“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.

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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Back Pain -The Red Flags

Most cases of back pain get better on their own and may be classified as ‘simple’ back pain where serious underlying pathology is unlikely.
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Muscle cramps

Definition: Sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, while generally temporary and non-damaging, they can cause mild-excruciating pain.
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Understanding Pain

Approximately 10 million people in the UK live with pain on an almost daily basis, this often has a major impact on their quality of life and is the second highest cause of days off work.
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