“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”

Maya Angelou

This blog provides general information and articles about health-related subjects, and tips for living life to your full potential.  It is not designed to provide medical advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for professional care given in person by a trained health professional. You should consult with your general practitioner (GP) or seek other professional medical treatment if you have any concerns about your health.

Herniated spinal disc explained

A herniated spinal disc is the most common cause many painful conditions, when this happens, the natural cushion between the vertebra of the spine is damaged or ruptured, causing the spinal disc to p…
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Central Sensitization Syndrome (CSS)

Here’s another informative animated film, this time on the complex subject of Central Sensitization Syndrome (CSS), which is the prevailing theory of the cause of chronic pain & other chron…
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How stress affects your health.

Stress is a part of everyday life; it can affect our body, our thoughts, feelings, and our behaviour. It’s impossible to avoid some significant life events, bereavement, divorce, family illness, red…
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Sleep Advice & Tips

Good quality sleep can make a big difference in your quality of life. Having healthy sleep habits is often referred to as having good sleep hygiene, It involves a variety of different practices and ha…
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Achilles tendon pain

Achilles tendon pain is sporting complaint often seen in runners and tennis players.  People report stiffness or pain in the back of the heel. Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury due to the repe…
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Stress management with breathing 

Stress is necessary for life, it helps us learn, be creative, and of course, is needed for survival. Stress is only harmful when it becomes overwhelming and interrupts the healthy state of equilibrium…
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Probiotics, the inside scoop

You may already know that probiotics are good for gut health, but research now suggests that “good” bacteria may have other health benefits.
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Vitamin B12, the energy vitamin

Vitamin B12 is a powerhouse, it helps make DNA, nerve and blood cells and is crucial for a healthy brain and immune system. Studies suggested that 15% of people the UK population don’t get enoug…
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Sepsis awareness

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition which can be a difficult to diagnose as the early symptoms are similar to flu and other common illnesses.
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Understanding Sciatica

Sciatica is a relatively common form pain affecting the leg; patients often misunderstand it. Medically sciatica is a set of symptoms rather than a diagnosis for what is causing the pain. Sciatica mea…
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Pelvic Pain in pregnancy

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) in Pregnancy affects up to one in five women. It is the umbrella name for all pelvic pain, including pubic pain which is called symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), or Osteitis …
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Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin

Doctors and nutritionists tell use that Vitamin D is essential for optimal body function; it has an important role in maintaining bone structure and healthy teeth.
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Musculoskeletal pain and painkillers

Joint and muscle pain is probably the number one symptom that prompts people to seek the help of health professionals such as osteopaths. Musculoskeletal pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, te…
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