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Dementia – An Overview

What is Dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a group of conditions that affect how well our brains work.Dementia can affect anyone, and as people get older the chances of developing dementia increase.The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease – which around two-thirds of people with dementia have.The symptoms each […]

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 […]

The Secret of Jaw Pain Revealed

The Secret of Jaw Pain Revealed Who would believe simple things can make such a big difference?Jaw problems (or TMJ dysfunction for those with the lingo) are pretty common these days. One of my patients, who was an actress at the time, had a particularly voluminous and intense role to play.By the end of the show […]

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 […]

Arthritis – Home remedies

Arthritis Arthritis refers to inflammation of the joints. Arthritis arises from many causes and can be treated in many different ways. Arthritis classifications :  Arthritis caused by infection. Arthritis resulting from rheumatic fever. Rheumatoid arthritis. Degenerative arthritis. Arthritis due to joint injuries. Arthritis caused by gout. Arthritis originating from the nervous system. Rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis caused […]

Arthritis – 10 simple ways to manage it

Think you can’t stop that arthritis pain? Try these 10 simple, easy and effective arthritis pain relief tips to help make your life with arthritis a little easier. Protect your joints.Don’t keep your joints in the same position for a prolonged period of time. Balance your rest and work throughout the day. Use the strongest […]

Arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis

The three most common types of arthritis: osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect any joint in the body but often affects the smaller joints, including hands, wrists, fingers and elbows before any of the larger joints like the hips, knees, shoulders. Joints are generally affected on both sides of the body. The symptoms are often […]

Arthritis – Osteoarthritis

Arthritis literally means “inflammation of a joint”. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis but osteoarthritis is the most common.  According to the NZ Ministry of Health, arthritis is the single greatest cause of disability in New Zealand. More than half a million people will be affected by arthritis during their lifetime. In the USA, […]