Did you know our Chiropractor Southend also treats babies? – Craniopathy for babies at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend

Here at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend we treat patients of all ages. A lot of people, have been surprised by the number of babies, pregnant ladies and children that attend the clinic.

Arif, one of our chiropractors is a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association and Member of the Royal College of Chiropractic Paediatric Faculty.

Craniopathy for babies is also a specialty of ours. Giving birth can sometimes alter the shape of the baby’s head and can make breathing quite hard for the baby. By gently using hands and fingers to correct distortions and compressions to a baby’s cranium, spine and pelvis it is possible to alter the shape of the head, normalise neural function and restore a child to a peaceful, happy and healthy state. Improvements can be noticed in just a few days. Above all these are very safe procedures and highly preferable to medication.

This distCliffs Chiropractor Southendressed baby was delivered by emergency c-section after first passing through the birth canal back to front. His head had become widened at the back and narrow at the front, with a twist resulting in one eye being drawn back. As you can see in the picture, one hand is placed behind his head and a finger placed on the roof of his mouth. Gentle pressure is added to the palate, which then normalises the cranial plates.

If you have a distressed baby or would like to know more about craniopathy for babies then please get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice. You can contact us at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on 01702 430430.

Thinking of doing some walking this winter? Cliffs Chiropractic shares this advice on how to stay safe

Cold wintry weather is sweeping Britain at the moment. With lots of icy roads and pavements it has the potential to be quite hazardous under foot. This hazardous weather could also cause injuries with slips and falls.

As a leading Chiropractor Southend we would like to share some tips on how to stay safe when out walking this winter.

  •  It is a good idea to have two pairs of shoes; one for driving and wearing indoors and another pair with good treads, to walk in the ice and snow
  • Waterproof or lined shoes and thermal socks are also a good idea as these stop your feet getting cold or feeling numb
  • Make sure you wear comfortable and warm clothing, which allows you to move freely. Anything that stops you walking ‘normally’ could make you more prone to falling over
  • Practice your balance. As an exercise, standing on one leg is a fantastic way to improve your balance
  • When walking, try and keep your hands out of your pockets as this will also help keep your balance
  • If you are unfortunate and do fall, try to curl up and roll as this will soften the blow and help to reduce any jarring. Also try to avoid putting your hands out to save yourself – this could cause injuries to your wrist
  • Keep your wits about you. Try to avoid alcohol as this makes you less alert and may make you more unsteady on your feet

If you take these precautions you should stay safe whilst out and about this winter.

If you are suffering from pain or if you have any other concerns please get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice to get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can contact us at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on 01702 430430.

Detox with lemons. Cliffs Chiropractor shares these tips to introduce more vitamin C into your diet

Vitamin C is a vital vitamin to have within your diet. It plays a role in building collagen in the body and can reduce the chances of you catching a cold.

Lemons are a sunshine fruit packed with Vitamin C, holding a whopping third of the daily-recommended value. They have lots of flavour and the juice of an entire lemon only has 12 calories. Lemons are also an antioxidant, which could help decrease heart disease and fight some cancers.

Warm lemon water in the morning is a fantastic way to get this vitamin into your body. Simply squeeze half a lemon into a mug of warm water and drink it first thing when you wake up. You can also add the zest of a lemon into salad and pasta dishes.

If you are suffering from pain or if you have any other concerns please get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice to get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can contact us at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on 01702 430430.

Looking to lose weight this year? Cliffs Chiropractor Southend may be able to help

A lot of people want to lose weight and increasingly these days many people need to lose weight for health reasons. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to achieve and long-term success is rare. Many things are claimed to help with this; diets, potions and pills that are supposed to make things easier. 

You may even have tried one or more of these options yourself to no avail!

There’s Good News here at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend …

If you’re looking to lose weight for whatever reason and are looking for help then we believe we have a way to help you.

We have introduced fantastic new supplements at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend which are perfect if you are looking to lose weight. As with all our range we only stock the highest quality products at the best price we can find and after researching we believe there is very convincing evidence in their help with weight loss.

Glucomannan – A Weight Loss Supplement That Works

Also introducing Green Coffee and Chilli Complex for normal energy yielding metabolism.

Glucomannan at Cliffs Chiropractor SouthendGlucomannan is a natural dietary fiber that is claimed to be an effective weight loss supplement.

Glucomannan is a natural, water-soluble dietary fiber extracted from the roots of the elephant yam, also known as konjac. Glucomannan comes from elephant yam, which is originally Southeast Asian. It has a long history of use in herbal mixtures and traditional foods like tofu, noodles, and konjac jelly.

Green coffee contains a substance called Chlorogenic Acid, which is believed to be responsible for the weight loss effects. Coffee beans are loaded with antioxidants and pharmacologically active compounds. Two of the most important ones are caffeine and chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid is believed to be the main active ingredient in green coffee beans. That is, the substances that produces the weight loss effects. Several studies have shown that caffeine boosts metabolism by up to 3-11% . However, the main active ingredient is believed to be the chlorogenic acid.

We have introduced Glucomannan and Green Coffee and Chilli Complex to our stock range of supplements. As with all our range we only stock the highest quality products at the best price we can find and after researching we believe there is very convincing evidence in their help with weight loss.

How does Glucomannan and Green Coffee help with weight loss?

Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fibre. Like other soluble fibers, it is believed to promote weight loss via several mechanisms:

  • It has a very low calorie content.
  • It takes up space in the stomach and promotes a feeling of fullness (satiety), thereby reducing food intake at a subsequent meal.
  • It delays emptying of the stomach, contributing to increased satiety.
  • Like other soluble fibers, it reduces the absorption of protein and fat.

It also feeds the friendly bacteria in the intestine, which turn it into short-chain fatty acids like butyrate, shown to protect against fat gain in some animal studies.These mechanisms are believed to be similar to the effects of other soluble fibers on weight loss. However, glucomannan is different from other soluble fibres due to it being even more viscous, which makes it particularly effective. Some human studies suggest that Green Coffee can reduce the absorption of carbohydrates from the digestive tract, which lowers blood sugar and insulin spikes. If this is true, then taking green coffee bean extract would be like eating a slightly lower carbohydrate diet.Other studies (in mice and rats) have shown that chlorogenic acid can reduce body weight, reduce fat absorbed from the diet, reduce fat stored in the liver and improve the function of a fat burning hormone. Chlorogenic acid has also been shown to drastically improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels in rats. These are important risk factors for heart disease.

Does it really work?

Fortunately, we have several randomized controlled trials on glucomannan. These types of studies are the “gold standard” of scientific experimentation in humans. In the biggest one, 176 healthy overweight people were randomly assigned to ingest either a supplement with glucomannan, or placebo (a dummy pill), while on a calorie restricted diet. Three different glucomannan supplements were tested, with varying dosages. Some also had other fibres added to them.

As you can see, weight loss was significantly greater in the glucomannan groups.

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Incoporated into Lamberts Green Coffee and Chilli complex is a full 100mg of chilli extract that provides 2mg of capsaicinoids. Research has shown that capsaicinoids aid the breakdown of fat in the body and that 2mg is a relevant level.

Also included the B vitamins for normal energy-yielding, as well as a significant 200µg of chromium which contributes to the maintenance of both normal blood glucose levels and to normal macronutrient metabolism. Green tea has become a popular choice for slimmers, who can include it as part of their calorie controlled diet, so this is also included. It is especially effective when combined with a weight reducing diet, which is the case with all weight loss methods.

Other Benefits

In addition to promoting weight loss, glucomannan may improve a number of risk factors for heart disease.

According to a systematic review of 14 studies, glucomannan can:

  • Lower total cholesterol
  • Lower LDL cholesterol
  • Lower triglycerides
  • Lower fasting blood sugar

The main mechanism by which it reduces blood cholesterol is by decreasing absorption of cholesterol in the gut. According to these studies, adding glucomannan to your diet could potentially lower the risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Dosage and Side Effects

In contact with water, glucomannan expands and can absorb up to 50 times its weight. Therefore, the recommended dosage of glucomannan is lower compared to other fiber supplements.

Glucomannan does not have any effect on weight loss unless it is taken before a meal. Timing recommendations range from 15 minutes to 1 hour before a meal. Glucomannan is well tolerated and is generally considered safe.However, if glucomannan expands before reaching the stomach, it may cause choking or blockage of the throat and esophagus (the tube that moves food from your mouth to your stomach). To prevent this, it should be washed down with 1-2 glasses of water or other liquid. Some people may experience mild side effects, such as bloating, flatulence, soft stools or diarrhoea, but this is usually uncommon. Green coffee does contain caffeine, which can have numerous side effects when consumed in large amounts. This includes anxiety, jitteriness, rapid heartbeat, etc. If you are sensitive to caffeine, then you should be careful with green coffee bean extract. The chlorogenic acid may also have a laxative effect and cause diarrhoea.

If you are looking to lose weight this year then please get in touch with us and you could be a fitter, slimmer version of yourself. You can contact us at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on 01702 430430.

Has TV show The Jump inspired you to get on your skis? Our Southend Chiropractor offers this advice on keeping safe in the snow

With the final episode of ‘The Jump’ seeing Joey Essex crowned champion, taking to the snow may seem tempting to some. Especially with February half term coming up.

While taking to the slopes can be great fun and provides a great form of exercise, there is also a risk of injury. As with every type of exercise, making sure you prepare your body beforehand plays a vital role in avoiding injuries.

Here at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend, we want to share some tips on how to stay safe in the snow:

Training your muscles – skiing and snowboarding will have you using muscles you may not even know you. Some excellent exercises that you can start doing now that will prepare your body are squats, sit-ups and cycling.

Get balanced – Good balance is the key to skiing. Get yourself a wobble board to improve your balance and build up your ankle muscles.

Bounce around – To build up and work out your ‘skiing muscles’ you can use a mini trampoline.

Roll along – To develop good posture, invest in a pair of roller blades and get out and about on them.

Get yourself checked out – it’s often easier to turn your body one way when starting out as a skier or snow boarder. Often this is not simply down to technique, it’s down to your body. A chiropractor will be able to assess you and identify areas of weakness that you may need to work on.

If you are suffering from pain or if you have any other concerns please get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice to get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can contact us at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on 01702 430430.

 

Hip Hip Hooray another award for Cliffs Chiropractor Southend

PPQM Award photo for Cliffs Chiropractor Southend

The team at the Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic are proudly displaying their PPQM award from The Royal College of Chiropractors. Melanie Cutting attended the award ceremony in London on the 28th January and received the award from the Chair of the Royal College’s Lay Partnership Group, Mr Hew Helps.

Melanie, who accepted the award on behalf of the Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic, said:

“This is the second time we have been awarded the Patient Partnership Quality Mark which recognises this clinic’s commitment to meeting the expectations our patients have when they visit us for advice and treatment. Our aim is to continually improve our levels of service and we always welcome feedback from our patients to help us achieve this. I am accepting this award on behalf of all the team at the Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic, every single staff member has been committed to excellence in patient care in order that we can achieve this.”

The PPQM is awarded to chiropractic clinics that demonstrate excellence in meeting patient expectations in a range of areas including accessibility, cleanliness and safety and patient communication. The decision to award the PPQM is made by a panel of patients and public who form the Royal College of Chiropractor’s Lay Partnership Group.

We’re looking for a temporary office assistant to work with us at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend

As a temporary office assistant, we are looking for someone who has a friendly, caring manner and can be efficient when working in a busy environment.

Being a temporary office assistant mainly involves the duties of aiding the chiropractic receptionist as a primary contact point between the chiropractor and the patients and as an office organizer who manages the information regarding the health of the patients in the chiropractors office. She does not need a medical or chiropractic background, but will get job satisfaction, by being helpful to patients and all members of the team.

An office assistant’s job duties include organizing and maintaining patient records, having patients changed on time, maintaining forms and office stationary required for front desk activities and generally maintaining a continuous flow of information and patients in the clinic. They welcome patients to the Clinic and answers preliminary non-medical questions for patients.

They must respect and maintain the privacy and dignity of patients and assure client confidentiality at all times. In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the jobholder is required to perform other duties assigned by the supervisor/manager from time to time.

The office assistant will work in a team with the other receptionists but will report directly to the Clinic Receptionists.

• Hours are approximately Monday 10.00am- 2.00pm, Tuesday 9.00 am- 12.30 pm, Wednesday 5.00 pm- 9.00pm, Friday 3.00 pm-8.000 pm. Additional hours are likely to be necessary so we need flexibility to increase beyond these times.
• This is a temporary position initially for a six week period.

Get active this winter. Take advantage of walks in our local area says a leading chiropractor near Leigh-on-Sea

Walking is a well-known way to keep fit and healthy. Many people join the gym to keep fit but getting outdoors in the fresh air is even better for you.

Walking is one of the easiest ways of staying active and it is also free. No gym membership required.

Here near Leigh-on-Sea- we are extremely luck to have so many lovely places to go for walks and enjoy nature.

A fantastic walk that we can highly recommend is Leigh-on-Sea and Hadleigh Castle Walk. This is a circular walk, which includes a lovely climb to see the ruins of Hadleigh Castle. There are also fantastic views of the Thames and across to Canvey Island. There are also quite a few pubs along the way, perfect for refreshing and even a spot of lunch.

Click the link below for more information:

http://www.essexpubwalks.com/#/leigh-hadleigh/4533959295

 Get your walking boots on and enjoy the fresh air.

If you are suffering from pain or if you have any other concerns please get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice to get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can contact us at Cliffs Chiropractic near Leigh-on-Sea on 01702 430430.

Do you have a distressed baby? Craniopathy at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend may be able to help

Many of you have been surprised by the number of pregnant ladies, babies and young children that attend the clinic.

Arif one of our Chiropractors at the clinic is a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association and Member of the Royal College of Chiropractic Paediatric Faculty.

 Giving birth can sometimes atler the shape of the baby’s head and can make breathing quite hard for the baby. By gently using his hands and fingers to correct distortions and compressions to a baby’s cranium, spine and pelvis it is possible to alter the shape of the head, normalise neural function and restore a child to a peaceful, happy and healthy state. Improvements can be noticed in just a few days. Above all these are very safe procedures and highly preferable to medication.

Here is Matilda’s story:

If you are suffering from pain or if you have any other concerns please get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice to get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can contact us at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on 01702 430430.

Want to make a healthy start to 2015? A Chiropractor near leigh-on-Sea shares this advice on where to get healthy produce

You are what you eat’ is a very popular saying and it is a well-known fact that eating a healthy and balanced diet is vital for good health.

Although there are many diets out there, a healthy diet comes down to two main factors:

  •  Eating a wide variety of foods to ensure you’re getting all the nutrients you need
  • Consuming the right amount of calories in accordance to your lifestyle

The NHS ‘eatwell plate’ can help you work out what a balanced diet looks like. It also shows you how much of what you eat daily should come from each food group.

Here near Leigh-on-Sea we are extremely fortunate to have a regular farmers market that offers an array of produce. There is a regular market on Elm Road in Leigh-on-Sea that attracts over 30 producers. The next markets are on Friday 20th February and Friday 20th March both 9am – 12 noon.

If this is of interest to you, get yourself out on a Friday and pick up some healthy and nutritious produce.

If you are suffering from pain or if you have any other concerns please get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice to get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can contact us at Cliffs Chiropractic near Leigh-on-Sea on 01702 430430.