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RECIPE OF THE WEEK - Easy Cider Roasted Vegetables, Vegan and Gluten Free

Monday 2nd April 2018

This is such a simple & healthy recipe that anyone can make. Ingredients 1 sweet or red onion, cut into wedges 2 carrots, sliced 6 baby gold, purple or red potatoes, cut up 1 1/2 cups butternut squash or pumpkin, peeled, cubed Half a cabbage- green or purple- sliced 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets 1 cup cauliflower florets 1 yellow squash, cut into half moons A few green beans, whole, trimmed A portobello mushroom or two, sliced Lots of garlic, several whole or minced cloves Ingredients for the sauce 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 cup natural apple cider or apple juice 1 tablespoon agave, honey or brown sugar Instructions Chop the vegetables and place with some coconut oil into a large roasting pan. Season the vegetables with sea salt and fresh ground…

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Magnesium Flakes or Epsom Flakes

Thursday 29th March 2018

Why You Should Use Magnesium Flakes Instead of Epsom Salts You've certainly heard of using Epsom salts for a variety of things, some of the most popular being to soak in the tub after a long day or if you have sore muscles. But have you heard of magnesium flakes? Magnesium flakes differ from Epsom salts for several reasons. However, before we get into why magnesium flakes take the cake over Epsom salts, let's take a closer look at why people use Epsom salts so we can better understand why magnesium flakes triumph! Why People Use Epsom Salts People use Epsom salts for a variety of reasons. Epsom salts get their name from a place called Epsom, which is in England where the…

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RECIPE OF THE WEEK - SWEET POTATO COCONUT CURRY

Monday 12th March 2018
Sophie Wedlock-Smith

This nourishing & macro-nutrient meal contains a healthy array of wonderful complex carbs & plant protein. Ingredients 1 Butternut squash 2-3 sweet potatoes 1 head cauliflower Drizzle of olive oil 1 tsp coconut oil 2 onions chopped 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 Tsp lemongrass paste ½ cup vegetable stock 2 tins coconut milk 1 tsp turmeric 4 tsp cumin (to your preferred taste) 1 tsp of paprika (to your preferred taste) Sea salt & black pepper to taste Coriander, parsley, chilli flakes with pistachios to garnish (all optional depending on preference.) Instructions Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Peel & chop the butternut squash & sweet potatoes & cut the cauliflower into florets. Place them on an oven tray with a pinch of salt & a sprinkle of cumin & paprika & drizzle with olive oil. Use…

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Super Green Detoxifying Smoothie

Thursday 8th March 2018
Sophie Wedlock-Smith

This is such a fantastic cleansing smoothie and really makes you feel beautiful while you drink it. You can just feel this goodness going into your body, which is truly amazing. It contains several magically detoxifying ingredients which work together to cleanse your colon and you will feel very pure after drinking this. Ingredients 5 minutes serves 1 person 1 cup of plain unsweetened almond milk (or purified water) 2 Apples, your choice, cored & quartered. 3 Cups of spinach 1 Avocado, peeled & pitted. Teaspoons of maple syrup. Half inch of ginger, peeled and cut very finely. Juice of one small lemon. 4-6 ice cubes. Optional: pinch of kelp flakes for extra iodine. Preparation Put all the ingredients into a vitamix or food processor along with the juice of the…

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Do I need to continue seeing my Chiropractor?

Thursday 8th February 2018

Some people believe that once you have seen your chiropractor and completed your course of treatment, then your are 'fixed' and there is no reason to continue getting infrequent check-ups, right? There are many benefits to visiting your Chiropractor even after your course of treatment has been completed. In fact, because of this, we have taken a look at three of the common benefits we hear regularly from our patients below. However, before we get started, we wish to be clear that this is not a sales pitch. Below are some very good reasons as to why infrequent visits to Lightwater Health and Chiropractic will be a huge benefit to you for your long-term recovery and the prevention of any possible…

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Recipe of the Week - Squidgy Choclate Pear Pudding!!

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Hmmmmm......... we love this recipe from BBC Good Food that we had to share it with you especially as its got those juicy pears in!! Ingredients 200g butter , plus extra for greasing 300g golden caster sugar 4 large eggs 75g plain flour 50g cocoa powder 410g can pear halves in juice, drained 100g plain dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) 25g flaked almonds (optional) cream or ice cream, to serve Method Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Lightly grease a roughly 20 x 30cm shallow ovenproof dish. Put the butter in a large saucepan and place over a low heat until just melted. Remove the butter from the heat and stir in the sugar until well combined. Whisk the eggs together in a large bowl. Gradually add the eggs to the butter and…

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Ingredient of the week - Pears

Monday 29th January 2018

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PEARS Pears fruit is packed with health benefiting nutrients such as dietary fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, which are necessary for optimum health. Pears are a good source of dietary fiber. Regular eating of this fruit may offer protection against colon cancer. Pear fruit is one of the very low-calorie fruits; provides just 58 calories per 100g. A low calorie but high fiber diet may help bring significant reduction in body weight, and blood LDL cholesterol levels. They contain good quantities of vitamin-C. The fruit is a good source of minerals such as copper, iron, potassium, manganese and magnesium as well as B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). Although not well documented, pears are among the least…

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New Years Resolutions?

Thursday 25th January 2018

Are you starting 2018 determined to be fitter and healthier? January usually sees a surge in gym membership, with people wanting to loose some unwanted weight or fulfilling a new year resolution to live a healthier lifestyle. It's important to remember that taking on exercise regimes your body is not used to can take its toll and the British Chiropractic Association urges people to prepare before embarking on their exercise programme. According to research by the BCA, exercise is the trigger for 30% of those experiencing back or neck pain. For people embarking on an exercise regime, especially one that is new, the risk of suffering neck or back pain can be higher so it is important to be well prepared. To help people…

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Spring has Sprung!

Thursday 20th April 2017

With the clocks changing and a lighter brighter feel to the days, many will be starting to think about Spring gardening jobs. It's great to get outdoors and blow the cobwebs away but take care of your back with our great advice. Clothes - Don't wear clothes that are tight or could constrict your movement. Warm Up - Gardening is like any other exercise; you need to warm up first. Don't go straight into the heavy work; start off with lighter jobs as this will lessen the chance of muscle strain. Take a break - Vary your activity by spending no more than 20-30 minutes on any one thing and make sure you take regular breaks. Clever spring pruning - Get as close as possible to the things…

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Suffering for the sake of Fashion

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Women's back health suffering for the sake of fashion Posted on 14th Mar 2017 by BCA New research finds that fashion forward Brits are putting style ahead of their health. Consumer research from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) has found that three quarters (73%) of women have suffered with back pain and their wardrobe could be a major cause of the discomfort. The BCA found that over a quarter (28%) of women are aware clothing effects their back or neck pain and posture, yet are not influenced by this in their clothing choices. For example, wearing skinny jeans and backless shoes which can aggravate pain. One third of women (33%) were completely unaware that their choice of clothing could have an impact on…

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