical conditions such as colitis, Crohn’s disease, and IBS. But no matter the cause, anyone who has frequent digestive problems faces daily challenges and potential embarrassments.
If you have found yourself scheduling your life around these problems, you’ll know the degree to which these kinds of issues can affect your life. Rest assured, though, you are not alone. Your doctor can suggest dietary guidelines and may prescribe medication to improve your digestive dilemma. But between check-ups, you can take steps that will help you get through each day with greater comfort and ease.
How does Digestion Work?
Digestion is the process our body uses to break down food so it can be absorbed into the body. Without this important process, our organs, cells and tissues would not receive the nutrients they need to grow. The process starts in the mouth, where enzymes in our saliva start to break down the food. Once it’s moved into the stomach, the food is further broken down by gastric enzymes, which break down proteins into amino acid building blocks. The rest of the process takes the food through the small intestines, and finally (if successful) the nutrients are absorbed by the body to be used.
Many people experience the side effects when this process doesn’t go as it should. Some causes include poor diet, poor eating habits and age-related deficiency.
What can you do about it?
By simply making a few changes to your diet and lifestyle you can make a huge difference to your quality of life. Highly processed foods, foods containing gluten and foods high in sugar are all good places to start. Your doctor should be able to help you along the way whilst monitoring your health to ensure your wellbeing.
There are plenty of supplements than you can try which help support your digestive symptoms in many ways. Sometimes all you may need is a form of digestive support. These two products are designed to work alongside your body to help support its natural processes.
Clinicians DigestEase: DigestEase is designed to support and replace digestive and pancreatic enzyme activity. It facilitates healthy digestion of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It’s a great supplement to help in the relief of bloating and flatulence.
Clinicians Flora Restore: Clinicians Flora Restore® is a unique and scientifically researched oral probiotic for Women’s health, used to support urogenital health (Vaginal and Urinary Tract) and restoration and maintenance of healthy flora.
Digestive problems are not something you have to live with anymore. There is a growing abundance of health foods on the market and supplements to support a healthy digestive system. You can view the full range of Clinicians products here .
Monday, November 16, 2015
Looking after the health of our muscles and joints becomes more of a priority as we age. Often it’s not until we start to feel aches and pains in our movements that we realise there’s a problem.
It’s also not until we lose some basic mobility, that we realise how crucial our muscles and joints are to everyday life. If they start to become stiff and sore it’s very difficult to maintain our routines and keep active. While we’re young our bodies do a great job of maintaining and repairing themselves, however as we get older, they often need a little bit more love and attention to perform at their best.
The pain we experience when suffering from joint problems comes from a lack of fluid called synovial fluid, which helps lubricate the cartilage between bones. These joints or connections between bones are what enable us to bend our knees, turn our heads or wriggle our fingers.
Age, injury, exercise and weight can all cause wear and tear of cartilage, creating aches and pains during movement.
Fortunately, taking steps to protect our joints now can reduce the chances of needing to replace them later in life. Here are a number of ways you can support your joints.
Imagine muscles as shock absorbers in your body. They help us stabilise whilst standing and moving, and they protect our joints. Strengthening our muscles with light weight training and cardio can help drastically improve our joint health. Especially as you age, regular exercise is essential to help strengthen muscles with weight bearing exercise. Knee joints are of particular importance and, because of the weight they carry daily, are the most prone to wear and tear.
2. Mobility Stretches
Stretching and moving our joints daily is important for joint health. When you move your joints in a full range of motion, you’re also moving the lubrication fluid within the joint. By moving this fluid around your helping push the old fluid out, and introduce new, healthy fluid into the joint socket. Over time, old fluid can become less lubricating and accumulate mineral deposits. By dedicating 5 to 10 minutes of healthy movement each day, you can naturally help your joint health and keep them lubricated.
The fats that you eat as part of your diet will eventually become the fats that populate your cell membranes that also encapsulate your cells. These membrane fats become the building blocks for molecules that either call for inflammation or fight inflammation in the body. It is absolutely essential that we nourish our bodies with fats from avocado, nuts, seeds, and fatty fish such as salmon (or flaxseed).
4. Acupuncture and massages
Acupuncture's origins date back to China more than 2,000 years ago. When properly administered, by an experienced practitioner it can be effective in providing relief for arthritic conditions, pain or inflammation of the joints.It works on trigger points. Trigger points are tender and extremely reactivate areas that develop within specific areas of our muscles.
There are many supplements on the market which can help work with your body to keep your joints naturally healthy. Clinicians Complete Joint Ease is a scientifically based formulation of glucosamine & chondroitin with co-factors designed to support joint health, mobility and healthy cartilage lubrication. Clinicians Mega Joint Ease is a new improved formula providing 800mg of Chondroitin & 1500mg of Glucosamine per 3 capsule serve to help support healthy joints. Glucosamine and chondroitin support joint health naturally and are easy on the stomach. They support the structure, function and integrity of tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage and synovial fluid.
There are plenty of steps you can take to protect your joints. As we age it’s important to incorporate these steps into our lives to ensure we maintain our mobility and independence for as long as we can.