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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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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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

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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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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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Top tips for good gut health

by Jana Gorski  BHSc Nat

NATUROPATH, NATURAL FERTILITY EDUCATOR

What we’re feeding ourselves may be less important than what we’re feeding our microbiota.

Looking after your gut goes beyond maintaining good digestion.  The health of our gut depends on the integrity of the gut wall and the healthy balance of gut flora (microbiota). Imbalances have been linked to conditions such as Hashimoto’s, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and depression.

What Affects Your Microbiota

Diets high in sugar and processed foods feed unfavourable bacteria in the gut and are often low in the types of fibre that feed the good bacteria. The changes sugar, stress, alcohol and smoking make to the microbiome may also contribute to weight gain.

Medications such as antacids, NSAIDs and the oral contraceptive pill are also known to alter gut flora Antibiotics can significantly reduce the number and diversity of gut bacteria – an effect that may last for over 1 year. Children under the age of 3 are most susceptible to the effects of antibiotics on gut flora and are more likely to develop asthma, eczema and obesity as a result.

Integrity of the Gut Wall

Some individuals are over-producers of zonulin, a protein that causes the gap junctions between intestinal cells to widen and lead to “Leaky Gut”. Zonulin is a normal response to infectious bacteria but also to gliadin found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. Those with allergic and autoimmune conditions are more likely to be overproducers. The discovery of zonulin goes some way to explain why some people feel better on gluten-free diets despite not being coeliac. 

Protect Your Gut
  • Eat fermented foods that naturally contain a diverse range of beneficial bacteria. Avoid commercial varieties that have been pasteurized prior to being bottled or canned
  • Replace processed foods with those high in resistant fibres and starches such as celery, leek and green leafy vegetables. Natural Evolution Resistant Banana Starch can be used as a therapeutic food for beneficial bacteria
  • Quit smoking. The benefits go far beyond protecting your gut
  • Limit alcohol intake to 1 standard drink a day with 2 alcohol-free days a week
  • Find ways to manage your stress. Your Naturopath can help with herbs and supplements if you need
  • If you are concerned about the effects of your medications on your gut, talk to your Doctor or your Pharmacist.
  • Always take a probiotic with a course of antibiotics. Not all probiotic formulas are equal. Talk to your Naturopath about a quality product that is right for you

For a tailored approach to maintaining gut health or managing an existing condition, book your appointment with a Naturopath at Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy today.

 

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