From Little Things Big Things Grow

Recently I discovered that I have had a break in my ankle. As you can imagine it has been a bit of an impediment.

Once I knew what was causing the pain a lack of mobility I could take affirmative action to help rectify the issues. I followed the path of finding a good Podiatrist, following his direction and purchasing some very sensible shoes and orthotics.

Yes, they did help. They were the big things. The things that looked like they would make the biggest difference.

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Back Pain Relief

Spine Unwind – for Back Pain, Neck Pain & Shoulder Tension

Release, Relax and Restore balance to your back, neck and shoulders

Easy ways to relieve back pain

Easy ways to relieve back pain

A gentle way to find pain relief. Give your body what it is craving. It will work better and more efficiently for you. Easy to do and most releases only take a minute or two.

What is even better is there is no pain associated with the releases. In fact, you will feel more comfortable than you can imagine.

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Hamstring Stretches To Relieve Back Pain

Stay in each position for about 1 minute

Stay in each position for about 1 minute

This gentle and supported hamstring stretch is a favourite with many of my back pain clients who suffer from lower back pain.

You will need:

  • a folded towel or small blanket. I have used a polar fleece throw in this example.
  • a yoga mat or blanket to protect you from the floor
  • a small pillow for your head. Not everyone needs this, but if your neck feels a little strain it is better to elevate it with a small pillow or folded towel
  • a blank piece of wall
  • 10 minutes of your time

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Scoliosis Case Study

Scoliosis Case Study – Pain Relief thorough Ortho-Bionomy

The following scoliosis case study is based on the experience a young client of mine with scoliosis had due to the effective and correct usage of Ortho-Bionomy techniques.

Her name has been kept confidential.  I hope that if you too are a sufferer then this scoliosis case study will give you hope and that you are then willing to experience yourself the benefits that scoliosis sufferers received through attending my Ortho-Bionomy therapy.

Scoliosis Case Study – Young Woman in her Twenties with Scoliosis

“Sarah” was a fit, young woman in her mid 20’s. She had been diagnosed with scoliosis in her teenage years and was suffering from neck, shoulder, upper, mid and lower back pain.

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Strawberries Protect Your Health

Fresh strawberries are for sale everywhere in Brisbane in Spring. Delicious and good for you.

Strawberries Decrease Cholesterol levels

A lot of studies suggest that increased dietary intake of flavonoids – especially those found in berries – can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.    After eight weeks of drinking a frozen berry smoothie, 66 people with an average age of 49 had an 11% reduction of low-density lipoprotein (LDL; “bad”) cholesterol.

Their total cholesterol decreased and a marker of oxidative stress also decreased.

Yippee. Much more fun than taking Cholesterol medication 🙂

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The risk of sitting too much

Don’t just sit there

Our day to day lives have changed a lot in the past 50 years. Changes in technology have meant that most of us spend a lot of our day sitting or being sedentary.

The problems beginning to appear include increased incidence of heart disease, diabetes 2, obesity, to name the top contenders.

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Quick and Easy Pumpkin Soup

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Soup

So easy the kids can make this one.

Ingredients

  • 1kg of Jap or Kent pumpkin
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 2-4 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Pinch of cracked pepper – to taste
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons chicken stock powder
  • water to just cover
  • fresh coriander leaves -finely chopped
  • sour cream or yoghurt to serve

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5 Tips to Stay Healthy During Autumn

At last the nights are cool and occasionally we are reaching for a vest or coat as we venture out at night.

The well-known habit of eating a rainbow of colour can easily be transferred to the Autumn plate

My 5 tips best tips to help you eat healthily and live a vibrant, healthy life this Autumn season.

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Exercise – Treatment for Longevity

A Queensland study at QUT found that exercise treatment for longevity benefited women who were prescribed exercise as medicine.

Debra Anderson and colleagues reviewed the literature to reveal that moderate to high-intensity activity is essential to improve health outcomes in older women.

They reported that all studies found that “physical activity was associated with lower rates of cognitive and physical decline.”

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Thai Fish Cakes

Delicious, easy to make and economical meal for the whole family. Great cold for the lunch box the next day too.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 x 450g tin of Salmon
  • 500g sweet potato
  • rind of half a lemon
  • 500g sweet potato
  • rind of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped Laksa herb, Vietnamese mint or coriander
  • 1 small chilli (adjust to suit your family’s taste)
  • 3/4 cup Polenta for coating
  • Oil for frying

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