Your pharmacist is someone who provides you with the solution you need to recuperate. From the alleviating the symptoms of your cold to lowering your blood pressure, your pharmacist is the last place on your road to recovery but is this the best model for your long term health?
What if when you came to get your medication for your ailment you also got advice on how to change your lifestyle factors to prevent you from getting sick in the first place. What we at antidote are offering is the opportunity for change. When you enter our stores we want to offer you advice on your long term health not just your medication.
We believe that your health and wellness is something that should be worked on consistently not just when you get sick. Chronic disease has been on the rise in New Zealand for years. Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity are all health issues that can be prevented but we’re not doing the right things to stop this.
As a nation we’re going to see our health professionals when we’re sick not when we’re well. We need to reverse this trend and we need to say to our doctor, our pharmacist, our nutritionist, our personal trainer and our other healthcare professionals:
We know the effects of long-term medication use and the implications they have on other parts of your body. They’re not good. If you have indigestion and you’re a long term anti-acid user you can soon suffer from a number of other health issues. Wouldn’t it be better if you made continual dietary changes that prevented you from even needing the medication in the first place?
This is just one of many medications that have long term side effects that can be resolved just by changing some dietary and lifestyle factors.
We want to focus on making sure that you only need medication when it’s really necessary, not when it can be dispensed as a band-aid for a larger health issue. We’re here to help you find out what you can do to improve your lifestyle habits outside of the medication.
We want to work with all health professionals and practitioners to improve your wellness to offer you a long term solution to better health.
This is a conversation we at Antidote would like to have with you. Come in store today and see what we can do to offer you a long term approach to your health.