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low back pain

Psychosocial symptoms, chronic low back pain and inflammation | By Kieran MacPhail

Since the turn of the century there has been an increased awareness of psychosocial symptoms in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients. It’s well established that CLBP patients with psychosocial, psychological and social, risk factors have poorer outcomes and increased management costs (Grimmer-Somers 2006, Nicholas et al. 2011).

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Time restricted

Time-restricted eating – what is the ideal eating window? | By Jeannette Hyde  

Will you lose weight and be healthier if you eat in a 12, 10 or 8- hour window of time each day? That is the question that has gripped the health world over since time-restricted eating (TRE) mice studies sparked excitement in this area (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The good news is there is now research on humans to go on.

This blog is written by guest writer and nutritional therapist, Jeannette Hyde. After experiencing burnout as a journalist on a national newspaper, Jeannette now works with individuals and groups online offering bespoke protocols and support plans.

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Bridging the gap

Bridging the nutrition gap with a multivitamin and mineral

Investigations carried out by Dr Paul Clayton identified the difference between the nutrients that the average population obtains from food and the levels required for optimum health. We refer to this difference as “the nutrition gap.” The nutrition gap can have a detrimental effect on health and susceptibility to disease and can increase the risk of many conditions as well as accelerating chronic disease and ageing.1

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taking a breath

Let the breath be your guide

The art of breathing is both innately simple and infinitely complex. Breathing is a critical function that both sparks and ends life. Yet there is so much more to the breath.  Tune into the breath of someone having a carefree day and the breath is likely to be flowing freely. Tune into the breath of someone having a day of it, or in the grips of an intense emotion such as anger, and the breath is likely to be uneasy.

This blog is written by Bev Alderson from Practically Balanced, where she works with individuals, groups and workplaces wanting to take a more positive and proactive approach to enhancing wellbeing, and in turn achieving greater results.

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Happy gut

Give your gut a gift this Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebration, and particularly in western society, celebrating involves indulging in rich foods, alcohol, and sugar. This is a natural response and stems back to times when we had to binge before the long winter months to store energy. As we are living through lockdowns and restrictions, it is tempting to fill the void in socialisation with comforting, rich foods. However, these festive treats can put a strain on the digestive system, and so this festive season is a good time to give your gut a little TLC.

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