...and welcome to the Naturally Chiropractic August newsletter
Water, water, everywhere

It's that time of year when we are all outside as much as possible enjoying the weather. We are surrounded by water – our beaches and lovely coastal views, the estuary and the river, streams and of course, the rain (sigh...). Then there's that stuff we drink. It may not be as much fun as a nice glass of wine or as tasty as a freshly squeezed mango juice, but it certainly has more health benefits.
Although some tend to be anecdotal, there is no doubt that drinking water is good for you. It helps activate internal organs and flushes them clean; it moves things through your digestive system and out again!. Water can give you energy and fight fatigue, lower blood pressure and help to protect against problems like stroke or heart attack.
If there is one thing we can't stress enough at the practice, is ensure you drink a decent amount: for adults it's 2-2.5 litres a day, and kids, 1-1.5 litres. If you want to be more accurate, the rate is 30ml of water per kilo of your body weight.
Then there's the other side of water – without doubt, there is nothing quite so soothing as a warm bath, a long leisurely swim or floating about on a boat. Or, if you're Estelle and webmaster, Beth being under it. Bliss.
Climbing a mountain for
St Oswald's Hospice
As many of you know, we actively support St Oswald’s Hospice, which means we are very proud to announce that "Mr Estelle" – aka Kevin Maughan – has signed up to their Life List Charity Challenge. He will be taking the trek up Jebel Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco this coming December. We have great belief in his capability to reach the summit, but if you'd like to add to the encouragement factor, you can donate at the practice.
And finally....
with all that healthy lifestyle encouragement, it must be time for a treat. Try these moresome finger foods for the summer party season.
Bacon wrapped asparagus
Steam some asparagus until only just tender; wind thinly sliced bacon around each spear at an angle, then bake for 5-10 minutes in a hot oven.

Bacon wrapped avocado or artichoke
Don't cook the avocado first, but do sprinkle with a little powdered chili, lemon juice or sesame seeds. If you like artichoke hearts, drain then wrap. Cook as above.

Bacon wrapped prawns, mushrooms, sliced red peppers, anything...
Oh come on.... we all love bacon and anyone who says they don't is telling porkies! Take any vegetable, meat or seafood, season it, flavour it, add a cheeky bit of spice. Wrap it in bacon, cook and try not to eat it all before your friends arrive.

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