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Health & Wellness

Coccydynia   

Coccydynia is a most uncomfortable condition characterised by pain in the “tailbone” on palpation or with the pressure of sitting. Sitting for long periods increases the pain and a sharper wave of pain is often felt when standing from sitting. Other circumstances may contribute to the irritiability of coccydynia  such …

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Mental Health In The Workplace

It seems every day we are reading of someone who appeared to be happy and successful, attempted or succeeded in taking their own life. The lack of discussion around mental health reflects a lack of knowledge and understanding about its part in one’s overall medical health. The stigma of having …

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CSG Mallorca Launch A Wellness Campaign

Over the years Cancer Support Group (CSG) Mallorca has come to the aid of many who have needed help in different ways. The services offered include counselling, translating, help with paperwork, nutritional advice, practical help (shopping, dog walking etc.), as well as providing wigs, bandanas, knitted knockers and many other …

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Why Do I Have An Eating Disorder?

The 10th of October is World’s Mental Health Day, a perfect opportunity to bring up the complex subject of eating disorders. Many affected try various therapies or take psychotropics for long years, yet the disorder never leaves. It can be managed to some degree, often just to satisfy the close …

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Stay Healthy In The Heat

It maybe September but this heat is feeling relentless. The hot weather brings its own unique set of challenges to our physiology and there are a few ways in which our diet can be helping in managing these challenges.  Here are some guidelines to keep you cool and energised: Keep …

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Why Am I Tired All The Time?

Welcome to Glow  The need for coffee to start the day, tea addiction, afternoon slumps, regular sugar injections in the form of baked goods, fizzy drinks or snack bars followed by more caffeine are signs of unstable energy. Such behaviours are common in various society groups like workplaces (including yachts) …

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Genetic Testing: Be The Best You Can

So this month maybe you are involved in the sailing regattas or if you are very lucky you are simply on a boat and keeping cool. Lots of swimming ?  Maybe you are on charter or between charters so get yourself moving first thing in the morning ; fasted to …

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Jellyfish, Jellyfish, Jellyfish!

A regular and progressively problematic issue or menace in the Mediterranean is the increased jellyfish population.  Yachts and crew increasingly report issues with stings. Most often, by the time the person is aware they have been stung, there will be little sign of the offending organism, so no positive identification …

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

‘I’m eating well and exercising but nothing seems to be working’ – a common complaint I hear in my clinic. Losing weight is often associated with food restrictions and exercising but often the popular belief of ‘eating less than you burn’ doesn’t always work. Sometimes even dietary plans put together …

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Instability Of The Hip

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint which offers a large amount of surface area and so has a lot of inherent stability. Other factors contributing to hip stability include the “Labrum” which is a lip around the edge of the socket (acetabulum) which not only extends the …

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