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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Sculpture by the Sea

Not sure if you’re aware, but there's this magical sculpture display on now at Cottesloe beach until the 20th of March… which means it finishes this weekend. If you haven't been before, it's an amazing part of Perth to see, especially as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. Check out the link below for all the information you need. Perhaps you can make a night of it, pack a picnic and rug and head down to the beach, check out the sculptures and sit on the grass after to watch the sunset. Entry is free!! http://sculpturebythesea.com/cottesloe/

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Harvard Med School backs Chiropractic

This recent study published by the prestigious Harvard Medical School about chiropractic treatment and it's benefits for back pain, migraines, neck pain and whiplash and how it also incorporates education patients and teaching preventative measures. This study was conducted in the USA to educate GP’s and other Medical Specialists on exactly what chiropractors do and what we are effective at treating, as well as what treatment processes are most effective. This is due to the fact that more and more GP’s around the world are referring to Chiropractors. It also goes into how when you first see a chiropractor for pain your treatment is a process, and how you should expect your symptoms to improve after a couple of weeks. Chiropractors also have studied and should provide their patients information about biomechanics and posture which is the root cause of most biomechanical problems. This treatment process and educational means is a reflection of how all the Chiropractors at Lamp Chiropractic are trained and have been treating for years. We have all completed five years at university and ongoing formal training. We pride ourselves in the fact that we use the latest evidenced based treatment processes and that “We

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