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Shopping locally in lockdown

We are a week into the second lockdown and things are looking a little different from first time round. Thankfully we at Luck’s Yard are allowed to remain open offering essential health services – chiropractic and podiatry. Unfortunately massage, reflexology and counselling are not deemed essential under Government rules (although we would beg to differ!!).  We [...]

Good bye and good luck to Vanessa

We are so sorry to share with you that chiropractor Vanessa Guedes will be leaving us to take up a full time post in a different clinic from the 13th November. Vanessa has worked with us for the past 12 months after she graduated from AECC and made such progress as a new graduate and [...]

The Power of Touch

Human beings are born needing the experience of touch...we find it necessary to address and reduce negative feelings. Loneliness has been a huge problem during the Covid pandemic.  Social distancing has caused an increased loss of human touch - so many of us are touch deprived!  We have not been able to hug our parents, [...]

Vital Vitamin D

Two recent studies, one from the UK and one from the USA have found an association between Vitamin D deficiency and the increased health risks associated with the COVID-19 virus. In previous studies Vitamin D has been shown to be important for the healthy functioning of the immune system and its ability to lower the [...]

Warming spicy lentil and coconut soup

You can alter the ingredients in this soup to your own taste.  It is lovely to add roasted squash or sweet potato or any other veg to make it more substantial. Ingredients 1 heaped tbsp coconut fat 1 medium red onion, sliced into half moons 2 garlic cloves, peeled and either sliced or crushed 2cm [...]

Eat a rainbow every day

What are Phytonutrients? Phytonutrients are naturally occurring compounds found mainly in vegetables and fruits. They have significant health benefits and just a small increase in your daily intake can have a dramatic impact on your overall health.  They have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects and a recent study in the Journal of Nutrition, has shown [...]

Wild Swimming – Take the Plunge!

“Swimming is simply moving meditation.”  Cesar Nikko Caharian There has been a great deal of good press recently about wild swimming.  Lockdown has raised its profile, which is excellent news!  What better way to exercise than in the fresh air with nature surrounding you? It’s exhilarating, refreshing, uplifting, fun and free! The health benefits of [...]

Support your immune health

As we approach autumn and winter it is worth thinking about how we can support our immune systems to give us the best chance of good health over the next few months. Many people say that during lockdown their diets went a bit haywire and of course stress can have a big impact on the [...]

Boost your immunity with nature’s help

In our August newsletter I wrote about the wonderful berries that we can gather for free at this time of year. Tone has been busy in the kitchen making elderberry syrup to help boost immunity during the winter months. I came across this nice recipe which uses honey instead of sugar as a sweetener and [...]

The Healing power of Nature

If you have been able to get out and about in Nature recently have you noticed the effect it can have on your general sense of wellbeing?  Do you feel calmer, less stressed, more grounded and with an enhanced sense of wellbeing? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’ (and I hope [...]

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