To Change Your Health, Change Your Environment

Last week, I hit rock bottom. I'm writing this on the Easter weekend, which is normally a time I like to indulge a little (okay, a lot!) with chocolate, but this year I couldn't. When Pancake Day came around and Lent was about to begin,…
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3 Tips For A Healthy Christmas

Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!!! We are nearly there! I hope you have not been too frantic in the lead-up to Christmas and have managed to enjoy some quality time with your friends and family. Christmas is a time for family, rest and a few…

Christmas and Health

Hmmm Christmas and health, Christmas and health, Christmas and health ... nope, I can't link the two.   There's something about being human that makes us want to let loose a couple of times a year and gorge on all the naughty things. I'm…

Why Don't We Do the Things We Know to Be Good for Us?

I'm currently reaping the benefits of a low sugar month which I am doing in conjunction with my '30 Day Habits' group which I run in Facebook. I have a clearer head, better sleep, I've leaned up a little and my running feels better.   I…
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Using Habits to Avoid Pain

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant   In my job as an osteopath, in the last ten years I have had the pleasure of treating people from all walks of life. I have treated professional…
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'Wear and Tear'? Don't worry about it!

We all love a rhyme. Rhymes and alliteration, in fact. Evolutionary psychologists put it down to the fact that humans passed knowledge through the generations by telling stories. Our lives literally depended on remembering knowledge passed…
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What Is the Best Way to Stretch?

Fitness can be broadly split into three categories: cardio, strength and flexibility. It's not quite as simple as that, but that covers the bases.   Cardio As a teen, I had the cardio one covered. I did not stop. Early morning swimming…
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Back Pain On Holiday

Imagine the panic. You're taking a well-deserved rest away on holiday. The sun is beating down and that makes your crisp, cold drink taste all the better. Then, seemingly out the blue, your back goes. No! You're in a foreign country, not…
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11 Lessons From One-Year No Booze

  I am currently 11 months into a one-year challenge I set myself to go alcohol-free. I had considered giving up after the birth of our second child. The broken sleep and the early starts were getting the better of me! I was also getting…

3 Tips To Make The Habit Stick

Regular readers may have noticed recently that I have become fascinated by habits. So much so that when looking back, I have labelled my 2017 "The Year of the Habit" because I started and stuck to so many new habits of health. Starting…
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It's Not Your Lower Back's Fault!

It's Not Your Lower Back's Fault!   When I was at school, I had a lovely maths teacher called Mrs Boyce. Unlike many of my classes, Mrs Boyce allowed us to sit where we like. I’m sure the intention was that by giving us some autonomy…
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60 Hour Keto Fast - Live Updates

Sunday 9pm - The Fast Begins! My last morsel of food was eaten half an hour ago. It’s a strange feeling knowing that I’m not going to eat again for (hopefully) 60 hours. I’m super aware of all the feelings in my body, wondering if…
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How to Get More Energy in a Busy Life

First day back at work after the new baby and, funnily enough, I feel like I need more energy..! What's the quickest way to GET MORE ENERGY if your workload stays the same?  - - >  Cut out all processed sugar from your diet and practice…
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Can a Nutritionist Help You?

I can tell you exactly when the biggest change in my own health happened. It was December 9th, 2010, and my appendix nearly burst. Thankfully it was caught early and whipped out before anything major went wrong. However, the fact that it…
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Come Out of Hibernation Slowly to Prevent Back Pain!

Change of Seasons Every day, as I walk around the plinth treating my patients, I look up through the window and see the tops of the trees. Listening to my patients' stories, learning from them and laughing with them, and seeing the gradual…