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  • Cruciferous Vegetables – Anti-Cancer

    Researchers, led by Dr Xiao Ou Shu at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, have found that women who had survived breast cancer and who ate lots of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, spinach and cabbage) within the first 36 months following their diagnosis, had a higher survival rate. Results showed that increased intake of cruciferous vegetables was […]

  • Olive Oil – A Great Healer

    Not that long ago olive oil was thought of as a speciality cooking oil, and only used on Mediterranean type recipes and for special occasions. Now, however, I would recommend it to all my patients because of all the wonderful health benefits it gives, especially cold pressed extra virgin olive oil as it contains most […]

  • Frozen Shoulder

    Hi Alison my GP says i gave a classic frozen and referred me to a rheumatologist. Meanwhile i wonder if physio can heal this condition? Thanks Beth Gallagher Answer Hi Beth Yes physiotherapy can definitely help a frozen shoulder. Alison

  • Exciting News about Ginger

    Ginger is the rhizome (root) of the plant Zingiber officinale and is consumed as a medicine, a spice and as a delicacy. Other members of the same family are cardamom, galangal and turmeric. Young ginger roots are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste and used in many dishes or steeped in boiling water […]

  • Help for a Good Nights Sleep

    A poor sleep pattern is one of the most common complaints in our society today and we do little to help ourselves. We stay up too late and get up too early. We tend to over stimulate ourselves with late night activities, such as working on our computers or watching television, and then we use […]