Browsed by
Category: Blog

Scoliosis: The basics of an exercise program

Scoliosis: The basics of an exercise program

Scoliosis is a condition that effects the whole spine, causing it to bend sideways. It can have one bend or a C-shape or two bends an S-shape. A small curve won’t cause many problems but needs to be managed. Larger curves can be a problem making breathing harder. Causes of scoliosis aren’t clear, they can run in the family or be an injury to the spine, to name a couple. Exercise program for Scoliosis Start an exercise program as soon as…

Read More Read More

Rehabilitate: Lateral lines

Rehabilitate: Lateral lines

Rehabilitate your foot collapsing or painful knee by treating your hip. The lateral line is made up of the muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia on the outside of your body. They balance tissues front to back and left to right by connecting your superficial back and front lines. To find out more watch the video below To rehabilitate a flat foot or painful knee it’s a good idea to inspect the hip. The hip influences what happening below and your…

Read More Read More

Yoga: The truth and a brief history

Yoga: The truth and a brief history

Yoga is an exercise method that’s becoming more popular in health and fitness. It’s a great way to build basic bodyweight strength and develop mobility and stability.  I’m suggesting there are two different types, I call them traditional and modern. One is very different from the other but they get their wires crossed. The word “yoga” – from the Sanskrit root yuj (“to yoke”) – is generally translated as “union of the individual atma (loosely translated to mean soul) with…

Read More Read More

Vegan Diet: 5 Pro’s and con’s

Vegan Diet: 5 Pro’s and con’s

The vegan diet is becoming more popular and with that popularity comes its critics. Make sure you do your homework and stay focused on the objective information. As a way of helping you know it’s a perfectly good diet to follow, here is a short excerpt from: Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian Diets “It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and…

Read More Read More

Obesity Epidemic: who is to blame?

Obesity Epidemic: who is to blame?

Obesity has become an epidemic in recent years and everyone is trying to solve the problem, but who’s to blame? This isn’t intended to be a negative blog as I think we can find wisdom in looking into blame to find a solution At a basic level I say there are 3 places to look for blame for the obesity epidemic. The Government Set healthy eating guidelines for the country Has a lot of voices to manage and keep hapy…

Read More Read More

The importance of a healthy liver

The importance of a healthy liver

The liver is a gland but known as an organ, located in the upper right portion of the abdomen. What does it do? It’s the largest internal organ that has a wide range of functions such as; Glycogen storage Protein synthesis Detoxification Red blood cell destruction Hormone production Bile production For this blog I’ll explain a litter more about, bile production and detoxification. For more please watch the video below. Alternatively visit our Workshops page The liver also works with…

Read More Read More

The importance of a healthy digestive system

The importance of a healthy digestive system

A healthy digestive system is important for many specific reasons but at a basic level it helps you do 3 things; Extract, absorb & utilise more nutrients. To learn more about a healthy digestive system watch the video below. Alternatively join our health coaching workshop Mouth Teeth tear and chew food into small pieces and pass them down the oesophagus to the stomach. In the mouth you also release saliva to help lubricate and break down the food. Stomach It sits…

Read More Read More

Treating lower back pain through education

Treating lower back pain through education

As explored in my recent video, lower back pain is one of the most prevalent aches and pains experienced by people today due to modern working conditions and lifestyle. Sitting at a desk for 40 hours or more a week while at work can have a huge impact on our bodies; they are not designed to remain in static, badly postured positions for such long periods of time. Evaluate your lifestyle It is often believed that our lifestyles can be…

Read More Read More

Dark chocolate as part of a healthy diet

Dark chocolate as part of a healthy diet

The world of chocolate is as complex as wine. From one bean, the magical cacao, comes a thousand different tastes; and just like wine, chocolate should be enjoyed with a developed taste. It is one of the spices of life. And just as scientists and doctors argue that in moderation wine can actually benefit health, the same may be said of chocolate. In its natural state chocolate is bitter from the flavonoids the bean contains. These flavonoids are celebrated for…

Read More Read More