Chit Chat

  • 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, […]

  • Sunscreens….good or bad for you?

    It is so true that when the sun is out we all feel so much better. People have a smile on their face, colour in their cheeks and walk upright, striding out! Why is this? Well one reason is that whilst you are out in the sun you are getting your Vitamin D which is […]

  • Statin drugs – a Gentle Decline

    So now the medical profession want to put everyone over the age of 55 on statins and blood pressure drugs, whether they need them or not and without examining them for any problems. Supposedly it will cut costs! My question is: Are the side effects associated with statins worth the risk? Just in my practice […]

  • Are You Suffering From Depression?

    ‘Depression’ is often used to describe when someone is feeling ‘low’, ‘miserable’, ‘in a mood’, or having ‘got out of bed on the wrong side’. However, doctors use the word in two different ways. They can use it to describe the symptom of a ‘low mood’, or to refer to a specific illness, ie a […]

  • Help for Hayfever

    Well, the hayfever season seems to be with us already. The warmer months of spring and summer mean that we can start enjoying more of our favourite outdoor activities. Whether it’s strolling through the woods, cycling along the riverbanks, taking the dog for a walk, playing cricket out in the fields, or simply relaxing in […]

  • The Importance of Cleansing the Bowel

    According to Mayo Clinic research, all shades of brown and even green are considered normal stool colours and the foods you eat can affect the colour of your stool. For example, beetroot, tomato juice, blueberries, and green leafy vegetables can affect your stool colour. However, a distinct change in stool colour can be a warning […]

  • A Simple Way to Combat Colon Cancer

    A new study reveals that consistent exercise is linked to a lower risk of dying from colon cancer. It is a US study from the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and is one of the first to show that exercise can make colon cancer less deadly. The researchers followed […]

  • Yes or No to Statins

    The pharmaceutical companies are trying to get everyone on statins as a precaution against heart problems. However is this really the way to go? They obviously don’t mention the appalling side effects including kidney failure, heart failure, motor neurone disease and even cancer? Well why would they, no-one would even consider taking them. Yes, statins […]

  • A Recipe for Vitamin D

    We all know that sunshine is the best way of getting your vitamin D, however sunshine isn’t always enough, as they found in a study from the city of Calgary, one of the sunniest places in Canada, and almost every person measured had a vitamin D deficiency. 97 percent of them! In Australia, one of […]