Top 6 Natural Pain Killers

Pain is an all too common sensation. Though unpleasant, pain is a helpful signal which shouldn’t be ignored. It is your body’s way of alerting you to immediate injury or asking for “help” with potential or underlying problems you may not be aware of. We are all familiar with what pain can feel like: burning,… Read the full article…

Beat Those Allergies

With the seasons constantly changing, many people are forced to confront one unfortunate inconvenience that can wreak havoc on their daily schedules –allergies. Allergies are exaggerated immune responses to substances that are generally not considered harmful.   There are many different types of allergies, such as food allergies and skin allergies. Allergic rhinitis is a type of… Read the full article…

Chocolate – the next miracle food?

Chocolate is rapidly becoming the next miracle food. If minimally processed, it contains the highest flavanol content of any food. Flavanols are phytonutrients also found in various fruits and vegetables, are associated with numerous health benefits. The problem is that these valuable compounds are nearly all destroyed when the cocoa beans are heated during processing. For a… Read the full article…

Hot or cold?

Heatpack or Icepack..which should it be? Although the scientific evidence for the use of ice/heat therapy is yet to be proven, we know from personal and clinical experience that ice/heat therapy play a vital role in the home management of acute and chronic pain conditions. But when to use which? That is the question! Heat and ice are… Read the full article…

Back to School

From the bag and shoes they choose, to the amount of television they watch, young people are constantly putting strain on their posture. With the new school term about to start, the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) highlights the importance of choosing the right shoes and bag for children as they go back to school. A study… Read the full article…

Sun Glorious Sun

With the summer season well underway, we thought it appropriate to highlight the healthy benefits and unfortunate harmful effects of the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) rays. How do we benefit from sun exposure? The sun’s rays enable the body to produce Vitamin D naturally. This Vitamin D allows the body to absorb essential Calcium…. Read the full article…

Gardening – Pull your weeds, not your back!

Gardening for many people is just a chore that has to be done and for others it is their main leisure activity. In both cases it is important to prepare your joints and muscles prior to descending on your garden in the spring. What everyone wants is to be fit and healthy enough to actually… Read the full article…

Winter Depression

During the winter months – particularly December, January and February – ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ (SAD) affects approximately 500,000 people in the UK. The shortened daylight hours and lack of good sunlight in the winter months are thought to cause a biochemical imbalance with a part of the brain known as the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus “rules… Read the full article…