...and welcome to the Naturally Chiropractic June newsletter
The longest day...

... the longest weeks.
Or at least that's how your kids will be feeling.
While June brings with it long days and lots of light, for many younger people it's the month when GCSE and A-level examinations rear their ugly heads and your kids start feeling the strain. At this time, it's important that they stay grounded so here are our top tips to help them along:
1. If they are studying at home, encourage them to take a five minute break every hour. Standing up and simply stretching will alleviate some of the physical pressure of sitting in a static position.
2. If they are in study groups at school, encourage the whole group to get outside and go for a walk, catch some air and clear those busy minds.
3. Talk! Being able to bounce ideas and concerns around with friends and family relieves a lot of mental strain while still encouraging the processes of absorbing and understanding what they are learning.
4. Drink! Consuming fluids avoids dehydration but try to keep them off chemical-based fizzy drinks. Instead, water, tea or home-made fruit smoothies are a good option.
5. Eat! Keep them off the junk food while creating meals based on proteins and healthy fats that will keep up energy levels. High-nutrient foods like bananas and coconut make the perfect between meal snacks.
6. Sleep. Pulling an 'all-nighter' is never going to be a good idea so it's lights out at a reasonable hour, especially the night before an exam.
And finally, get adjusted. A spine that is well adjusted means a brain and body communicating and working well. Chiropractic care has also been shown to help improve the way we cope with stress. All great for helping those kids (and parents!) get through end of year.
Special treats for students
Raw Choc-nut Brownies
These are not just for students. They may be chocolately and they may be sweet BUT they are also incredibly healthy and the easiest thing to make.
2 cups whole nuts of your choice (walnuts or pecans work well).
2 cups soft pitted dates
1 cup raw cacao powder
Quarter tsp. sea salt

and VERSION 1... 1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
or VERSION 2... 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup

Place the nuts in food processor and blend on high until they are finely ground. Add the cacao and salt and pulse. Next, with the processor running, add the dates one at a time. You should end up with is a mix that appears rather like cake crumbs but, when pressed, will easily stick together. If not, add more dates.

Next, for a nuttier version either combine the nut-cacao mix with the chopped almonds then press into a lined cake pan OR stir in the honey OR try both! Pop in the fridge until ready to serve. The brownies are easier to cut when they are very cold. Enjoy!

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