Carolyn Smyth Chiropractor

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Quality Chiropractic Care for you


Did you know that water makes up more than half of your body weight? Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to function correctly – even your joints need water to help with lubrication. Basically, being well hydrated is essential for good health. Since you lose water every day through going to the loo, sweating and even breathing it is important to replace what is lost. Common symptoms of dehydration include the obvious ones of feeling thirsty or having a dry mouth but dehydration is also one of the most common causes of headaches, feeling tired or even hungry (your brain can often confuse thirst for hunger – weird, I know!)

One of the important factors for people that visit me here at Healthfirst Chiropractic is that Omega3 fats form the building blocks for our body's anti-inflammatory chemicals. In other words, having plenty of Omega3 fats in your diet is like taking a powerful and natural, food source anti-inflammatory. It is well known that acute (or short-term) inflammation causes pain but it is less well known that long-term inflammation is at the root of many of today's most common diseases – most notably perhaps, heart disease. A major review of the evidence on fish oil supplementation recently found that "Most trials reported that fish oil significantly reduced all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction, cardiac and sudden death, or stroke 1." So not only will they help with aches and pains but will help keep us generally healthy. Not bad for something you can easily add to your diet!

As we finally seem to be emerging from this very long winter are you feeling less than energised or generally experiencing a few more aches and pains, or is it taking longer to fend off the winter blues even though evidence of spring is all around?

It could be that you need to top up your vitamin D!


I always found Carolyn to be highly professional but very approachable; she had a lovely manner about her which put my daughter at ease.

I can happily recommend Carolyn and
remain very grateful for the treatment she
gave both myself and my daughter.




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