...and welcome to the Naturally Chiropractic July newsletter
Sizzling Summers...

We are looking forward to the arrival (finally!) of summer in the North East, and fingers crossed the forecast looks like July may be great.
If you are heading out for days at the beach, remember to be sun smart (but still mindful of getting some sun on your skin to stimulate vitamin D production). Never forget that our delicate blue skins can still be burnt on a cloudy day so be sure to cover up appropriately between 11am and 3pm.
For more exotic locations, use appropriate sun protection – long sleeved shirts and hats are even more important for our pale Northern bodies.
If you are lucky enough to be travelling abroad (or indeed more locally if it includes a flight) remember to be kind to your spine:
~ use bags that have wheels and hand luggage that stacks on top.
~ don't pack more than you really need – 20kg is a lot to lift.
~ be spine aware when it comes to airport carousels. Find a big space so you don't have to fight your way to the carousel, face the conveyor belt square on and reach for your bag with both hands to minimise twisting and strain. If you happen to miss your opportunity, trust that your bags will indeed come around again for another attempt – and more space will probably be available to safely lift your bags by the time it does!
When you are away you are more likely to be partaking in activities you don't often do so you may wish to consider a check up before you go to ensure you are in tip top shape for playing.
BBQ's!
Making the most of summer
In countries hotter than ours, people tend to eat outdoors and enjoy the weather.
Recreate that relaxed atmosphere at home with a barbecue – it's are an incredibly healthy way to cook.
Herbed trout
This is an very easy recipe: simply take one small trout per person, or a larger one for a few, and stuff it with some slices of lemon and a handful of chopped herbs. Place on a piece of foil, dot with butter, add salt and pepper then fold into a parcel and throw on the barbie! You will need to unwrap and check the as cooking times will depend on how thick it is. If it flakes, it's done.

Vegetable skewers
Slice a selection of veggies into matching sized chunks. Try red peppers, courgettes, mushrooms and onions. Pop in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix and let them soak for half an hour before threading onto skewers, then sizzle on BBQ. These are also great if you add chunks of Greek halloumi cheese, which retains it's shape when cooked.

Hand-made hamburgers
For a completely safe, additive- and gluten-free hamburger, get 500g of top quality minced beef or pork and mix with a finely chopped onion and a clove of garlic. Add 2 tablespoons of olive or coconut oil, a teaspoon of salt and some herbs or spices to your taste – either a level teaspoon of chili flakes or a large handful of mixed parsely and mint works well. Mix well, roll into balls then flatten. Cook quickly over a high heat.

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