- Please respond “yes” to your SMS reminder call.
- With Winter, please remove your belt, jacket or hoodie if wearing one, and shoes before your adjustment.
- Please turn your mobile phone off or onto silent before entering the practice.
- Chiropractic Assistant Rachael Smyth is leaving Carrier St Chiropractic at the end of the first week of August,
to pursue University study. We wish Rachael all the best with her endeavours in study and all the best for the
This month’s winner of the July Colouring Competition is Sienna Mudd. Congratulations on your beautiful butterfly.
“Todays tears water tomorrows gardens”. Matshona Dhiliwayo
WHICH PROBIOTICS TO CHOOSE?
There are many forms of Probiotics available to purchase. The main difference within the different forms of Probiotics available is the species and the strain. In order for a Probiotic to be effective it must first survive the acidic conditions in the stomach and then be able to evade digestion in the small intestine.
The best forms of Probiotics that are effective in humans are Probiotics that are of a human genus and not of an animal genus. However, it is their strain within the species that makes all the difference. For example, different dogs are all part of the same species, but each breed is different to each other and has its own purpose. A German Sheppard makes a great guard dog and a Beagle makes a great hunting dog. If you need a good guard dog, you would be wasting your money on a poodle. This same principle can be applied for Probiotics strains, as similarly you could be wasting your money if you don’t get the right Probiotics for the job.
Inner Health Plus contains the NCFM (North Carolina Food Microbiology) strain of Lactobacilli acidophilus. This is one
of the only handful of strains considered to be of therapeutic quality, as it fills the true ‘Probiotics’ criteria. This
Probiotic has been shown to restore and maintain healthy micro flora in the small intestine, support a healthy
digestive function following the use of medications and helps in the maintenance of general well-being and healthy
MICHELLE’S MUM’S PUMPKIN SOUP:
1 onion diced
2 cups of vegetable stock
2 garlic cloves
1 ½ cups of water
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp of curry powder
750-800gms of Jap pumpkin
pepper to taste
- Sauté onion and garlic in butter
- Add pumpkin, stock and water
- Cook until pumpkin is tender (about 30 minutes)
- Hand beat to thicken. Serve and enjoy
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who
get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them,
make them”. George Bernard Shaw
“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional”. Roger Crawford
July is the month when we are asked to abstain from any alcohol to help raise money and awareness for Cancer.
Having a break from alcohol consumption can lead to some major health benefits including better quality sleep,
greater memory and concentration, weight loss, decreased blood pressure and decreased risk of liver and kidney
disease and major cancers.
Many people consume alcohol in the belief that it helps them to relax and improves their sleep. Research suggests
that alcohol disrupts quality sleep and can lead to insomnia.
Alcohol can also impact and weaken your immune system, causing you to become sicker more often. And although
many people drink to overcome feelings of anxiety and tension, regular alcohol consumption can lead to persistent
changes in mood, including increased anxiety, irritability and depression.
To decrease the risk of alcohol-related harm over a person’s lifetime, it is recommended by the National Health and
Medical Research Council
- For healthy Men and Woman aged 18 years and over.
~ consuming no more than 2 standard drinks on any one day
~ consuming no more than 4 standard drinks on a single occasion decreases the risk of alcohol-related injury
occurring on that occasion.
~ For women who are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or who are breastfeeding to astain from drinking any
So, what does a standard drink look like?
1 mid-strength/light beer (3.5% alcohol) = 1 standard drink.
1 glass of wine (9.5 – 13% alcohol) 100ml = 1 standard drink.
750ml bottle of wine = 7 – 8 standard drinks.
Spirits (37 – 40% alcohol) = 1 shot or 30ml = 1 standard drink.
Pre-mixed spirits, 1 can (375ml) = 1.5 – 2.1 standard drinks.
July is also a great month to have a challenging conversation with family members especially our teenagers.
Remember, kids will model their drinking behaviour on what they see at home as normal. And for the parents who
believe that kids should be drinking before 18, remember the brain doesn’t mature until around age 24-27 years of
age and that binge drinking (drinking heavily at parties or special occasions has been linked to permanent brain
damage especially in younger females.
And finally, something else to think about is alcohol tolerance. Many people tell me they can drink more because
they’ve built up a tolerance over many years. Research suggests that people with high alcohol tolerance may be
more likely to develop a dependence problem with alcohol.
So even if you are not participating in Dry July, use this month to look at your alcohol consumption and its affects on
your health, behaviour and attitude.
RUNNING KNEE PAIN:
Many people believe that running will actually damage their knees leading to osteoarthritic change.
Research actually shows the opposite, that running can protect the knees from osteoarthritis and help them to
A review in 2017 Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy found that non-elite runners had about a third
of the rate of knee osteoarthritis of sedentary individuals.
Cartlidge, which is the elastic tissue that protects our joints, actually gets stronger with continued loading. Running
stresses the cartilage in your joints which then recovers and strengthens after a workout.
Other research suggests that the positive blood sugar and hormone changes that occur with regular exercise, may also strengthen the cartilage.
So why has the myth that running causes osteoarthritis in knees?
Its all got to do with the amount and at what age you start at an elite level. Not running at all increases your risk but
so too does running large amounts. The ideal? Around 8 – 10 kilometres 3 – 5 times per week.
“Sometime life doesn’t give you what you want, not because you don’t deserve it, but because you deserve more”