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Advice on boosting energy levels

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Our body, much like our car needs fuel to run. What type of fuel we put in and how well our body processes this fuel, will determine how well we run. Of course each of us will be different, but there are some things we could all consider when making food choices, to help support […]

Self-care – A starter kit for busy lives

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Wellbeing as part of daily self care Self-care is so important and making time for it each day is vital to both physical and mental wellness. Allow yourself 20 minutes a day and test out some of our self-care ideas. Making time for self-care can help reduce stress, improve sleep, enhance mood and build immunity. […]

Asthma-self help and manual therapy

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How can manual therapy help asthma sufferers Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways to the lungs, resulting in them becoming both swollen and narrowed, therefore making breathing more difficult. Asthmatics will often suffer symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. As yet there is no cure for asthma so treatment […]

Diabetes Self Help

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Diabetes is probably one of the most common medical complaints. I suspect all of us will know someone who either has it or has been classed as being pre-diabetic, but what exactly is it and what can we do to help lessen our chances of getting it? Type 2 Diabetes explained There are 2 main […]

The benefits of Magnesium

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Magnesium seems to be gaining increasing popularity as a supplement and for good reason. Many of our team may recommend the use of magnesium as a spray or as an Epsom salt bath to ease aching joints and muscles. Magnesium plays a huge part on so many of our bodily functions and is an essential […]

Turmeric- the inflammation buster

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What is tumeric and how is it used in healthcare? Turmeric, often used in cooking, as a colouring agent and food preserve, has also been used for its medicinal purposes for 1000’s of years. In practices such as Ayurveda it is used to assist issues like infections, skin issues and tummy troubles. Research papers report […]

Vitamin D- Supplement Support

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Vitamin D- Supplement support including guidance from PHE & NICE plus our thoughts Vitamin D is so important to the health of our bones and immune system, perhaps more so now with Covid-19, than ever before. There have been several reported papers stating that populations with low Vitamin D have been more prone to Covid […]

Arthritis of the Hip and Knee- The role of exercise

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Hip and Knee Arthritis Wear and tear, osteoarthritic changes, are characterised by disruption and thinning of the cartilage and subsequent bony change. Patients will classically experience pain, stiffness and joint swelling, more often after activity, first thing in the morning and after rest. Both the hip and knee are commonly affected by osteoarthritis, especially after the […]

How to set up your bike

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How to ease pain whilst cycling Throughout Covid, many more people have taken to their bikes. One key way to improve comfort on your bike is to get it set up correctly so that your body is taking the strain of any exercise evenly and not taking it all through a single joint. We commonly […]

Osteopaths guide to mattresses

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An osteopaths guide to choosing a mattress The old saying of one size fits all certainly does not apply to mattress buying. There is a common belief that for a mattress to be good, it must be firm, but this is not always the case. Here we share some of our top tips when choosing […]