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How To Reduce Inflammation

How can we reduce inflammation?  When inflammation occurs, chemicals from the body's white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues to protect your body from foreign substances. Some of the chemicals cause a leak of fluid into the tissues, resulting in swelling. This natural and protective response creates inflammation and swelling that can push on [...]

Teatime With Joan

I decided to start doing Teatime with Joan after doing a video challenge.  This was indeed a challenge for me personally, to put myself in front of a camera, that I knew would be seen by all and sundry.  It was a daunting prospect, and still is, however it is getting easier and easier [...]

How Can Employers Reduce Stress In The Workplace

Over the last few years, the subject of mental health and wellbeing at work is no longer considered 'taboo'.  Everyday demands on employees are ever increasing - so how can employers reduce stress in the workplace? What is stress? Briefly, stress is a physical response. When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack [...]

How Junk Food Affects More Than Just Your Waistline!

I have just watched a TV programme called the Junk Food Experiment overseen by Dr Michael Moseley. His willing guinea pigs included singer Peter Andre, The Chase mastermind and barrister Shaun Wallace, MP Nadine Dorries, Coronation Street actress Hayley Tamaddon, Olympian Tessa Sanderson and Made In Chelsea star Hugo Taylor. I felt compelled to [...]

2019-03-28T10:55:00+00:00Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: |0 Comments

How Many Litres Of Water Should You Drink A Day?

My history of drinking water is not good.  Until I became aware of water filters, I very rarely drank water as it tasted off, and horrible.   So my first glass of water that I was able to enjoy, was when I was 20 odd years ago when I was in my late 30’s, [...]

Can Constipation Cause Lower Back Pain?

I've had back pain in the past which somehow seemed different from my historic muscular or sciatica problems, and I've had clients tell me the same story. It was a more general feeling of dull discomfort, which seemed to ease after a bowel movement. So this got me wondering - can constipation cause lower [...]

Lower Back Pain That Radiates Down Both Legs

Years ago I bent over to pick up a leaf and I couldn’t stand up. I was brought to my knees - literally - because of the pain in my lower back which was radiating down my right leg.  I was working in an office at that point, and found myself lying on the [...]