Author Archives: judithtownshend

Calming Your Obsessive Brain

Calming Your Obsessive Brain

‘I’m going to be a business mogul!’ I announce gleefully, jokingly, referring to my fledgling business of making and selling beeswax balms. My sister gives me a long, steady look. ‘You’ve been a business mogul since you were five years old,’ she says flatly, ‘give it three years and you can advertise yourself as an… Continue Reading

Savoury Green Smoothie

I’ve never liked green smoothies. Invariably they have all been trying to masquerade as something sweet, pretending that they’re not full of spinach. Then I came across this combination of ingredients to make a savoury green smoothie. It’s not trying to be sweet. It’s happy with its own identity and doesn’t have to try to be… Continue Reading

Room for Improvement

Room for Improvement

There are many reasons why most of us don’t like hospitals or doctors’ clinics. Most of our discomfort of these and other similar  places are because of the environment in which we find ourselves. These places need to be sterile, functional and serviceable but, as a consequence, we are not endeared towards them. A dislike… Continue Reading

The Blooper Reel

I’ve recently updated the video on my website. This update is now available on my home page: the course of filming it, using 38 takes, we discovered there was enough material to make a blooper reel. Enjoy! Continue Reading

The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich In the last two months, I haven’t been very active on my blog (sigh of relief on your part, perhaps?). I spent most of September questioning my sanity (read: writing my dissertation) and most of October catching up with essays and clinical case reports. Fun… Continue Reading

How do nerves work?

At any moment, there is an electrical storm coursing through your body. Discover how chemical reactions create an electric current that drives our responses to everything from hot pans to a mother’s caress. As of January 2015, I will be offering chiropractic care at my clinic. Chiropractic aims to remove interference from the nervous system,… Continue Reading

Recipe – Date and Nut Energy Balls

Recipe – Date and Nut Energy Balls

I’m on a drive to reduce the amount of processed food in my diet. As such, I’m cutting out shop-bought cakes, biscuits, chocolates etc. These little energy balls are packed with flavour and goodness with no added sugar. In addition, they’re gluten free and dairy free. I make a batch every week, and they’d last… Continue Reading

Introducing: 5 Steps to PMS Freedom

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) affects up to 97% of women at some time in their life. It is estimated that only 1 in 20 of these women will seek medical help, possibly because we have been educated into believing that PMS is a normal part of being a woman, and that we should just live with… Continue Reading

What is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

First of all, what is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an auto-immune condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged and affects absorption of nutrients. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, spelt, oats and rye. When the immune system of a person with celiac disease detects gluten in the body, it… Continue Reading

Cracking Post: Why Your Knuckles Pop

A few weeks ago, this was all over social media. At least, it was all over my social media feeds, because I’m a nerd and follow many, many health-related pages. At last, scientists have discovered what makes our knuckles crack! Important and meaningful research, I’m sure we can all agree. Basically, when you crack a… Continue Reading

Period Pain: A Revolutionary Approach

Period pain, also known as dysmenorrhoea, affects between 45-97% of women at some time in their life. It’s usually worse in late-teens and 20s, but can last until the menopause. The pain is usually experienced as cramps and a dull ache in the tummy and low back, and the general medical approach to treating period pain… Continue Reading

Effective Exercises for Shoulder Pain

The most common cause of shoulder pain is bad posture. Specifically, shoulders rounded forwards with neck and head protruding forward. This slumping posture puts enormous pressure on the neck and the shoulder girdle, making daily activities harder work for your body, until it all becomes too much and then it starts to hurt. The exercises… Continue Reading

Healing from within

I’d like to tell you a story about a client. For confidentiality purposes, I’m going to call him John (not his real name). John started coming to me for treatment for shoulder pain years ago, way before I’d started specialising in treating shoulders. I used all the techniques that I had available to me at… Continue Reading

Reiki: The Quiet Healer

I hear the question on the tip of your tongue: “What is this Reiki stuff that you keep going on about, Judith?” OK, so maybe that wasn’t your exact question, but I’m going to do my best to answer it for you anyway. My Reiki master, Sally Pickard, states that “Reiki is a simple hands-on… Continue Reading

Another loooong weekend of learning…

I’ve just got home from a looooong weekend at University. I’m in year four of my Masters Degree in Chiropractic and the heat is on! This weekend we had General Medicine (don’t talk to me about the kidney!), Diversified Chiropractic Technique, which just puts me in mind of this Eddie Izzard video, and Imaging and… Continue Reading

Is your baby carrier good for your little one’s developing hips?

I’ve just had my attention drawn to this great article about how different baby carriers can affect your developing child’s hips. You can read all about it here: What do you use to carry your little one around? Do you carry on your back or in front of you? I’d love to hear from you. Continue Reading

Peak Fitness, Warwickshire’s Premium Personal Training Studio

I’ve recently moved my business to Peak Fitness in Warwick, and I have to say the quality of service provided by these excellent personal trainers is second to none. They are all knowledgeable, qualified individuals doing what they passionately love – helping people to get healthier and move better. If you think they’re just paying… Continue Reading

Back in Warwickshire…

I’ve had a wonderful, restful holiday with my family in Cape Town, and am now back to work at Mayers in Leamington and Peak Fitness in Warwick. It’s so touching when I receive texts from clients the day I get back asking when I can treat them 🙂 Here’s a little holiday snap: Continue Reading

Date & Nut Energy Balls

Ok, this isn’t really a recipe blog, but I’ve had so many people ask me about these delicious morsels that it seemed selfish NOT to post them on here. Ingredients 10 ounces pitted dates 1.5 cups organic oats (gluten free if necessary), finely ground up in a food processor 7 ounces of nuts, half finely… Continue Reading

The wonders of Vitamin D

Most know that vitamin D does not come from your diet, but rather from your skin when you expose it to the sun. What most people don’t know is that in the wintertime it’s hard to make vitamin D. From November, the sun shifted its focus on the southern hemisphere and is no longer shining overhead… Continue Reading

Beat Arthritis Naturally

 Do you suffer from stiff and painful joints?In this post I will be talking about osteoarthritis and suggestions on how to manage your pain naturally. There are many other forms of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia, which I will address in future posts.What is Osteoarthritis?Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory and degenerative condition, characterised by… Continue Reading

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