Tossing and turning in bed?

Tossing and turning in bed? Waking frequently? Waking tired? If your joints lose their “lubricant” they literally grind and cause pain. If this occurs, your body compensates 24/7 and that’s often why you can’t rest properly. Like riding a bicycle with a squeaky wheel, it’s only going to get worse. So you put some lubricant on the squeak and it stops. With your body, we “pop” your joints apart to get the “lubricant” back inside and SURPRISE SURPRISE, you’re sleeping 💤 better, feeling better and happier!!!

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Pain linked to Depression

Much research has been conducted into the link between pain and depression. Chronic pain leads to depression and depression leads to a greater pain response. This link has been conclusively established. In my experience in clinical practice, I have seen hundreds of patients who have been putting up with pain for many weeks, months and even years. This negative effect on the mind over time leads to most people becoming increasingly negative and depressed. And these feelings are accelerated when the person can not find a solution. As a wholistic healthcare professional, we look at all aspects of a patient's condition, because treating all aspects of a patient's condition means far better success. Last month I treated a female who had a been involved in a car accident late last year. Her history revealed that she had suffered a whiplash injury as a result. She was given pain relief, anti-inflammatories to ‘manage’ her pain. Three months later she was still suffering and was diagnosed with depression and put on a course of antidepressants. I explained to her that the depression was a result of her constant pain, and that because we treat the cause of her pain, it also treats

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Going barefoot is best

I remember when I was a kid, we always ran around in bare feet, sure my brother kicked a shovel one night when we were running around the garden and needed several days in hospital, but apart from that, the risk was minimal and probably still is. Shoes are good at protecting from shovels, but they have now been shown to inhibit the normal development of the human foot and therefore cause lifelong problems and deformities. Normal movement is paramount to a heathy musculoskeletal system. So you and your kids should get out of your shoes more. Read this article to find out more. Dr Ryan Lamp Lamp Chiropractic Toodyay Rivervale Bentley http://thinkaboutnow.com/2017/06/studies-show-shoes-harmful-going-barefoot-best-for-kids/

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How diet affects our mood - Sugar

For a long time people have found a link between eating certain foods and their mood, however more recent evidence has emerged supporting this theory. Eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables and wholegrains appear to boost mood and appears to help fight depression. On the flip side having a diet high in sugar and processed foods has been linked with lowering mood. First let's take a look at sugar. An increase in sugar consumption has been linked with lowered mood. Eating large amounts of sugar for a long period prevents the lining of the gut from stopping harmful substances passing into the body which causes small molecules to escape from the gut into the bloodstream causing inflammation. The current understanding is this low level of inflammation can be a risk factor for depression. Depression is a very complicated issue and diet can be one small part of the larger issue. Hopefully a change in diet can be complemented with other methods for treating depression.

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Why is walking good for you?

In the last hundred years or so, we have gone from a lifestyle of being very active and upright, to now being very inactive and spending far too much time sitting. Before cars, computers, mobile devices etc, we used to walk and move our bodies far more than we do now. Now to today where we spend a lot of our time sitting. We sit in our cars to and from work, a lot of people sit for hours each day at work and then we get home and sit in front of the TV. When we sit we change the biomechanics of our bodies and load the joints of our spine 3 to 10 times more they are designed to take. When you sit your hamstrings and hip flexors are in a shortened position and overtime become less and less flexible. Over time people can develop pain from spending too much time sitting, as their joints start to squash out the synovial fluid (lubricant) which caused them to seize which stimulates the muscles to tighten to support the joints. So what is the best thing to do if you spend a lot of your day sitting? WALKING! Walking is

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