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Sacroiliitis - what a pain!

Sacroiliitis – what a pain!

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints that Chiropractors diagnose and treat.  One condition that can be easily missed is sacroiliitis this is because it can be mistaken for other forms of  back pain. What is sacroiliitis? Sacroiliitis is inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints – also known as […]

Easy ways to get your five a day!

Easy ways to get your five a day!

If you are like me I struggle getting my five a day into my daily diet – it always seems so difficult, however fitting in those portions of fruit and vegetables might not be as tricky as you think and you don’t need to spend a fortune – if you make the right choices.  Supermarkets […]

Resolutions that are easy to keep!

Resolutions that are easy to keep!

Are you thinking about making New Year’s resolutions?  If you are like me I set the same resolutions each year and never stick to them – things like lose weight, stop drinking etc.  Then I am so hard on myself when I fail to stick to them –  so here are five that are easy […]

Christmas facts you may or may not know!

Christmas facts you may or may not know!

The holidays are drawing closer, and that means it’s time to finish up your shopping and trim your tree. It’s been another long year, so you may need an extra dose of  festive spirit this season. If that’s the case, read on for five fun Christmas facts that’ll fill you—and anyone you’re chatting with—with the magic […]

'Ave an avocado

‘Ave an avocado

An avocado may have a range of health benefits, including improving digestion, decreasing the risk of depression,  protecting against cancer. and may even help prevent osteoporosis. What is an avocado and where is it from? The popularity of  this fruit is down to its rich, creamy texture and mild flavour. The avocado, or Persea Americana, is […]

sleep

Sleep – it’s important for your health!

Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. It also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly. This can impair your ability to concentrate, think clearly, and process memories. Most of us need […]

wallet

My wallet – a pain in the backside!

Your wallet is one of your most taken-for-granted accessories and it has always lived in your back pocket. When it comes to it, size matters. Carrying a big, fat wad of cash in your pocket can mean major trouble for your back. So what happens exactly? So what happens when you sit on your wallet? […]

acl

ACL – what the heck?

ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament and is one of the most common knee injuries and certainly one of the most well known. The ACL is a major ligament in the knee and connects the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia) via the knee joint and provides stability for the knee.  Lots of people think this type of […]

costochondritis

Costochondritis – a thorn in your side!

So what is costochondritis exactly? Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage.  This condition usually affects the cartilage where the upper ribs attach to the breastbone (sternum). This area is known as the costochondral joint or junction. Cartilage is found throughout the body and is a flexible but tough connective tissue […]

stress

6 Stress Busters!

Stress can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically, mentally and also how you behave. It’s not always easy to recognise when stress is the reason you’re feeling or acting differently. If you’re stressed, whether by your job or something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify […]