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Can your teenager touch their toes?

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It’s very interesting as an Osteopath thinking about how and when back problems start? As a generalisation I think that they usually start to manifest chronically in adults over the…

What frustrates me?

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One of the things that really frustrates me is the lack of understanding of the importance of our mind with regards to our health and for our life experiences in…

How to avoid the Hazards of the Holiday!

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How To Avoid the Hazards of the Holiday It's coming up to holiday time again so I'd like to warn you that I see a lot of patients, with back…

WHERE DO YOU TURN TO WHEN YOU’RE STRESSED?

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WHERE DO YOU TURN TO WHEN YOU’RE STRESSED? In this modern world we live in, Science is discovering that stress is playing a larger and larger role in the underpinning…

IS YOUR MIND RIGHT?

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IS YOUR MIND RIGHT? This is probably the most important question you’ll ever ask yourself because as any sports person will tell you, this is the secret to great performance.…

10 Steps Along the Natural Path to Migraine Relief

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10 Steps Along the Natural Path to Migraine Relief   Step 1) Hydration: Try to have a glass of water in front of you at all times and drink it every…

WHERE DID MY BAD BACK COME FROM?

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Did you know that the un-noticed injuries that we have throughout our life contribute to the amount of aches & pains, and ultimate Osteoarthritis, we experience when we are older?…

Would you like to know what causes your Migraine?

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MIGRAINE CAUSE IDENTIFIER Firstly are you sure your headaches are really a migraine? Here are some identifying symptoms:- A warning feeling that something is coming on; some kind of visual disturbance;…

MY 10 TOP TIPS TO KEEP STRESS AT BAY

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MY 10 TOP TIPS TO KEEP STRESS AT BAY 1. Take a deep breath or two; Breathing deeply, relaxes the body & brings more Oxygen to the brain. Plus we…

Why is musical chairs the healthiest game?

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Prolonged sitting is one of the unhealthiest activities we do.  Many of the health issues of our modern life can be linked to our sedentary lifestyle and there appears to…

SHOULD WE ALL BE CHASING POKEMON?

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SHOULD WE ALL BE CHASING POKEMON? It may seem a bit crazy to us oldies, this recent obsession with chasing virtual Pokémon. I’m sure a lot of you haven’t got…

10 RULES of RECOVERY

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10 RULES OF RECOVERY Step1) Own your problem. You heal yourself (with a little help!) Step2) Acknowledge your mind plays a role in health recovery. Step3) Acknowledge your rate of recovery will…

How important is the ‘Selfie’ to cancer prevention?

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This week has seen many women joining The Facebook campaign of going without make-up and taking a 'selfie' to raise awareness for cancer. Any thing that raises the awareness of…

Loving Kindness: Your Key to Successful Parenting and Healthy Children!

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Loving Kindness: Your Key to Successful Parenting & Healthy Children Firstly before starting this blog I want to mention the book Childhood Disrupted by Donna Jackson Nakazawa. A must for…

How much does the Big C impact upon your life?

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How much does the Big C impact upon your life? This week to coincide with MacMillan week I gave a talk focusing on Informing about & Preventing Cancer and here…

An inspiration to us all!

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What ever you think of her music, Dame Vera Lynn is an inspiration. To be still working at 97 is incredible, however it is my goal for my patients to…

4 Tips to Make Your Networking a Success

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Networking Rules OK I was introduced to networking about 5 years ago and it has completely rejuvenated my business and changed me as a person. Prior to this I really…

CAN YOU AFFORD TO IGNORE YOUR BACK TWINGES?

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CAN YOU AFFORD TO IGNORE YOUR BACK TWINGES? Did you know that back problems are the biggest cause of absenteeism from work? How will you cope if you or your…

QUESTION: “I have a bad back; how long should it take to get better?”

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This question is the one that every patient wants to know the answer to before they embark on a course of treatment. I’m writing this because someone said to me…

21 STEPS TO RECOVERING YOUR HEALTH

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21 STEPS TO RECOVERING YOUR HEALTH & OVERCOMING PAIN 1. Take 100% responsibility for your life. YOU are in charge & YOU have the Power & Control to make anything…

Getting Rid of Back Pain For Ever!

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12 POINTERS FOR A HEALTHIER BACK 1) DAILY LOOSENING EXERCISES. These should be done morning and evening and before any physical activity. (you can see me doing them on my home…

AN EXAMPLE TO US ALL!!

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I can across this amazing story that I felt I had to share:-   This 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock,…

NATUROPATHIC ADVICE FOR WINTER COUGHS & COLDS

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7 Tips to encourage your immune system: 1. Rest more 2. Drink more water and hot lemon & honey 3. Get more fresh air 4. Try to keep active if…

20 TOP TIPS FOR MENTAL WELL-BEING

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20 TOP TIPS FOR MENTAL WELL-BEING: REMEMBER “A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE IS ESSENTIAL” 1. Get 7-8 hrs sleep each night. 2. Begin your day with thoughts appreciation and eagerness. 3. Make feeling happy…

I HAD A DREAM…….!

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I HAD A DREAM.......! The other night I had this really weird dream in which the price of medicines became so high that the health service could only afford those…

10 SIMPLE MENTAL WELL-BEING TIPS

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· Have 8 hours sleep each night · Start the day with some motivating prayers, poems, pictures or music · At some time during the day go for a walk · Avoid strong tea…

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOURSELF?

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As more and more evidence is uncovered regarding the connection between our adverse childhood experiences and our attitudes to life, and then the illnesses we experience as adults. I thought…

Why Doctors make backs worse!

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Ever since I was a small boy and I won a prize at my Sunday school for the 'Boy who shows most consideration for others' I have come to realize my…

Did you know that in China people used to pay their doctor only when they were well?!

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How good would that be? Only pay me when you are well! I'd be happy for that but you'd have to follow my advice! One of the things I feel…

10 STRESS MANAGEMENT TIPS

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1. Start the day reading a list of all the good things in your life and all the good things about you. 2. Listen to uplifting music. 3. Go for…

Is your neck pain driving you mad?

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Have you ever suffered with any of the following symptoms:- · Neck & shoulder pain, stiffness or tension · Headaches or Migraine · Pain or tingling in your arms or…

HEAL THYSELF: THINK POSITIVE

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Realism is bad for your health! “Everything’s going to be fine.” Go on, try to convince yourself, because realism can be bad for your health. Optimists recover better from medical…

UNDERSTANDING THE MIND/PAIN CONNECTION

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Pain is very subjective and everybody feels pain in their own unique way. More and more evidence is suggesting that mental triggers are just as important at creating pain as…

2018 THE YEAR TO START YOUR RECOVERY

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Life is either going up or down it's never static so which way are you going? Progress often follows a setback, which usually causes a downturn in your life, so…

WHAT’S STOPPING YOU LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST?

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One of the things life has taught me, and it's also something I do instinctively is to live life to the fullest. I guess I've always been like that as…

20 TOP TIPS FOR PHYSICAL WELL-BEING: REMEMBER “PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE”

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1. Drink plenty of water. 2. Aim for 7-8hrs sleep a night. 3. Learn to relax/ meditate for 20mins every day. 4. Avoid sitting for more than 1hr without standing up. 5. Eat more fruit…

MAKING ABSENTEEISM A THING OF THE PAST!

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Top five causes of short-term absence 1. Minor illness such as colds and headaches 2. Stress 3. Musculoskeletal injuries such as neck strains 4. Back pain Top five causes of…

MUSIC IS MY FIRST LOVE……….

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Music has a profound effect on our feelings and our health The way we view ourselves and our life experiences are the most significant factors in determining how our life…

Is Your Workplace Happy & Healthy or is it Cultivating Stress & Sickness?

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I believe a happy & healthy workplace will be a productive one so how does yours shape up? Here are 15 tips to improve your work place environment:- Have a…

VIRTUAL BACK FITNESS TEST or Do you need to visit your Osteopath?

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VIRTUAL BACK FITNESS TEST or Do you need to visit your Osteopath? Ask yourself these questions:- Are you under any stress at the moment? Are you taking any painkillers? Have…

10 STEPS TO LIVE FOREVER!

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Take a 20 minute walk every day; do some stretches & relaxation; have at least 7 hours sleep Chew food well ,take time for meals and try not to eat…
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Are you a sufferer of pain, poor health, or are too easily effected by stress?

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Health Recovery Mentoring Programme Are you a sufferer of pain, poor health,or are too easily effected by stress? Many people suffer in this way and find long term recovery a…
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The Most Important Blog I’ve Ever Written!

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The 4 tenets of a healthy mind Staying healthy in the 21st century is a real challenge because we do not appreciate the importance of the power our Mind over…
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Have you ever wondered how much influence your mind has on your body?

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If you want to know the answer then ask yourself these questions: Are easy going, calm & relaxed or do you worry or get irritable. Are you mostly happy or…

6 Essential Tips to support your Mental Well-being

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As this is Mental Awareness week I thought I offer my thoughts on mental well-being from working in the Well-being industry for 40 years. My first thoughts are that it…
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Back Pain; Unseen Crisis

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If you didn't see the program on ITV this week you can view it here plus below is a summary of the information. https://www.itv.com/hub/tonight/1a2803a1224H Here are some bullet points from…
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10 Mind Gym Exercises

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How are you getting on looking after your mind? With all the constant news about mental health issues do you have a way of taking care of yours? Do you…
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My Mind Gym Guidelines

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The first step in this process is to become aware of the profound influence your mind has on every aspect of your health & your life. Your earliest experiences will…
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Why the chair is the worst invention ever!

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When you are sitting at your desk or in front of the TV do you think about the consequences of what you are doing? Did you know that sitting is…

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