...and welcome to the Naturally Chiropractic February newsletter
Ski season
It's the middle of winter and traditionally the skiing season for so many people, including Estelle who has just returned from Austria. After a fun and energetic week, it seemed like a good time to remind everyone to do some stretching exercises every day. It's particularly sensible pre-skiing, as well as good practice to include stretches as part of the healthcare regime for your spine.
Every morning, try touching your toes: bend slowly and gently until you can reach them but don't worry if you can't and don't bounce. Hold for 30 seconds then unroll gently to standing position. Repeat at least 5 times. If you are off skiing, try this one: stand with your back against a wall and slide down slowly until your knees are at 90 degres to your body. Hold for 10-15 seconds then slide back up. Do this once every day and try to build up to a 2-minute hold.
Valentines Day at Naturally Chiropractic
For a really special gift this Valentines, why not buy one of our gift vouchers for your significant other (or anyone else) and give the gift of health. You can get vouchers for a full new patient consultation, a course of treatments or any amount at all as an incentive to encourage your partner or friend to visit us. Drop in or call the practise and we will arrange it for you.
Yum!! Food...
This year, we are aiming to dispel some of the myths that have given certain foods a bad reputation – but for all the wrong reasons.
~ For decades, people have been told that eating saturated fat can increase the risk of heart disease. However, extensive research and studies published in 2010 show that there is absolutely no association between saturated fat consumption and the risk of heart disease.
~ Saturated fats raise HDL (good) cholesterol in our systems and also change small, dense LDL (bad) cholesterol to large LDL, which is benign.

Our bodies are better designed to burn fats than carbs or sugar so despite fat having more calories per gram than protein or carbohydrates, diets high in fat do not make people fat. Although it seems to make sense that eating fat would make you fat, it doesn't... it's all about the context.

~ In fact, studies consistently show that diets that are high in fat (but low in carbs) lead to much more weight loss than diets that are low in fat.
~ There is literally no reason to fear or avoid butter, meat or non-processed oils like olive or coconut oil… these foods are perfectly healthy! And always remember, that everything in moderation is a good principal.
Time flies...To
It's nearly a whole year since Jo Clifford joined out team and we are so pleased she did! It's also a year since Miss Charlie arrived on the scene at just 26 weeks cooked. She has given our locum, Jenny Roppola a fair run but is now fighting fit!
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