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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 […]

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 […]

Dementia

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]