You & Your Lifestyle
At Farmers Pharmacies we recognise the need to lead a healthy lifestyle. For this reason our trained and helpful staff are always on hand to provide essential health tips to help you achieve this.
At Farmers Pharmacies we endeavour to provide the highest standard of care to all our patients and customers. We strive to attend to all your needs to help achieve a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. Please feel free to call into any of our pharmacies for further information on any of the products or services outlined below.
In Store Health Checks
We provide a range of health care checks, managed by pharmacists and clinical technicians, which allow you to keep control of your health. These checks include Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure monitoring and weight monitoring.
We can also provide a 24 hour blood pressure monitor (DABL) to patients which allows for a more accurate reading of blood pressure. Our pharmacists are available to discuss the results of such checks with you and recommend the most appropriate course of action.
In our pharmacies we partake in many weight loss programmes such as Lipotrim and Alli to help you achieve a healthy weight. The Lipotrim Weight Loss Programme allows patients to achieve their goal weight under the supervision of a Pharmacist and it has two diet options:
Total Food Replacement (TFR)
Total food replacement is a nutritionally complete diet where all your food is replaced by low fat nutritional sachets. This diet works by creating a Calorie Gap (the difference between the calories you use and the calories you eat). The body’s reserves of fat and sugar are then drawn on to meet the body’s needs. leading to weight loss. You will also not be hungry on this diet.
This is a very effective, safe method of losing weight. Women WILL lose at least a stone per month while men WILL lose at least a stone and a half.
You must complete a medical screening form. If you have certain medical conditions you may need to see your GP to ensure it is safe for you to start the diet.
You must watch a DVD before starting the diet and you must leave a 2 day gap between getting the DVD and starting the diet. This is to ensure you are serious about succeeding with this diet.
If accepted, you must return to the pharmacy every week for a weigh in and you will be dispensed you next week’s supply of TFR sachets.
If you feel this diet is right for you, please feel free to drop in and speak with our pharmacist or fully qualified staff. Benefits of the diet include feeling less bloated, improved quality of sleep and reduced joint pain.
Lipotrim products are only available to buy from pharmacies participating in the Pharmacy Programme and the weekly cost is generally less than the cost of ordinary food bills. The range comprises of:
- Drinks – vanilla, strawberry or chocolate.
- Chicken soup
Flapjacks – coconut or peanut butter flavours (both varieties contain peanuts)
The Maintenance Programme was developed to help patients maintain their weight once they had achieved their goal weight on TFR. It is also a very suitable diet for patients who just have a few pounds to lose.
Maintenance sachets are low in fat, sugars and calories and high in fibre. Weight loss is again achieved by creating a calorie gap as with TFR and due to the high fibre content, you remain feeling fuller for longer.
Maintenance sachets are best used in conjunction with a balanced, healthy, calorie controlled diet. Maintenance sachets can be bought over the counter. However patients tend to be more successful if they weigh in each week and weight loss is monitored more accurately.
The Lipotrim Maintenance range comprises:
- Chocolate Whip Dessert
- Orange Creme Drink
- Summer Fruits Drink
- Cream of Vegetable Soup
- Caramel Flavoured Bar
For more information or to get started on a weight management plan contact us today or visit www.lipotrim.co.uk.
At Farmers Pharmacies staff members are always available to discuss smoking cessation and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Our pharmacy provides many products, both with and without prescription, to help combat that craving. Ask us about Nicotine Replacement Therapy and other options available to suit your needs.
Now available at Farmers Pharmacies
Stop-Smoking Hypnosis by private appointment in our treatment rooms at Leopardstown, Dundrum and Sandyford pharmacies. For more detail on this smoking-cessation service visit: www.StopSmokingFreedom.ie
To get you on the right track we’ve outlined 10 tips to help you quit smoking:
Write down all the reasons why you want to quit.
Place them where they’ll remind you of why you have chosen to quit.
2) Make a date to stop
Pick your day to stop smoking and stick to it.
Get rid of all lighters, matches, ashtrays and smell of smoke from your house and car. It has shown to be easier to stop altogether than cutting down gradually.
3) Seek support
Inform friends and family that you are quitting.
Ask them not to offer you any cigarettes or give you any cigarettes if you ask.
Text all smokers in your phonebook to inform them that you are quitting.
Be aware of triggers in advance. You will be less likely to give in if you have prepared for situation in advance.
Coffee and alcohol are strong triggers for smoking.
Substitute with decaf?nated coffee, water or fruit juice instead.
5) Learn to deal with cravings
Cravings can occur frequently during the first few days after quitting.
Avoid situations where you might smoke for the ?rst few days after quitting.
Cravings intensify over 3-5 minutes but then subside.
Do the 4D’s as recommended by the Irish Cancer Society. Delay, Drink (water or juice), Distract, Deep Breathe.
6) Increase exercise
It helps to keep you occupied, relaxed and de-stressed. Helps manage weight.
7) Watch your diet
Avoid snacking on chocolate bars and biscuits. Use fruit instead. Eat sensibly.
8) Stay positive
Withdrawal symptoms, such as a cough, are a good sign and will reduce within a few weeks.
If you are struggling remember the reasons why you wanted to quit. Remind yourself of your willpower to quit initially.
9) Reward yourself
Each week put away the amount of money you would normally spend on cigarettes.
Use this money to buy yourself a treat as a reminder of how well you are doing.
Please drop in for advice and support from our Pharmacist and qualified staff at any time.
At Farmers Pharmacies we endeavour to provide the highest standard of care to all our patients. We strive to attend to all your needs to help achieve a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. Please feel free to call us, email us or simply drop into any of our pharmacies for further information on any of our products or services.
Farmers Pharmacy Dundrum,
56 Main Street,
Tel: (01) 2987337 | Fax: (01) 2988042
Whether you have weight loss in mind, or would just like to lead a healthier life by eating right, we have a nutritionist present at our Dundrum pharmacy who can offer you expert advice.
Farmers Pharmacy Ballyogan,
Leopardstown Valley S.C.
Tel: (01) 2941002 | Fax: (01) 2941653
Call in to our Ballyogan Road Pharmacy to see our wide range of skincare, hair care and cosmetics products from brands such as Elizabeth Arden, Vichy, La Roche Posay and Gosh.
At Beacon Court
Beacon Pharmacy Beacon Court,
Unit 34 The Mall,
Tel: (01) 2930155 | Fax: (01) 2930156
If you’re considering starting a family or growing your family, our staff at the Beacon Pharmacy can provide you with all the advice you need on fertility prescriptions and supplements.