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Archive for the ‘Scientific Evidence’ Category

A reason to be optimistic in challenging times

March 1st, 2020

It is very easy right now with the constant news reports about the spread of Coronavirus to flip from being informed and aware to worried about our own health & saftey and that of our friends & family. So right now acknowledge how you feel about the spread of the Coronavirus, whether its anxiety, worried, […]

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Can massaging your baby improve the mood of new mothers?

February 23rd, 2020

I can’t begin to imagine how worried, anxious & may be inadequate I would feel if I had a premature baby.  I would imagine there is a really strong instinct & desire to the hold the baby which is more difficult if it needs to be in an incubator. A recent study has looked at […]

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Do you know how to protect yourself from a leading cause of disability?

February 9th, 2020

The injury to a brian caused by stroke can lead to problems with talking, seeing, thinking, remembering, moving, eating, swallowing and more.  It’s no wonder stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults worldwide. Here are some lifestyle tips to cut the risk of suffering a stroke: Eat at least 3 to 5 services […]

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Forget what you think you know about Parkinson’s …

February 2nd, 2020

There seems to be a trend at the moment of researchers discovering that chronic disease starts in the gut. A theory was proposed in 2003 that was that Parkinson’s which is seen as a brain disease originates in the gut.  Now researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have confirmed that Parkinson’s migrates from the gut. […]

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Calling all vegans and vegetarians…

January 26th, 2020

Choline is an essential nutrient that humans must get through their diet, the most common food sources are meat, poultry, fish, dairy product and eggs.  Non-meat sources include wheatgerm and brussels sprouts. It is needed to produce acetylcholine an important neurotransmitter for among other things: Memory Mood Muscle control Researchers have discovered that taking a […]

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Introduction to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

November 29th, 2019

Way back when I first started at Barclays, one of the first clients I treated was returning to work after being signed off with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  Which is a common and painful disorder of the wrist, caused by pressure on the median nerve which creates numbness and tingling in the fingers.  At its worse […]

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Did you know this reduces your changes of getting a cold or flu?

November 17th, 2019

When I worked in an office, this was the time of the year when everyone either got the office cold or sometimes even worse flu, so I wanted to share something that can reduce your chance of getting one. Garlic has been used for centuries as both a food ingredient and a medicine.  Garlic contains […]

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What can assist you with anxiety?

November 10th, 2019

Like most people there are times when I feel anxious.  I appreicate I am luck in that this isn’t a permanent state.  Based on anetdotal evidence I am aware that there seems to be a rise in our clients feeling anxious.  So I wanted to share some latest scientfic evidence of what may be able […]

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Natural treatment for cold sores

October 20th, 2019

A common treatment for cold sores is antiviral cream called aciclovir.  A new randomised controlled trial of nearly 1,000 adults with cold sores where they either applied aciclovir cream or medical grade New Zealand manuka honey to the cold sore. There was no significant difference in the time taken for the cold sore to heal: […]

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Does massage help you if you have achilles tendinopathy

October 13th, 2019

Achilles tendinopathy affects 150,000 pepole in the UK every year (Davies, 2019). Tendinopathy, also known as tendinitis or tendonitis, is a type of tendon disorder that results in pain, swelling, and impaired function. The pain is typically worse with movement.  Given the achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the foot at the heel – […]

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