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Health & Wellness

 Back Pain – The Price Of Walking Upright

Back pain is something most of us will experience in our lifetime. It could be severe and debilitating or a temporary, minor discomfort. As I was told by an orthopaedic surgeon many years ago, it is the “price we paid for walking upright”. One Paleoanthropologist compared the development of the …

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Nourish’s Wellbeing Round-Up

Spring has sprung! Finally the island is starting to thaw and we couldn’t be happier or more ready for a little warmth. Things are in full swing as the season and work ramps up on the island, but that doesn’t stop us making self-care a priority. Here’s Nourish’s wellbeing round-up …

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Shoulder Dislocations

The shoulder joint is a synovial ball and socket joint and is also known as a universal joint due to its exceptional range of movement however some amount of stability is sacrificed for this mobility, making the shoulder one of the most easily dislocated joints in the body. A partial …

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The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide

The NEW 23rd Edition The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide is a remarkable book. Commonly known by the abbreviation SCMG, the first edition was published in 1868, so 150 years ago. The previous year, in 1867, a profoundly important piece of legislation was passed by the British Government – the Merchant …

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Lifting The Clouds Of Depression

DEPRESSION EPERDEMIC   Depression is a tricky subject. On the one hand conventional medicine has become strongly specialised in its treatment, on the other hand more and more people fall victim of poor mental health. Diagnosing depression is also questionable. Since there is no standard diagnostic criteria, it’s at the doctor’s …

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Using Adrenaline (Epinephrine)

Adrenaline is a natural substance that occurs in the bodies of all humans, and it is also made as a medicine. Its official name was recently changed to ‘Epinephrine’ but many Doctors and other health care professionals still refer to it as ‘adrenaline’. Everything in medicine has a benefit, and …

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All Disease Begins In The Gut

Hippocrates’ famous words are still eagerly cited over 2000 years later. But what does it really mean that all disease begins in the gut? Many chronically ill people have never experienced any digestive symptoms so how can they relate? The gateway to good health The answer is in the INDIVIDUAL …

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Christmas Calm

Whether it’s turkey, winter vegetables or full-bodied red wine – it’s all loaded with nutrients  Turkey – A mood booster, rich in tryptophan is an amino acid that is the metabolic precursor to the neurotransmitter Serotonin. Serotonin has many roles to play in the body but the one thing that …

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