Chiropractic Care – should it be part of your pregnancy plan?

Pregnancy is a time of massive change – mentally, emotionally, hormonally, and biomechanically. It is also a time when many women look for other options to manage various health challenges during their pregnancy. Chiropractic care rates among the many that women choose during this time. The great thing about chiropractic care is that it isContinue reading “Chiropractic Care – should it be part of your pregnancy plan?”

Resolution Revolution

It’s that time of year where many people make resolutions for the new year. This may be joining a gym, eating better, losing weight, start meditating, doing yoga, or giving up smoking. While New Years’ resolutions sound like an amazing idea, why is it that we find it so hard to stick to them? IsContinue reading “Resolution Revolution”

Ice or heat? When and how to use them.

“Do I use ice or heat?” This is one of the most common questions that I get asked in practice. I feel like there is a lot of confusion around what to use when. Below we discuss general rules on what to use when and how. Please talk to your health provider before beginning anyContinue reading “Ice or heat? When and how to use them.”

Chronic Stress: Is this the new normal?

Stress is something that we all talk about, however, I’m not sure we realise what a profound effect stress has on our health or hidden stress that we may not even consider. Stress arises when environmental demands are perceived as taxing or potentially exceeding one’s own capacity or resources to adapt to them, and thereContinue reading “Chronic Stress: Is this the new normal?”

But my bloods are normal!!

Should we be aiming for normal or optimal? I’m sure we have all been to our GP before because we haven’t felt well, had some blood tests and been told ‘everything is normal, there is nothing wrong with you.’ This can be very frustrating and upsetting as the reason you went is because you knowContinue reading “But my bloods are normal!!”

Improving Gut Health At Home

This month is all about gut health. I’m sure we have all experienced issues with our gut at one time or another. Many people now suffer from food intolerances and chronic gut issues. I truly believe this is due to our high stress lifestyle and poor diet – and the research agrees3. There are manyContinue reading “Improving Gut Health At Home”

Almost Magical Mushrooms

Gotcha! You thought I was going to write about magic mushrooms……well we may not be talking Psilocybin but some of the traditional Chinese and Japanese medicinal mushrooms are pretty magical. The Chinese and Japanese have been using mushrooms as medicine for thousands of years. I had my first experience using these a few years ago.Continue reading “Almost Magical Mushrooms”

Growing Your Own Sprouts

Sprouts are an absolute favourite of mine. My favourite sandwich as a child was wholemeal bread with butter, tomato, black pepper and alfalfa sprouts. As well as tasting delicious, sprouts have many health benefits including: High in vitamins and minerals. They generally contain high levels of folate, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin K. In fact, theyContinue reading “Growing Your Own Sprouts”

Allergy Or Intolerance?

What’s the difference when it comes to food and what can I do about it? Sometimes it seems that everyone has an allergy or intolerance to some sort of food these days. Do people actually mean allergic or do they mean intolerant when they say “I’m allergic to….” ? An allergy refers to the body’sContinue reading “Allergy Or Intolerance?”