...and welcome to the Naturally Chiropractic September newsletter
Back to school...
It's time for your young ones to head back to school. For some that will be a great source of pleasure, for others, maybe not. Have you ever thought that perhaps your child’s backpack maybe causing them to turn into little monsters? One that is unbalanced or too heavy can cause spinal stress. If you have any concerns, bring your child in and we can do a spinal check for them, but in the meantime here are some tips for safe backpack use:

Ensure they wear both straps and avoid the one-strap styled back packs.
Backpacks should rest evenly in the middle of the back.
Adjust straps to make it easy to put on and take off the backpack.
Make sure they have free movement for their arms.
The weight should be 10-15% or less than your child's so ditch excess books.
Organize the contents with the heaviest items closest to the back.

Starting from this month, we are going to be moving over to a new computerised appointment and records system, which means we can spend more time seeing our clients! We will be asking everyone to give their consent for their records to be kept on our system as they come in for their visits, so if you have any queries about the new system, please let us know.
Yum!! Food
There is nothing more frustrating than knowing your child isn't eating well at school, so try sending them in with these easy-to-make treats. And try not to eat them all yourself!
School lunchboxes

The world's easiest cookies: blend one cup of desiccated coconut with 10 soft dates (seeds removed) until combined. Try not to over blend as the mix may become oily. Shape the mixture into balls and flatten into cookies if desired. Place on a lined cookie tray and bake for 8 – 10 minutes at 175ºC.


Grain free muesli bars: blend 1/2 cup of dried apricots and 1/2 cup raisins until they stick together in a ball. Add a 1/4 cup each of pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds, then 1/2 cup desiccated coconut and 1/2 teaspoon of natural vanilla extract. Whizz until combined but not too smooth. Line a baking tray, press the mixture in and back for 20 minutes at at 175ºC. Cool then slice.

~ Choc-apricot slice: in the order listed, place all these in a food processor and whizz until well combined – 2 cups desiccated coconut, 1 cup dried apricots,
1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoons cacao or cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Press into a lined tray and set in the fridge overnight before slicing.
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