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SAVE THE DATE - SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2018

Saturday 18th August 2018

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a fun-filled HEALTH AND WELLNESS DAY in September to celebrate the expansion of our Lightwater Health and Chiropractic. You won't want to miss it! SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 10:00am - 4:00pm The Square, Lightwater, GU18 5SS Come down and enjoy a mix of interactive outdoor activities and personal taster sessions, all free and all in place to give you a taste of the best experiences we have to offer. EVERYONE WELCOME & FREE TO ATTEND Free Therapy Taster Sessions Available *Free Posture & Health Check appointments available *Mini Fitness/Pilates/Bootcamp classes throughout the dayInformation Talks on Nutrition/Reflexology/Reiki/General Health & Wellbeing Food Tasting & Drinks Reception & so much more... * pre-bookable to avoid disappointment on the day TO…

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Feet…love them or hate them we need to look after them!

Thursday 9th August 2018
Zoe Davis

Many people say to me "oh how can you touch people's feet?" or "I hate my feet I wouldn't want you to have to touch them" Well here's the thing....I don't mind touching people's feet I actually find it an honour that people have chosen to have a reflexology treatment with me, to be honest and open up with their health issues or concerns in a safe, confidential environment. For me as a therapist feet are pretty awesome, not only do they carry us everywhere in our lives, allow us to walk, run, jump etc. they can tell us so much about what is going on in our bodies. In reflexology it's not just a relaxing foot massage it's a pressure…

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Cucumbers...... Who Knew!!

Thursday 24th May 2018
Nicola Bowen

Cucumbers... I didn't know this...& to think all these years I've only been making salads with the cucumbers... WHAT A LITTLE GEM THE CUCUMBER IS. I WILL LOOK AT IT DIFFERENTLY NOW. 1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. 2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours. 3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the…

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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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