A vegetarian or vegan diet can be a healthy way to eat if you pay attention to what you’re putting on your plate. Here are some tips for a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet: 1. Make sure you’re getting enough protein: Vegetarians and vegans can get protein from a variety of sources such as legumes, tofu, tempeh, nuts, and seeds. Including a variety of protein sources in your meals will ensure that you’re getting all of the essential amino acids your body needs. 2. Include plenty of vegetables and fruits: Vegetables and fruits provide important vitamins, minerals, and fibre that your body needs to stay healthy. Aim for at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. 3. Get your calcium: Calcium is important for strong bones and teeth. Vegetarians can get calcium from dairy products such as milk and cheese, while vegans can get it from fortified plant-based […]

Why a healthy diet is important?

A healthy diet is important for many reasons. Here are some of the key reasons why a healthy diet is important: Provides essential nutrients: A healthy diet provides your body with the essential nutrients it needs to function properly, such as vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Maintaining a healthy weight: Eating a healthy diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, which can reduce your risk of many chronic diseases. Reduces the risk of chronic diseases: A healthy diet can help reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Improves brain function: Eating a healthy diet can improve brain function, including memory, focus, and mood. Boosts energy levels: Eating a healthy diet can help boost your energy levels, which can improve your overall quality of life. Improves gut health: Eating a healthy diet can improve your gut health by providing your body with the nutrients it […]

Blood Testing & Health Check Community Project

Blood Testing & Health Check Community Project

We are thrilled to announce that our company is partnering with the Health Clinic to provide free blood testing services at Martindale Gurdwara. Our focus will be on testing for two important health indicators – cholesterol and diabetes. High cholesterol and diabetes are two prevalent health issues that are increasingly affecting individuals in our community. Regular testing and monitoring of these health indicators can help individuals make informed decisions about their health and take proactive steps to prevent or manage these conditions. We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality healthcare services, regardless of their financial situation. We hope to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals in our community. Our team of medical professionals will be on-site at the Nishkam Clinic @ Martindale Gurdwara to provide free blood testing services to individuals who visit us. We will be offering to test for cholesterol or […]

Why Check Your Blood Pressure?

Attention all health-conscious individuals! Are you aware of the importance of regular blood pressure checks? High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a silent killer that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, two of the most common causes of death globally. That’s why we at Pillbox Chemists Group are offering a comprehensive blood pressure check service to help you monitor and maintain your heart health. Our state-of-the-art equipment and experienced healthcare professionals will provide you with an accurate reading of your blood pressure in just a matter of minutes. We understand the value of your time, and that’s why we guarantee a quick, hassle-free and convenient experience. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Book your appointment today and take control of your heart health. Regular blood pressure checks are a simple, non-invasive way to ensure that you’re on the right […]

Facts About Your Heart

Look how hard your heart is working for you! The heart is amazing and does a wonderful job keeping us alive and well, but it is very complex in the way it works using smooth muscle and electrical signals from the brain to pump blood around the body in a coordinated way. What does the Heart Actually Do?1. Pumping oxygenated blood into other body parts.2. Distribute vital substances to different parts of the body.3. Receiving deoxygenated blood and carrying metabolic waste products from the body and pumping it to the lungs for oxygenation.4. Maintaining blood pressure. Here are some interesting facts about the Heart: 1) Your heart beats: – 72 times a minute, 100.000 times a day, 36,000,000 times a year, In a lifetime,approximately 3 billion times 2) 5% of the blood in your body goes to the heart, 20% to the brain and central nervous systemand 22% to the […]

Flu Vaccine Benefits

Vaccine Benefits What are the benefits of flu vaccination? There are many reasons to get an influenza (flu) vaccine each year. Below is a summary of the benefits of flu vaccination and selected scientific studies that support these benefits. Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with flu. Flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctor’s visits each year. For example, during 2018-2019, flu vaccination prevented an estimated 4.4 million influenza illnesses, 2.3 million influenza-associated medical visits, 58,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations, and 3,500 influenza-associated deaths.During seasons when the flu vaccine viruses are similar to circulating flu viruses, flu vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of having to go to the doctor with flu by 40 percent to 60 percent.Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization for children, working age adults, and older adults. Flu vaccine prevents tens of thousands of hospitalizations each year. For example, during 2018-2019 flu […]

Unknown & Hidden Facts That You Didn’t Know About Smoking

What are some unknown facts about smoking? Over recent decades, thanks to technology, we are able to predict the outcomes of people who are addicted to smoking tobacco. There is a likely chance that you may not have heard some of these facts as they are a bit more in-depth, so let’s share them with you. As we proceed into the article, we will give you a few light facts that not too many know about smoking, and continue onto the ones that are more hidden. From there, we will tell you the likelihood of you dying from smoking, and how you can stop if you are struggling. Facts you may not have known To start off with an important fact, the leading cause of death is an illness caused by smoking and secondhand smoke (according to the WHO). Also defined as the ‘biggest public health threat’, 8 million people […]

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How To Quit Smoking With Tips

Everyone knows the dangers and risks of smoking but this doesn’t make it any easier to quit. Whether you smoke occasionally or you go through multiple packs a day, quitting can be a challenge that not everyone is ready to face. Understanding what ‘Smoking’ does Having an addiction to smoking is both physical and psychological. The nicotine contained in tobacco provides a temporary and addictive ‘high’ which can lead to a better chance within withdrawal symptoms, only if you are suddenly to cut it out of your regular routine. Because nicotine causes you to feel good temporarily, your brain will start to associate smoking cigarettes with the elimination of stress and a way to make you feel better if you are feeling stressed or in need of something to make you feel better. People start smoking as a way to cope with stress, depression, anxiety and sometimes purely because of […]

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What is Medical Cannabis?

Medical cannabis is the term given to any kind of cannabis-based medicine that is used to relieve symptoms of physical/mental illnesses. You can purchase many cannabis-based products online but the quality and content are usually unknown and they may be illegal and possibly dangerous. There are some products on the market that claim to be medical cannabis, CBD oil and hemp oil are prime examples of this, can be bought legally as food supplements from health stores. There is no guarantee that these products will work or provide any benefits to health. Certain cannabis-based products are available only on prescription as medicinal cannabis which benefits a small number of patients. How to obtain medical cannabis? In England, it is much harder than say countries like the US to get a prescription for medical cannabis. At this point in time, there are only three likely conditions that medical cannabis could be […]

Blood Pressure Testing and How it is Done

Blood Pressure Testing and How it is Done

What is Blood Pressure Testing to start off with? Taking a blood pressure test is a simple method to check whether a patient’s blood pressure is too high or low. The term blood pressure is used to describe the strength at which your blood pushes on the sides of your arteries while it is being pumped around the body.  Having high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension, can strain the arteries and organs in a person’s body. This can increase the risk of an individual having a heart attack or stroke. Low blood pressure, also known as hypotension, on the other hand, isn’t as dangerous but it can cause dizziness and fainting depending on the person.  Taking a blood pressure test is the only way to see exactly whether or not your blood pressure is too high or low as most people won’t show any clear signs or […]