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Positive about Pears! 

Did you know that these little fruits are packed with nutritional benefits?! They have been shown to:    Enhance Bone Health Containing magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, calcium and copper, these minerals help to reduce bone mineral loss, fending off conditions...

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment technique that can help to reduce pain by stimulating the body to produce natural pain-relieving substances. How it works: 1) Stimulates nerves located in muscles and other tissues to release endorphins 2) Reduces inflammation by promoting...

DOMS; What is it? Why does it happen?

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is pain or soreness experienced 24-48 hours after physical activity. It can occur anywhere in the body which has been subjected to increased activity. It often follows the start of a new exercise programme, increased exercise...

Costochondritis

What is it? Costochondritis; caused by inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and sternum (breastbone). It commonly affects the 4th, 5th and 6th ribs. Cartilage is a connective tissue between joints of the body; it acts as a shock absorber to movement, protecting...

Osteoarthritis

What is it? A degenerative joint disease, mainly affecting weight bearing joints. Characterised by a slowly progressing stiffness. Pathology Softening of articular cartilage Thinning of cartilage Formation of cavities which expose underlying bone Fragments of bone...