The Right Way To Deal With Health Problems

Finding out you have a health problem is never a great experience. Suddenly, your life becomes devoted to sorting out this issue, and it’s all you can think of. There are loads of ways you can deal with health problems, but there’s also a right and wrong way. In this post, I want to go over a few things you should consider if you want to deal with your problems in the best way possible.

Avoid Becoming Dependent On Prescription Drugs

There are loads of different drugs out there in this world. When we hear the term, our mind gets cast towards the illegal drugs that people take for recreational use. If you look on today, you’ll see examples of how these drugs are very bad and harmful. They alter the way your mind works, which is why so many of us stay clear from them. But, it’s funny how our approach to medical drugs is very much different. When we have a health issue, we usually get prescribed drugs to help deal with some symptoms. Often, these drugs can have a profound effect on our mental and physical wellbeing, and yet we’re nowhere near as afraid of them as we are with recreational drugs.

My point is that prescription drugs are still drugs and they can alter the way you think or feel. This is a problem as I believe too many people become dependent on medication and get addicted. Instead, you will fare a lot better if you see drugs as a last resort. Try and deal with your problems naturally, and only take medication if it’s absolutely essential and you have no other options. Even then, still look for the natural remedies to try and calm the symptoms of your health problem so you know that other things are helping you too. This stops you from thinking the drugs are the only thing you need, which is how you end up addicted and in a terrible mental space!

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Live A Healthier Lifestyle

My main point in this piece is that you shouldn’t turn to medication as your one true saviour. Instead, explore other ways you can maybe turn your misfortunes around. One idea is simply to live a healthier lifestyle.

How will this help? Living a healthier lifestyle means you start to eat things that are good for you, and you cut out bad things. This alone will transform your health as it can help you get the right nutrients in your body that makes you an all-around healthier individual. Couple this with being active and you start treating your body right. By taking better care of yourself, you will find it much easier to deal with and treat most health problems. Not only that, but you help prevent future ones!

In my eyes, the right way to deal with health problems is by looking at how you can alter your lifestyle to improve things. This is instead of just asking for some prescription medication and filling your body full of drugs. Sure, this can help to an extent, but a lot of medication causes side effects that lead to other issues. Wherever possible, cut down on medication and seek natural alternatives.


Things to Cut Out of Your Daily Routine for a Healthier Life

We often take our bodies for granted when we are used to them being in good health. But there are so many activities out there that we can indulge in which have seriously negative consequences on our bodies and thus our health and wellbeing too! Usually, it’s not until people start to experience the symptoms of conditions brought on by their unhealthy behaviour that they start to try to actively change their habits and improve their health and fitness. But why let things develop this far? Instead, start taking your health into your own hands and start removing negative activities and habits from your life before you find yourself experiencing discomfort or suffering. To get you started, here are a few things that you should seriously consider removing from your daily routine!


We don’t need another study to tell us that smoking cigarettes is bad for us. It’s common knowledge that this unhealthy habit results in you being at a higher risk of developing various different types of cancers and respiratory problems. So it’s time to kick this habit! When people quit, they tend to complain that they feel at a loss with what to do with their hands. They are so used to putting a cigarette into their mouth and inhaling that they don’t know what to replace the movements with. If you can relate to this, consider vaping instead. Vaping gives you a device that you can place in your mouth. You just inhale water vapour instead of smoke! So, take a look at the different collections of e-liquids that you could try out as a replacement at

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Red Meat

Increasing numbers of people are cutting meat out of their diet. You’ll hear various reasons for this. Some people give meat up for the sake of animals – after all, in order to eat meat, you need to take an innocent being’s life. Others will kick meat to the curb for the sake of the environment – meat production contributes towards deforestation, water pollution, and excessive water consumption. But a third and extremely viable reason to remove meat from your plate is for your health. Various studies have been conducted into meat consumption, finding that there are a whole host of negative health consequences that come hand in hand with red meat consumption. Red meat is typically high in unsaturated fats, which can lead to the development of some serious heart conditions and problems with your blood pressure. So, perhaps it’s time to pick up a vegetarian lifestyle! However, it’s important to remember that you still meet all of your dietary requirements by eating a balanced diet with sufficient protein. Being a vegetarian doesn’t automatically make you healthy – you need to resist the urge to replace meat with solely cheese and carbs. Eat plenty of leafy green veg too!

While these are just two things that many people engage with on a day to day basis, they have been proven to have negative effects on our health. So cut them out! They aren’t entirely necessary and there plenty of preferable alternatives on the market that can fill the void they leave if you do decide to rid yourself of them.


Why I Would Consider Using An Online Pharmacy

I am lucky enough to live in a little village where all the local amenities are just a few minutes away but I know this isn’t the case for everyone. I also know that there are plenty of people, my grandparents included, who live in this village and rely on others to get their stuff for them, including medication. Both my Grandad and Nan are on lots of medication so need to make sure that someone, usually me or my mum, is able to pick those up for them from our local pharmacy.

This is where I would consider using an online pharmacy in the UK such as I’ve looked into them before but hadn’t seen the need for myself personally – but having to get my families medication got me thinking differently. If we couldn’t get out of the house because we were both ill and there was no one to get it for us, how would we get the medication that we need? This is where an online pharmacy comes in. UK Meds have a wide range of treatments available for common illnesses. All medicine is high quality and dispensed by a licensed UK pharmacist and all orders and consultation answers have to be reviewed by a doctor before you can get them. All their medication is purchased from the same suppliers high street pharmacies use so there’s no worries there.

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You can opt in to let your GP and health centre know of your order so they are aware of any changes. The pharmacy covers a wide variety of treatments such as asthma, flu, hair loss, high cholestrol and many more. They also offer emergency contraception – and all their parcels have discreet packaging so if you are ever embarrassed about going into a local pharmacy and buying something, perhaps this would be the solution for you.

I suffer from hayfever badly so am always trying different treatments to see if one will work. The best I’ve ever had was one prescribed by a doctor but I couldn’t take them when I was pregnant obviously and since having the kids, they don’t seem to work as well anymore so I am looking for something else. As you can imagine this can get quite expensive. I am also diagnosed with asthma although I no longer have a repeat prescription as I haven’t had an attack in such a long time. I’ve been taking a look at the options available on the site and there is some hayfever medication I haven’t tried yet so I may give it a go.

Each medication has its own page and is thoroughly discussed – a description of the product, quantity of the product and dosage details. You go into your transaction with eyes wide open and knowing exactly what to expect.

Online pharmacies seem to be becoming more and more popular- especially for those who can’t get out to their local high street pharmacies – and it is easy to see why. There are plenty of pro’s for it – getting your medication to you when you can’t get out to get it yourself, discreet packages if you are too embarrassed to visit your local pharmacy and many more.

I am definitely going to be giving UK Meds a try when next in need of some particular medication. Do you ever use online pharmacies?

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Why Prevention Is the Best Way to Deal With Illnesses

Imagine sitting at home, nose full of leaking snot while you’re sat in front of your laptop trying to answer emails and be at least a little bit productive. It’s hard, it sucks and no one likes to feel under the weather. We might chug medication, take tablets or drink a lot of chicken soup. We could mix tried-and-tested remedies, or we could try the latest fads circulating the internet on how to deal with your issues.

Either way, it’s a horrible experience and it leads us to one conclusion: we never want to be ill again! Sadly, even with all the healthcare advice and assistance available, we still end up sticking to poor habits that slowly eat away at our health and make us ill again. While it’s fairly difficult to never ever be sick again, there is something you can do to drastically improve your well-being; use preventative measures.

What are preventative measures?

The best way to deal with a problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Tired of catching a cold? Then there are ways to prevent yourself from getting it in the first place. This includes staying warm, keeping away from others with colds so you don’t catch it and so on. Preventative measures are different for every illness and condition, but there some universal ways to prevent yourself from getting ill.

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  • Stick to a healthy diet. One of the most important aspects of our health is our diet. The type of food we consume on a regular basis will drastically change the quality of our health. If you’re used to chowing down on fast food and sweets, then this is obviously bad for you and it’s best to cut down on those unhealthy foods and swap them for healthier alternatives. Your diet can also prevent you from gaining too much weight (or even losing too much weight). However, a balance is always good and it’s best to occasionally mix in some fatty foods and sweets just to treat yourself.
  • Take care of your body. From spa treatments and massages to osteopathy and getting enough sleep, there are a countless number of ways to take care of your body. Make sure you look after your physical health by reducing stress and finding ways to relax the muscles that you use the most.
  • Exercise to look after your health. Lastly, we can’t forget about exercise. One of the best benefits of exercise is to keep your joints healthy. As we age, our joints will naturally start to deteriorate and we’ll lose control of them sooner or later. With regular exercise, we can keep our body healthy and nimble so that we don’t succumb to the effects of ageing so soon. It can also help keep your heart healthy and reduce your risk of developing heart conditions.


Preventative measures are arguably the best way to shield yourself from getting ill. Practice good habits like eating well, taking care of your body and exercising on a regular basis if you want to reduce the number of times you fall sick.


Caidr© – The Healthcare App Offering Advice At Your Fingertips

Common medical ailments are a day to day occurrence. From colds to ear infections to a bout of flu, we all have an inkling when we are coming down with something but are reluctant to visit the doctors in case it isn’t as serious as we think. But how can we distinguish between something small and something that we should be visiting a medical professional for? It seems we have been waiting for something to help us for a long while.

Well, the wait is over. Clinova recently launched their app Caidr© which is designed to help you assess those common ailments we all suffer from. They help you to distinguish between those minor ailments where you don’t need a doctor to the more serious illnesses where referral to a healthcare practitioner or doctor is required.

I think that an app such as this is a great thing. Steve and I are often left wondering what we are suffering from – and we don’t want to take up the doctor’s time if we don’t need to. The only time we call the doctors regardless is when it involves Jack and Olivia – you really can’t be too careful with children, especially at Olivia’s age.

There are so many people out there visiting the GP unnecessarily so if an app like this can help reduce the amount of people visiting for silly things, it can only be a good thing. This past winter, the Royal College of GP’s urged the public to follow the ‘three before GP’ mantra – check if the problem can be sorted through self care, seek help from a reputable online resource and get assistance from a pharmacist. There are estimates of 57 million GP appointments and 3.7 million A&E visits each year for self treatable conditions which is crazy – this is quite clearly a lack of information and this is incredibly shocking.

Caidr© aims to prevent these unnecessary visits. The app provides information about ailments in a user friendly way, asking a series of questions and then providing information and suggestions based on the answers provided. With its cutting edge algorithms, the app hopes to provide minor ailment information, self care suggestions and advice regarding referrals to medical practitioners.

I’m definitely going to be using this on a regular basis – we seem to come down with all manners of illnesses in this house so it will be handy to have a resource such as this to help us as parents to distinguish what could potentially be wrong with us or our children. The apps key benefits are easy to access information and user convenience – and the app certainly is convenient.

Available from the App Store or Google Play absolutely free of charge, this app is definitely worth downloading as a handy resource.

I’ve also mentioned self care is super important – and hydrating after an illness can be difficult. When our bodies are working hard to combat illness, we can lose fluids and electrolytes and these poor hydration levels often upset the fluid-salt balance that we need to maintain healthy cells and tissues. This will show in a drop in energy levels and a drop in concentration.

A way to hydrate the body which is very effective is to take some hydration salts such as O.R.S® Hydration Tablets, dissolved in water. Suitable for both adults and childrens alike, they contain a balanced combination of electrolytes, glucose and minerals to replace the fluids and salts lost and help maintain a healthy balance. Oral rehydration solutions are on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system and should be a hero product in every family’s first aid kit. I know that we have often used oral rehydration solutions when the kids have been ill, they really are effective.  

Coming in handy tubes in three tasty flavours (lemon, blackcurrant and strawberry), O.R.S® Hydration Tablets are available in 12 and 24 tablet tubes retailing at £3.50 and £4.99 respectively from Amazon, Morrisons Pharmacy, Holland and Barretts, Tesco, Boots,, and chemists and supermarkets nationwide. I’m definitely going to be picking up some for my medical kit, they are an essential item to have when you have a family.

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