How to become the Chiropractor patients are happy to recommend

In an ideal world all my patients would be pain free with perfect, pliable, connective tissues. Their range of motion would be full and uninterrupted. They would be a frisky bunch of devil-may-carers, full of vim and vigour. In short… they would be the embodiment of the Chiropractic wellness dream. But this isn’t an ideal […]

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Are your patient’s killing themselves with supplements?

Did you know… Folic acid supplements is associated with an increased risk of cancers? And increased risk of cognitive decline in older people? What many don’t realise is that folic acid and folate are different things. Folic acid is a synthetic, inactive product not found in nature. It must be converted into the active form […]

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Are you (and your patients) suffering from decision fatigue?

If you are going to commit a crime and end up in court, a little tip for you…. ask for your court hearing to be first thing in the morning or straight after lunch. This will give you the best chance of getting a light sentence, maybe getting away with a community service order or […]

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Daily vitamin D pill could cut the risk of dying from cancer by 13 percent

Some patients have very short memories, have you noticed? One day they are in persistent pain, depressed and exhausted. Then as they recover, they (understandably) want to forget it ever happened. I sometimes wonder if this is to preserve their self-identity as healthy people to avoid cognitive dissonance that maybe they are not infallible. The […]

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How to deal with stress and adversity

I am writing this while on “holiday” this week, holiday when you have small children is a relative term. Last week we talked about sustained inflammatory responses to bacterial infections. Ideally bacterial infections should be short and sweet, once we muster an immune response. But the effect of inflammation even when its dropping down can […]

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WARNING: This newsletter is full of s**t

“I’m going to be sick.” “I need a poo.” At 4 in the morning, these are not the words I want to hear from my four year old son stood next to our bed. And my goodness did he vomit and have diarrhoea. The bedsheet, duvet, the sofa covers and carpet were all collateral damage […]

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Are your patient’s suffering from sh*t life syndrome?

Picture this, 5 years ago… I arrive a few minutes early to the clinic but I have an extra emergency booked in at 8. But the patient is earlier than I am. I recognise the car and I know what she is doing. Head in a bag and throwing up. In the treatment room… “My necks […]

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The most powerful tool in your Chiropractic toolkit

Today’s Top 3 ‘Writer-Downers’: Why you can lead a horse to water but can’t make them drink How to use the #1 tool to change that behaviour Why you have a moral duty to use this tool and ignore what the NHS might think about your recommendations Getting patients to change their lifestyle can be […]

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“Let them eat chalk!” is the NHS commandment but…

Today’s Top 3 ‘Writer-Downers’: Why calcium carbonate is the most commonly prescribed calcium by the NHS Why most patients hate taking it The superior, better tolerated alternative you should stock starting today I had lots of comments from last weeks email concerning not only Vitamin D but also on using calcium carbonate aka chalk as […]

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“Normal” versus Optimal continued… Vitamin D (it’s a BIGGIE)

Back in 2007 I was on a week long functional medicine intensive training seminar in Atlanta with the Institute for Functional Medicine, and during one of the breakout case study sessions one of the MD’s began talking excitedly about Vitamin D. In fact he was really REALLY excited. The 3 Top ‘Writer-Downers’ In This Week’s […]

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