Balancing the body with breathing (Pranayama)

  Pranayama means ‘to stretch the breath’. It is prudent to advance gradually in any form of stretching that we do with the physical body. When stretching the physical body the ligaments act as elastic tissue and have a great capacity to stretch, provided the extent of flexibility is approached and accommodated gradually by the … Continue reading Balancing the body with breathing (Pranayama)

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Oxidative Stress – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Life exposes us to many types of stress; oxidative stress is one we cannot see or feel. A certain amount is produced by our normal metabolic processes and can be important for our immune function, yet excessive oxidative stress can be a risk factor for many chronic conditions. Imagine that we have an internal exhaust … Continue reading Oxidative Stress – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

SILENT INFLAMMATION – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Inflammation is the body's natural response to a real or imagined threat. Acute inflammation protects the body, e.g. when you cut your finger or sprain your ankle the body releases chemicals to trigger inflammation, initiating a healing response for blood cells and antibodies to help mop up the damage of the injury; you experience pain, … Continue reading SILENT INFLAMMATION – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Obesity – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

The latest obesity statistics in UK are alarming. According to the BBC 60% of adults and 30% of children in UK are overweight and 30,000 people die annually from obesity-related illnesses. Britain has 1.5 million adults classed as morbidly obese and weight loss operations and obesity-related hospital admissions have soared in recent years. Obesity/ Overweight … Continue reading Obesity – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Avoiding Winter Colds and Flu: (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

We all seem to be more susceptible to colds and flu in the winter months, yet if our immune systems are working well we should be able to fight the bugs and avoid being ill or at least limit the length and intensity the bug has on us. Both are viral infections so are not … Continue reading Avoiding Winter Colds and Flu: (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Aloe Vera: (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Aloe Vera is a species of succulent plant from Africa that is spiky with thick green fleshy leaves and can grow to a metre tall. It has been mentioned as a herbal medicine for about 2000 years though it may have been used for much longer. It is used in Indian medicine for colic, constipation, skin diseases, … Continue reading Aloe Vera: (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips