Frozen Shoulder: Osteopathy Tips

Ather Bios Clinic - Bridgefords's Best Bites Also known as adhesive capsulitis, contracted shoulder or pitcher’s arm, is an extremely painful condition where the shoulder is partially or completely stiff and unmovable, affecting your ability to carry out everyday activities such as bathing, dressing, driving and sleeping comfortably. It usually comes on gradually, gets worse … Continue reading Frozen Shoulder: Osteopathy Tips

Spice Chart – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

BENEFITS OF SOME COMMON SPICES Based on previous articles is a summary chart of proven benefits of some common herbs we have in our kitchen. Please print off, cut out and stick on the fridge and use for your health. SPICES BENEFITS Black Pepper Cayenne Pepper Cinna-mon Garlic Ginger Parsley Rosemary Tumeric Alzheimers y y … Continue reading Spice Chart – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Plantar Fasciitis: Osteopathy Tips

Athether Bios Clinic - Bridgeford's Best Bites Also known as Plantar Fasciopathy, Policeman's Heal, Runner's Heel; thickening of the plantar fascia, one of the most common causes of heel pain, estimated to affect 10% of general population. Thickening can be due to recent damage or injury, or an accumulation of smaller injuries over the years. … Continue reading Plantar Fasciitis: Osteopathy Tips

Sciatica: Osteopathy Tips

Ather Bios Clinic – Bridgefords’s Best Bites Anatomy: The spine typically has 24 vertebrae; 7 neck, 12 thoracic and 5 lumbar. The vertebrae turn on facet joints, arched wing-like structures that stick out either side of the rear part of the vertebrae. They stop the vertebrae from bending and twisting too far and protect the … Continue reading Sciatica: Osteopathy Tips

Avocado – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

The avocado or alligator pear (Persea americana), a fruit with a large berry containing a single seed is believed to have originated in Mexico around 10,000BC. First written about in Europe around 1500 with the first English written record in a 1696 index of Jamaican plants. Introduced to Indonesia in 1750, Brazil in 1809, South … Continue reading Avocado – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

To buy organic or not – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

IN THE NEWS: Organic food is the biggest growing sector of the UK food market, worth £1 billion with 4 in 10 people buying organic despite higher costs. The soil association reports that 500 chemicals are routinely used in conventional farming. The belief is that herbicides and pesticides in food can damage our health, taking … Continue reading To buy organic or not – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Oats – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Oats (Avena sativa) are a cereal grain grown in temperate regions for its seed. Oats contain gluten so are not suitable for celiac, though gluten free oats are available. They can be rolled or crushed into oatmeal, ground into fine flour, used in a variety of baked goods, such as oatcakes, oatmeal cookies and oat … Continue reading Oats – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Almonds – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Native to Mediterranean / Middle East and spread historically to north Africa and south Europe and more recently to California. Wild almonds are bitter and toxic while domestic almonds are not! Almond is a kernel or seed not a nut.  Almonds reduce serum cholesterol and oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels and may reduce the risk … Continue reading Almonds – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Chia Seeds – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Chia ( Salvia Hispanica) is a flowering plant of the mint family from Mexico and South America, that can sprout in a matter of days. Apparently the 16th-century Aztec Codex Mendoza shows that it was cultivated by the Aztecs in pre-Columbian times and was as important as maize as a food crop. "Chia" means oily. … Continue reading Chia Seeds – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips