If there’s one food that continues to get fantastic press pretty much across the board, it’s kale. Even with a recent study showing that it might not be quite so terrific for you when raw, and in large amounts, kale remains of great interest. Why? Because it’s…
One tends to think of liver, beef […]
Back and neck pain – along with sciatica – are among the most debilitating conditions we see here at the Back in Shape clinic. And while manual therapy is often enough to help, there is another option for chronic pain: Intervertebral Differential Dynamics Therapy, or IDD. This month we look at how it can help…
This time of year sees shops swell with food that one hardly sees at any other time! As a bit of fun, we thought it might be interesting to see if any of them have health benefits… And the outcome is surprising! We’ll start with a couple of curiosities, then finish with a traditional Christmas gift…
The common cold. Powerful enough to wipe out Martians in H.G. Wells’ ‘War of the Worlds’ but not enough to earn a colleague’s sympathy… Here at Back in Shape, though, we’re sympathetic enough to share our top tips on keeping them at bay. Colds, that is, not Martians…
"Exercises, exercises, […]
If you’ve read our sheet Inflammation: The Quiet Danger then you’re already up to speed on how your body’s defences can sometimes work in an unhelpful way… Here, we look at specific ways that you can fight the unhelpful effects of inflammation. If you’d like to check out the original, though, here it is: Inf […]
Perhaps more than any other subject, inflammation is the topic about which we get the most questions at Back in Shape. Here we take a look at why inflammation is essential, what’s unhelpful about it… And what you can do to help avoid issues.
While many people initially think of inflammation as being […]
A recent article in the highly-respected medical journal ‘The Lancet’ suggests that certain activities could prevent one in three cases of dementia. Bob’s Bones takes a brief look at each of them.
First, What IS Dementia?
We often think it’s easier to start by saying what dementia is not… Categorically […]
Itchy eyes. Tickly throat. Runny nose. An estimated 10 million people suffer from the symptoms of hay fever, which can also include coughing, sneezing, a blocked nose, watery eyes, and itching in the airways & ears! In extreme cases there may also be headaches, earaches and feelings of fatigue. For those that suffer, here are some […]
Albert Einstein. Winston Churchill. Leonardo da Vinci… Just three notable names that believed taking a short nap during the day proves hugely beneficial to the mind and body!
Now add to that list the wealthiest man in modern history – John D. Rockefeller – and luminaries such as Thomas Edison, Jodie Foster, and presiden […]
"My friend’s going to return from a fishing trip with a full kreel" laughed one of our team members, quoting from a so-called dream dictionary recently… Somewhat improbably, that’s how the book interpreted the subject of his dream: a pelican! Dismissing it as nonsense, he went about his business with the feeli […]
Recent studies appear to strengthen the link between an attitude of appreciation and feelings of happiness & well-being! And not, you’ll understand, just the kind of gratitude you might be showing for a haul of well-chosen Christmas presents… Instead, this Info Sheet looks at why the so-called Gratitude Attitude might wor […]
Our friend Abigael bought a tomato plant in the summer. She felt sorry for it in its tiny pot of parched earth… So she put it on her window sill and nursed it back to health with water and sunlight. But what’s this got to do with your health?
Well, you’re a lot like the tomato plant! There aren’t really all that […]
So, how are your teeth? And, by implication, your gums, immune system and heart? Because – as you may remember – our last Bob’s Bones took a look at how oral hygiene links to diabetes, strokes, heart trouble & rheumatoid arthritis, and began to examine the best ways to brush and rinse. This month, we get to grips with all t […]
Rotten teeth, dental work and bad breath sound dreadful enough in their own right… But it turns out they might be the least of your concerns! Experts now link oral hygiene to diabetes, strokes, heart trouble and rheumatoid arthritis – serious stuff. So here’s how a clean mouth saves lives…
I Wish I’d a Looke […]