Pregnancy and back pain

  The joy of preparing for a new baby is diminished for many women by persistent back pain during pregnancy, causing stress and frustration due to the lack of relief available. For this reason, it is important to know as much as possible about why you may be experiencing back pain as well as effective… Read the full article…

Couch Potato

  With the recent cold snap and further cold weather forecast in the coming weeks, it will be tempting to stay in the warm and relax in front of the television for hours on end. However, with 36% of Brits saying that their back pain is triggered by sitting still for long periods of time, the British… Read the full article…

Winter Cold & Flu Defence

If you’re preparing for the cold and flu season here are a few natural ways to boost your immune system. The influenza virus starts in November, but doesn’t peak in activity until February and usually winds down in March. We are all familiar with the standard flu symptoms of fever, headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat,… Read the full article…

3 Ways To Help Fight The Winter Blues

  Are the short days, long nights, bitter chills and inclement weather getting you down? Seasonal affective disorder, S A D, is a mood disorder characterised by feelings of sadness or depression during the winter months in otherwise mentally healthy people. If you’re suffering from SAD, you may find yourself sleeping longer, lacking energy and experiencing depression…. Read the full article…

Leave Stress Behind

  Engage All Your Senses and Leave Stress Behind. Many people exist in such a perpetual state of stress that activities generally considered stressful actually come as a welcome relief. When you’ve been hard at work all day or find yourself faced with a screaming carload of children, spending a little quiet time doing household chores… Read the full article…

Teenage Health Part 3 (Sleepy Teens and Stress)

  Most teens need between 8½ to 9 hours of sleep each night. The right amount of sleep is essential for anyone who wants to do well on a test or play sports without tripping over their feet. Unfortunately many teens don’t get enough sleep.   A recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation found… Read the full article…

Teenage Health Part 2 (Backs)

Your spine is made of 33 bones called vertebrae and between the vertebrae are discs that act as natural shock absorbers. When you incorrectly place a heavy weight on your shoulders, such as a schoolbag filled with books, the weight’s force can pull you in one direction. To compensate, you may bend forward at the… Read the full article…

Teenage Health Part 1 (Diet and Exercise)

  Health is low on the list of teenage priorities – below friends and fashion, according to research by the British Chiropractic Association. Perhaps today’s teens are so engrossed in their social lives and with their appearance that the most important thing, their health, has slipped off the agenda. Healthy Teen Diet What does healthy… Read the full article…

Keep them safe! – avoiding child sports injury.

Almost 75 percent of families with children between the ages of 5 and 18 have at least one child who plays organised sports, either at school or on a community team. The benefit of learning to work together as a team, building camaraderie and participating in consistent physical activity is a good thing. However, parents… Read the full article…

A coffee a day?

Every day millions of people drink coffee for an energy jolt that will help them get through the day. Coffee has become one of the most popular beverages of choice, but can it be good for your health? Numerous studies have been presented about some adverse effects of caffeine on the body, but there are… Read the full article…

Exercise Is Natural Medicine

As we age, physical fitness tends to take a backseat. With less activity comes a long list of ailments that can be prevented through simple exercise. The key to maintaining overall health as time goes by is to get out and start moving. Whether it’s in the gym or at home – physical fitness is… Read the full article…