Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy

Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy has a great range of products and services to ensure you experience a more holistic approach to your healthcare in Queensland.

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Pharmacists are one of the most trusted professionals in Australia for a reason. We take our role as a resource for advice, support and referral seriously. Not only do we provide in store clinics and whole health advice but you can also come in to see us for the little things. #askcalanna

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Product

At Calanna, we stock a broader range of natural and Qld sourced health products. For us, taking care of your health and well being means taking care of more than just your medication. But we do that exceptionally well too with our free medication packing and delivery service and a price match guarantee on our preferred prescription brands. Come in and visit us today. #askcalanna

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Products

Health Services

Calanna Whole Health Pharmacies consider themselves more of a health destination, than just a chemist. Check out our complementary services and products to find out why we really are the natural choice chemist. #askcalanna

Health Services

Health Services

Advice

At Calanna, we understand receiving advice you can understand, from health professionals you can trust, is important. Our philosophy is to create health destinations to provide just that. Our pharmacists all work on the floor to ensure you always have a professional to talk to at any of our stores.

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Advice

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If you need an online source for information about health #askcalanna.  If you like what you find take the time to let us know and share it with your family and friends. If you haven't already - Like us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with our latest news and offers.

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At Calanna - we are open longer. Visit out store pages to find your nearest Calanna pharmacy and find our full list of open hours for every store.

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5 things you can do to improve your heart's health naturally

The cardiovascular (CV) System plays a fundamental role in our body by pumping blood through the heart and delivering oxygen and nutrients to our organs via our blood vessels. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes can increase your chance of developing heart disease1. Here are 5 ways we can help the health of our CV (heart) system naturally.

  1. Reduce stress through meditation

There's no question that stress can exert real physiologic effects on the body—including the heart. When stress strikes, your body releases stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. Long term release of these hormones can have a devastating impact on your health, including high blood pressure. A simple yet effective way to counterbalance the release of these hormones is through the practice of mindful meditation. Just by taking 5 minutes out of your day can help reduce your stress and reverse the negative impact stress has on your body. 2

  1. Exercise

Regular exercise keeps your body fit and your muscles strong. Leading an active life is important for the muscles in your cardiovascular system (aka, the heart). 30 minutes of brisk walking a day can make a huge difference to the health of your heart by burning excess fat, reducing blood pressure, as well reducing cholesterol.3 Get your running shoes on and start your fitness regime today!

  1. Maintain a healthy weight

According to Johns Hopkins cardiologist Chiadi Ndumele, M.D, “Being very overweight puts you at risk for heart disease even if you seem otherwise healthy—that is, even if you don’t have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes”4. It is astounding information that Australia is considered one of the most overweight nations in the world. It is important to find ways to maintain a healthy weight – most commonly done through a healthy diet and exercise.

  1. Healthy Sleep Hygiene

Poor sleep hygiene may affect your body in many ways. When you have a ‘normal’ sleep, the blood pressure in you body goes down. However, long-term sleep problems may cause blood pressure to stay higher for a longer time. This may have a detrimental impact on your heart’s health.5

Some effective strategies for a good night sleep are;

  • Have a good sleeping schedule – stay consistent.
  • Get enough natural light and avoid artificial light a few hours before bedtime.
  • Don’t eat or drink within a few hours of bedtime, especially alcohol and foods high in fat or sugar.
  • Keep your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet.

It’s also important to note that if you require medication for sleep, the long-term use of them can cause possible drowsiness – an unwanted side effect.

  1. Eat a Healthy Diet

One of the major contributor factors to heart disease is an unhealthy diet, so it is important that we pay attention to what we eat.6 However, the concept of healthy diet can be confusing.

The most important thing when it comes to food is to consume fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, avoid process foods and drink plenty of water.

 

It is important to remember that everyone’s health is unique.
You should consult with a health professional such as a Naturopath to get a tailored plan on what foods, exercise, medicines and regimes will work best for your body as an individual.

 

 

 

  1. https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/heart-health-education/are-you-at-risk-of-heart-disease
  2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306453014000584
  3. https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/exercise-healthy-heart#1
  4. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/weight-a-silent-heart-risk
  5. https://www.cdc.gov/features/sleep-heart-health/index.html
  6. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/heart-disease-and-food
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