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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 […]

Anti Inflammatory Diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Rheumatoid ArthritisThis a healthy option for anyone and everyone. While there is no specific “diet” that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), should follow, researchers have identified certain foods that can help control inflammation. Many of them are found in the so-called Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fish, vegetables and olive oil, among other staples. […]

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 […]

I Think I’m Going Weak At The Knees

I Think I’m Going Weak At The Knees ​Yes its an epidemic – it’s like a plague that is bearing down upon us and we don’t notice until its almost too late.Research I read a while back stated that it is better for elderly people to do weight bearing exercises because of the types of […]

Ninja Osteopath Breaks Ankle

Ninja Osteopath Breaks Ankle Yes, sad but true.In my mid 40’s, not that long ago (yeah right) I decided to take up martial arts.Nothing too martial – read serious fighting. It was an artistic form of Kung Fu called Wu Shu. It was a bit fruity but I enjoyed getting my head around the moves. […]

The Truth About Pillows

The Truth About Pillows Its simple really…I could have made a small fortune if I was paid every time someone asked me about pillows.The truth is –  if your neck is sore when you wake in the morning, its invariably not your pillows fault. Unless you have two or more stacked up under your head […]

Dealing With The Stress Epidemic

Dealing With The Stress Epidemic Bleached of their life force,  the stressed stagger on.Its an epidemic. It astounds and never ceases to amaze me how society as a whole seems to care less about its citizens as time goes on. The pressure that is put on individuals and families to “live within their means” is becoming […]

Muscle Pain – The Silver Lining

  The Silver Lining of Muscle Pain Muscle pain is the most common and I think it is a good idea to have some understanding on what causes it so that you can better know how to relieve it. There are quite a few different causes of muscle pain and if you are really worried about […]