Spring Wellness

Spring is a time of rebirth, when the dormant plants form shoots with sudden growth and rapid expansion. Life reawakes with great excitement and the drabness of winter turns into a bright flurry of warm light. The spring meridians are Liver and Gall Bladder.   Foods and nutrients  To keep these meridians balanced eat more B Vitamins, Magnesium and Zinc.  Wholegrains including …

Are you Vitamin D deficient?

The fat-soluble Vitamin D is well know to be good for healthy bones and boosting your immune system but did you know that it can also help with muscles, utilize calcium and phosphorous, regulate gene expression of over 2000 genes and regulate hormones. There are very few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D. These include wild oily fish (the best …

A is for Aromatherapy

(From an active aromatherapist with 30 years experience) Aromatherapy means the therapeutic use of aromatic oils. However a traditional aromatherapy treatment is very different to a massage with nice smelling oils.  In your deep tissue, holistic, Swedish, remedial, sports etc massage the hands do the work in order to smooth out and stretch the muscles removing tension.  It is a physical massage …

Nail facts and your health

Once emerged the nail itself is dead tissue Nails consist of 3-4 layers held together by a oil and moisture It takes about 3-6months for the new nail to reach the free edge (white bit on the end). This will depend on age, season and climate (nails grow slower in cold weather) Toenails grow slower and are often thicker. They …

Back pain in the 16-34 age bracket

“According to new consumer research, conducted on behalf of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) 65% of 16 to 34-year-olds have experienced neck or back pain and almost a third (28%) have lived with the pain for up to a month at a time.” This back pain could be due to lack of exercise, spending increasing amounts of time sitting at …

How do you know you are having enough antioxidants to age well?

Antioxidants are important for your health as they will slow down ageing, limit illness and prevent disease by protecting our cells against the oxidation effects of free-radicals But do you know if you have enough antioxidants in your body? Do you like the smoke, like the sun, are under stress or live in a polluted environment? Do you eat enough …