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Make 2017 Your Year!

In early January I took a break for a week and when I came back it was mayhem at the clinic. The demand for osteopathy was huge. I was squeezing people in left right and centre. One day I think I had about a forty five minute break in a ten hour day…and then had […]

Blood Sugar Levels

One Thing Your Body Loves is Sugar. Earlier on in my career…in my younger days…I thought I was invincible…I thought “this pony could run on thin air”…That was until…I almost collapsed onto one of my patients.I went to a particularly cosmic…yet down to earth healer…who waved his vibrating hand over me…muttering away.He eventually diagnosed that:’You […]


Such a Sad StoryBut I can’t help laughing sometimes…​My mum phones me – ‘I’m in Hamilton and I can’t get home…can you come and pick me up…I can’t find my bus ticket.’​Me: How did you get there?‘I walked’ –  as if stating the obvious.My mum lives in Kerikeri so that is quite a feat for […]

The Breath Of Life

Stunned once again……science proves breathing is beneficial…An article in the paper the other day ‘…the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgment…’…world-first…Except I already knew that…so did the ancient…and not so ancient Yogis. When I am treating a patient…stretching them to with in an inch of their life…no […]

I Had To Laugh

Actually it was really more of a smile .Over the past few weeks at my clinic a few of the patients have been very descriptive of their efforts to fix their sore backs. Admittedly it has been more the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff for some and the top of the cliff for […]

Is This My Life Forever?

Is this my life forever? I hear this a lot in my clinic. ’My life will never be the same again…’Recently, a guy fell off a ladder – well to be precise he fell with the ladder – and came into the clinic looking very sheepish and feeling very sorry for himself.I could hear ACC […]

Plumbing your body

We recently had a septic tank problem at home. It took the plumber a while to sort out the blocked pipes while explaining to me in great detail how the system works and the reasons for the system break down. While he was talking, it reminded me of the human body and its lymphatic system.The […]

Think Zinc

​In my early days of studying osteopathy and natural health this was a phrase that was bandied around:​” If your feet stink, and you can’t think, you need zinc.” I liked it…I don’t even know if it was true…but the fact is zinc is incredibly important for optimum bodily function. There was also some research at the […]

Intelligent Fitness

Intelligent FitnessSo You Want to Get Fitter?In my opinion there are two key elements in making for a successful fitness regime. Both important but not always easy to define. 1st Element- Have FunIf you had to choose an exercise to do, what would it be? What type of exercise do you like doing? (And bringing […]

Watch Out For Ex-spurts

Watch Out For Ex-spurts They are everywhere, around every corner, in cafes, shops and even in your own home.They come at you in many, varied and not so subtle ways. Like Dr Google and YouTube where ex-spurts abound in their thousands . They are on the lounge floor, the lawn or the beach filming themselves while claiming […]