Your skin is worth it!!

You need to look after your skin, it puts up with a lot. Our latest blog is all about looking after yourself.

 

 

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Love Your Skin!

Posted by mapphess on 26 October 2017
Love Your Skin!

 Have you ever thought to yourself, Id love to change my skin? When you look in the mirror do you ever think why can i never get this right! Why does my makeup never stay perfect like everyone else? I try everything and nothings working! We ALL think this, we've all had these thoughts and you know what, no matter what we do we always want someone else's skin. Our skin is the largest organ on our bodies and needs to be treated with care and respect all year round. From those dry deserted winters without the warmth of the sun to the hottest months of the year where your skin is over thirsty. We need to lean how to care for ourselves, our bodies, as its our temple and we want the best. Skincare is hard, there are way to many options out there. It gets especially hard for all of us who have no idea about skincare or get overwhelmed, trust me your not alone. There are copious amounts of products we need, but why do we need so many? We need different products for different areas on our skin. How do we find out whats best for our skin? Who can we trust to not sell us creams we don't need? 

This is where we come in, Mapp & Hession Pharmacy is well known for highly trained, knowledgeable staff. We pride ourselves in understanding customer needs, knowing what is best for our customers and delivering exceptional customer service. We are always wanting to educate our customers on the right not the wrong, whether that is from skincare to medical  advice. We love the feeling of satisfaction, and our customers leaving full of knowledge not empty on thoughts. In saying that, we know and understand skin. We know it from inside & out, knowing is the key to achieving a clear, radiant glowing complexion.

We would like to introduce our Jurlique facial day. We are fortunate to have our highly trained Jurlique beauty therapist, Nikki on our team. She understands skin, she breathes and lives for the skin. Nikki has been our Jurlique therapist for quite a few years, she is lucky to be able to express her talent & passion with such a rich and warming company like Jurlique. We hold facial days once a month, kind of a monthly reminder that we are beautiful & our skin deserves it. Have you ever wanted to be able to pamper yourself but not had the time or even motivation? Then consider this, like our gift back to you. We start with a complimentary skin analysis, leading to a warming double cleanse, refining exfoliation to lift your new skin through, invigorating mask  then next we serum and apply a hydrating day cream to compliment your skin type. Once you start with Nikki, you'll never look back. We teach you about skin, we inform you on what you need and how can all of the products benefit you. We love to educate our customers & when we have someone like Nikki on our team, why wouldn't we use her knowledge? We are about you & your skin. 

If you like what we can offer, the you know what to do. Call us today, pop in and see us or send us an email and we can help with anything!  

Remeber, this is for you. You're worth it. 

 

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How are your cholesterol levels?

Posted by mapphess on 15 October 2015

Is your cholesterol under control?

It's important to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, including a healthy cholesterol balance (HDL/LDL ratio) as it helps support a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.

Nuvexa is a new product to the Australian market, but it has been researched overseas for over 10 years. Each tablet binds up to 9g of dietary fat, helping to prevent it from being absorbed by the body. Nuvexa contains FBCx®, an innovative fibre which has been shown to preferentially bind to trans & saturated fats.

If your body cannot absorb the fats from your diet, then it can help prevent dietary fat being converted into cholesterol. Nuvexa can help reduce up to 54g of fat from being absorbed form your diet each day. This is equivalent to over 480 calories!

Clinical trials have shown this product helps maintain healthy blood lipid levels. It is also very well tolerated with no know drug interactions.

If you are concerned about your cholesterol levels, come in to Mapp & Hession Pharmacy and have a talk to our pharmacists Paul, Colin or Greg. 

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Is It OK To Use The "C" Word?

Posted by mapphess on 7 July 2014
Is It OK To Use The "C" Word?

A word reviled by so many people, we get more complaints about this word than any other!
Cholesterol!! There, I’ve said it. A lot of people don’t understand what it is, they’ve just been told they have too much of it. There’s no symptoms, but suddenly you have to watch it and, for a lot
of people, take medication for the rest of your life because of it.
Too much cholesterol in your blood stream starts to park itself in your arteries. More and more builds up forming a lump on the inside of your blood vessels making it narrower. Now blood has a harder time getting past this build-up so the blood pressure starts to rise putting more stress on your heart. If part of this build up comes loose, then it can lodge in the smaller vessels in you brain or lungs and this causes a stroke!
So, cholesterol is important! The good news is there are two types, “good” and “bad”. Just as the “bad” cholesterol lays cholesterol down in you arteries, “good” cholesterol has the opposite effect. You can raise your “good” cholesterol by exercising more, cutting down on the “bad” fats in your diet (remember, cholesterol-free food can still increase your cholesterol!) and increasing whole grains such as oats.

A good quality fish oil is essential for anyone watching their cholesterol and there is heaps of research to back this up. Just be careful, as “oils aint oils”. Cod liver oil is the wrong type for this purpose, the studies we’ve seen show, in our opinion, krill oil still requires more research, and ask to see the heavy metal (mercury and lead) levels in the product you are buying.
Coenzyme Q10 is another important supplement as is bergamot.
Cholesterol is a divisive and confusing subject, but a very important one. If you would like more information, please come in and talk to
us. As pharmacists and naturopaths, we have extensive information on traditional and alternative therapies

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Remove Toxic Chemicals From The Home

Posted by mapphess on 18 June 2014
Remove Toxic Chemicals From The Home
If you’ve ever wondered about the chemicals in your household cleaning products, then you are
not alone. You may have tried more natural alternatives and been disappointed with the results.
We felt the same, and searched for a safe, effective product range that did the job, but was
non-toxic.
We came across a product range from Murchison-Hume. Developed by a couple in Sydney,this
range of cleaning products is free from artificial ingredients and is completely safe to use around
food preparation areas and children and pets. It is based around a colloidal sugar product that has
been used industrially to clean up oil spills.
Even though there are products in the range for cleaning the bathroom (”Boys Bathroom Cleaner” so named because the couple have
two young boys) through to glass cleaners and dishwashing detergents, there are basically three ingredients in each product. Sugar, water
and natural fragrance mixed in different ratios. (Imagine finishing cleaning and all you smell is a pleasant natural fragrance.)
I know a pharmacy is not the natural place you think of to get your home cleaning products, but harsh chemical cleaners are enough of a
health issue that we felt the need to stock this range. Plus, they are amazingly effective at cleaning! We had one customer who usually used
heavy duty products to clean his BBQ, but decided to give the “Counter Intelligence” surface spray a go instead. He said his BBQ was back
to “showroom condition” and he’ll never go back to the old products again!
The products are inexpensively priced and are beautifully packaged. You’ll want to sit them on the kitchen bench rather than under the
sink! And they are not tested on animals and are completely non toxic.
For a limited time, if you purchase over $20 worth of Murchison-Hume products from Mapp & Hession Pharmacy you receive a voucher for
a punnet of organic seedlings from Farmers Choice Organics Nursery in Wollumbin St.
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Flatulence, Stomach Pain, Bloating?

Posted by mapphess on 18 June 2014
Flatulence, Stomach Pain, Bloating?
Can you clear a crowded room with your “back draft”? Do you suffer bloating and discomfort after eating?
Do you get heartburn or indigestion? Suffer with alternating constipation or diarrhoea?
There are lots of names for these conditions, such as “Irritable Bowel Syndrome” or “Functional Dyspepsia”,
but the bottom line (pardon the pun) is that they make you feel miserable.
Symptoms such as these can be serious, so if you’ve had symptoms that have been going on for a long
time, you have dark tarry stools, or your symptoms are getting rapidly worse, then make sure you see
your GP to rule out anything more serious.
We have seen many cases of IBS and functional dyspepsia in the pharmacy over the years, and while
not all of them are as severe as our friend here to the right, the condition often leads to the sufferer
becoming afraid to eat, or starting to eliminate certain foods from their diet to try to limit the symptoms.
Others  reluctantly take medication to try to relieve their symptoms.
A little while ago, we came across a product that combines nine different herbs. It had been formulated in
Germany and used there for over 50 years and is one of their most popular natural remedies. Recent trials in an
Adelaide hospital has shown it to be as effective as some modern drugs at relieving the symptoms of digestive
distress.
If you would like to discuss your symptoms with us, pop over to King St, have a chat to one of our pharmacists and we can
let you know if this product is right for you.  
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