Diabetes Week 2016 and PEMF

Diabetes Week 12-18 June 2016

Did you know that PEMF can help with circulatory issues associated with Diabetes?

Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields (PEMFs) helps to condition all tissues to be as healthy as possible and they may also accelerate the natural health recovery of diabetic tissues. There is a large amount of research on the use of PEMFs and it is believed that it is possible for this therapy to reduce pain, improve circulation, help liver function, improve pancreatic function and improve the cells to be able help with the circulation insulin.

Adding PEMFs will not cure diabetes, but they will help to manage the condition and the circulatory issues that come with it alongside a healthy diet (a session with a nutritionist is usually encouraged). It is also important that you take your medication prescribed your doctor and manage your diet in conjunction with the use of PEMFs as a complimentary therapy rather than an alternative.

Follow the link below for more information and case studies.
PEMF – Diabetes and Diabetic Neuropathology

So if you or anyone you know are struggling with any of the circulatory conditions associated with diabetes refer them to us to see how we can help – at our LilyPie Clinic in Chart Sutton.

Contact Deborah at deborah@restoring-health.co.uk or on 0788 5548 594

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Get ready for the Restoring Health Fitness Challenge

It s been proven time and time again that if you don’t set yourself goals in life you will never move forward. The same can be said for exercise/fitness – unless there is a realistic goal to work towards it is much harder to stay motivated.

“Where the vision isn’t clear the cost is always to great!” – Michael Puffett

Thus we propose this – the Restoring Health Fitness Challenge – what is your goal?

Wayne and Beth are currently training for the Paddock Wood half marathon which is on 3rd April 2016.This particular marathon is a fast but flat route, the course takes on the roads through the hop fields and orchards of kent. 

They started their training in Novemeber and have been running 3 times a week. Starting with short distances and building up to longer distances as they grew fitter and stronger also making sure to include some hill training. They have also been attending a weekly core strengthening class and found that this has made a big difference in the way they run and has helped improve their stamina. They are even running another half marathon this coming Saturday the 5th of March as part of their preparation. 

The challenge has been set! What fitness goals are you setting for yourself? How are you going to achieve them? Come and speak to us and let us help you to achieve the goals you have set for yourself in a realistic timeframe and most importantly – Injury Free!

The Restoring Health team

This is what sitting too long does to your body

Today, we live in a world where modern machines do much of our work for us, which greatly eliminates the need for manual labor. Not to mention, many people have office or sales jobs, forcing them to remain sedentary for eight or more hours a day.

According to a report published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the average person spends more than half of his or her waking hours in an inactive state (sitting at a computer, watching TV, commuting to and from work, etc).

While technology brings with it obvious benefits, such as getting more done in less time, consolidating our efforts, and connecting us to others at lightning speeds, it has many drawbacks, as well.

Sitting down for prolonged periods of time can cause problems such as chronic back pain, poor posture, and even potentially deadly diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

If you spend a lot of time sitting down for your job, take a look at the specifics of how this can negatively impact your health, according to four experts in the industry:

Brain, neck and shoulder issues

Moving our bodies means more blood and oxygen flowing throughout the brain, which helps us maintain clarity and keeps our minds sharp. However, by sitting for long periods of time, this slows the flow of oxygen and blood to our brains, inhibiting our ability to think clearly.

Also, slumping forward at work to stare at a computer screen puts tremendous strain on the neck, particularly the cervical vertebrae, which connects the spine to your head. Poor posture also damages the back and shoulder muscles, as they become overextended due to leaning over a keyboard for long periods of time.

Back problems

One of the most apparent problems occurs for most people in their backs, as bad posture contributes greatly to back pain, inflexible spines, and disk damage. Moving around causes soft disks between vertebrae in the spine to expand and contract, allowing blood and nutrients in. By sitting too long, the disks become uneven and compact, even causing collagen to build up around tendons and ligaments.

Also, herniated lumbar disks occur more frequently in people who spend prolonged periods of time in front of a computer.

Muscle degeneration

Sitting doesn’t require the use of your ab muscles, and if they go unused for too long, this can actually cause you to develop what’s called swayback, or the unnatural overextension of the spine’s natural arch. Plus, sitting too long decreases overall flexibility, particularly in the hips and back. Flexible hips aid in balancing the body, but by sitting too long, the hip flex or muscles become short and tense.

The glute muscles also become soft after prolonged periods of disuse, and this hinders your ability to take long strides and keep the body stable.

Deterioration of organs

Remaining seated for long periods of time can cause heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and colon cancer. In short, these problems are caused by the overproduction of insulin due to inactivity, and sluggish blood flow to the organs. Regular movement helps kill cancer-causing cells, boosting antioxidants that eliminate these free radicals from taking over the body.

Overproduction of insulin also causes weight gain, which contributes to diabetes and obesity.

Leg Disorders

Obviously, sitting too long will hinder circulation in the legs. This causes blood to pool around the ankles, which then results in swollen ankles, varicose veins, and even harmful blood clots. Another more subtle issue caused by prolonged sitting is that bones become weaker and less dense. Regular activity, such as running or walking, helps keep bones strong and thick. This might explain why so many elderly people today have osteoporosis, as society becomes more and more sedentary.

According to the study, people who watched the most TV over the span of 8.5 years had a 61% greater risk of dying a premature death compared to those who watched less than one hour per day.

So, how can we combat this growing epidemic of inactivity?

First of all, if you DO have to sit for long periods of time for work or other purposes, make sure you sit up straight and avoid slouching or leaning over your keyboard. If you have to, buy an exercise ball, which forces your ab muscles to work and will naturally keep your body straight. You can also use a backless stool if you want something a little more stable than an exercise ball.

Secondly, make sure to get up regularly to stretch. How often should you do this? At least once every thirty minutes, according to experts. Get up and walk around your office for a few minutes as well, which will keep the blood flowing and allow your brain and muscles to function optimally.

Thirdly, you can buy a standing work desk, which will force you to do your work in an upright position. This helps blood and oxygen flow more freely through the body, reducing the risk of blood clots and other dangerous health problems.

Alternatively visit us at Restoring Health Ltd.
You can book in for an initial assessment with one of our LilyPie Clinic Therapists.
We can provide you with a visual and accurate representation of your current posture and body composition.

We make use of the following analysis tools during the initial assessment to ensure that we get the most accurate information possible:

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For an accurate Postural Assessment and Movement Analysis

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For a Photo Finish Fat Analysis.

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Detailed Body Composition Analysis.

 

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PEMF Therapy

PEMF Therapy – we’ve seen incredible results!

We’re still getting great feedback from our clients about the Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field (PEMF) Therpay we have been offering in association with NewMed! If you would like to book a 2 week trial to use in your home for just £19.99 (usually £99.99), please email deborah.mcnair@restoring-health.co.uk. Available for a limited time only, so make sure you sign up before the offers ends!

Here’s what our clients have been saying:

“I have suffered from ache in my lower back for over thirty years. This is a result of sciatic nerve damage. Since suffering a fall four years ago this ache has intensified on occasions to become sharp pain. The sharp pain centering in one hip increases during the night and as a consequence interrupts my sleep. I have used the PEMF machine for a two week trial period and found that after only two days of sessions the ache in my back lessened and I found myself waking in the morning less stiff and generally more flexible. This has continued to be the case throughout the full two week trial. My poor sleep pattern of five hours each night, often interrupted by the ache or more intensive pain in my hip, has now increased to six hours of unbroken sleep. The PEMF Therapy has certainly achieved the result of lessening my aches and pain and has improved my sleep pattern.” Continue reading

Forest School

Forest School – another good thing to come from Scandinavia

For years, mothers have despaired at their children eating worms, climbing trees and playing in mud, but apparently that’s what they were supposed to be doing all along.  Mark Burr, 51, runs Wild Times Woodland Adventures, a Forest School in Maidstone, Kent, based in a 10-acre woods complete with small lake, composting toilet and a parachute shelter. The idea comes from Scandinavia, and let’s face it, they’ve had some pretty cool ideas over the years (Ikea, ABBA, Vikings…).  The theory is that being outdoors in nature is good for children’s emotional well-being and physical health, as well as their developmental processes.

In fact, it’s not just a theory anymore, there’s a mounting pile of evidence to back it up. It rings true with me too. Few of us can deny that we feel much better when we’re outside, (preferably when it’s warm and sunny), surrounded by nature’s beauty. Mark has a quote on his website, “It’s impossible to walk in the woods and be in a bad mood at the same time.” While I disagree with this statement, having endured many miserable hours out in the rain, I fully support the principle that being outdoors is good for the soul, weather permitting. Continue reading