I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis fifteen years ago, and I have had several flare-ups flanked by periods of remission during that time. I'm pleased to say a number of new drug treatments have become available since I was diagnosed, but I've always been keen to explore alternative treatments, such as hydrotherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy and massage, as a way of complementing my medical treatment. I started this blog to document the alternative treatments I've tried and share information about current research into drug-free treatments for managing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. If you've tried an alternative treatment that's eased your symptoms, I'd love to share your experiences on the blog.

Hamstring Injuries: The Worst Enemy of Sportspeople Everywhere

27 July 2017
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

If you watch sport regularly, there's a good chance you've heard about players being off the field because of a hamstring injury. And if you play a sport yourself, it might just be one of the things you dread the most. Despite its misleading name, the hamstring is actually three separate muscles that are situated at the back of each thigh. They're often called by this name and considered a single part because they work in unison when you use your knees. Read More …

Two Tips To Ensure Your Marriage Survives When Your Family Moves To A New Country

27 June 2017
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Moving house is an emotionally draining task, but moving to a new country adds a whole new level of stress to deal with. Making decisions about shipping personal effects, where to live and what school your children are going to attend is enough to put any marriage under pressure. As someone who is making a move shortly to live in Australia, it is important you are aware of these pressures, so your marriage doesn't fall apart when it all seems too much. Read More …

What Chiropractors Do

19 June 2017
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Chiropractors are health practitioners specially trained to treat the joints and muscles of the body with their hands. In Australia, chiropractic practice is government regulated. Practitioners must be registered with the Chropractic Board of Australia after undergoing an accredited 5-year university programme within Australia. Overseas trained chiropractors must have completed an accredited programme which satisfies the requirements of the Chropractic Board of Australia. The term 'chiropractic' has its roots in the Greek language, meaning treatment by hand. Read More …

How a Chiropractor Can Help You in Areas You May Not Have Thought about

29 May 2017
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Over the last couple of decades, chiropractic care has become an important part of the medical industry and a crucial choice if you happen to have any issues of spinal alignment or general movement. A chiropractor is now one of the first people to call if you have any aches and pains linked to muscle fatigue or range of movement. However, did you know that a chiropractor can help you in so many different areas of your life, not directly linked to your spine? Read More …

What Goes Into Toothpaste?

19 May 2017
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Toothpaste might be something that is used every day all over Australia, but few people know exactly what goes into the average tube. You might have read the ingredients list on your preferred brand of toothpaste, but do you know what they all are? Read on to discover what the major ingredients of all toothpastes are and what function they perform in this crucial healthcare product used the world over. Read More …