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Rehab: Posture and compensations

Rehab: Posture and compensations

Rehab is an important part of good posture and compensation. Today our rehab treatments focus on muscles, which looks at certain areas of the body. There is a growing body of knowledge that say we need to look further than single muscles for effective rehab. Fascial lines help us look understand that the site of the postural compensation might not be the cause The superficial front line connects the entire front of the body Postural Function Balance the superficial back…

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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…

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Rehabilitation: Overcome aches, pain and injuries

Rehabilitation: Overcome aches, pain and injuries

Rehabilitation and preparing your body for exercise involves more than just working on your muscles. Fascia connects your muscles together and there are different fascial lines. The superficial back line connects and protect the entire posterior surface from the bottom of the foot to the head. There are two pieces; from toes to knee and knees to brow Please watch the video below for more information Postural function: Support the body when upright Prevent the tendency into flexion Constant postural…

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Lower Back Pain: The forgotten remedy

Lower Back Pain: The forgotten remedy

Lower back pain is something that troubles a lot of people. In the years I’ve been helping people overcome their lower back pain, I’ve found traditional treatments are missing one key factor. By traditional treatments I mean; Exercise Stretching Massage This still playing a huge role but one element knits them all together. Movement confidence is about upgrading your movement and getting you tuned into your body. Getting this right can speed up your recovery from lower back pain and enhance…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Probiotics: Important facts to know

Probiotics: Important facts to know

Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that live in your large intestine. If you look at the meaning of probiotics you begin to understand their importance to health; pro – before; bios – life They are the bacteria that feed on prebiotics; fibrous food material. How are they made? Most often, probiotics are created via fermentation within the large intestine. The origin of the word enzyme is Leaven; a substance that causes fermentation. Why might we use them? Fermentation is the rotting…

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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…

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Prebiotics: 5 important things to know

Prebiotics: 5 important things to know

Prebiotics are food ingredients that stimulate the growth of good probiotic bacteria in the gut microbiome. They are typically fibre your body is unable to digest. Prebiotics: 5 important things to know Promote better sleep Stabilise mood Strengthen immune system Consume at least 5g prebiotic fibre (30-40g fibre) Sources of prebiotics Oats Legumes Asparagus Bananas To learn more about Prebiotics: 5 important things to know please watch  the video below or attend on of our Health Coaching workshop You’ll find these…

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