“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” ― Bob Hope

   Some More Quotes to amuse you? “Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” – Eric Sevareid, CBS News journalist “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States “Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.”  – Mary Ellen Chase “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.  Don’t clean it up too quickly.” – Andy Rooney “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.”  – Larry Wilde “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”  – Roy L. Smith “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more.”  – Dr. Seuss “Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries. He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries.”  – George W. Truett “Christmas is not as much about opening […] Read more »

Dr Roger White – Clinic Owner and Director

  Roger White B.App.Sc.(Chiro) Clinic Owner and Director Roger White is looking forward to looking after you all on Tuesday 20th December. Roger White is the founding chiropractor of this clinic over 13 years ago.  He is a very talented and dedicated chiropractor with over 36 years of experience. Roger White has been on a long-term sabbatical, exploring different aspects of health and wellness around the World.  He comes back to you refreshed and revitalised with an enthusiasm to serve you and your family. Roger White is a chiropractor and has run large practices for many years in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Harley Street, London and Burgess Hill. He qualified with distinction following a five year full time University degree course in Melbourne, Australia. Roger White has an international reputation amongst his patients and peers for being a very caring chiropractor and ‘gifted healer’. Throughout his professional career, Roger White continues to study and regularly attends postgraduate courses and seminars on all advances in chiropractic. Roger is looking forward to looking after you all on Tuesday 20th December. (Disclaimer –  Roger White is not a Medical Doctor nor does he claim to be a Medical Doctor) We look at all aspects of your health and we have many blogs on diet and nutrition as well.  Do check these out Acid/Alkaline in your foods and how it is linked to Osteoporosis, protein in vegetables so you don’t have to eat so much meat, and another is on the eating healthily Pyramid and […] Read more »

Do you have Headaches or Migraines ? – How can we help you?

        Do you have Headaches or Migraines ?    – How can we help you?     Migraine is not just a headache, it can be relentless; an intense pounding and throbbing pain that can steal your energy and ability to function.     Migraine is the most common neurological condition affecting people of all ages, social classes, races and culture. During Migraine Awareness Week 07th – 13th September 2014, the United Chiropractic Association is highlighting the benefits of Chiropractic care in both the prevention and treatment of migraine headache.  Migraine is usually managed by medication but some patients do not tolerate acute and or prophylactic medicine, whilst other people may wish to avoid medication, Chiropractic is an alternative that should be considered. A clinical trial[1] in Australia found that 75% of migraine sufferers experienced either ‘substantial’ or ‘noticeable’ improvement after a period of chiropractic treatment.  One of the authors of the research, Dr Peter Tuchin said “Around 22% (of patients) had substantial reduction which means that more than 60% of their symptoms reduced during the course of the treatment”  “What makes this a really strong result is that this was a chronic group – the average length of time they’d had migraines was 18 years.  To get a change of that sort of magnitude in a really chronic group was amazing” Chiropractic treatment appears to affect the changes in the function of the blood or nervous system in specific areas of the brain and chemical balances […] Read more »

How are wise are you with your money? How similar is it to your life?

    Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with £86,400.   It carries over no balance from day to day.   Every “evening” deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.   What would you do?   Draw out every cent, of course!!!!   Each of us has such a “bank”.  Its name is TIME.   Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.   Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose.   It carries over no balance.   It allows no overdraft   Each day it opens a new account for you.   Each night it burns the remains of the day.   If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours   There is no going back. There is no drawing against the “tomorrow.”   You must live in the present on today’s deposits   Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success!   The clock is running.                                   Make the most of today We look at all aspects of your health and we have many blogs on diet and nutrition as well.  Do check these out Acid/Alkaline in your foods and how it is linked to Osteoporosis, protein in vegetables so you don’t have to eat so much meat, and another is on the eating healthily Pyramid and we have so many more for you to check out. […] Read more »

A Poignant letter for all of us.

          Thank you Dr Kelly for this. Please take the time to read this beautiful repost from Dr. Kelly Flanagan (http://drkellyflanagan.com/), as he wrote this letter to his baby girl about what to look for in her future husband… Dear Cutie-Pie, Recently, your mother and I were searching for an answer on Google. Halfway through entering the question, Google returned a list of the most popular searches in the world. Perched at the top of the list was “How to keep him interested.” It startled me. I scanned several of the countless articles about how to be sexy and sexual, when to bring him a beer versus a sandwich, and the ways to make him feel smart and superior. And I got angry. Little One, it is not, has never been, and never will be your job to “keep him interested.” Little One, your only task is to know deeply in your soul—in that unshakeable place that isn’t rattled by rejection and loss and ego—that you are worthy of interest. (If you can remember that everyone else is worthy of interest also, the battle of your life will be mostly won. But that is a letter for another day.) If you can trust your worth in this way, you will be attractive in the most important sense of the word: you will attract a boy who is both capable of interest and who wants to spend his one life investing all of his interest in you. […] Read more »

Movement is Life & Chiropractic Delivers

  Movement is Life & Chiropractic Delivers Author // James L. Chestnut, B.Ed., MSc., D.C. Labels: Inspirational, Issue #06, Author James L. Chestnut, B.Ed This may sound a bit strange at first, but if you think about it for a moment, the truth of this statement begins to become more and more apparent. Without movement you could not sustain life: blood cells that don’t move cannot transport oxygen, lungs that don’t move can’t breath, hearts that don’t move can’t pump blood, and spines that don’t move can’t create the motion required for proper joint nutrition, for the activities of daily living, or for the stimulation of the joint-brain pathways required for proper brain and body function. You heard correctly, movement (especially of the spine) is required for proper brain function for the coordination of activities such as concentration and learning, emotions, motor control, and organ function (including immune organs).1–2 Roger Sperry, the recipient of the Nobel prize in 1982 for his work in brain research, stated that the importance of movement of the spine in relation to brain function could be equated to that of a windmill that generates electricity for a power plant. He also stated that the more structurally distorted we are, the  less energy we have for metabolism, for healing, and for thinking. In fact, research has shown that if you cut off the supply of somatosensory information going to the brain, the brain will actually reach a state of coma!! 3 That’s right, the brain does not simply control […] Read more »

It is the Men’s Time for a Health Check

          Sadly, as we age over time and struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is becoming more evident that the most common causes of death in middle age men like cancer, stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, respiratory disease, injuries, and suicide can be reduced by adopting some minor changes to bad habits. Have you ever considered that your lifestyle may be causing long-term damage? Chiropractic care has been helping families for years. Regardless of your age or condition, a better working spine is good for your health and can increase energy and vitality through regular chiropractic check-ups. To help you achieve the best results, our doctors at the West Sussex Chiropractic Clinic, will assess your individual needs and design a start-up programme that is right for you. Whether you are struggling to keep fit or would like to know more about how we can help you achieve a better quality of life, please contact one of our friendly staff today. Act now and don’t wait until it’s too late to turn back the clock. Sun Overexposure Men are two times more likely than women to develop skin cancer. 60% of the cases of the deadly Melanoma are found in white males age 50 and older. Unfortunately, less than half of adult men protect themselves with sunscreen or protective clothing. Excess time Sitting Down With Electronics Psychologist’s have not yet worked out whether internet addiction is a valid diagnosis but it is true that time which could […] Read more »

A wonderful poem to read today

      A great poem:   Desiderata   Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a […] Read more »

Do you know how much ‘hidden’ sugar you are actually consuming?

The bittersweet truth about the hidden sugars in your food. By Rachael Anne Hill | The Slim Down – Thu, Apr 14, 2011   We all know that too much sugar in the diet causes dental problems, obesity, diabetes, nutrient deficiencies and even premature ageing which is probably why, as we refrain from adding it to our tea and sprinkling it over our cereals, sales of packet sugars are the lowest they’ve been since 1975. However, despite our best efforts to cut back, the amount we consume has actually increased to an average 6,753 teaspoons every year!  That’s equal to 19 teaspoons a day — double the recommended amount.  Why?  Because over 75% of the sugar we consume is actually hidden within the commercially prepared foods that we buy.  That’s why I’ve devised these five super, simple steps to help you seek them out and cut back once and for all. Step one: Don’t be fooled by the term ‘no added sugar’ or ‘unsweetened’ claims on the packet This only means that the manufacturers have not added sugar.  It doesn’t necessarily mean that the product itself is low in sugar or that the manufacturers haven’t used concentrated high sugar fruit juices instead.  The same goes for so called ‘healthier eating’ products’ as a recent report by ‘Which?’ magazine found many ‘healthy eating ranges’ to be much higher in sugar than the standard versions. Here are just a few examples of the hidden sugars in a range of every day foods:     […] Read more »

MEET MARTY GREGOR – “Awesome Chiropractor!”

To you all from Luke “As some of you may be aware I am on holiday until 30 August.  My good friend and colleague, Marty Gregor will be looking after you.  He and I attended Chiropractic University together I can assure you he is a great adjuster, awesome chiropractor and have every confidence you will love him. If you haven’t been in for a while I would advise you to take this opportunity for a second opinion on your spinal health. Please come meet with Marty and get adjusted. I look forward to seeing you upon my return. ”   A bit about Marty Gregor. Marty Gregor graduated from Macquarie University in 2002, Sydney, Australia after completing the five year Bachelor of Science and Master of Chiropractic program. Over the past 14 years he has gained valuable experience practicing in Australia, Ireland and Indonesia. He continuously strives to expand his knowledge base, technique and healing skills by regularly attending postgraduate seminars and conferences. Marty has an excellent reputation amongst his clients as a friendly, competent and caring chiropractor. His desire is to provide the highest level of care to his patients and their families and improve the general health and wellbeing of the West Sussex community. “I look forward to helping you and your family achieve a higher quality of life and be the best you can be.” Marty Gregor DC (Disclaimer – Marty Gregor DC is not a Medical Doctor nor does he claim to be a Medical Doctor) […] Read more »