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Bridge to Health Blog
Emily Fawell DiplON BANT NTC CNHC
Nutritional Therapist

In case you didn’t already know, coconut flour has a much lower impact on our blood sugar levels than wheat flour and is higher in protein. It’s made from the flesh of the coconut, is gluten free and far tastier than other wheat flour alternatives.

Jenny Middleton 
Rehabilitation Pilates Teacher

Joseph Pilates (1880 – 1967) was a man who believed completely in his method and practiced what he prescribed to others well into his eighties. Even as an older man he was quite robust and vital until his death at the age of 87. His method – Pilates - in a quiet persistent way, can have the greatest effect in gathering the body together to prevent many of the age-related accidents, like falls.  It promotes a greater sense of balance and core strength and enables the body to maintain that at a more effective level. 
 

 

 

Adam Mohammed
Massage Therapist

Mathieu Rossano BSc (Hons) Ost Med DO ND
Registered Osteopath and Practice Principle

The founding father of osteopathy, Andrew Taylor Still, often stated that “the rule of the artery is supreme”, meaning that when blood and lymphatics flow freely, the body’s tissues (muscles, articulations, organs) can perform their intended functions unimpeded, fostering long-term “rude” health.

 

Deborah Kerr BACP UKRCP
Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist

 

It is no surprise that life expectancy has increased. With advances in technology, people are increasingly aware that fitness and health have progressively led people to live longer. There is a plethora of information prioritising regular exercise and proper nutrition that sustains our bodies and keep us healthy. However, despite many areas of advances in human health, these are not matched by progressive improvements in our mental health.

Harry Rogers M.Ost DO ND
Registered Osteopath

One of the most common questions people ask us is “how many sessions do you think I’ll need?” The answer is always remarkably longer than the question! That is because there is no easy answer and I explain some, definitely not all, of the factors that can affect the timeframe – such as, severity of the problem, how long it’s been there, how good you are at doing the exercises, whether you’re still training or not, what your diet is like and then explaining the classic - ‘everyone is different’. Then you get into talking about maintenance treatment and the answer gets even longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mathieu Rossano BSc (Hons) Ost Med DO ND
Registered Osteopath and Practice Principle

Health experts are now forecasting the prospect of life-expectancy taking many of our patients into their 10th and even 11th decades of life. But such eye-watering longevity is only worthwhile if we can secure the conditions of mens sana in corpore sano – a healthy mind in a healthy body – for that same period of existence.


 

Jenny Middleton
Rehabilitation Pilates Teacher

When it comes to getting motivated to go to an exercise class or the gym I believe it is fair to say that there can be a reluctance for quite a lot a people. Best intentions to be fitter and healthier often coming second place to old habits.  I think we’re all guilty of saying “I’ll start next week” when talking of a new regime.
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