Pure, White and Deadly

Pure, White and Deadly was a book I read in the mid-70s all about the evils of sugar.  The title says it all.  I was newly qualified as a dental hygienist at the time so I was well aware of the perils of sugar + bacteria on tooth enamel and the rest made perfect sense to me that an excess of sugar would cause obesity and heart problems and a whole other raft of health problems.  Professor John Yudkin, the author, was rubbished by the food...

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Hands, Wrists to Shoulders Workshop

Coming up at the end of this week is a Hands, Wrists to Shoulder Workshop. Women often tend to lack upper body strength.  Often it’s because of a disconnection between our hands and shoulders.  We do a lot of detailed work with our hands, whether that’s hours spent at the keyboard, knitting, baking, holding a paintbrush – whatever the activity you do most of, and often our shoulders are hunched and tensed up.  The hands lose...

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Think of the consequences

Have you stopped to think recently about how your innards are doing? Do you associate your habitual posture with digestive problems or lack of circulation? Take a look at the picture and see for yourself how collapsing in at the chest would squash the heart; rounding the shoulders restricts major nerves, arteries and veins; hunching forward makes less space for the intestines to function; and so on. We start to assume the posture of the activity...

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