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  • It could be Caused by Your Gut…

    Are you suffering from headaches, nausea, belching, bloating, tiredness and muscle aches? Would it surprise you if I told you that it is probably caused by your gut? Your body needs to process the food you eat, strip it of its essential nutrients and eliminate the waste as soon as possible for you to feel […]

  • What’s in an Apple?

    As the saying goes – ‘an apple a day keeps the Dr away’! Well, there is more and more scientific evidence to support the idea that by eating apples it keeps you from having to see your Dr. and protects you from developing chronic health problems such as heart disease, asthma and some forms of […]

  • What’s in a lime?

    As with all citrus fruits, limes provide lots of vitamin C and some B vitamins. They are also rich in a plant compound called flavonoids. In the 19th century the British sailors were given a daily allowance of limes to prevent scurvy. It presented itself initially with symptoms of fatigue and lethargy, then spots especially […]

  • What’s in an Avocado?

    Lots of people avoid avocados because they believe that they are full of fat and therefore calories. Well, they do have a high fat content but it is a healthy fat. It is predominantly monounsaturated and can help to lower LDL, ‘bad’, cholesterol. So, infact, avocados could be considered to be a heart-friendly food. Not […]

  • What’s in a Banana?

    Bananas are a good all rounder and provide some useful nutrients such as Vitamin C B6 and potassium. Vitamin C helps to keep the immune system healthy as it is a great antioxidant and antihistamines. It helps with the absorption of Iron and the production of collagen. Resists bacterial and viral diseases, controls blood cholesterol […]

  • Switch off your Pain

    Picture this scenario: you are walking along in a hurry and you don’t see that the pavement has a dip in it……suddenly you are saving yourself from falling, and there is a searing pain in your ankle! You have twisted it and already it is beginning to swell up. All very nasty and the first […]

  • The Importance of Healthy Eating

    The summer is a great time to think about your eating habits. You can go for lovely green salads, raw green vegetables and the beautiful fruits such as the berries and currents that are around. If possible try to eat organic foods because it puts less strain on the liver. Why do I suggest green […]

  • How diet can affect bone health

    The main stream definition of osteoporosis portrays bones as static structures, indicating that when bone deteriorates there is nothing that you can do to reverse or stop it except take medicines to correct the problem. However, there is no miracle drug without side effects and infact bone loss or osteoporosis, can be prevented or even […]

  • Are you an ‘apple’ or ‘pear’?

    Often people are concerned about the shape of their body and the way this makes them look and feel. However your body shape could be an indicator to a potential health problem. An ‘apple’ shaped body tends to have fat above the waist, whereas a ‘pear’ shaped body carries fat below the waist. Men with […]

  • How To Prevent Joint And Muscle Pains

    So many people complain of joint pain and of course as physiotherapists we are treating joint and muscle problems all the time.  However, have you ever thought what may be causing these problems?  As physiotherapists we look at your posture, how you sit at your workstation, how you lifted that heavy object, your sport etc, […]

  • Tennis Elbow

    Tennis is a great game to watch and even better to play. Whether you are a serious player or someone who just likes to have a knock around more socially, it can lead to problems that if not caught early, can lead to significant lay off through injury. Here, we will outline a couple of […]

  • Sciatica

    Most people suffer from back pain or sciatica at least once in their lives. It is a very common problem but it doesn’t have to be serious. Your spine is one of the strongest parts of your body. It is made of solid bony blocks (vertebrae) separated by discs (a bit like a jam doughnut […]