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Benefits of acupuncture last a year!

  A powerful study has been published showing that 90% of the benefits of acupuncture would last a year! This evidence has been extracted from a huge data-set amassed by a team at York University headed up by Hugh MacPherson. It includes nearly 18,000 patients from 29 clinical trials that focus on back pain, neck […]

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Our Inner Microbiome – How bacteria make or break our health

In this blog I will delve into the depths of our gut, presenting what we know about our inner microbiome and what research is discovering about its health implications.  This is quite a long post as there is so much to say about gut health.  To keep it attractive I figured I would add lots […]

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Plan A

  Are you heading towards a healthy future……Ready or not! We all appreciate that the NHS can no longer sustain the encroaching pull on its resources, and as we age, we will need to become more and more self-reliant. So here is a little plan of action my ‘Plan A’, which might offer some respite […]

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The Paleo Diet …..Continued

The evidence You don’t have to go far to read many differing opinions on the Paleo diet. This article is not exhaustive but hopefully gives a glimmer of where science and popular opinion meet. The popular view is most people would benefit from a Paleo diet rich in plant and protein, but this could be […]

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The Paleo diet – A step towards real food.

 Paleo is the term given to how humans lived many centuries ago, food typically consisted of; berries, nuts and lean meat. At a time when grains and processed foods didn’t exist, the Paleo eating principally evolved around whole foods including meat and plants. We will look at fruits and nuts on this blog and cover […]

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Democrats hoping to provide free acupuncture to veterans. Evidence proves benefits!

Exciting news! An American politician has just submitted a bill to make acupuncture available in veterans’ health centres. Representative Judy Chu, a democrat of California, introduced the bill called, ‘Acupuncture for Our Heroes Act’. Chu said she had seen the effectiveness of acupuncture and noted that it was a safe and non-addictive alternative to opiate […]

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CRANIO-SACRAL THERAPY UNRAVELLED: 

  by Silvie Hylton-Potts   What is Cranio-Sacral Therapy? Cranio-Sacral Therapy is an extremely gentle yet powerful form of healing, in which the practitioner uses gentle touch to ‘tune in’ to the different structures of the client’s body in order to determine any areas of tension, restriction, misalignment or unresolved injury which may be showing […]

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The Benefits of Massage in Hot Weather

Your muscle function is impaired during spell of intense heat – along with energy levels, sluggishness, sleep etc…. Whether you work hard, play hard or BOTH you are most certainly working your muscles hard and you need to make sure they are working effectively. What do our muscles need in order to function properly? Our […]

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How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is based upon the theories of Chinese medicine, which is rooted in the practical philosophy of Daoism. It is all about harmony and balance; of the yin and yang, the three treasures (blood and qi, mind, and essence) and the five phases (Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire). Whilst this might seem like a rather […]

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Protein Drinks – 697 Researched 8 survived strict scrutiny…..!

MAY 18, 2017 ~ THEOXFORDNATUROPATH The Best Protein Powder’s- Finally the research we have been waiting for… What are protein drinks and where did they come from? In short they are a collection  of globular proteins isolated from whey, which is a by product of cheese. Other varieties exist using hemp protein which are ideal […]

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