Registered Osteopath and Practice Principle
Bridge to Health welcomes Verena Leo, Osteopath and Craniosacral Therapist.
Emily Fawell DiplON BANT NTC CNHC
One of the more memorable health initiatives that the government has publicised over the last 10 years has been the 5-a-day campaign. This campaign was born of the World Health Organisation’s recommendation that people should be eating 400g of fruit and vegetables every day in order to lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Low fruit and vegetable intake is among the top 10 risk factors for global mortality and is responsible for 14% of gastrointestinal cancer deaths, 11% of heart disease deaths, and 9% of stroke deaths.
Sian Smith M.Ost DO ND
We all have aspirations to improve our health, whether we view it this way or not. Even the most ‘unhealthy’ of us will want to eat one less takeaway a week or cut down on a few cigarettes each day.
Whilst there are known social obstacles to our health goals (your best friend persuading you for a catch up over an Indian, an impromptu after-work drink(s) on your Pilates evening...), one of the biggest obstacles can be our own will. Who hasn’t talked themselves out of that 5k because it’s raining? Or thought, ‘I’ll start the diet next week’ because there are too many yummy treats knocking about in the cupboard?
Bridge to Health Medical Herbalist Julija Milovanova-Palmer gave a speech at the International Dental Forum that took place on 15-17 July 2019 in London. Julija presented a review titled “Is there a role for herbal medicine in the treatment and management of periodontal disease?” based on her article published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine in June 2018.