...and welcome to the Naturally Chiropractic April newsletter
Get your brain in gear!

Most of our lovely clients
come through the door with
an ache or pain that they want
'fixing" or help with.

Research coming out of New Zealand over the last 14 years is showing just how important your regular chiropractic adjustments really are!
What we are now understanding is that when we adjust your joints, we are really affecting the way your brain works…. exciting isn't it?

When messages are fed into your brain from all the outlaying parts of your body, your nervous system then works out where everything is and what to do about it. If your joints are not working properly, those messages are more like Chinese whispers. Your brain gets the general idea, but the message may be a little fuzzy or jumbled up. When your chiropractor adjusts those joints that aren't working well, your brain suddenly gets the bigger, clearer picture and knows what to do and where to go.

This means that you may experience less clumsiness, sleep better, deal with stress better….and even feel better!!!! If you know of anyone who could use a sharper functioning brain, maybe a chiropractic adjustment is the way forward? We also welcome anyone who wants to feel better, but anyone with a spine and nervous system is more than welcome.
If you have any questions on this subject, ask one of our chiropractors during you next appointment. here.
Brain food!
There are many reasons why we have concerns about how our brain is working. It may be age, an accident or perhaps you are caring for an elderly or very young person.

There are also foods that can help. Here are six that can aid our thought processes.

Berries: adding more vitamin-rich berries to your diet may help improve your memory, plus they can decrease a type of stress in cells associated with aging and increase the signaling capabilities in our brains.
Carrots:
these contain high levels of a compound called luteolin, which could reduce age-related memory deficits and inflammation in the brain. Olive oil, peppers and celery have similar properties.
Coffee and tea: studies on caffeinated coffee have shown that it may slow Alzheimer's or even never develop. Tea has protective effects on the brain and tea drinkers do better in tests on memory and information processing.
Fish and fats: rich in omega-3 fatty acids, oily fish can help protect against Alzheimer's and cognitive decline. Likewise, certain fats such as those found in coconuts and avocados help fuel our nervous systems.
Spinach: with vitamins C and E, spinach can improve cognitive abilities by increasing brain and nerve tissues. It also increases the release of dopamine, the chemical that controls flow of information to different parts of the brain.
Walnuts: containing high amounts of antioxidants, some researchers say these may combat the damage to brain cells' DNA caused by free radicals in our bodies. (Oh, and they look like teensy brains.)
Visiting the practice...
Just a quick reminder that Estelle is still recovering from her knee operation but is starting to ease back, and should be adjusting by the end of April. Jo Clifford is working hard after her maternity leave and Vanessa has picked up a few extra sessions too. The wonderful Russell has also returned – it seems he loves us as much as we love him.
And don't forget to follow our new blog. Feeding through from our Facebook page, it's full of ideas and thoughts for a healthy positive lifestyle.
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