An Apple A Day

Can an Apple A Day Save Your Life?

Researchers at The University of Oxford have concluded that if everyone over the age of 50 ate 1 apple a day, in the UK alone 8,500 deaths from strokes and heart attacks could be prevented every year.

Although apples are not the only fruit we can add to our diet, fruit and vegetables are an important part of our diet in particularly playing a role in reducing cholesterol and maintaining cardiovascular health. It is reported that only 1/3 of adults in the UK eat the recommended  5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day  which then leads doctors to prescribe statins, infact some doctors believe that all people over the age of 50 should be prescribed statins to help reduce cholesterol. If this were to happen in  the UK deaths from heart attacks and strokes would be significantly reduced by 9,400 , however cases of muscle damage could rise by  over 1,000 and people being diagnosed with diabetes could rise by over 10,000.

Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables could be as effective as statins in maintaining good cholesterol levels so don’t just stop at 1, ideally we should aim to eat up to 10 portions a day.  Here are some fruits and vegetables that are reported to be effective in lowering cholesterol:

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Blueberries
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Citrus fruits, particularly grapefruit
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries

Next week in The Centre we have:

Monday 23rd December

Colonic Hydrotherapy with Enrida Kelly

Tuesday 24th

Acupuncture (including IVF, fertility and pregnancy oriented) with Victoria Busk
Reflexology with Victoria Busk
Sports massage with Jambaal Jeng 
Back and neck pain therapy with Jambaal Jeng
Visceral manipulation with Jambaal Jeng
Myofascial release with Jambaal Jeng
Swedish massage with Hilary Insall 
Remedial massage with Hillary Insall
Lymphatic drainage with Hilary Insall 

Wednesday 25th

Closed – Christmas Day

Thursday 26th  

Closed – Boxing Day

Friday 27th 

Colonic Hydrotherapy 
Sports massage
 with Jambaal Jeng 
Back and neck pain therapy with Jambaal Jeng
Visceral manipulation with Jambaal Jeng
Myofascial release with Jambaal Jeng
Hypnotherapy with Urmila Lewis 
Clinical NLP with Urmila Lewis   
Clinical Psychology with Dr Sally Field
Assessment  and psychology treatment with Dr Sally Field 

Saturday 28th

Colonic Hydrotherapy 
Physiotherapy with Ravi Shanker
Counselling with Phil Hartland  
Chiropractics with Robert Lloyd 
Bowen Therapy with Daniel Dollin
Acupuncture with Daniel Dollin
Reflexology with Daniel Dollin
Hypnotherapy with Helen McIlreavy

Sunday 22nd

Colonic Hydrotherapy 
Therapeutic Massage
 with Helen Rennie
Art Therapy with Helen Rennie
Aromatherapy with Helen Rennie
Counselling with Helen Rennie
Crystal Healing with Helen Rennie
Massage with Sheena Cox Dorey
Reiki with Sheena Cox Dory

If you would like to know more about any of our therapies please conatct us on 0208549800 or 07436 070 832