Flu Vaccines 2024

🌟 Get Your 2024 Flu Vaccines at Reddam Pharmacy!

Protect yourself and your loved ones by booking your flu shot appointment today at Reddam Pharmacy. Our limited stock of vaccines is now available for the 2024 flu season.

Secure Your Slot Now!

Due to the high demand and limited availability, it’s crucial to reserve your spot for the flu vaccine. Please note that we are unable to offer vaccinations to children under 10 years old at this time.

💉 Book Your Flu Vaccine Appointment

Each time slot represents an available flu shot appointment. Choose a convenient time for you and your family to come in and get vaccinated against the flu.

🚫 Stay Home If You’re Unwell

For the safety of our staff and other patients, we kindly request that you refrain from visiting us for a flu vaccine if you’re experiencing any flu-like symptoms.

Cost: R169

👴👵 Recommended for Everyone

The 2024 flu vaccine is particularly important for vulnerable groups such as the elderly (65+ years), individuals with chronic illnesses (e.g., asthma, diabetes, heart disease, HIV), and healthcare workers who are regularly exposed to germs and viruses.

🏅 Earn Vitality Points

As a Discovery Vitality member, you can earn 1000 points by receiving the 2024 flu vaccination at our clinic. Reddam Pharmacy is an authorized Vitality Health Check & HIV facility for Discovery Health, ensuring you get the benefits you deserve.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to safeguard your health and earn rewards. Book your flu vaccine appointment today!

What is live blood analysis (LBA)?

In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in alternative health practices. One such method that has gained attention is live blood analysis (LBA).

LBA is like a window into your body’s inner workings. Unlike standard blood tests, which examine a fixed (dead) sample, LBA involves observing and analysing a drop of your blood under a high-powered microscope in real time. It’s called “live” because you can see your blood cells moving and interacting right before your eyes.

This technique, often endorsed for its potential to provide valuable insights into your health, differs significantly from conventional blood tests. Dr Annelise Bunce, a homeopathic doctor from Linden in Johannesburg, believes LBA to be an extremely useful tool in her practice. As she explains, “While blood tests try to diagnose an illness, LBA looks for imbalances that can be rectified by changing the patient’s habits.”

LBA can help you understand a range of health concerns. It’s often used to spot nutritional deficiencies, assess the state of your immune system, and more. Some practitioners also use it as a complementary approach to guide personalised health plans.

“We don’t use LBA to diagnose, but to actually motivate a patient to change their behaviour. These days, people are very visual. So when you show them the blood on the screen, explain to them what healthy blood should look like, and give them recovery strategies, they become very motivated to implement them. They come back a week later and see the difference in the blood samples,” says Annelise.

The sceptics have their say

While LBA is becoming more popular, it has faced criticism from the mainstream medical community. Some sceptics argue that it’s not as scientifically validated as traditional blood tests. They also say that interpretations can vary widely between practitioners, which can lead to inconsistent results.

Another point of contention is the potential for misinterpretation. Because LBA is a visual assessment, there’s room for subjectivity in the analysis. This means that different practitioners might come to different conclusions when looking at the same sample.

No silver bullet

“People these days look for the silver bullet. They want that one thing that’s going to give them energy and make them healthy instantly, but that’s not how LBA works,” explains Annelise. “We look at the various factors in the blood to find if there are particular imbalances and then make a plan to address them through lifestyle changes which, in the long term, could improve the person’s health.”

LBA is like having a front-row seat to your own health. It’s a fascinating technique that can provide valuable insights into your well-being. However, like any tool, it’s not without its limitations. If you’re considering LBA, remember, it’s just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to understanding your health. Always consult your healthcare provider for a comprehensive assessment.

EXAM TIME – IT’S ALL ABOUT PREPARATION AND MINDSET

The question is – how do you prepare and have the right mindset ??
Here are some valuable tips from the University of Cape Town published in 2019
1. GET ENOUGH SLEEP – Sleep builds memory. Get 7-8 hours, especially the night
before the exam. Avoid late night cramming
2. STUDY SPACE – it should be comfortable and calming. Avoid social media and the
use of cell phones
3. STUDY GROUPS- can be effective and provide answers by sharing ideas
4. EXPLAIN CONCEPTS – take turns to explain difficult concepts to make them more
understandable for all
5. PRACTICE PAST EXAM PAPERS – Mark yourself strictly
6. REGULAR BREAKS AND EXERCISE – 5-10 minutes every 90 minutes . A brisk short
walk outside will provide more oxygen to the brain to resume studying.
7. SNACK ON HEALTHY FOOD – Take care of your body and mind. Eat more fish,
walnuts and dark chocolate. Avoid sugary foods which will cause an energy slump.
8. PLAN YOUR EXAM DAY- Drink water and take extra pens and pencils with you. Dress
comfortably and keep warm.
9. TAKE DEEP BREATHS – Take 5 minutes in the morning to focus on your breathing.
Deep breaths will increase your oxygen supply and sharpen your focus
10. READ THROUGH THE EXAM PAPER BEFORE STARTING TO WRITE – this will benefit
you and your mind will process what you are reading and it will help you to plan your
time more efficiently.
Start your revision early, and you will feel less stressed and anxious.
Finally, support your body with nutritional supplements that enhance focus and concentration.
With this in mind ; we highly recommend a product called MINDSET . It has been tried and
tested for more than two decades. Many students testify to its results, for focus ,concentration
and memory recall.

Spoil The Healthy Mom With a Nutribullet & Vitality This May

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Moms do so much for us and always seem to be putting themselves last. Spoil your Special Mom with Good Health and vitality on Mothers day and throughout the month of May.

Free Discovery Vitality Weight Assessment

Reddam Pharmacy encourages Moms to stay fit and we are offering a free Discovery Vitality Weight Assessment Voucher to our Moms during May.

Vitality Weight assessments help you to reach your Weight Loss Rewards (WLR) goals. WLR is a weight-loss journey that aims to help you lose weight in short, manageable cycles until you reach a healthier weight. You will earn rewards for participating and for reaching your goals.

Find out more about the Vitality Weight Loss Assessment or Book now.

Get R300 Off All Nutribullet Machines

Get Mom a Nutribullet from Reddam Pharmacy this May and we’ll give you R300 off any Nutribullet Unit Including:

  • 8 Piece Nutribullet 600 Series (was R 1,999 now R1,699)
  • 9 Piece Nutribullet Pro 900 Series (was R 2,999 now R2,699)
  • 10 Piece Nutribullet Rx Series (was R 4,499 now R4,199)
  • BabyBullet (was R 1,599 now R1,299)

Bring in the voucher below and claim your discount:

You could also stand a chance to win a funky Nutribullet Backpack instore!

Print Voucher

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  1. Voucher is Valid Until the 31 May 2018.
  2. Only one voucher can be redeemed per customer.
  3. Voucher is only valid on Nutribullet units and cannot be used to purchase standalone accessories
  4. Vouchers are only redeemable at Reddam Pharmacy and are off the Normal Recommended Prices

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Reddam Pharmacy Stocks All Nutribullet Products & Accessories

Reddam Pharmacy is an official stockist of all Nutribullet Products and accessories so you will be sure to find everything you need from us.

Smoothie Surprise For Mom on Mother’s Day

To inspire Mom in the right direction, why not serve her this delicious Smoothie made with her new Nutribullet to start her day. It is full of anti-ageing anti-oxidants which deliver great skin and health benefits.

Blueberry Boost Smoothie

Ingredients

  • Small handful of baby leaf spinach
  • 100g frozen/fresh blueberries
  • 1 slice of fresh pineapple
  • 3-4 slices of fresh ginger and a sprig of fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mixed seeds
  • 1 teaspoon maca superfood powder
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey(optional)
  • 100ml pure water or full cream plain yoghurt or almond milk.

Method

Blend all ingredients together in the Nutribullet for about 30 seconds and enjoy a power packed drink that will sustain you until lunchtime.

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you! If you need any advice on your Nutribullet purchase or have some more yummy recipes to share, comment below or contact us here.

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7 Hacks To Stay Healthy This Winter

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[/et_pb_text][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.0.66″]<p>The seasons are changing and Autumn is now in full force. In Cape Town, we see the leaves changing shade to the warm browns and oranges; days are getting shorter and the nights are starting to get cooler. These are signs that winter will soon be here bringing chilly days and nights and with that, the possibility of colds and flu increases.</p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>Making sure that your health is at optimal levels is key to surviving the winter chills. With that in mind we have put together a few great tips to help you survive those icy Cape Town winters!</p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><h2><strong>Your Guide To Staying Healthy and Happy This Winter</strong></h2><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><ol><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><h3><strong><li>Get Your Dose of Vitamin C</strong></h3><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>Vitamin C is the best way to avoid catching seasonal colds and flu. Get as much Vitamin C as you can, either from food sources like oranges or from a daily vitamin supplement.</p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>We recommend Solgar Ester-C 1000mg because it is buffered and therefore does not affect the stomach. It is also easily absorbed.</p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –></li><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><h3><strong><li> Stay Hydrated </strong></h3><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>We usually don’t get as thirsty in winter which can lead to dehydration. Proper hydration is essential to keep the body's immune system working. Remember to drink enough pure water during the day and limit your coffee and tea intake because caffeine acts as a diuretic in the body.</p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>We recommend adding ionic coral calcium to the water to keep the interstitial fluids of the body alkaline and facilitates absorption of nutrients and the release of toxins.</p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –></li><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><h3><strong><li>Immune building </strong></h3><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>Exercise keeps your body strong and able to fight off illnesses. Being physically fit also speeds up the recovery process.</p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>We recommend 20-30 minutes per day of moderate exercise to lower the risk of infection</p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –></li><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><h3><strong><li>Reduce Stress </strong></h3><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>Stress and anxiety are known factors that weaken the immune system. Managing stress with the correct nutrients will strengthen the body and minimise the chance of getting sick.</p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><Strong>We recommend: </strong><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><ol><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><li>Sevenpointfive Mindset</li> <!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><li>Vitamin B injections</li><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><li>Olive leaf tincture – strengthens the immune system and is ant-viral</li><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><li>Good health Viral Attack</li></ol></li> <!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><h3><strong><li>Nutritional and Supplement Support</strong></h3><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>It is essential to ensure a healthy eating plan to nourish the body and provide the body with the nutrients to supply energy and to equip the immune system to fight bacteria and viral attack.</p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>Choose the purest organic or fresh foods available and avoid processed foods and sugar which weakens the body. Supplements are vital to support the body since many nutrients are lost between the farm and our supermarkets. Cooking also lowers nutrient value. Eat raw salads and vegetables often.</p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>Choose good quality supplements, We recommend Sevenpointfive, Solgar, Good health as our top brands. Adding Superfoods to a delicious smoothie will also support and nourish the body.</p></li> <!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><h3><strong><li>Home Remedies </strong></h3><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>For those who prefer the simple home remedies, they do still work. We recommend the following remedies for your symptoms :</p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><h4><strong>Colds and flu </strong></h4><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><ul><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><li>Mix a paste of equal parts of garlic, ginger, apple cider and honey and eat one teaspoon every few hours.</li><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><li>It will clear congestion and bring relief and speedy recovery from symptoms.</li></ul><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><h4><strong>Blocked nose and sinus</strong></h4><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><strong>Steam Inhalation -</strong> Inhaling hot steam moistens the nasal passages, opening congested sinus and clearing blocked nostrils.<!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><ul><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><li>Boils water and transfer to a bowl.</li><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><li>Place the face about 30cm above the bowl and place a thick towel over your head and the bowl(like a tent)</li><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><li>Breathe through your nose for a minute or two. </li><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><li>Take a break and repeat.</li><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><li>Add ginger, rosemary or eucalyptus oil to the water to receive added benefits.</li><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –></ul></li> <!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><h3><strong><li>Flu Vaccine</strong></h3><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>Reddam Pharmacy is an authorised Discovery and Vitality clinic which can administer the flu vaccine. We recommend the flu vaccine for pregnant women, children, the elderly and all those who suffer with chronic diseases. <a href="https://reddampharmacy.co.za/clinic-services/flu-vacines/">Read more about flu vaccines here.</a></p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> </ol><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –> <h2><strong>Contact Us With Your HealthCare Questions</strong></h2><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –><p>We’d love to hear from you! If you have anything to add to our list or have any questions relating to Flu vaccines or products recommended in this blog , comment below or <a href="https://reddampharmacy.co.za/contact-reddam-pharmacy/">contact us here.</a></p><!– [et_pb_line_break_holder] –>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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